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Gemfields turns Kagem emerald mine into profitable operation

21 October 2014 6:48 am

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America)researchers visited the world’s largest emerald mine, Kagem, to collect emerald samples and to document the state of the mine.

AG at Green + Benz event

Green + Benz hosts ‘Meet the Designer’ event with Andrew Geoghegan

21 October 2014 7:02 am

Independent jewellery retailer Green + Benz held a successful Meet the Designer customer event at its Chesterfield store with acclaimed jewellery designer Andrew Geoghegan.

Matthew Boulton Memorial

Memorial unveiled at Westminster Abbey for Birmingham Assay Office Founder

21 October 2014 6:48 am

One of the founders of the Birmingham Assay Office, Matthew Boulton has been commemorated with the unveiling of a memorial at Westminster Abbey.

NPA new member ambassadors

NPA appoints new member ambassadors

21 October 2014 6:47 am

The National Pawnbrokers Association (NPA) has appointed new member ambassadors to promote the pawnbroking industry.


Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology

21 October 2014 6:47 am

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication, The Journal of Gemmology, in collaboration with the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF and with the support of the American Gemological Laboratories (AGL) and the Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT).

Sarah Ho for William and Son

Sarah Ho unveils new collection in collaboration with William & Son

21 October 2014 6:47 am

Jewellery designer Sarah Ho has collaborated with Mayfair-based luxury retailer William & Son on a range of cocktail rings.

High Street

Footfall drops in September

20 October 2014 8:47 am

Footfall in September declined 0.9% compared to the same month a year ago although it increased in comparison to the previous month of August.

London shoppers

Consumer confidence hits three year high

20 October 2014 8:47 am

Consumer confidence is at its highest level for three years, according to the latest Deloitte Consumer Tracker.

London Jewellery Workshop

London Jewellery Workshop launches certified diploma at its Shoreditch workshop

20 October 2014 8:48 am

The London Jewellery Workshop has launched a self-certified six month diploma course in Shoreditch, London.


O.W.L watches to launch on Geminera

20 October 2014 8:48 am

Fashion watch brand O.W.L is set to launch on jewellery etailer Geminera on December 1.



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Fast Facts on
Wedding rings

  • 860 AD:The year Christians started using rings in marriage ceremonies.
  • 4th:The finger the ring is placed on.
  • 2,200BC:The year of the oldest recorded exchange of wedding rings in ancient Egypt.
  • 1854:The year in which the manufacture of 15ct, 12ct and 9ct became legal.

Photo from William Cheshire