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Police pelted with designer watches by robbers

Police pelted with designer watches by robbers

Suspects armed with sledge hammers break into Fraser Hart. In the second Fraser Hart robbery in two weeks, police were pelted with designer watches as the suspects sought to escape. Police believe the suspects broke their way into the shopping centre armed with sledge hammers and made off with a quantity of designer watches. A

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,

EXCLUSIVE: Wolf & Badger launches in Selfridges

Company opens pop-up-shop in Selfridges for three weeks this August. Wolf & Badger has announced it will be launching a new pop-up-shop next week in the concept store area of Selfridges’ Wonder Room. The pop-up-store will run from August 12 to August 31. It will include pieces from a number of Wolf & Badger’s jewellers

What question would you like to ask Pandora?

Send questions you would like us to ask the Pandora managing director. We will be interviewing the Pandora managing director Peter Andersen for the September issue of Professional Jeweller. If you would like to learn his view on any particular issue, contact kat.slowe@itp.com with the question and we will the pick the best ones to

Islamist rebels demand jewellery for holy war

Rebels order women to give up their earrings and rings for the cause. Islamist rebels have ordered traders in southern Somalia to hand over jewellery and cash for a holy war against African Union peacekeeping troops and the Somali government, as reported by Reuters. Women in the southern market town of Baidoa were ordered by

RJC welcomes lifting of Zimbabwe diamond ban

Council congratulates participants on the outcome of the KP meeting. The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced its welcome of the Kimberley Process (KP) decision to lift the ban on the export of rough diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange region. The agreement was reached during the World Diamond Council Meeting in St. Petersburg on July 15.

Jessica Biel is A-Team in Tiffany jewellery

Jessica Biel was dripping Tiffany ice at the Berlin premiere of her new movie, A-Team, last week. The actress sported a pair of Victoria diamond bracelets set in platinum, worth £12,250 and £8,800, and a pair of diamond earrings set in platinum, costing £2,920. Jessica, who matched her bling with a blue Atelier Versace cocktail

FSB calls for maternity and paternity pay reform

Flexible leave could provide greater security for small businesses The FSB has launched a new flexible working report calling for major reforms in childcare and maternity leave. The report urged the government to improve the confidence of small businesses by providing certainty over employees’ family leave. Under current rules, women are allowed to take 52

Leaves Blowing in the Wind at NEC Autumn Fair

Blowing in the Wind gilds leaves with rose gold for autumn collection. Blowing in the Wind will be showing its new Autumn Winter 2010 collection, made from real leaves and rose gold, at the NEC Autumn Fair. The brand’s leaves, which are all hand picked and handcrafted, are a favourite of celebrities, with actresses such