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Women’s Jewellery Network to guest edit special edition of PJ

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Professional Jeweller is delighted to announce that the Women’s Jewellery Network will be guest editing the March issue of the print publication.

In honour of International Women’s Day (which we are extending to be a whole month), Professional Jeweller and the Women’s Jewellery Network have joined forces to create a special edition which celebrates inspiring women in the jewellery trade.

The WJN board, Victoria McKay, Kathryn Bishop and Nyasha Pitt, has been working closely with Professional Jeweller editor, Stacey Hailes, on feature ideas and creative content for this exclusive issue.

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While we can’t reveal what the edition will hold right now, we can promise inspiring, challenging and insightful content.

WJN managing director, Victoria McKay, comments on the collaboration: “To say that we are excited about this special WJN x PJ edition, would be to completely understate how much we value and appreciate Stacey, Professional Jeweller and this opportunity.

“When Stacey originally approached us, a few months ago, with the proposition to edit the issue for International Women’s Month, all three of us failed to keep our cool… and to be honest, that’s been the theme ever since. For us this is huge a validation of the niche in the industry that we call home. Make no mistake, it’s been incredibly difficult to keep this news to ourselves, because this is a huge deal for not only we three, but also our ambassadors and supporters.

“To be trusted to collaborate with Professional Jeweller to deliver an entire copy, in our authentic voice, and to present WJN in this exciting way, is an incredible affirmation that what our organisation represents is required and worthwhile. We will be using this opportunity to celebrate women in the jewellery industry and, as has become our signature, to cause a little positive disruption with a sprinkle of surprise here and there.”

Professional Jeweller editor, Stacey Hailes, adds: “This collaboration came about so naturally over coffee one day when it became clear that we all shared the same passion for making the trade a better place to work in – no matter your age, race, background or gender.

“I am really excited to release the content we have created and to highlight some people and companies that don’t usually get the spotlight in trade publications. It’s been great fun working with the WJN board and I hope our readers enjoy reading the issue as much as we have loved creating it.”

The PJ X WJN issue of Professional Jeweller will be released in March.

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