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Alice Made This recreates 18C buttons as cufflinks

Alice Made This recreates 18C buttons as cufflinks

Button designs of Hanoverian courtiers reworked for modern men. Alice Made This designer Alice Walsh has brought historic haberdashery of 18th century courtiers into the present day with her Collection 006 of cufflinks. Walsh has made casts from original steel rivet courtier’s buttons, and created modern cufflinks using the ancient investment casting method. Original investment

Gemvision distributor adds 3D printing to line up

GVUK Design asserts its independence with EnvisionTEC agreement. Computer-aided design and manufacturing specialist Gemvision has passed control of its UK subsidiary to its business owner Graham Dicks. The move has led to the creation of a new company, GVUK Design Limited, which will remain the UK’s sole authorised distributor for Gemvision products including CounterSketch Studio

Clogau Gold opens second branded boutique in China

Shenzhen store sits alongside Europe’s leading luxury fashion brands. Clogau Gold has added a second branded boutique in China as part of its ongoing expansion into overseas markets including the Middle East and Asia. The new store is in the Mix City Mall in Shenzhen, home to several luxury brands including Dior, Prada, Cartier and

Ten stores join The Company of Master Jewellers

UK’s largest buying group welcomes independents from across the UK. The Company of Master Jewellers has welcomed five new jewellers to its buying group. The five companies collectively operate 10 stores across the UK. The new members are Faith Jewellers in Northern Ireland, Niche Jewellers in Leigh-on-Sea, Quality Jewellers in Barnet, T&H Sinclair in Inverurie,

Britain invests £471,000 in 3D jewellery printing

Birmingham City University works with local partners on R&D project. A collaboration between Birmingham’s City University and jewellery manufacturers in the city is hoping to turn the UK into a world leader in 3D printing of jewellery and its components. Delcam and Cookson Precious Metals, as well as Future Factories and Finishing Techniques, will work

Londoners shun online luxury jewellery shopping

Two-thirds of shoppers in London prefer real stores for luxury goods.  Two-thirds of shoppers in London prefer to buy luxury goods such as jewellery and watches in stores rather than online. A survey conducted by International Jewellery London’s ‘Luxury’ exhibition asked Christmas shoppers in central London where they preferred to purchase high end goods. Only

Gemsone helps attract shoppers back to stores

Digital marketing campaigns rewards shoppers returning to jewellers. Gem and jewellery wholesaler Gemsone has helped retailers attract shoppers into their stores in the past month with a range of digital marketing services. The backbone of a multi-tiered campaign was to advertise directly to existing customers of partner stores using the e-mail customer databases of those

Rare diamonds reach record prices at New York sale

Bonhams bags $8.2m for pear-shaped diamond weighing almost 18 carats. An unmounted 17.82 carat pear-shaped diamond was the star of an $8.2 million jewellery auction for Bonhams New York last week. The extremely rare type IIa stone, in a modified pear brilliant cut, was listed by an unnamed private seller sold for $2.63 million, more

Graff jewellery robbers jailed

Mastermind of UK’s largest jewellery robbery gets 23 years behind bars Four men have been jailed for taking part in the UK’s largest ever jewellery robbery, which took place in Mayfair last August. Gems worth £40 million were stolen from the Central London store by robbers, who wore disguises and took a member of staff

Carol Smillie models for Ortak jewellery

TV presenter and daughter Christie Knight sign up for A/W campaign. Ortak has announced that Scottish TV presenter Carol Smillie and her daughter Christie Knight have been signed up to front the brand’s new A/W 2010 campaign. Smillie and Knight, 15, will be following in the footsteps of a range of celebrities, including Jill Halfpenny,