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The Nationwide Jewellers annual 2017 conference will focus on how to manage the ‘new normal’

Jewellery conference confronts ‘challenging’ landscape

The upcoming Nationwide Jewellers conference will focus on the ‘new normal’ retail environment and how jewellers can better manage business in this changing landscape. Read more >>
Jyothi Forman’s piece was displayed after receiving the top prize in the Battle of the Benches contest. Image courtesy: <em>Mid-America Jewelry News</em>

Australian jeweller wins international contest

Jeweller Jyothi Forman has added another award to her stable, having been crowned the winner of a US-based jewellery competition. Read more >>
This year, Paspaley will be sponsoring the JDA's pearl category. Image courtesy: Paspaley

Paspaley revealed as Jewellery Design Awards sponsor

Renowned pearl company Paspaley has been confirmed as a sponsor for the inaugural Jewellery Design Awards (JDA), which now has a prize pool standing at more than $80,000. Read more >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Pinterest is ideal for jewellers but don't be fooled by the myths

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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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