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Pursuit enables supplier and brand catalogue details, including product images, to be streamed into quick-search countertop and iPad PoS sales and stock systems

Fourth Avenue and Pursuit scoop Retail Innovation award

31 October 2014 8:30 am

Independent retailer Fourth Avenue Jewellery Lounge and software provider Pursuit were last night awarded the Retail Innovation of the Year accolade at the Retail Systems Awards.

Responsible Jewllery Council

SV Gems NV and Proserto SA granted RJC certification

31 October 2014 8:03 am

Swiss watch and jewellery manufacturer Proserto SA and Belgian diamond trader SV Gems NV have become the latest two companies to be granted Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) certification.

Guests at the London Rocks Kickstart 2014 Designer Showcase

IN PICTURES: London Rocks Kick Starter Event

31 October 2014 9:07 am

Indpendent jewellery retailer London Rocks held an event last night to welcome the 10 Kick Starter designers from the recent International Jewellery London (IJL) to its store for a three month period.

Fabergé Easter at Harrods

Harrods turnover grows by 11%

31 October 2014 8:48 am

Iconic London department store retailer Harrods increased turnover by 11% to £794m.

Marco Bicego

Marco Bicego unveils new additions to signature GOA collection

31 October 2014 8:16 am

Italian fine jewellery brand Marco Bicego has launched several new additions to its signature GOA collection.

Dewitt - T8 Toubillon prestige

Harrods reveals official partnership with Salon QP

30 October 2014 11:29 am

Harrods has announced it is to be the official retail partner at fine watch exhibition Salon QP for the third consecutive year.

A photo of white enamel watches from Danish jewellery and watch brand, Bearing

IN PICTURES: Bering press day

30 October 2014 10:56 am

Bering showcased its latest collections at The Danish Embassy on October 29.

Shore Projects pop-up store concept

Shore Projects launches Westfield pop-up shop

30 October 2014 10:57 am

British watch brand Shore Projects announced it would open its first pop-up shop in Westfield, White City on November 1.

Buckley Jewellery Limited store concept drawings

Buckley Jewellery to open first retail shop

30 October 2014 10:58 am

Leeds-based jewellery company Buckley Jewellery announced the opening of its first retail location at Westfield yesterday.

Pictured from left to right: Henrik van Møller, David Riddiford, Helen Skidmore, Shay Ginat, Søren Busk and Jan Stig Andersen.

Trollbeads announces first UK concept store

30 October 2014 11:10 am

Danish charm bead jewellery brand Trollbeads announced it will open its first UK concept store at 21 Market Street, Cambridge, this November.

British Retail Consortium BRC

British Retail Consortium seeks fundamental business rates reform

29 October 2014 7:25 am

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) published its submission to HM Treasury ahead of the Autumn Statement on December 3, highlighting the need for fundamental reform of the business rates system.

Monica Vinader necklace builder

Monica Vinader launches responsive customisation tool on website

29 October 2014 7:26 am

British luxury jewellery brand Monica Vinader launched a fully responsive online necklace builder on its ecommerce website yesterday.

Citizen F100 campaign

Citizen unveils global campaign

29 October 2014 7:27 am

Citizen will launch its Eco-Drive Satellite Wave F100 global campaign this week, with a focus on the watch’s fastest and thinnest satellite signal reception speed.

Watch Shop

WatchShop.com recognised by inclusion in Google Certified Shops programme

29 October 2014 7:28 am

Leading online watch retailer WatchShop.com was selected to join the Google Certified Shops programme yesterday.

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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.

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