Jenni Middleton is editor of Retail Jeweller.
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Rising star: Joanna DahdahSubscription
This Lebanese star puts her architectural nous into her pieces, and mixes bold with commercial
Visitor numbers to International Jewellery London (IJL) were down yesterday due to the tube strike action but the disruptions did not prevent important orders being taken and relationships being forged, according to exhibitors.
Set in stone: Gemvisions 2011Subscription
Swarovski has already got its eye on what creative path gems will take next year through its Gem Visions service. Jenni Middleton presents five key trends for 2011
Curtain up: On-site jewellersSubscription
The theatre of having a jeweller at work in the retail arena can entertain customers and inspire sales. Jenni Middleton heads to the bench to discover why
Now we are 30: CMJ celebrates 30 yearsSubscription
The CMJ celebrated its 30th anniversary in July. Jenni Middleton went along to the event to find out how the group has changed and its plans for the future
Jenni Middleton calls for branding questionsSubscription
Is there a burning question you have always wanted to know about branding? Is there something you need to find out to help you create a brand?
Things are changing in the world of watches, allowing your customers to transform too. Jenni Middleton and Laura McCreddie look at the past year’s biggest shifts
Every kinda people: SellingSubscription
The watch is a classic Christmas gift, but selling it to all kinds of customer requires real skill. Jenni Middleton reveals how you can sell to every type of person
It doesn’t seem that odd for me to be writing about Christmas watches in July. After all, most of you have been inspecting the timepieces that you’d have on your shelves this festive season since Basel. And retailers that we’ve spoken to predict that this will be a big year for watches. In fact, some even go so far as to predict a bumper year for watches.
One to one: Steve ParsonsSubscription
Platinum is the ultimate precious metal for Steve Parsons. He tells Jenni Middleton how winning a UK Jewellery Award last year proved to be more than just a morale boost for Simon Pure
An early highlight was the fascinating lighting system being distributed by PJ Watson, which really made the diamonds sparkle in its stand windows at IJL. They are eco-friendly, economic to run and make diamonds glimmer as if they are in the brightest sunlight - I am sure they must sell themselves. More details from Laura in the next issue of Retail Jeweller.Fei Lui is a bit of a favourite of mine, and I took the new editor of Retail Jeweller, Laura McCreddie, ...
Jenni battles wind, rain and tube strikes to check out the talent at the Lonmin Design Innovation Awards
Yesterday started with a briefing from Suzi Jarrell to a group of us judging the Platinum Guild’s Platinum Trail. We were checking out best platinum display, and best tri-set. There were some beautiful pieces of platinum jewellery on show, and after a three-year absence from IJL I was delighted to see how so many designers - including Fei Lui and James Newman - had moved on, with bridal collections that were both commercial and truly stunning.The latter scooped the award ...
Jenni finds out she’s an I type
A day out with Rotary on the Isle of Wight leaves Jenni Middleton only just about able to type. But our intrepid editor-in-chief doesn’t let injury hold her back from filing her blog
IJL promises some superb innovation from exhibitors that is impressing Jenni MIddleton
CMJ does its bit to support new designers and Jenni interviews a rising star
Blast from the past: Jenni parties through the night at the CMJ Buying Group Meeting
Working with the Jewellery Show to help promote British design talent, the challenges facing designers is under discussion
It is now fewer than two weeks to the UK Jewellery Awards and the team are getting ready