A group of diamond traders have been sentenced for bribing an international grading laboratory employee and committing fraud in relation to diamond grading...
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....
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...
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...
Despite sliding international sales, including “weakness” in Australia, online diamond and jewellery retailer Blue Nile’s global revenue...
After years of fighting Costco over the unauthorised distribution of its watches, Omega appears to have conceded defeat – but Costco is not having...
Bolton Gems sparkles in white.
Danish Design is elegant in tan.
Le Corone sails to Venice.
Stones & Silver sprouts life with rose gold.
Ellani Collections shoots the arrow.
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. [read...]
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...]
These days, traditional shopping strips are full of ‘For lease’ and ‘Vacancy’ signs. COLEBY NICHOLSON explains why this could be a good thing.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Sunday, 29 November, 2015 01:46am