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Surprise merger forms largest Aussie metals provider -

Palloys Group has merged with ABC Bullion to create what is believed to be the largest precious metals service provider in Australia.

Historic deals could change diamond industry -

India and Russia have announced a number of landmark agreements that have the potential to dramatically change the global diamond industry.

Thomas Sabo jewellery showcased in fashion capital -

The latest Thomas Sabo jewellery collection has been introduced to an international audience ahead of the Australian and New Zealand launch.

Diamond dealer expands to meet strong demand -

After what could be described as a difficult year for the local diamond industry, one supplier is ending 2014 on a positive note, having announced the...

Jewellery award nominations closing soon -

Nominations will soon close for the Jewellery Industry Awards, which is said to be the only local competition to focus on the contributions of “people”...

Elvis watch leaves the building for $45K -

A watch formerly owned by “The King” of rock and roll has fetched almost four times its estimated price, while a recently discovered 40-carat...

New Products

Diva -

Diva launches an innovative earring concept.

Pink Kimberley -

Pink Kimberley ventures to the sea.

Julie Sandlau -

Julie Sandlau explores the sea.

Broken Bay Pearls -

Broken Bay Pearls are natural in colour and lustre.

Karen Walker -

Karen Walker blossoms with its Rock Garden collection.

Tresor Paris -

Tresor Paris dazzles with the Rosace Argent collection.

After another “interesting” year in the Australian and New Zealand jewellery industries, COLEBY NICHOLSON reviews the past 12 months with his annual list of highs and lows.   [read...]
A watch formerly owned by “The King” of rock and roll has fetched almost four times its estimated price, while a recently discovered 40-carat rough ruby has sold at a record-breaking auction.   [read...]
Members of royalty, more specifically princesses, have long been a source of inspiration for jewellery design. But it appears real-life princesses are not the only muses, with one offering embracing the enchanted world of Disney.   [read...]

Jewellers enjoy the best of both worlds -

It’s hard to not get caught up in doom and gloom, especially in an era of rapid change and business disruption, however, COLEBY NICHOLSON believes the jewellery industry should rejoice the past.

The Very Best of Jeweller -

It was a tough “gig”; select Jeweller’s very best stories from the past decade. No one anticipated how difficult this would be but we got there in the end. Here it is!

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.

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

Jewellery just got smarter -

Forget smartwatches; the latest high-tech wearables come in the form of rings, bracelets and pendants. Emily Mobbs investigates the new ”smart jewellery” craze and what it could mean for the independent retailer.

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