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Jewellery crime gang: CCTV provides new clues -

Police have released CCTV photos and video footage in the hope of catching a team of brazen thieves that robbed two salesmen of about $700,000 in diamond...

Apple remains mum amid poor watch sale rumours -

Apple’s decision to withhold exact sales figures for the Apple Watch has led to speculation that the high-profile smartwatch may not have performed...

Jewellery magazine closure causes more confusion -

Recent shake-ups between two Australian jewellery industry publications continue to cause confusion, this time in New Zealand. COLEBY NICHOLSON reports...

Jewellers can learn from Myer’s digital move -

The boundaries between physical and online retailing appear to be diminishing, with retailer Myer trialling a new digitally-focused initiative in one of...

Revenue slumps for big diamond producers -

Two major diamond producers have taken a hit to revenue in the first half of 2015, while new regulatory developments within the international diamond sector...

Armed attack on overseas jewellery suppliers -

In what appears to be a highly planned armed robbery, at least four offenders have stolen $700,000 in diamond and gold jewellery from the back seat of...

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How much is something worth? That’s a good question and an even better one when it comes to jewellery. It’s often hotly debated in the jewellery industry where many myths still exist.   [read...]
In response to the increasing popularity of personalised jewellery, Thomas Sabo has unveiled its first engravable jewellery range in Australia.   [read...]
Gender-based marketing is a traditional approach to business; think pink for girls and blue for boys. However, recent trends indicate a shift towards androgynous and gender-neutral branding, particularly in the jewellery industry. ANGELA TUFVESSON reports on recent findings.   [read...]

Hack the future of Aussie retail -

When was the last time you reviewed you prices? Pricing is about assigning a fair value for not just a product but for all the services that come with it too.

Blunt sales advice every retailer needs to hear -

When it comes to selling, it’s not enough just to be liked by the customer. ROSS SIMMONDS exposes this as well as other sales assumptions that don’t always turn out to be correct. Subscription required.

Are you open for business? Why not check, you could be surprised -

A small jewellery store recently discovered that, according to Google, it had closed. The situation reminds COLEBY NICHOLSON of Monty Python’s ‘Not dead yet’ sketch.

Too much choice can harm business -

The psychology of choice is an important factor when designing a website. GRAHAM JONES believes retailers should take cues from the world of online dating – where an abundance of choice can be a disadvantage. Subscription required.

Upping the customer experience -

Traditional retailers can learn much about creating better experiences online by leveraging those provided in their physical stores. EZRA CHASSER discusses the fine art of blending online and offline engagement.

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Can jewellery keep a secret? -

While jewellery pieces containing secret compartments traditionally have been used for either sinful or sentimental purposes, INDIA NICHOLSON finds that modern day translations often take on a more playful function.  

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