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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There is now under one week left for individuals and businesses to submit their entries for the industry’s longest-running and most-prestigious trade awards event, the UK Jewellery Awards (UKJA).
Retail initiative savethehighstreet.org has opened for registrations for its first-ever business accelerator programme.
Signet’s UK division sees sales slide over Christmas amid “difficult operating” conditionsSubscription
Signet, the parent company of the H Samuel and Ernest Jones fascias, saw like-for-like (same store) sales dip by 3.1% over its Christmas trading period with the company citing a “difficult operating environment in the UK”.
Watch brand Rotary is marking the start of its 125th year with the launch of its new Avenger range, a rework of its original 1960’s Avenger model, in a nod to the brand’s heritage.
Hallmarking falls in 2019Subscription
The number of articles hallmarked across all four UK Assay Offices fell by 4.1% in 2019, equivalent to 377,788 fewer articles hallmarked, compared to the 2018 full year.
Lucy Quartermaine reports success in Q4 2019Subscription
Eponymous designer jewellery brand Lucy Quartermaine has reported a “successful” last quarter of 2019, with sales up 31% year-on-year.
Howard Graham managing director of award-winning fine jewellery supplier Ntinga has created a handmade pendant in 18ct gold with a 1/3 carat fine diamond in memory of his late great nephew Charlie.
Jewellery and watch brand Olivia Burton has released a new collection ahead of Mother’s Day 2020.
Watch brand Seiko has marked its ongoing partnership with tennis star Novak Djokovic with the launch of a new limited edition Astron GPS Solar watch.
Multiple luxury independent jeweller Laings has unveiled its latest advertising campaign for 2020, designed to celebrate adventures taking place over the coming year.