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Kering buys watchmaker Ulysse Nardin

31 July 2014 10:03 am

Luxury goods group Kering has acquired Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin, for an undisclosed sum.

Grieb & Benzinger

Grieb & Benzinger create special commission

31 July 2014 9:00 am

German watch manufacturer Grieb & Benzinger´s bespoke timepieces for Middle East customers effectively spiked a tremendous demand in the Arab region

Liu Shishi

Folli Follie announces celebrity brand ambassador in China

31 July 2014 12:27 pm

Folli Follie has had a dynamic presence in Greater China for over 10 years now. With more than 200 Folli Follie stores located in hi-fashion streets in 62 cities in China and with the strategic aim to open even more in the coming years

Harry Brown

Managing director of Chisholm Hunter carries the Queen’s Baton

30 July 2014 3:01 pm

Harry Brown was chosen to carry the Queen’s Baton down Glasgow’s Buchanan Street on Sunday July 20 as it made its final journey in preparation for the start of the Commonwealth Games

Kaleidoscope Cocktail Ring

Rosie Sanders presents the final part of her Renaissance Rebel collection

30 July 2014 10:41 am

The new Kaleidoscope collection features the 2014 British Jewellers Association ‘Cocktail rings on the Catwalk Award’ winning ring, as well as limited edition pendants and cocktail rings

Astrid and Miyu Topshop pop up

Astrid and Miyu launch a pop-up at Topshop Oxford Circus

30 July 2014 11:24 am

Founded in 2011 by Connie Nam, Astrid & Miyu is best known for its rose gold collection and personalised designs including the initial collection and zodiac collection

Ben Hawkins

Rising jewellery designers and metalwork stars shine at The Goldsmiths’ Centre

30 July 2014 12:22 pm

In 6 weeks, young emerging talent in the world of jewellery design and metalwork will be put in the spotlight at The Goldsmiths’ Centre as part of the Shine showcase 2014

Powder Hill

Powder Hill unveils Enchanted Forest collection   

30 July 2014 3:21 pm

Jeweller Nicola Pulvertaft brings the creatures of the ‘Enchanted Forest’ to life in Powder Hills collection for Autumn/Winter 2014

Salon QP

London Calling

Our capital’s booming watch scene owes dearly to QP magazine’s annual showcase for all things horological – now in its fifth year. Alex Doak explains why you need to be at SalonQP


The best of times: BaselWorld 2013

With luxury watch sales booming, the stage is set for an even bigger and better BaselWorld this year. Over the next 15 pages, we give you a tour of the expanded halls and our pick of the stands

Frédérique Constant Slimline Manufacture Moonphase

Every man's choice: BaselWorld 2013

This year promises a rich variety of trends in men’s watches: retro, futuristic, classical, sporty, neo-Gothic… it’s all going to be at Basel. Alex Doak selects some of Hall 1’s finest


She's in fashion: BaselWorld 2013

This year’s SIHH showed that the Swiss are finally taking women seriously when it comes to watches, and it looks as though Basel is set to follow suit. Here’s our pick of the brands exhibiting style and substance - and often at the same time



Job of the week

Rock Lobster Jewellery Ltd

Store Manager

£24,000 pa


Logistics Manager- Hong Kong

circa £40,000 per annum + benefits

Jewellery Designer


Ecommerce Manager

£35000 - £42000 per annum + benefits

Thomas Sabo

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