Siobhan joined Retail Jeweller as deputy editor in June 2016. Prior to this Siobhan was with P&A Agencies, the UK distributor for German jewellery brand Coeur de Lion. An English graduate from the University of Bangor, Siobhan gained a wide variety of journalism experience with a range of websites and local papers before working with P&A Agencies
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Swarovski unveils Valentine’s Day collectionSubscription
Leading fashion jewellery brand Swarovski has released its 2020 Valentine’s Day collection.
HRD Antwerp appoints new chief executiveSubscription
Diamond service provider HRD Antwerp has appointed Ellen Joncheere, formerly the general manager at automotive company Fremach, as its new chief executive.
GIA suspends diamond sealing servicesSubscription
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced it has suspended its diamond sealing services indefinitely after encountering a small number of GIA sealing packets that had been compromised by third parties after the sealing packets left the institute.
Global affiliate marketing network Awin has launched Awin Access, a new service to support grassroots e-commerce growth.
Pragnell partners with Sentebale charitySubscription
Independent jeweller Pragnell has created a three-stone Kingdom ring, featuring a 2.07 carat diamond from Botswana to support South African charity, Sentebale.
Luxury jeweller Tiffany & Co has announced the opening of The Tiffany Blue Box Cafe at Harrods, Knightsbridge for a limited time. The cafe experience, which will be the first in Europe, will open its doors in February 2020.
Manchester-based jeweller William May has reported continued company growth, particularly across its second-hand jewellery range, seeing a 40% growth in overall sales year-on-year.
Jewellery brand Swarovski has announced the winners of the inaugural Conscious Design program in collaboration with Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London (UAL).
Horological entrepreneur Jean-Claude Biver has received France’s highest civilian honour and made “Chevalier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” for his contribution to the development of the Swiss and French watch industries.
Jason Holt, chair of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN), introduces Retail Jeweller’s 2020 Apprenticeship Focus, a series of interviews with apprentices, and explains why supporting trainees is so important to the future jewellery trade.