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Q&A: Maria e Luisa grows international brand in the UK market

Q&A: Maria e Luisa grows international brand in the UK market

After years as marketing manager at Pianegonda, Maria Luisa took a long break from the jewellery business only to realise how much she had missed it. In 2013 she decided to embark on a new journey in the industry creating her own label, Maria e Luisa Jewels. Professional Jeweller caught up with her to find

Q&A: Adorn Insight co-founder Maia Adams on hot jewellery trends to watch at IJL

Q: You’ve already outlined the big trends for IJL (find them here) but is there one in particular that you think will really shine for jewellers this season? They’re definitely all hot trends, but if we had to suggest one of the most versatile, it would be Geo Form. This is really a trend that

Q&A: Julie Driscoll sets the agenda for J&WB 2015

Professional Jeweller editor Sarah Louise Jordan catches up with Julie Driscoll, portfolio director for fashion and jewellery at i2i Events Group, to discover more about this year’s Jewellery & Watch Birmingham and what it has in store for exhibitors and visitors in 2015. As members of the UK jewellery industry descend on the Midlands for

Q&A: Sanford Simpson, HD Group

Managing director Sandford Simpson talks Hot Diamonds and Emozioni. HD Group managing director Sanford Simpson is busy enjoying the success of his Hot Diamonds and Emozioni brands, but instead of resting on his laurels, he’s on a mission to grow the business to even greater Heights. Professional Jeweller discusses sales growth, international markets and travel

Q&A: Julie Fowler-Drake, Talbots Group

On packaging trends, British manufacture and why small details count. Talbots Group is based in Birmingham Jewellery Quarter, creating packaging for jewellery retailers and brands on a global scale. We caught up with its managing director, Julie Fowler-Drake, who talks changes in packaging trends, ribbon, glitter, bespoke design and the company’s British heritage. Professional Jeweller:

Hot 100 NexGems Q&A: Arabel Lebrusan

The designer bringing the detail of filigree jewellery to the masses. In a series of Q&As with the Professional Jeweller Hot 100 2013 NexGems, we find out what came next for this savvy set of designers since they were chosen as ones to watch in our annual jewellery industry celebration. Today we hear from Arabel