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BaselWorld preview: Women's watchesSubscription
And RJ editor, Laura McCreddie, gives her guide to the women’s watches
Bremont unveils Codebreaker watchSubscription
Yesterday the British watch brand revealed its latest watch at a press event at Bletchley Park.
Rox opens first stores in EnglandSubscription
Scottish retailer Rox has opened a store in Leeds and is following up with a Newcastle branch later this year.
These observations were made at a seminar as part of the Watch Salon at Somerset House on Tuesday
The show, which attracted 42,113 buyers from around the world this March, will be divided into a finished product event and one dedicated to loose stones, pearls and raw materials
Called Le Garde Temps, la Naissance d’une Montre, it was devised as a way of preserving and perpetuating traditional watchmaking techniques and expertise for future generations.
According to the annual report into the luxury sector done by the Walpole British Luxury in collaboration with Ledbury Research, the sector will grow from £6.6bn to £12.2bn by 2017.
Launching in June as part of The Jewellery Show London at Somerset House, The Watch Salon is proving the London show of choice for premium brands looking to launch their latest collections
Taste of the Orient: Hong Kong Jewellery Show Subscription
The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show is becoming the go-to fair for brands wanting to access the Asian market and for retailers seeking high-quality jewellery, as Laura McCreddie discovers
News analyis: Has Hong Kong lost its allure?Subscription
The year began with experts claiming that Hong Kong’s luxury market was set for a decline in 2013. A few months on, Laura McCreddie heads to the city to find out if these forecasts are ringing true
Laura spends a morning attempting to enamel a watch dial at Jaquet Droz
Laura reports back on her first day at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show
SIHH is the highlight of my press trip calendar. You spend three days getting to look at, and sometimes even touch, some of the most incredible timepieces in a rather sophisticated setting. What’s not to love?
Much to the constant despair of Kate Donovan, my fabulous deputy editor and RJ’s resident online guru, I am terrible at blogging regularly. I blame the fact that I was a generation that grew up without the pervading presence of the internet (yes, I realise I’m showing my age with that statement). Blogging always feels like it’s the preserve of people with emotional incontinence not a legimate form of journalism.
Last night’s Dispatches programme on gold on Channel 4 was a prime example of an outsider misunderstanding an industry.
Laura wonders whether product placement works for retailers as well as brands
Laura looks at jewellery pieces, which are ideal conversation starters
In less than 24 hours Kate Middleton will have wed her prince in one of the most anticipated weddings of the last decade. Obviously, here at RJ Towers we are excited about the dress, the shoes and the vows (apparently Kate won’t be “obeying” William, which I am very pleased about), but what we’re really interested in is the jewellery.Kate has been pictured driving to her rehearsal yesterday wearing Links of London so we know she’s a classic girl when it comes to her ...
After my blog on Thursday, I’ve received some really interesting feedback via Twitter and had people commenting on the blog as well (thanks Elaine from Nicholsons Jewellers). Julia Velling also emailed me with a really great comment and some pics so I thought I’d post them here too.“I read with interest your blog on clasps this morning and have to say, I couldn’t agree more. So many beautifully crafted pieces are well and truly let down by ugly, cheap looking clasps, ...
One thing I am definitely bad about, as my lovely online editor Kate will attest, is blogging. I think it comes from being part of a generation of journalists into whom was drummed the rule that you always remove the writer from the article. The writer was a cipher; something through which the reader could understand a topic or find out about an issue, but not someonewhose opinion mattered.How things change. Confessional literature has gone through the roof and now ...