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EC One's Jos and Alison Skeates collect the winning prize at the 2014 Inspiring Independents awards

EC One named RJ’s most Inspiring Independent

23 October 2014 11:13 am

Clerkenwell-based jeweller EC One bagged the top spot in Retail Jeweller’s list of the top 50 Inspiring Independents for 2014.

Natalie Saile from Marmalade, Simon Johnson from the NAG, Nadine Meegan, Lucy Jupp, Janina Layton and Sonia Fazlali from Marmalade

IN PICTURES: Retail Jeweller's Inspiring Independents 2014

23 October 2014 12:57 pm

Retail Jeweller hosted its Inspiring Independents 2014 awards yesterday evening (October 22) at Club 10 in the St. Paul’s Grange Hotel.

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Costs continue to quell employment expansion

23 October 2014 11:54 am

The BRC-Bond Dickinson Retail Employment Monitor (REM) revealed a fall in the equivalent number of full-time jobs in the third quarter of 2014 compared with the same period last year.

Stuart Laing and Fei Liu

Exclusive: Houlden Group links up with JWB for Bridal Design Awards

23 October 2014 11:34 am

Jewellery and watch trading consortium the Houlden Group has joined forces once again with Jewellery & Watch Birmingham (JWB) for its 2015 Bridal Design of the Year Awards.

UK Watch and Jewellery Awards 2014

2015 UK Jewellery Awards now open for entries

22 October 2014 11:06 am

The UK Jewellery Awards will return for 2015 with a new look, a new venue, new judges and new categories.

NAG chief executive Michael Rawlinson

VIDEO: NAG Security Conference - Michael Rawlinson's view

22 October 2014 11:01 am

At the end of the NAG Security Conference 2014 on October 21, RJ spoke to chief executive Michael Rawlinson to get his view on the outcome and reception of delegates following the event.

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Endless Jewelry signs deal with Lotus F1 Team

22 October 2014 12:01 pm

Jewellery brand Endless has completed a deal with the Lotus F1 Team which will see the Endless logo on the air box and on the top of side pod of the E22 car for the United States Grand Prix in Austin, Texas.

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Voting now open for BJA membership awards

22 October 2014 11:05 am

The British Jewellers’ Association (BJA) has unveiled the shortlist for its forthcoming membership awards which will take place as part of the 2014 Jewellery and Giftware Ball on December 4.

Christmas pudding charm from the new Pandora Christmas collection

IN PICTURES: Pandora Christmas collection

22 October 2014 11:22 am

Pandora announced today the launch of its new Christmas collection including sterling silver jewellery and hand-painted enamel charms will be available in stores from October 31st.

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.

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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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