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The JIA is reviving the 'dying art' of hand engraving, amongst other techniques. Image courtesy: JIA

Jewellery institute revives ‘dying art’

A new Australian jewellery institute has opened in an effort to provide the local industry with greater access to specialised skills training. Read more >>
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The Australian Jewellery Fair will include security-related presentations this year

Security confronted at Brisbane jewellery fair

The organiser of the upcoming Australian Jewellery Fair in Brisbane has announced plans to provide security-related seminars to help combat jewellery store robberies. Read more >>
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Nationwide Jewellers has run the apprentice support scheme since 2009

2017 jewellery apprentice support announced

Australia and New Zealand’s largest buying group, Nationwide Jewellers, is calling for jewellers to enrol in its annual apprentice support scheme. Read more >>
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Victoria Police and industry groups are addressing the spate of jewellery store armed robberies. Image courtesy: Seven News/<em>Fairfax Media</em>

Police, jewellery industry combat armed attacks

Following a series of terrifying armed robberies across Melbourne, Victoria Police and industry groups have rallied to provide continued support to the jewellery trade. Read more >>
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The One Night Under the Lights exhibition helped to promote the work of jewellery students

Jewellery exhibition gains much needed exposure

An exhibition showcasing the work of jewellery students has been hailed a success by organisers after attracting attention from the wider industry and helping to promote the future of the trade. Read more >>
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Pop-up Trade Days will be coming to Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland in February

Jewellery Trade Days launch in New Year

The jewellery Trade Days series will return to cities across Australia next year while a location has been added in New Zealand for the first time. Read more >>
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Funding cuts to jewellery diplomas have resulted in fears that fewer people will enter the industry

Jewellery diplomas stripped of government funding

Diplomas in jewellery are among a list of nearly 500 courses that will no longer be eligible for financial support under new Federal Government plans. Read more >>
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Pinterest is ideal for jewellers but don't be fooled by the myths

Don’t be fooled by Pinterest myths

Pinterest operates differently to other social media platforms and, as MELISSA MEGGINSON states, understanding these differences is crucial to maximising impact on this powerful ideas platform. Read more >>
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Aussie through and through

I began making silver jewellery about 43 years ago. Silver won me over from day one on a buffing machine. I still remember thinking, “Wow, I love this stuff!” Read more >>
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Your sales staff are talking too much!

In sales, there’s a time to talk and a time to listen. BRIAN JEFFREY says selling can improve when staff stop talking because when it comes to this industry, the gift of the gab isn’t so much a gift as it is a sin. Subscription required. Read more >>
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What jewellers can learn from Goldilocks

When it comes to selling, there are certain behaviours that can stop sales before the process even begins. DOUG FLEENER discusses how staff can ensure they’re establishing the right in-store environment to promote purchasing. Subscription required. Read more >>
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A positive experience should be a business-wide mandate

Forget the price and make buying positive

Forget price. Creating a positive buying experience is the best way to not only keep customers
coming back for more but also attract new business. SUE BARRETT reports. Subscription required. Read more >>
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