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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Gecko takes over Diamonfire distributionSubscription
Jewellery supplier Gecko, part of WB The Creative Jewellery Group, has taken over the distribution of German jewellery brand Diamonfire from Somers, the now defunct distribution arm of the Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ).
A consortium of gold and diamond industry leaders have joined forces with technology company IBM on the first cross-industry initiative to use blockchain to trace the provenance of finished pieces of jewelry across the supply chain for increased transparency.
The best talent is already hereSubscription
According to those involved in recruitment, be it in any industry, two of the biggest challenges associated with hiring people are finding the right people in the first place, and then retaining those good people once you get them.
Assay Office Birmingham has been testing and hallmarking precious metals articles since 1773.
AnchorCert Academy has launched more new courses in 2018, to complement the existing programme which includes retail-focused courses on diamonds, coloured gemstones valuations and hallmarking.
Following the launch of Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) SkinKindTM costume jewellery brand in 2017, AnchorCert Analytical, sister division to the Assay Office Birmingham, presents the testing methodology, DermaKindTM.
Danish jewellery and watch brands Christina and Obaku have appointed to Victoria Louise to the newly-created role of senior brand executive for the UK market.
A collaborative partnership from three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers will see a new a gem fair in Edinburgh, offering responsibly mined gemstones with full provenance to trade customers.
Fossil Group, the parent company of the Fossil watch brand and licence holder for Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs and Armani Exchange watches, has announced a global partnership agreement for the design, development and distribution of Puma watches and smartwatches.
The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) consulted with a selection of its members and industry influencers about its future at a dedicated event in London yesterday (April 24).