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Unanswered questions at JAA AGM

The JAA’s annual general meeting took place on 15 November in Sydney and, apart from electing a new board, one of the other tasks was to present the financial statements for the year ending 30 June. Read more »

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Jewellers Association needs a Brexit

It’s time for the Australian jewellery industry to bring about its own Brexit. With the upcoming AGM scheduled for 15 November, I believe current Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) president Selwyn Brandt must leave (exit) the board if the industry is to become united and cohesive. Read more »

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Is smart jewellery a smart idea?

Wearable technology is evolving to look a lot like jewellery but should it be classified as such? COLEBY NICHOLSON asks if this expanding, fashion-focused category has a place in the industry. Read more »

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It’s time for Brandt and JAA to move on

It was great to see Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) president Selwyn Brandt recently calling for a “single united voice” to represent and lead the jewellery industry. Read more »

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Long road ahead for the JAA

The 2017 Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) Jewellery Tradeshow has been cancelled and although the writing was on the wall for some time, COLEBY NICHOLSON says the association’s problems are not yet over. Read more »

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JAA fails own Vision and Mission Statement

Last week I provided readers with a detailed account of why Gunnamatta Media, publisher of Jeweller, had decided to end our 20-year relationship with the Jewellers Association of Australia. Read more »

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Jeweller ends 20-year relationship with JAA

After 20 years of sponsoring the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA), it is time for a change. Gunnamatta Media, publisher of Jeweller, has advised the JAA of our intention to end a relationship that first began in 1996. Read more »

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Sorry state of (jewellery) affairs

The recent apology by industry magazine Jewellery World to event organiser Expertise Events would be laughable if it weren’t so serious. COLEBY NICHOLSON investigates the incident, the people involved and the subsequent fallout. Read more »
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Secrets to finding better jewellery staff

Finding the right staff is an ongoing battle for most retailers. COLEBY NICHOLSON shares his tips for how jewellers can weed out the time-wasters looking for ‘any old’ job. Read more »

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What does the JAA stand for?

The recent dispute between Pandora and Alex and Ani has again brought into question the relevance of the JAA. COLEBY NICHOLSON says the ‘peak industry body’ needs to rethink its purpose. Read more »

The hell zone and art of greeting customers

In this digital age, first impressions count more than ever. COLEBY NICHOLSON says salespeople have only a few seconds to make a good impression on a new customer, especially in the ‘hell zone’. Read more »

Battle of the jewellery brands

The recent arrival of a few high-profile international jewellery companies has ruffled feathers in the Australian market, leaving COLEBY NICHOLSON to believe that the biggest brand war yet may ignite in 2016. Read more »


Wednesday, 17 January, 2018 01:54pm
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