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Jewellery industry luminary passes away

Jewellery industry luminary passes away

Michael Jones, founder of Michael Jones Jeweller, Northampton, passed away on March 5 following a short illness. A message was published on the jeweller’s website and Facebook page reading: “It is with a heavy heart that we have to announce the very sad news of the passing of our founder Mr Michael Jones. Michael passed away peacefully

Google guru to reveal store of the future at Inhorgenta

A lecture about the store of the future will be delivered at Inhorgenta in February by Google’s creative evangelist, Jeremy Abbet. The lecture, entitled, The store of the future—concepts and ideas, will complement jewellery company Renésim’s lecture on how e-commerce and store-based specialist trade harmonise with each other. The trade show, this year characterised by

NPA toasts pawnbroking industry with annual awards

The National Pawnbrokers Association held its annual awards in London last week, celebrating a selection of individuals and businesses from across the UK pawnbroking industry. Pawnbrokers from across the UK joined together at the Victoria Park Plaza London, to toast the successes of the past year and to recognise excellence in pawnbroking. This year’s National

Brand new Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2015 mini site now live

Professional Jeweller is excited to announce that the Hot 100 mini site is now live. With three weeks to go until we celebrate the one hundred most innovative and inspiring individuals in the UK jewellery industry, the mini site is now live and packed with all you need to know about the Hot 100 event. Visit

Professional Jeweller to launch new Hot 100 category as event draws closer

The sixth annual Professional Jeweller Hot 100 will be back and better than ever on September 7 when we throw open the doors to the Freemason’s Hall for a party to remember. This year also sees a very exciting twist in the Hot 100 story with a brand new category… Drum roll please…yes, it’s that

Networking site Cadfolio plots industry overhaul

Professional jewellery network Cadfolio has launched, promising to revolutionise the way the jewellery industry interacts with each other. The platform connects companies and professionals within a single network, allowing their products, pricing and inventory to interact automatically. It aims to provide companies with innovative tools to streamline business activities, and at the same time, connect

IJL launches hunt for top industry entrepreneur

New Jewellery Entrepreneur of the Year award to be given in September. September trade event International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced the launch of an exciting industry award designed to identify entrepreneurs in the jewellery industry – the Jewellery Entrepreneur of the Year Award. Described as a first for the industry, the initiative will reward

Tony Stern sells off Maker Mends shareholding

Company co-founder buys Stern’s half of the business; has big plans. By Hallie Engel Maker Mends co-chairman and founder Tony Stern has sold his 50% shareholding in the company to partner and co-founder to David Lewis. LA-based Stern explained in a statement that though jewellery and watch repair company Maker Mends remains “close to his heart,” the