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UK jewellers continue to back Baselworld despite Swatch Group exit

UK jewellers continue to back Baselworld despite Swatch Group exit

UK jewellers have revealed they will still be going to Baselworld next year, but agree it’s time for drastic changes to be made. Speaking to our sister publication, WatchPro, leading jewellery retailers expressed disappoint in Swatch Group’s decision to withdraw, but indicated this would not be a reason for them to stop visiting the show

Michael Spiers launches social media contest to award local heroes

Family-run jeweller Michael Spiers has launched a competition to award local heroes with £1,000 worth of jewellery. Dubbed the ‘MSLocalGem’ campaign, Michael Spiers is offering local heroes in the communities it resides in the opportunity to win £1,000 worth of vouchers to spend in store, and donate £1,000 to a charity of their choice. Utilising

REVEALED: Why jewellers are witnessing a rise in smash and grab raids

In the last 12 months the UK jewellery industry has witnessed a spike in smash and grab attacks. From daylight robberies, to break-ins during the dead of night, jewellers have been falling victim to criminal activity up and down the country. Most recently luxury independent jeweller Michael Spiers was disrupted by a smash and grab

Plymouth pound strong despite a decrease in footfall

Plymouth is a vibrant waterfront city packed with attractions, shops and local restaurants for people of all ages to enjoy. Known as Britain’s ‘Ocean City’, Plymouth has a rich maritime heritage and is said to be one of the most dynamic waterfront cities in Europe. Offering a picturesque waterfront and harbour, and charming cobbled streets,

FEATURE: Retailers discuss how the luxury market has evolved

When Professional Jeweller travels around the country to meet jewellery retailers and discuss business, a common theme among luxury jewellers is that things are good at the moment. So while London has been crowned the number one city for luxury retail this year, it appears the capital is not the only place benefiting from high-end

Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year finalists announced for PJ Awards 2017

Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce the finalists in the Independent Fine Jewellery Retailer of the Year (5 stores or less) category of the 2017 Professional Jeweller Awards. Retailers in this category must be destination jewellery boutique businesses with fewer than five stores, that excel in sales of fine jewellery priced at over £1,000. The finalists in the

Michael Cox receives honorary NAJ membership

Michael Spiers director and gemologist Michael Cox has become an honorary member of the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). The honour recognises his dedication, expertise and service to the jewellery trade, joining other prestigious NAJ members, including past chairmen and vice presidents. Michael Cox, a director of independent jewellery retailer Michael Spiers, has been working

Michael Spiers jewellery sales unaffected by Brexit, says MD

Leading south-west jewellery retailer Michael Spiers says that Britain’s decision to leave the EU has not dented sales in its stores despite fears that the vote could see consumer spending curtailed. Keith White, managing director of the luxury jeweller, said the business had seen no untoward changes in buying behaviour since the June referendum. Referring