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OPINION: What does De Beers expanding into lab-grown diamond jewellery mean for the industry?

Cred Jewellery director, Alan Frampton, shares his thoughts on the announcement that the De Beers Group has now launched into lab-grown diamonds jewellery. Words by Alan Frampton After years investing in lab-grown diamond production De Beers have entered the market. They knew this was coming. In 2012 when the Oppenheimer family sold their interest in

DIAMOND DEBATE: The case for lab-grown diamonds

Discussions about lab-grown diamonds in the UK jewellery industry have been increasing over the last year, with more and more suppliers playing with the cultivated stones, and retailer’s questioning whether there is a demand for them. If America is anything to go by, there certainly is consumer demand for the man-made stones. After all, once

EXCLUSIVE: Ethical jeweller convinced that lab-grown diamonds are the future

Leading ethical jewellery brand Cred has weighed in on the natural versus lab-grown diamonds debate, arguing that synthetic pieces are more sustainable than mined counterparts. Brand owner, Alan Frampton, introduced synthetic, lab-grown diamonds into the Cred jewellery range two months due to the added sustainability they offer. He told Professional Jeweller: “At Cred, we started

Chichester high street boasts of strong independent jewellery retailers

For a small city with a population under 30,000, Chichester high street hosts a selection of strong independent jewellers. Out of the independent jewellers which reside in West Sussex city, many of them have received Hot 100 status over the last couple of years. In 2015 alone two Chichester store owners were named ‘Business Big

Demand for Fairtrade gold grows in the USA and Europe

Cred Jewellery has announced that the demand for Fairtrade gold has grown across Europe and the USA. The biggest development is the opening of the market in the USA where the first commercial shipment of 4Kgs has been made. After meetings in the USA and then visiting the mines in Peru with representatives of the

Cred Jewellery secures five stockists for Fairtrade silver collections

Cred Jewellery has secured five high-quality retailers for its first wholesale silver jewellery collection. The Fairtrade brand showcased its wholesale silver jewellery offering at the CMJ Spring Trade event last month and is delighted to report it reached its target number of retail partners. Cred will roll out its Signature and Iconic collections to stores

Liz Earle scoops Best Jewellery Collection at CMJ Spring Trade event

Beauty and wellbeing guru Liz Earle’s debut collection of Fairtrade jewellery has been honoured by the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ). At an event held in Birmingham Hilton Metropolitan hotel yesterday evening (Sunday February 21, 2016) Liz Earle was presented with the award for Best Jewellery Collection 2016. On receiving the award Earle commented: “I

Cred Jewellery unveils new wholesale Fairtrade silver range

The UK’s foremost Fairtrade jewellery brand Cred Jewellery will launch its new wholesale silver Signature collection at the CMJ Spring Trade Event this weekend, February 20-21. The Signature collection features detailed amulets inspired by travel and luck, including butterflies, four-leaf clovers and seashells that can be layered up to create personalised jewellery on chains of