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Industry called to fight diamond over-grading -

After banning purportedly misleading grading reports from his online diamond trading platform, the head of Rapaport Group has called on the jewellery industry...

Sales increase and new stores for Pandora -

Pandora’s strong global performance in the third quarter has been echoed by similarly positive results in Australia as the international jewellery...

New coloured diamond pricing index to benefit retailers -

A new research body for fancy coloured diamonds has marked its official launch with the release of an index that provides information on coloured diamond...

Wedding ring comp rewards consumers and retailers -

A leading wedding ring supplier has launched an incentive campaign that rewards both retailers and consumers, with prizes including a European honeymoon....

$20M for 392-carat cushion-shaped sapphire -

A 392.52-carat Ceylon sapphire, said to be the fourth largest faceted sapphire in the world, has established a new world auction record price after selling...

First Australian jewellery conference announced -

In a first for the Australian and NZ industries a jewellery conference has been announced with the aim of helping retailers increase sales and better manage...

New Products

Sekonda -

Sekonda shines with two-tone.

Ice-Watch -

Ice-Polo sets the scene for leisurely activities.

RM Williams -

RM Williams launches Kydra women’s watches.

Danish Design -

Danish Design strikes again.

Roamer -

Roamer marvels the moon’s phases.

Bulova -

Bulova introduces the Marine Star models.

A 392.52-carat Ceylon sapphire, said to be the fourth largest faceted sapphire in the world, has established a new world auction record price after selling for almost $20 million.   [read...]
Bold, statement pieces have characterised the fashion jewellery scene for years but could a completely different design aesthetic change the landscape? Emily Mobbs investigates.   [read...]
Jewellery brand Thomas Sabo has launched its first international television campaign ahead of the Christmas trading period in a bid to drive more customers into retail stores.   [read...]

Diamond grading fight – GIA V EGL, refereed by Rapaport -

The current debate about the use of diamond grading reports is not new. Given that it is not a “science” and involves some degree of subjectivity, there will always be room for disagreement – or at least a difference of opinion – on the grade of a diamond.

Shopping is about discovery, not being discovered -

Many retailers are losing the plot; by focusing too heavily on retail technology they are missing the point about shopping. According to retail expert BOB PHIBBS, shopping is about discovery, not being discovered. Subscription required.

A tale of two (jewellery) locations -

A violent armed robbery recently highlighted the risks for jewellery stores and, ironically, COLEBY NICHOLSON says it draws attention to the pros and cons of shopping centres.

How to decrease your leasing costs -

While rental reviews can be a sore point for jewellers, experts say a little knowledge about leasing laws can go a long way to knowing your rights and reducing your costs.

Managerial mistakes that matter -

All sales teams make mistakes but what if it’s the sales manager who is causing these errors? Gretchen Gordon lists some common behavioural errors perpetrated by sales managers that directly affect sales. Subscription required.

Centre Stage

Watches are a man’s best friend -

As watches continue to be the most popular fashion accessories for men, Emily Mobbs sets out to discover the timepieces expected to capture the attention of males both young and old this season.

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