April celebrates 2012 with a gold, diamond and Olympic-themed issue.
The April issue of Professional Jeweller is now available to read online, packed with all the same news, trends and in-depth features as the magazine.
The new issue takes gold, diamonds and the Olympics as its focus, as the UK gears up for the year’s biggest events.
We take a closer look at how both the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympic Games could be lucrative for jewellers, while our photo special this month takes the theme of gold and diamonds, shot exclusively for Professional Jeweller at the luxury London location One Marylebone, and featuring an array of striking jewellery from British and international brands.
April’s Professional Jeweller also delves into the world of online diamond sellers versus traditional diamond retailer, and how high street jewellers can react positively to the lower, competitive margins found online.
We also speak exclusively with new Brown & Newirth director John Ball about the brands rise from the ashes in the wake of its parent company Abbeycrest filing for administration, and find out how he is bringing the British wedding and engagement ring manufacturer back to the fore.
Our trends special this month addresses the humble chain and how it has been updated and adapted into jewellery design, whether supersize nylon chain neckpieces from Ineke Otte or tumbling tribal-inspired layered chain earrings by Fiona Paxton.
Last but not least we round up April’s most exciting new products from Marco Bicego, Anne Sportun and Shamballa, with fashion jewels by Fiorell, Baccarat and new kids on the block Smith/Grey.