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Jewellery shops tipped to trounce online rivals on Valentine’s Day

Traditional jewellery retailers could be set to profit at the expense of their online counterparts as customers buy last-minute Valentine’s Day jewellery in store due to the occasion falling on a weekend. Research from Barclaycard suggests that more than a third (36%) of shoppers plan to leave their Valentine’s purchases to February 14, meaning impulse

Retailers will ‘need to act fast’ to ride out year of disruption

Retailers are at a crossroad this year as 2016 heralds a last hurrah for consumer spending and disruptive forces continue to accelerate and impact on organisations globally, according to Ernst & Young. Furthermore, a ‘margin vice’ of deflation, discounting, and the upcoming new national living wage, continues to bite with over 50% of retail investors

Consumers plan lifestyle upgrades and big buys for 2016

Consumers are starting 2016 with a spring in their step, with new research from Barclaycard revealing continued confidence in their own financial health. The latest research, which takes an in-depth look at the country’s spending patterns and confidence levels, found that 71% feel optimistic about their household finances when thinking ahead to the next three

FEATURE: Eden Rachminov on fancy colour diamonds

Formally established in 2014, the Fancy Color Research Foundation aims to bring transparency to the coloured diamond trade with its fancy color diamond index —a first-of-its-kind tracker designed to monitor changes in pink, yellow and blue fancy diamonds. Here, Eden Rachminov, one of the founders of the foundation, explains his motives and aims to Professional

Solitaire engagement rings reign in Vashi survey

Vashi.com research predicts top three engagement ring choices in 2015. A new survey by diamond jewellery e-tailer Vashi.com reveals that women getting married in 2015 are likely to favour a simple, yet sophisticated solitaire over any other engagement ring style. The research suggests actress Keira Knightley’s modest platinum band with a round-cut solitaire diamond is

GIA to build pearl testing centre in Bahrain

Facility to lead dedicated research in historical pearling nation. The Gemological Institure of America (GIA) has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bahrain’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce (MOIC) and The Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) to establish a leading natural pearl testing and research centre. The three organisations signed the memorandum to develop the

Consumer research helps Pandora to create Essence

New slender bracelets celebrate the values held by modern women. Pandora has today unveiled its new Essence collection, created using feedback from thousands of its customers. The collection features slender silver bracelets and 24 charms made using precious metals and carved gemstones, with engraved words such as ‘balance’, ‘courage’ and ‘faith’ to represent the values