US jewellery firm Stella & Dot appears to be exiting the European market.

A number of UK sales representatives have posted online an email from the founder, Jessica Herrin, announcing plans to pull out of the market after seven years.

In the email, the brand, which prides itself on supporting women by offering flexible hours and income, reveals it has been hit by the value of the pound and the euro, and is now operating at a loss in the European market.