One of the biggest challenges the jewellery industry faces is that a new generation of consumers would rather spend money on experiences and technology than buy a piece of jewellery that will last a lifetime. Jewellery & Watch event director, Kirsty Broere, offers her take on consumer buying behaviour of jewellery.
Presidium, a manufacturer of diamond and gemstone testing devices, has returned from the recent JCK show in Las Vegas, USA, reporting wide interest in its products from both new and existing customers.
Assay Office Birmingham (AOB) chief executive and assay master Stella Layton presented the AOB’s annual hallmarking review at its new building on Moreton Street, Birmingham B1 3AX on Friday January 22.
This month’s issue includes a look at trading outside the EU for brands and retailers as well as whether the demand for unusual gemstones is increasing. There is also an interview about Thomas Sabo’s plans for the UK.