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Diamond fraud; harsh sentences handed down -

A group of diamond traders have been sentenced for bribing an international grading laboratory employee and committing fraud in relation to diamond grading...

Fugitive buys blue diamond for record US$48.5M -

A rare blue diamond believed to have been sold to a convicted felon is among the coloured stones that recently achieved world record prices at auction....

Apple Watch behind Swiss watch exports decline? -

Media reports have suggested the Apple Watch could be behind a six-year low in Swiss watch exports as rumours about a second iteration of the smartwatch...

World’s biggest diamond in more than 100 years -

A diamond producer has unearthed what is believed to be the second largest stone ever mined in the same week that it uncovered two other large pieces of...

Aussie diamond sales ‘weak’ for Blue Nile -

Despite sliding international sales, including “weakness” in Australia, online diamond and jewellery retailer Blue Nile’s global revenue...

Omega admits defeat in Costco watch battle? -

After years of fighting Costco over the unauthorised distribution of its watches, Omega appears to have conceded defeat – but Costco is not having...

New Products

Bolton Gems -

Bolton Gems sparkles in white.

Danish Design -

Danish Design is elegant in tan.

Le Corone -

Le Corone sails to Venice.

Stones & Silver -

Stones & Silver sprouts life with rose gold.

Ellani Collections -

Ellani Collections shoots the arrow.

Uberkate -

Uberkate gets a few words in.

Japanese watch brands are improving their reputations and increasing market share at a time when the industry is supposed to be in upheaval. COLEBY NICHOLSON discovers how.   [read...]
UPDATED: Ever wondered what a multi-million dollar bra looks like? Victoria’s Secret has announced details about this year's illustrious gem-encrusted – and impressively priced – Fantasy Bra.
Selling to men is thought to be easier than selling to women … until it comes to jewellery. EMILY MOBBS speaks with a ring of jewellers who think they may have cracked the code.   [read...]

Jewellers don't have to become blacksmiths -

These days, traditional shopping strips are full of ‘For lease’ and ‘Vacancy’ signs. COLEBY NICHOLSON explains why this could be a good thing.

Don’t confuse customer satisfaction with loyalty -

Newsflash: customer satisfaction and customer loyalty aren’t the same thing. Confusing them can be detrimental to your store as one is a direct reflection of sales, while the other offers entirely different insight.

Would you consider ‘diamond’ a brand? -

All too often the word ‘brand’ is confused with ‘label’. For example, a new product cannot be a brand because it has no heritage. However, COLEBY NICHOLSON found himself in an interesting debate about the legacy of ‘diamond’.

When to re-order and when to run -

In the conclusion of a two-part look at profitable retailing, DAVID BROWN discusses the integral components of re-ordering fast-moving stock and cutting slow sellers.

The psychology of selling with emotion -

Top salespeople are those who understand how different emotions directly impact upon the selling process. ROSS SIMMONDS reports on how best to leverage specific personality traits. Subscription required.

Centre Stage

10 must-follow jewellery designers on Instagram -

Ever wondered what goes on behind-the-scenes when designing and manufacturing jewellery? Gain a backstage pass with this list of must-follow designers who share their tricks of the trade on Instagram.

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