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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Forevermark launches in BelgiumSubscription
Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers Group, is set to launch in five jewellery stores in Belgium through a partnership with Gautam Diamonds.
Anthony Nicholas Group to sell seven Fraser Hart stores as it looks to develop omni-channel business
Anthony Nicholas Group, the parent company of the Fraser Hart fascia in the UK and Fields in Ireland, is to sell seven of its UK Fraser Hart stores as it looks to accelerate development as an omni-channel business.
Merci Maman enjoys positive Black FridaySubscription
Online jewellery retailer Merci Maman have reported 120% increase in black Friday sales with record sales over the Black Friday weekend.
Silver supplier Espree has added the second branch of South Wales independent Jeff’s Jewellers to its list of retail stockists.
Signet’s international sales suffer in Q3Subscription
Signet, the parent company of the H Samuel and Ernest Jones fascias in the UK, saw like-for-like (same store) sales drop by 5.2% in the third quarter of its fiscal year 2020.
A Nottingham jeweller has released images of damage caused to his store by would-be-thieves, who smashed through two brick walls to break in.
Footfall in November dipped by -3.4%, compared to -3.2% the prior year, with Black Friday failing to make an impact on the figures as the shopping day fell outside of the monthly trading period.
Italian trade event VicenzaOro will welcome a selection of exhibitors showcasing the latest technology at its forthcoming January event.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the organiser of the twin Hong Kong Jewellery Shows taking place in March, have made moves to reassure buyers that Hong Kong is “open for business” despite the recent spell of political unrest in the region.
Sentiment in the diamond industry has improved amid rising expectations for the holiday season.