Tag Archives: bridal

INTERVIEW: Hockley Mint MD on championing bridal and a new silver alloy

Hockley Mint has been busy at this year’s IJL shining a light on bridal, launching new products, and unveiling for the first time a new diamond detector and exclusive silver alloy. Here, Professional Jeweller grabs a quick minute with the British manufacturer’s managing director, Gary Wroe… Many retailers appear to be returning to bridal jewellery,

Wedding market set to drive 2018 platinum jewellery growth, claims industry report

The wedding market is set to drive a global growth of platinum jewellery, new industry data has revealed. Platinum Guild International (PGI) published the findings of its 2017 Platinum Jewellery Business Review and revealed that wedding markets around the world have become strongholds for platinum jewellery. According to a consumer study covering 55 cities, platinum

FEATURE: How an international brand is changing the way consumers buy bridal jewellery

As Insignety lands in its first UK stores, we met with sales and marketing manager, Amber Saunders, to find out how the new brand on the block is shaking up the luxury jewellery market. Insignety launched into the UK with a bang, pulling out all the stops to attract trade professionals to its stand at

REVEALED: Opportunities UK companies are embracing in the bridal market

While Professional Jeweller recently reported the challenges retailers and suppliers are facing in the bridal jewellery sector, today’s market also provides ample opportunities. Some brands have been embracing the digital age to enhance the customer experience, while for others the weak pound has provided an opportunity to expand internationally. Charles Green managing director, Oli Sutton,

REVEALED: Challenges retailers and suppliers face in the bridal jewellery market

Despite bridal returning to a position of being the bread and butter product category for many jewellery retailers, it does not come without its challenges. In fact, there are challenges both retailers and suppliers are having to overcome to make sure this sector in the UK jewellery industry shines. For some the ever-growing bespoke element

Domino reports strong shaped wedding bands sell-in

Domino’s recently-launched collection of shaped wedding bands is proving popular with retailers, with high praise and positive feedback being received by the Birmingham manufacture on the flexibility and scope for personalisation within the range. The shaped wedding band range was created in response to the fact that personalisation and provenance continue to drive consumer buying

Brown & Newirth says ‘I do’ to rolling out more bridal boutiques

Brown & Newirth has decided to roll out more in-store branded bridal concessions, following the success of the concept since its launch in 2016/17. The British bridal brand now has ten boutiques nationwide, situated in some of the finest independent jewellers, and has reported year one sales growth of over 50% across the estate (excluding

Searches for pink sapphires increase following Princess Eugenie’s engagement

Online jewellery retailer Jewlr has witnessed an 85% increase in searches for pink sapphires following Princess Eugenie’s engagement. As the royal’s engagement ring features a padparadscha sapphire, consumers have been looking for affordable replicas. Recognising the demand, Jewlr launched a doppelganger of Princess Eugenie’s engagement ring last week, and instantly saw a surge in sales