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Jewellers to be hit by wage rise -

The recently announced minimum wage rise for retail will adversely affect jewellers, according to two industry groups.

Jeweller praised for response during armed attack -

A jewellery store on a street where several armed robberies have taken place thwarted a second attack due to its security measures, police have said.

Design competition raises Aussie pearls profile -

A new jewellery design contest has been launched in an attempt to generate greater awareness about the Australian pearl industry.

Change at the top for De Beers -

The head of the De Beers Group is stepping down after five years in charge and just weeks after signing a record sales agreement.

Calls for more transparency at World Diamond Congress -

The need for greater openness within the global diamond supply chain was a hot topic at a recent international conference.

Sydney jewellery fair organiser hits back at JAA -

The organiser of the International Jewellery Fair is seeking to “set the record straight” in response to the JAA’s announcement that...

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Thomas Sabo -

Thomas Sabo daydreams in style.

Julie Sandlau -

Julie Sandlau relishes vivid colours.

Danish Design -

Danish Design strikes a bold look.

Karen Walker -

Karen Walker cuts a polished grandeur.

Chrysalis -

Chrysalis is becoming personal.

TWM Co -

TWM Co edges out a winner.

Recent research suggests the popularity of smartwatches is overtaking traditional Swiss watches but MARTIN FOSTER says this superficial conclusion is downright misleading.   [read...]
A fancy vivid blue diamond appears to have lived up to expectations, having set a new record price for any diamond, gemstone or piece of jewellery sold at auction.   [read...]
Fashion watches are helping consumers make powerful lifestyle statements in a market where subtle is in and brash statements are out. ANGELA TUFVESSON reports.   [read...]

Gain repeat sales from last impressions: How to create return customers -

Where does retail marketing start? No, not from a website, a telephone call or a coupon. BOB PHIBBS believes the best marketing begins when staff show how much they care at the end of a sale. Subscription required.

Hate your old stock? Get rid of it now! -

Old product ties up cash and makes jewellery stores look tired. With the end of financial year looming, avoid old-stock stress and start moving those slow-selling items.

Instagram to Instaglam: Part 2 -

In the conclusion of a two-part series, DEBRA TEMPLAR outlines more tips and tricks for how jewellers can increase consumer engagement and foot traffic with visually friendly platform Instagram.

Marriage is changing but the ring lives on -

Marriage is ever-changing yet the traditional engagement ring remains popular. ANGELA TUFVESSON takes a closer look at the latest market trends.

‘Once upon a time, there was a jewellery brand...’ -

Storytelling exists in all cultures; it is used to convey learning and history, as well as to entertain children and adults alike. DENYSE DRUMMOND-DUNN discusses the use of storytelling in brand marketing. Subscription required.

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Pantone 2016 autumn jewellery trend shakeup -

If Pantone’s latest colour trend forecast is any indication, then jewellery designs for the upcoming season may involve a move away from ‘typical’ autumn hues.

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