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Fairtrade gold mined from a mine in Sotrami located in southern Peru

Fairtrade Gold launches in Switzerland

24 October 2014 10:30 am

(Fairtrade) Max Havelaar Switzerland launches jewellery made from Fairtrade gold in Switzerland yesterday.

RJ November issue

RJ calls time on Barometer feature

24 October 2014 9:32 am

The regular Barometer feature will no longer appear in Retail Jeweller, starting from the current November issue (published October 23).

Visitors to the GNCCF

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair celebrates 2014 success

24 October 2014 10:25 am

The Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (GNCCF) and Old Granada Studios held its seventh edition of the annual event welcoming more than 6,000 people over four days from October 9-12.

Jason Holt

Jason Holt wins award for commitment to apprenticeships

24 October 2014 9:20 am

Holts Group chief executive Jason Holt was named the inaugural Enterprise Policy Influencer Award at the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) and Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) Celebrating Enterprise event at the House of Lords on October 23.

The new Lulu Winter website

Lulu Winter rebrands and launches new website

24 October 2014 10:43 am

Online jewellery boutique Lulu Winter has rebranded and launched a new site.

Matrix 8

Gemvision releases Matrix Version 8

24 October 2014 10:15 am

Gemvision released the new version 8 of its Matrix product, focused on creating toolsets and workflows that enable jewellers to perform their jobs more efficiently.

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.

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.

London shoppers

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.

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.



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