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Alex Gregory-Peake's latest blog

Alex Gregory-Peake, director of jewellery specialist consultancy Auric, shares her experience of the latest industry issues

Masterpiece London, 2012

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeThu, 5 Jul 2012

Alex Gregory-Peake,director of jewellery consultancy Auric, highlights why Masterpiece should be in your jewellery calendar.

Miami to Marrakech

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeMon, 18 Jun 2012

Alex shares her experience of Miami and the FT Luxury Summit in Marrakech

Central St Martins launches Neutopia

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeMon, 19 Mar 2012

Alex and Laura McCreddie attended Central Saint Martins first ever jewellery dedicated runway show on Friday. Read Alex’s report here.

The London Look

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeWed, 29 Feb 2012

Alex shares her London Fashion Week feedback and highlights some key jewellery collaborations sashaying down the catwalk

The Tweed Run

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeMon, 5 Dec 2011

Alex takes part in the Tweed Run, a savvy marketing event.

Ladies that afternoon tea

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeFri, 14 Oct 2011

I spent a delightful afternoon with the gorgeous Amber Atherton of We indulged in the fantasy world of Stephen Webster’s new Bijoux Afternoon Tea at the luxury hotel, The Langham, London. This limited edition Bijoux Tea is Webster’s latest creation inspired by his new collection Murder She Wrote. This being one of his most dramatic jewellery collections, with statement pieces bringing to life the artistic impression ...

IJL Street Style special

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeFri, 9 Sep 2011

As the jewellery industry embraced its largest show of the UK calendar, and we all united for four days of mayhem and madness (and hopefully some serious transactions!), I have been thinking about what trends I spotted this year and how that will translate to the end user.There is a lot of emphasis today about how catwalk trends filter their way down to the high street, and how the consumer can take that trend and make it their own, so I have decided to dedicate this month’s ...

My picks from London Jewellery Week

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeThu, 16 Jun 2011

Alex talks about who impressed her at London Jewellery Week 2011


Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeThu, 16 Jun 2011

Alex took the pluge and sold her wedding dress. She ponders what piece of jewellery to spend the money on.

Here there and everywhere

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeWed, 20 Apr 2011

This last month has been pretty hectic. My journey began with Paris Fashion Week. My partner in crime for the day was the super talented Lebanese jewellery designer Joanna Dahdah.As we dashed from shows to exhibitions, Paris was awash with the weird and wonderful, freaky and geeky fashion jet set. We visited the mandatory Premier Classe, the Box and the London Show Rooms; it was great to see the Brits delivering a mix of eclectic cool! I especially loved Mary Katrantzou’s ...

Sale or Return: the great debate

Posted by Alex Gregory-PeakeMon, 28 Feb 2011

I am starting this new blog with a topic of great debate, an industry hot potato, and a subject that divides the jewellery industry like no other…Sale or Return (SoR) / consignment / memo / apro….. whatever the term you use, it means the same thing, jewellery that is given to retailers that is not paid for until sold, at the expense of the designer. Now there are two sides to this argument (and to be fair I can see both of them):From the retailer’s ...