Author Archives: Zoe Monk

Istanbul Jewellery Show sees 22% spike in visitor numbers as exhibition proves lucrative

This year, the 47th edition of the Istanbul Jewellery Show saw a 22% increase in visitor numbers, proving its worth as a lucrative buying event for its 800 exhibitors. The exhibition, which ran from Thursday 11th October to Sunday 14th October, hosted 18,953 sector professionals from 119 countries, a notable rise on the number of

IJL announces line-up for 2018 seminar programme

UK jewellery trade show International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced the line-up for its 2018 seminar programme. The show itself takes place on 2-4 September at Olympia, with the Professional Jeweller Awards being hosted on the evening of 3 September at Bloomsbury Ballroom, London. Some of the highlights of the seminar schedule include, but are

Turnover at Pandora UK rises to £343m as company focuses on ‘maintaining brand image’

Jewellery giant Pandora UK has released its latest financial results for the year ended December 31 2017, with turnover increasing by over £30m. In accounts filed on Companies House, turnover at Pandora’s UK subsidiary rose to £343m from £309m on the previous year, while gross profit also grew to £84m, compared to £67m in 2016.

GALLERY: Links of London capitalises on bestselling collection with new designs

Building on the success of its Effervescence Collection, Links of London has introduced new colourful designs with amethyst and blue topaz gemstones to add to the range. Crafted in sterling silver, the pieces feature the Effervescence bubbles design, with the amethyst said to bring spiritual protection, purification, sincerity and wisdom. The blue topaz are calming

House of Fraser will be transformed into the ‘Harrods of the high street’ says new owner

Sports Direct’s controversial owner Mike Ashley promised to turn House of Fraser into the “Harrods of the high street”, after his group announced the acquisition of the ailing department store chain for £90m on Friday. Sports Direct International plc made a statement to the London Stock Exchange last week that it has bought all of