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.
With footfall on Black Friday showing a decline compared to last year and the rise in the number of online transactions not as sharp as predicted, Ruth Faulkner considers whether the day might be a short-lived phenomenon in the UK.