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Inhorgenta Munich unveils winners of second annual awards

Inhorgenta Munich unveils winners of second annual awards

Inhorgenta Munich has revealed the winners of its second annual awards. Taking place Sunday (Feb 18) evening, the trade show announced the winners of its awards as voted for by a jury of seven well known professionals, including an actress, model, and fashion editor. Narrowed down from over 100 submissions, seven brands were announced winners

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Searches for pink sapphires increase following Princess Eugenie’s engagement

Online jewellery retailer Jewlr has witnessed an 85% increase in searches for pink sapphires following Princess Eugenie’s engagement. As the royal’s engagement ring features a padparadscha sapphire, consumers have been looking for affordable replicas. Recognising the demand, Jewlr launched a doppelganger of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring last week, and instantly saw a surge in sales

Custom-shaped wedding ring service drives new business for Cadfolio

Digital jewellery platform Cadfolio has reported strong results from exhibiting at Jewellery & Watch, with 100+ visitors registering interest at the show. During the five-day trade show Cadfolio, which launched a custom-shaped wedding ring service this year’s event, gained tractions with retailers nationwide. Cadfolio founder, Ryan Edkins, attributes the company’s new shaped wedding ring kit

Berry’s records surge in full-year sales and operating profit

Berens & Company Ltd, the parent group of Leeds-based Berry’s and Owen & Robinson, has posted record sales and operating profits for the 2016-17 financial year that ended in June last year. According to the latest accounts filed on Companies House, sales rose by a third from £38.8 million to £51.5 million, while operating profit

Jeremy France Jewellers smashes £10K charity target

Winchester-based Jeremy France Jewellers has smashed its target to donate £10K to local charity, The Murray Parish Trust. Since October 2016, the independent jewellery retailer has been taking charitable donations for all jewellery polishing, alongside holding in-store events and raffles to raise funds for the charity of choice. Fundraising initiatives have included multiple VIP evenings

Revenues at LVMH hit a record-breaking £36.9 billion

LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton ended 2017 with a 13% surge in sales to €42.6 billion (£36.9 billion), according to accounts published on Friday. The group’s Watch and Jewelry Division notched a 12% increase in sales, after adjustment for currency fluctuations. Profit from recurring operations reached €8.3 billion, an increase of 18%. “LVMH achieved another

“Pia store closures not a surprise,” says retail rival that went through similar pain

A former high street competitor of Pia – which last week closed 14 stores and indicated it is moving online – has said he is not surprised by the decision given the “slim” margins on offer today and growing cost pressure on overheads. Ian Middleton, director of Argenteus, shifted to an online model four years

EXCLUSIVE: Berry’s bids to refocus on jewellery as engagement ring sales remain core to business

Award-winning Berry’s Jewellers will be refocusing on jewellery this year, following phenomenal success with the world’s leading watch brands. While the luxury jeweller will continue to sell, and no doubt thrive, with the most sought-after watch accounts in the UK, the senior executives want to make sure jewellery remains at the core of the business.

BRAND TO WATCH: Ania Haie officially launches at Vicenzaoro with fast-fashion concept

The founders of Chrysalis have officially launched affordable fast-fashion jewellery brand ‘Ania Haie’ at Vicenzaoro. Set to be one of the ‘brand’s to watch’ this year, our editor Stacey Hailes made sure she was first in line to meet with the team and found out how Ania Haie has been designed to drive footfall, boost sales,

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