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Women make third of engagement ring decisions, says report Subscription

22 May 2019

New research suggests more than one third of women choose their own engagement ring at an average price of £1,650.

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Watches of Switzerland releases share details ahead of London listingSubscription

22 May 2019

Multi-channel watch retailer Watches of Switzerland plans to seek a market capitalisation up to £660m in its upcoming application to the London Stock Exchange.

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Gang raid north London jewellery storeSubscription

21 May 2019

Five men have been arrested following a daylight burglary yesterday (May 20) at Amir Jewellery in Maida Vale, London.

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Drakes managing director wins Lifetime Achievement AwardSubscription

21 May 2019

Managing director of Drakes Jewellers, John Hirshman, has won the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Plymouth Business Awards 2019.

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Watchshop retains top spot in online rankingSubscription

21 May 2019

Online retailer Watchshop is once again top of the online watch market, despite a 1% decrease in visibility over the past year, according to the Watch Retailers Insight report.

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82,400 businesses appeal against rates overhaulSubscription

20 May 2019

According to recent figures, 82,400 properties in England, including shops, restaurants and public sector buildings, have lodged appeals against business rates since the system was revaluated in 2017.

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Pragnell to host Patek Philippe 2019 Exhibition Collection for the first timeSubscription

2 May 2019

Luxury watch and jewellery retailer Pragnell will showcase the Patek Philippe Exhibition Collection for the first time at its recently expanded Stratford-Upon-Avon showroom.

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David M Robinson supports the Betfred British MastersSubscription

Independent jeweller David M Robinson is the official supplier to the 2019 Betfred British Masters, part of the retailer’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

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Bentley & Skinner to exhibit at Masterpiece London 2019Subscription

Mayfair-based jewellers, Bentley & Skinner has announced it will exhibit a selection of antique jewellery, including a number of key pieces by Carl Fabergé, Robert Phillips, Carlo Giuliano and Alessandro Castellani at this year’s Masterpiece London art fair.

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Book now for UK Jewellery Awards 2019Subscription

People are reminded to book their table at this year’s edition of the UK’s longest-running and most-prestigious industry awards event, the UK Jewellery Awards (UKJA).

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IN PICS: Peter Jackson’s Blackburn store relaunch Subscription

Peter Jackson the Jeweller celebrated the opening of its relocated Blackburn store with a VIP launch event. Here are some of the highlights.

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