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INTERVIEW: Hockley Mint MD on championing bridal and a new silver alloy

Hockley Mint has been busy at this year’s IJL shining a light on bridal, launching new products, and unveiling for the first time a new diamond detector and exclusive silver alloy. Here, Professional Jeweller grabs a quick minute with the British manufacturer’s managing director, Gary Wroe… Many retailers appear to be returning to bridal jewellery,

INTERVIEW: Sif Jakobs Jewellery reveals ambitious plans for IJL and beyond

Sif Jakobs Jewellery’s director for the UK & Ireland, Mark Riddle, reveals the brand’s ambitious plans for International Jewellery London and the next 12 months… What are Sif Jakobs Jewellery’s plans for growth in the UK and Ireland over the next 12 months? With unprecedented challenges facing the retail sector across Central Western Europe, Sif Jakobs

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Simon Forrester gives his first interview as chief exec of the NAJ

The National Association of Jewellers welcomed Simon Forrester as its new chief executive officer at the beginning of the year. Since then, the new boss has been getting to grips with the industry, meeting members across different areas of the trade, and putting things in motion to make sure the NAJ has a constructive 2018.

THE BIG INTERVIEW: Pandora UK’s managing director shares plans for growth

It’s been just over a year since Brien Winther flew over from Australia to become Pandora UK’s managing director, and already the market has seen a shift in the way the brand does business. With a background in retail, Winther has been on a mission to transform Pandora’s UK boutiques by first and foremost empowering