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Assay Office Birmingham (AOB) recently completed its new Moreton Street building, with the installation of a striking eight-metre tall anchor.
With US shopping phenomenon Black Friday just over a week away and expected to hit the UK in a big way this year, Ruth Faulkner looks at whether taking part in this discount frenzy is a good thing for the jewellery industry.
With the press’s coverage of Fairtrade growing and the provenance of jewellery paramount, Caroline Parry considers what the traceability issue means for the manufacture and retailing of bridal jewellery.
With the consumer reported to be demanding something that little bit different from their engagement ring purchase, Rachael Taylor considers what 2016 has in store for the bridal jewellery market.
In October, Retail Jeweller honoured the top 100 independent jewellery retailers in the UK and Ireland at its annual Inspiring Independents event, held in association with the Company of Master Jewellers, at Covent Garden’s Hospital Club.
RJ rounds up the key business data affecting the industry over the past month, including diamond, scrap and precious metal prices, as well as footfall and the top-selling brands.
All the details you need regarding the essential events coming up this month.
We take a look at the latest engagement rings offering something a little bit different.
Gaelle Khouri tells us how, with little formal training, she came to be a talented jewellery designer-maker with Harvey Nichols’ Talisman Gallery as a stockist.
Consumers will love that, in the days before modern gemmology, citrine’s tawny colour caused it to be confused with topaz.
Rudell the Jewellers in Birmingham has seen sales increase sharply this year, driven by high-end watches. David Brough reports.
Industry trainer and consultant Jo Henderson considers the scale of the investment a customer makes when buying those all-important engagement and wedding rings.
Lumbers has added its own elegant spin to Leicester’s High Street with its relocation to a three-floor store in the city. By Sarah Jordan.
Swiss wedding manufacturer Furrer Jacot plans to conquer the UK market with its service and quality mantra. Owner Walter Häusermann tells Ruth Faulkner more.
Leading jewellery PR and communications agency Facets PR presented the UK’s first press day to promote Fairtrade jewellery in October. Retail Jeweller rounds up highlights from the event.
Uncertainty over the timing of an expected first US rate rise in almost a decade, drove gold prices to near three-and-a-half-month highs in mid-October.
The outlook for the market for the most magnificent diamonds remains robust, despite worries over the global economy, dealers say.
Diamond suppliers are under pressure as polished prices fell further in September, the Rapaport Group said.
The UK economy is set to benefit from a boom in Chinese tourism, thanks to the easing of visa restrictions. Sarah Jordan reports on what it will mean for the jewellery and watch industries.
With millennials being tipped as the group that the diamond industry must connect with in order to sell more, Sarah Jordan considers what brands and retailers can do to ensure they capitalise on this important segment of the market.
With sales on Black Friday predicted to top £1bn for the first time in the UK this year, Ruth Faulkner asks if the jewellery industry is ready to embrace this Sale phenomenon.