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ROUNDTABLE DEBATE: How can the industry support women in the workplace?

Professional Jeweller editor Stacey Hailes sat down with a group of influential individuals from the trade to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing women in the UK jewellery industry. On the panel Alison Skeates, founder, EC One Hayley Quinn, managing director, Swarovski UK Jo Stroud, managing director, Fabulous Leanne Rogers, director, Sarah Layton Jewellers Ruth

TOP FIVE: Career advice from female industry pioneers

Professional Jeweller asked five industry pioneers to share their top tips for females looking to climb the jewellery trade career ladder. Find out what they had to say here: Hayley Quinn, managing director, Swarovski UK “If I was to give one piece of advice I would say take a risk. If you fail it doesn’t

Pioneering women highlight mentoring gap in the jewellery industry

Influential figures from the UK jewellery industry have noticed a shortage of mentoring opportunities for women in the trade. Whether in the form of female-only networking groups, one-to-one mentoring schemes, of mixed gender organisations to encourage women, the industry as a whole provides more opportunities for men to be empowered. This issue was highlighted at

Q&A: Charlotte Kimber shares advice for emerging designers

Charlotte Kimber, assistant buyer at EC One, shares her trend forecast for the next 12 months and give advice to emerging designers looking to launch collections next year. What trends have been selling best at EC One in the past 12 months? Dainty fine jewellery in 9ct and 14ct yellow gold and the rise of

Engineer turned jewellery designer wins Unsigned Award

Anissa Kermiche has been unveiled as the winner of E.C. One’s annual Unsigned Award, at a ceremony held at E.C. One’s Exmouth Market store yesterday. Paris-born Anissa Kermiche changed from a successful career in engineering to a new path in jewellery design. Launching her eponymous brand earlier this year, Kermiche spent three years prior studying

EC One unveils 2016 Unsigned finalists

London retailer EC One has announced the 10 finalists in its annual new talent competition EC One Unsigned, with the group vying for votes to win a place on the Goldsmiths’ Company’s business development course Getting Started. The 10 designers are now in the running to be in the final four. Three contestants will be nominated by a

Retailers can use social media to counteract the ‘ringflation’ effect

Jewellery retailer EC One has found a way of using social media to counteract the fears put in men’s minds from the ‘ringflation’ effect. It has long been tradition for the man to propose to their partner with a beautiful engagement ring. However, recent reports around the ‘ringflation’ effect suggest that celebrities flaunting their lavish