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Stockists respond positively to Gecko’s ‘D for Diamonds’ range

Stockists respond positively to Gecko’s ‘D for Diamonds’ range

Gecko Jewellery says it has had a “very positive response” to its recently-refreshed ‘D for Diamonds’ range for children following on from Jewellery & Watch in Birmingham. The company has added a number of new retailers to its list of stockists and seen a month-on-month increase in sales. The collection, much of which can be


Drakes group heads to Plymouth for charity half marathon

Employees from Drakes, including the director, will be running Britain’s Ocean City Half Marathon in April in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Andrew Hirshman (director), Kim Nelson (Drakes Jewellery hospital manager), Rob Robins (jewellery designer and goldsmith) and Nikki Price (marketing manager) will be running the half marathon on behalf of the whole team

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Pandora officially opens new crafting facility with grand ceremony

By Stacey Hailes in Thailand Jewellery giant Pandora has officially opened its new crafting facility in Lamphun, Thailand, today with a grand ceremony attended by chief execs, the brand’s founder and press. Representatives of the brand including Pandora’s founder, Per Enevoldsen, chief executive officer, Anders Colding Friis, and chairman, Peder Tuborgh, gathered with press to

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Retailers anticipate New Zealand brand to have most commercial potential

A New Zealand jewellery brand has been voted as having the most commercial potential by CMJ retailers. ASTRA beat six other upcoming contenders at CMJ’s Dragons Den contest at CMJ’s Spring Trade Event to win the Dragons Den award, which recognises new industry talent. Founded in 2013, the brand has a strong personalisation concept and

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Crime gang convicted for £3m robberies on 11 jewellers

A Romanian crime gang that wreaked havoc on the industry by robbing some of the industry’s biggest jewellery chains has been jailed for 47 years. Members of the gang set up camp and cycled to jewellers across England in a series of burglaries where they stole more than £3.1m of goods. Branches of Fraser Hart,

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12:  A flag for a Tiffany & Co. store hangs along Wall Street in Manhattan on January 12, 2015 in New York City. Shares in the luxury jewelry chain fell on news of weaker than expected holiday sales. Sales in November and December dropped 1 percent to $1.02 billion worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Fashion jewellery strategy shift lifts Tiffany & Co to 19-month high

Tiffany & Co has posted better-than-expected Q4 results and its shares rose to a 19-month high last week after deciding to push its fashion jewellery ranges amid poor sales. The New York-based high-end jeweller recently begun driving higher-margin, more affordable fashion jewellery and has since seen improved global sales. Gold items from the rapidly expanding

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Beaverbrooks chairman appointment deputy lieutenant of Greater Manchester

Beaverbrooks the Jewellers’ chairman, Mark Adlestone OBE, has been appointed deputy lieutenant for Greater Manchester.   Adlestone, who was recognised for his philanthropic values on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2015 and awarded an OBE for his services to business and charity in the North of England, was officially appointed to the position on Tuesday

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VIDEO: New digital campaign highlights Swarovski’s role in the movies

Fashion jewellery brand Swarovski has launched a new digital campaign which pays homage to the role it’s played in iconic movie scenes. The new initiative is part of the brand’s #BeBrilliant campaign and commitment to producing innovative digital content to interact with new and existing consumers. Since the 1930s, Swarovski crystals have lit up the silver


Dollie Jewellery launches ‘Couture’ collection

Fashion jewellery brand Dollie Jewellery has unveiled its new Dollie Couture range at the Company of Master Jewellers trade event. Dollie Jewellery, which is distributed by the CMJ, has introduced new products which allows the consumer to become the designer. Dollie Jewellery’s original collection of jewellery features silver bracelets, with charms already included in the


Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust unveils plans for first ethical jewellery online resource

The Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust has announced plans to launch the first ethical jewellery online resource to support the growing sustainable designer community. The Incorporation of Goldsmiths of the City of Edinburgh, a non-profit organisation which operates two charities – Silver of the Stars and the Scottish Goldsmiths’ Trust, has identified a lack of organised information