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Goldsmiths continues to roll out luxury refurbishments

Goldsmiths continues to roll out luxury refurbishments

Multiple UK jewellery retailer Goldsmiths has completed a six-figure renovation at its Middlesbrough store. Following a £30,000 refit, Goldsmiths has now opened the doors to a transformed space complete with a new area dedicated to luxury Swiss watch brand Rolex. The refurbishment follows a £1m investment in Birmingham, and nods to the jeweller focusing on the

Goldsmiths re-opens doors in Birmingham following £1m investment

Goldsmiths has re-opened its showroom in Birmingham’s Bullring shopping centre following a £1 million investment. The re-design sees the store get a summer makeover and introduce a dedicated luxury watch showroom. The Birmingham boutique offers an extensive fine jewellery line, including pieces by Mappin & Webb, Jenny Packham, Messika, Fope and Birks. On the watch

Mappin & Webb bolsters bespoke business with new silver workshop

Luxury jeweller Mappin & Webb has opened a new silver workshop just outside London. This opening marks a significant commitment to the brand’s bespoke commissions capability and expansion of its silverware range. For more than 240 years, Mappin & Webb has combined expert craftsmanship and esteemed service to create special bespoke commissions, and now it

Goldsmiths revamps intu Metrocentre showroom

Luxury high street jewellers, Goldsmiths, has opened its refurbished intu Metrocentre showroom, welcoming a host of new brands ahead of the Christmas trading period. Deputy Mayor of Gateshead, Jill Green, officially unveiled Goldsmiths’ revamped store to the public. Standing at 286 square metres, the showroom is situated on the lower ground floor of intu Metrocentre

Mappin & Webb creates exclusive diamond to stand out from competitors

Luxury British jewellery retailer Mappin & Webb has created an exclusive diamond in a bid to stand out from competitors.  In a competitive marketplace where brands and retailers are fighting against competitors slashing prices, and/or offering similar products of lower quality and lower price tags, national retailer Mappin & Webb wanted to created a high

Jenny Packham commits to Goldsmiths

Executive director of Goldsmiths, Craig Bolton, exclusively shares with Professional Jeweller all the sparkling details about the jewellery retailer’s new collaboration with renowned British fashion designer Jenny Packham. Jenny Packham is a British designer best known for her bridal gowns and ready-to-wear collections. This autumn, she’s partnered with luxury jeweller Goldsmiths to launch an exclusive

HOT 100 BUSINESS BIG SHOTS: Craig Bolton, Executive Director, Mappin & Webb, Goldsmiths, boutique.Goldsmiths, Aurum Holdings

Spending four to five nights away from his family each week, working between London in the south and Leicester in the Midlands, proud Geordie Craig Bolton places great value on weekends spent with his wife and children in their hometown. “I couldn’t do this unless I loved my job, and lucky for me it comes

Mappin & Webb launches in Reid & Sons

Historic Newcastle jewellery retailer, Reid & Sons, has launched Mappin & Webb in store, marking a collaboration of two companies steeped in tradition and quality. Reid & Sons is one of the oldest businesses in Newcastle – established in 1778 by Christian Ker Reid. In its history, the company has worked with the royal family,

INTERVIEW: Craig Bolton talks boutique.Goldsmiths strategy

At the end of 2015 Aurum Holdings’ retail concept boutique.Goldsmiths launched seven new stores in the space of two months. Professional Jeweller talks to Goldsmiths executive director Craig Bolton about store expansion, customer experience and bestselling brands…  It was back in 2011 when Goldsmiths launched its very first fashion-focused sister store boutique. Goldsmiths. Dubbed the

Read the February 2016 issue of Professional Jeweller online now

The February 2016 edition of Professional Jeweller is now available to read online, featuring a striking cover image from Swarovski’s SS16 campaign with brand muse Miranda Kerr. This month’s issue features Professional Jeweller’s exclusive Jewellery & Watch guide. Starting from p.70 our Jewellery & Watch preview kicks off with an interview with the show’s newly appointed event