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Hong Kong jewellery brand secures key accounts just one month after UK debut

Hong Kong jewellery brand secures key accounts just one month after UK debut

Luxury Hong Kong-based brand, Sarah Zhuang Jewellery, launched into the UK market this month and has already secured doors in London. Named after the eponymous jewellery designer, Sarah Zhuang Jewellery decided to expand from its home market after a successful showcase at Couture London. Sarah Zhuang Jewellery wowed press and retailers at the show with


Annual accounts reveal turnover increase for Robert Gatward Jewellers

Turnover at family-run Robert Gatward Jewellers Limited increased by almost 13% in the year ending September 2017 to £10.75 million. In a report filed at Companies House, this increase was attributed to an additional Robert Gatward store that opened in 2016 contributing a full year of sales. During the year, operating profit of £1.34 million was achieved,

New consultancy firm launches to debunk myths about ethical jewellery  

Victoria Waugh, formerly the face behind Fairtrade’s work on gold, has teamed up with supply chain traceability expert, Vanessa Brain, to provide tailored consultancy services to jewellery and fashion businesses, in a language that’s easy to understand.  Launching ahead of the Fair Luxury conference next week, the duo will work collectively with jewellers and manufacturers

New website and customer referrals drive sales for Baroque Bespoke Jewellery

Baroque Bespoke Jewellery has gone from strength-to-strength in the last 12 months, with year-on-year sales increasing by over 10%. The Brighton-based jeweller attributes its recent success to the power of word-of-mouth and referrals from customers, alongside the addition of a new website with improved images. Since launching the site last year, online customer enquiries have

INTERVIEW: Savage & Rose director on the brand’s expansion into wholesale

Earlier this year, London-based jewellery brand Savage & Rose announced plans to expand into wholesale. We caught up with the brand’s director, Krishan Chopra, to hear about the wholesale plans and what makes Savage & Rose unique… Why did you decide now was the right time to branch into wholesale? We believe everything is in

Wedds & Co targets millennials with ‘mix and match’ bridal collection

British bridal jewellery manufacturer Wedds & Co has launched a new ‘Mix and Match’ bridal collection aimed at the millennial market. The new range features a number of solitaires, halos and cluster rings, as well as a popular range of trilogies, which are designed to wed-fit the company’s ‘Simply Diamond’ wedding bands. Inspiration for the

TOP TIPS: Jo Henderson of JHJ Consultancy on training staff in the jewellery industry

Jo Henderson, founder of JHJ Consultancy, talks to Professional Jeweller about common problems jewellery retailers are facing when it comes to staff training, and shares advice on how to combat them. What are some of the questions you think retailers should be asking themselves about their staff and their capabilities? If we are talking about

Global consumer demand for diamond jewellery reaches record high

Global consumer demand for diamond jewellery hit a new all-time high in 2017, climbing to $82 billion (£61bn). According to industry insight data published by the De Beers Group, this is a 2% increase on the previous year. For the fourth consecutive year the US was the main driver of growth, where positive macroeconomics and

Tough to judge if Windsor’s busiest day will bring sales boom, says local jeweller

Windsor-based Anthony Paul Jewellery is gearing up to toast the royal couple in store, but does not expect the town’s busiest ever day to impact sales. While hundreds of thousands are expected to descend on the small historic town to be part of the big day, Anthony Paul Jewellery says they are there for one