Ruth is an experienced B2B journalist and communications professional, having written about numerous different business sectors including grocery, fashion and footwear before taking the helm at Retail Jeweller in June 2014. Prior to joining Retail Jeweller, Ruth was an account director at a busy London PR agency, overseeing a range of trade fashion and jewellery accounts and before that she wrote for industry fashion bible Drapers.
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The Chesterfield branch of Green + Benz has rebranded as TH Baker, following TH Baker’s acquisition of the retailer last year.
The talent hunterSubscription
With a global reputation built on spotting the very best design talent, Browns is a fashion industry institution and the retailer’s jewellery department is no exception. Ruth Faulkner met with non-apparel buying manager Hollie Harding to find out more.
DRC Techno to demonstrate two new instruments for detecting lab-grown diamonds at Hong Kong showSubscription
DRC Techno, a company focused on diamond identification technology, will demonstrate two new instruments designed to identify laboratory grown CVD and HPHT diamonds at the forthcoming Hong Kong jewellery show.
Hallmarking declined 17.4% in August compared to the same month the prior year as all metal types took a hit.
Premium trade event Couture, held in Las Vegas, has confirmed that it will move into a new event space for its 2020 edition.
Exhibitors praise new Elevate wholesale eventSubscription
Exhibitors participating in the inaugural Elevate wholesale event, held at Goldsmiths’ Hall last week (September 5-7), have praised the show and the quality of buyers it attracted.
Those planning to attend The Jewellery Cut Live event which gets underway on Sunday (September 15) are reminded to register for tickets to attend.
Goodman Bros to host free Inverness ear piercing training event for jewellery professionalsSubscription
Goodman Bros, the distribution company behind Connoisseurs jewellery cleaning products and Lox earring backs, will host a free ear-piercing training event aimed at jewellery professionals to promote its new Inverness ear piercing system.
The names of some of the speakers set to appear at this year’s debut Retail Jeweller Inspiring Independents conference have been revealed.
Footfall dips again in AugustSubscription
Footfall in August decreased by 1.3% across all shopping areas, compared to the same point last year when it declined by 1.6%.