Tag Archives: Goldsmith

Drakes Jewellers expands offering with new bespoke design service

Drakes Jewellers expands offering with new bespoke design service

Drakes Jewellers has announced it is to start offering bespoke jewellery design following the launch of its in-house workshop earlier this year – Drakes Jewellery Hospital. The jeweller’s new service will be offered courtesy of experienced jewellery designer and goldsmith, Robert Robins who has 15 years experience in the field. Drake’s workshop already offers a

FEATURE: The opportunities for Fairtrade as African sources grow

Positioned as one of Fairtrade’s ‘greatest opportunities’, artisanal and small- scale gold mining enters a new era in 2015 with the launch of Fairtrade gold from East Africa. Kathryn Bishop delves into this new source of gold, industry opinion and the commercial opportunities for the UK trade. Stepping out of a minibus and on to

FEATURE: An analysis of the gold market in 2015

Hallmarking figures, brands and suppliers all agree that demand for gold is increasing, but how can this be sustained for long-term growth when the gold price is prone to fluctuation? Professional Jeweller considers consumer attitudes to the precious metal, the rising interest in Fairtrade gold and the styles that are attracting the most attention in

Professional Jeweller unveils BenchPro magazine

This new editorial offering will focus on UK jewellery manufacturing. The team at Professional Jeweller magazine is pleased to announce the arrival of BenchPro – a brand new supplement magazine dedicated to the UK jewellery manufacturing industry and hardworking designer-makers at the bench. The inaugural issue of BenchPro will appear inside the July 2014 issue

Jeweller scraps customers’ wedding bands for cash

David McLaughlin told clients items were still waiting to be polished. According to a story that first appeared in the Herald Scotland, an Irvine-based jewellery retailer has admitted to fraud and theft after scrapping and pawning customers’ wedding rings to solve a "cash flow" problem. David McLaughlin, who ran Goldsmith in Irvine, Ayrshire, targeted more

Centrepunch reveal graduate bursary scheme

10 graduate jewellers will get free workshop access and support Lambeth-based training and support company, Centrepunch, has announced a new scheme to help graduates launch their careers. Continuing its mission to help recent graduates excel in the competitive world of goldsmithing, Centrepunch is opening applications for 10 bursary places. Each bursary will provide a comprehensive

Deadline looms for Diamond Jubilee Hallmark

Final day for receiving the Commemorative hallmark is next Monday. Birmingham Assay Office is urging jewellery manufacturers not to miss the deadline to receive the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Commemorative Hallmark on their pieces. The final date on which the market can be applied to precious metal articles is Monday, 1 October. The special commemorative hallmark

Albion Fine Jewellery makes move into bespoke

Insurance jewellery company also launches stock remodelling service. Albion Fine Jewellery, an Anglo-Indian company that makes replacement fine jewellery items for insurance claims, has now made a move into offering third party retailers a chance to remodel stock and increase sell-through. The company has offered that its services could cut the cost of having bespoke