The June 2017 edition of Professional Jeweller is available to read online now, featuring a striking cover image from Links of London’s Ascot jewellery campaign.
In this month’s issue of Professional Jeweller we caught up with the head of the FF group for the UK & Ireland, Martin Byrne, to find out how Links of London has been performing so far this year, and preparing to stay relevant to today’s consumer market (p.28).
Elsewhere, as the global demand for gold jewellery recovers from a seven-year low, Professional Jeweller analysed the market in the UK by talking to retailers and suppliers about the precious metal’s future (p.33).
For this month’s cityscape, editor Stacey Hailes visited independent jewellery retailers in Chichester. Find out on page 22, what business is like in the small West Sussex city and how each store is holding its own on a competitive high street.
On page 16 you can read our exclusive interview with Laing Jewellers where chief executive Michael Laing reveals all on the company’s decision to optimise the business for future growth, while on page 20, Marks & Spencer jewellery technologist Victoria Gallant shares how the retailer has gone the extra mile to combat allergy concerns.
We also present to you the conversations which took place between Forevermark, Pandora, the RJC, and Gemfields at the Fair Lux conference, and our editor Stacey Hailes has penned her own thoughts on the ethical jewellery event.
Furthermore, on page 46 we’ve caught up with Merci Maman as it scoops a royal accolade for international trade.
The issue also offers a guest column from Mark Riddle, a showcase from Sarah Ho, and brand new products from fine and fashion brands.
Enjoy reading! Read the full May 2017 issue here.http://www.professionaljeweller.com/e-magazines/professional-jeweller-june-2017/