James Knowles is news & features writer for Retail Jeweller.
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One to one: Scott ThompsonSubscription
Carat* founder Scott Thompson has created a booming business out of ‘fantasy jewellery’. James Knowles finds out why customers have no qualms with the brand’s synthetic gemstones
Trend watch: Affordable fashionSubscription
In a sign of these tough economic times, fashion-savvy shoppers are snapping up affordable timepieces. James Knowles finds out how you could boost your profits by targeting this market.
Van Cleef & Arpels opens in SelfridgesSubscription
French jeweller Van Cleef & Arpels opened its first boutique in luxury London department store Selfridges today.
Hugh Rice’s Harrogate Pandora concept store has been named as the top Pandora store for customer service, by the brand’s own mystery-shopping surveys.
RJC certifies Crossworks ManufacturingSubscription
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has certified Crossworks Manufacturing against its ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards.
Catherine Middleton inspires latest Domino rangeSubscription
Jewellery brand Domino will debut its trend-led Diamond Ring Mount (DRM) collection at trade show International Jewellery London (IJL) this September, and has drawn on a range of inspirations including the style of ring worn by the Duchess of Cambridge, Catherine Middleton.
Dutch trade association joins the RJCSubscription
Dutch trade association Federatie Goud en Zilver has joined the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), growing the Council’s international presence.
IJL draws new exhibitors and hints at trendsSubscription
Trade show International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced a raft of new exhibitors and hinted at some of the key trends to watch out for this year.
IJL announces seminar programmeSubscription
International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced a stellar seminar line-up for this September’s trade show, featuring talks by jeweller Jeremy Hoye, etailer Elizabeth Galton, and Stephen Webster on The Great Debate panel.
Fabergé eggs returns after 90-year absenceSubscription
Jeweller Fabergé has unveiled its first new collection of its iconic high jewellery egg creations since 1917.
Retail Jeweller’s James Knowles reports on the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show 2011
James takes one last look at the jewellery worn by Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Rebecca Ferguson, Will.I.Am and Christina Aguilera on the X Factor final last weekend
James takes a look at what jewellery Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Rebecca Ferguson and eliminated Mary Byrne were wearing on last weekend’s X Factor
James takes a look what jewellery Dannii Minogue, Cheryl Cole and Rebecca Ferguson were wearing on last weekend’s X Factor
James takes a look at what jewellery Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Katie Waissel, Rebecca Ferguson and Aiden Grimshaw were wearing on the X Factor this weekend
James takes a look at what jewellery Cheryl Cole, Dannii Minogue, Kylie Minogue, Katie Waissel, Cher Lloyd and company were wearing on the X Factor this weekend
Retail Jeweller’s James Knowles gives you the lowdown on the de Grisogono party
Retail Jeweller’s news and features writer James Knowles talks about his trip to Rome with luxury watch brand Longines
At a recent masterclass at Coleman Douglas Pearls James expands his knowledge, find out more
New to gemmology, James Knowles visits the GIA for an education