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Love Island sets hearts racing for men’s necklaces

Love Island sets hearts racing for men’s necklaces

The nation tuned into reality TV sensation Love Island every night for the last two months for a fix of drama, as well as jewellery and fashion inspiration. Online jewellery retailer Jewlr has revealed it experienced a ‘huge surge’ in sales of its male necklaces thanks to the ‘Love Island effect’. The e-commerce business commented

British jewellery brand expands retail presence with new flagship store

British jewellery brand Wanderlust Life has expanded its bricks and mortar presence with a bigger store and studio. Wanderlust Life launched in 2013 as a small start-up business selling understated and minimal jewellery inspired by the world. Fast forward to 2017, and the success of an online shop and wholesale business led the brand to open

IJL 2018 sparkles with return of Gem Empathy Competition

International Jewellery London (IJL) has rebooted one of its exhibitor competitions for this year’s event. Show organisers have announced that next month’s show will see the return of Gem-A’s Gem Empathy Competition, which gives IJL 2018 exhibitors the chance to win a fancy-cut gemstone for a bespoke jewellery design. In a change to previous years,

Swarovski dives into Netflix’s cinematic library with fresh water safeguarding flick

Crystal jewellery label Swarovski has made a splash with its small screen flick, which is available on streaming service Netflix. Swarovski teamed up with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to create ‘Waterschool’, a new film which centred on continuing the supply of fresh water. The documentary follows the experiences of several young

IJL hunts for UK’s best jewellery bloggers with inaugural awards programme

International Jewellery London (IJL) has underlined the importance of bloggers and social influencers with the launch of a new awards programme. Show organisers have announced the launch of the IJL Blog Awards, an initiative designed to celebrate social media influencers and their contributions to the international jewellery industry. A new feature for IJL 2018, this

Lancaster’s family-owned jewellers fly the flag for technology-enhanced retail

Family-run jewellers in Lancaster have merged their bricks and mortar presences with online platforms and digital solutions in a bid to stay current and relevant for local shoppers. The city’s jewellery offering, which includes high-end Banks Lyon, family-owned Firths, fashion jewellers Silver Tree and Down to Earth, has managed to stand the test of time,

FIRST LOOK: Fiorelli plays with metal hues for latest silver collection

Fashion-led jewellery brand Fiorelli has embraced multi-tone metals for its latest collection. The new Fiorelli Silver collection offers 150 styles, including 65 brand new lines across necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings many of which mix and match for add on sales. The collection is made from sterling silver and highlighted with yellow and rose gold

Jewellery shoppers favour shopping in-store for higher end purchases, CMJ study claims

The higher the value of a piece of jewellery or a watch, the more likely shoppers are to switch off their laptops and visit the high street new research has revealed. According to a survey of more than 2,000 consumers in the UK commissioned by The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), the cost to ditch

IJL places 3D printing innovations centre stage

International Jewellery London (IJL) will fly the flag for the latest technologies shaping the jewellery industry at this year’s event. IJL, one of the UK’s leading trade events for the international jewellery industry, will showcase innovations in 3D printing on the show floor at the trade show in September. Cooksongold is exhibiting its PRECIOUS M