IJL 2016

Professional Jeweller will be hosting two exciting seminars at International Jewellery London this year (Sep 3-5).

Our editor, Stacey Hailes, will chair two discussions – one on ‘Empowering Women’ (Monday 14.00) and the other on going the extra mile in the industry (Tuesday 13.45).

Both seminars will offer useful information and insightful advice from industry professionals.


Please see below for the full details…


The Empowering Women Panel

04 Sep 2017, 14:00 – 15:00

Join Stacey in the inspiration theatre as she discusses the opportunities and challenges facing women in the UK jewellery industry. On stage, pioneering professionals Victoria McKay, COO at the London Diamond Bourse, Hayley Quinn, MD of Swarovski UK, Caitlin Mulford, wholesale manager at Daisy London, and Harriet Kelsall, founder of Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery, will share inspirational stories, tackle current issues and explore how members of the industry can work together to support and empower one another.


Going the extra mile: How M&S and Birmingham Assay Office Push Jewellery Boundaries

05 Sep 2017, 13:45-14:45

In a move that places Marks & Spencer ahead of the curve, the major retailer set a new standard in high street fashion jewellery by making sure all of its pieces meet a ‘Skin Kind’ criterion. Find out how the company worked with the Birmingham Assay Office to combat allergy concerns, and discover how the two businesses are going the extra mile for their customers as Stacey Hailes interviews M&S jewellery technologist, Victoria Gallant, and AnchorCert Group commercial director, Nyasha Pitt in the inspiration theatre.