Sunday, October 17, 2021

De Beers shareholders challenge company’s ‘conflict-free’ diamonds claim

Group calling itself Shareholders Against Blood Diamonds (SABD) lodged the complaint in June 2020

GALLERY: Istanbul Jewelry Show sees 14% increase in visitors despite pandemic

Show organiser Informa Markets reports 800 companies exhibited to 23,038 visitors hailing from 128 countries

Signet Jewelers splashes out £360m on Diamonds Direct acquisition

Signet plans to acquire Diamonds Direct in a transaction which is currently expected to close in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2022

Advertising Standards Authority rules jewellers must provide ‘clarity’ over diamond origins

Company Diotima claimed that Kinetique’s diamonds were made of substitute materials and therefore an advertisement for ‘diamonds’ was misleading to consumers

Business rates furor rages on as retail leaders demand ‘fundamental change’...

The letter claims that 'the current business rates system is broken and there must now be fundamental change'

CMJ expands membership as new jeweller joins ranks

Hope & Co felt that it was the appropriate time to apply for CMJ retailer membership as it now has four years of trade experience

Retail expert laments ‘fragility of consumer confidence’ as wet weather dampens...

After a strong start in September wet weather and fuel shortages soon saw shops reporting the worst footfall levels in over two months

NatWest facing ‘very large fine’ over £365m money-laundering jeweller case

Bradford jeweller Fowler Oldfield was reportedly raided in 2016 following which the more-than hundred-year-old business closed its doors

CMJ partners with award-winning jewellery brand

Under the agreement the CMJ will work with new and existing stockists to develop and grow the jewellery brand

New Platinum Jubilee commemorative mark revealed by UK assay offices

The Queen is set to become the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee or 70 years of service, having acceded to the throne in 1952