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F Hinds joins over 100 companies in call to overhaul business rates

High street jeweller F Hinds is the only UK jewellery business to have added its name to an open letter signed by over 100 businesses, calling for an overhaul of business rates.

Mark Adlestone

One to one: Mark Adlestone

Beaverbrooks chairman Mark Adlestone tells Kate Donovan how he has created a culture of active listening that retailers far and wide aspire to

Retail sales volumes slipped 0.5% in March as the cold conditions pulled down performance

Retail sales slip 0.5% as wintry weather leaves non-food out in the cold

Retail sales volumes slipped 0.5% in March as the cold conditions pulled down the performance of non-food.


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

Hong Kong by day: A great tourist destination

Business lessons from Hong Kong

Retail Jeweller’s James Knowles reports on the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2011

Alex Gregory-Peake, director of jewellery specialist consultancy Auric

Sale or Return: the great debate

Alex Gregory-Peake, director of jewellery specialist consultancy Auric, weighs up the arguments for and against Sale or Return


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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.

Photo from William Cheshire