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Traditional jewellery sales double at Argos after Brits binge watch The Crown

Traditional jewellery sales double at Argos after Brits binge watch The Crown

National retailer Argos has reported a surge in traditional, antique style jewellery following The Crown Season 2 being broadcasted on Netflix. In particular, sales of coloured gemstones have more than doubled, while ornate lockets have leapt by 150% – far above the expected seasonal uplift for jewellery in winter. The frenzy for jewels with old-fashioned

Carat+ adds coloured gemstones section in response to visitor demand

Visitor feedback has led premiere diamond trade show, CARAT+, to welcome leading coloured gemstone specialists for a debut Coloured Gemstones Sector at its second edition in May 2018. This carefully curated new show feature will host world-renowned exhibitors, offering a vast array of loose coloured gemstones, gemstone sets, fantasy cuts, carvings and show-stopping stones for

Bonhams forecasts future jewellery trends and buying habits

Auction house Bonhams has revealed its trends and predictions for the 2017 jewellery market. In 2016, Bonhams sold more gemstones and pieces of jewellery than any other auction house in the UK. Here, Jean Ghika, director of jewellery for the UK and Europe, gives her predictions for what she anticipates will capture people’s interest in

Coloured gemstones shine for Leibish&Co

Online jewellery retailer Leibish&Co has put the spotlight on colourful engagement rings this season. Consumer passion for coloured gemstones has completely revolutionised the jewellery industry in the past few years, turning once achromatic window displays into riots of colour. This demand for coloured stones has been strong in the bridal market too, with a significant

AnchorCert Academy unveils new courses for 2016

Assay Office Birmingham’s AnchorCert Academy has unveiled brand new courses for 2016 to meet the changing needs and challenges of the UK jewellery industry. Booking is now open for AnochorCert Academy’s new ‘Exposed’ range of hands-on, one-day courses, which tackle big industry challenges while meeting the needs of delegates working within jewellery and watch retail,

Bonhams predicts 2016 jewellery trends

Bonhams London department director, Emily Barber, has unveiled her jewellery trend predictions for 2016. In 2015, Bonhams sold more gems and pieces of jewellery than any other auction house in the UK and Bonhams London made jewellery auction history last year, setting four new world records in its New Bond Street salesroom. Here, Emily Barber,

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Wedding Band PJCOTY 2015, Brown & Newirth for Coloured Gems

Consumer passion for coloured gemstones has completely revolutionised the jewellery industry in the past few years, turning once achromatic window displays into riots of colour. This demand for coloured stones has been strong in the bridal market too, and while much of the focus has been on engagement rings set with coloured stones such as

Record auction sales boost jewellery investment performance

Findings from the Knight Frank Luxury Investment Index (KFLII) have been unveiled, highlighting the growing significance of coloured gemstones and pearls. Launched at an event held at the Mayfair headquarters of international auction house Bonhams, the latest edition of KFLII focuses on the performance of jewellery, which rose by 5% overall over the last 12

Christies to tour and auction 16.08ct fancy vivid pink diamond

Auction house Christie’s has announced it will be selling the largest cushion-shaped fancy vivid pink diamond ever to be auctioned in November. The 16.08 stone will be showcased around the world on an international tour which will begin in October. The tour will start in Hong Kong, continuing to New York and London prior to

Hope Spinel sets new world record at Bonhams sale

A rare British-owned gemstone sold for a record price of $30,000 (£19,699) per carat at Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London. The sale, held on September 24, achieved £5.16 million, with 87% lots sold by value and 109 lots going to new owners. The Hope Spinel was the highlight of the sale, smashing its pre-sale estimate

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