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The term ‘responsibly-sourced’ forms a significant part of Gemfield's marketing, and it’s important to reiterate here that the Gemfields Group is not a member of the RJC. Image: Gemfields

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Gemfields, Fabergé and the Responsible Jewellery Council

It’s no secret that the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has faced a barrage of criticism since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war. Read more »
This Omega x Swatch collaboration may prove to be a spark that starts a fire amidst the resurging popularity of traditional watches. Only time will tell. One thing is for sure: more collaborations between watch brands will most likely continue following the success of this recent event.

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Making sense of the Omega x Swatch chaos

Two iconic watch brands, one low price – the MoonSwatch was destined to be an astronomical collaboration. While Swatch has stressed that this wasn’t a limited edition release, it wasn’t enough to prevent crowd chaos at launches across the globe. ANGELA HAN explores what this says about consumers today and what it means for the watch industry. Read more »
Times have changed – this is a far cry from potatoes and tighter belts! We saw retail trading figures being buoyed by luxury consumption throughout the pandemic. The watch and jewellery sector evidently experienced momentous growth.

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Predictably unpredictable: the state of supply in 2022

The past two years of the global pandemic revealed some interesting trends, but one stands out: lockdowns, restrictions and overall sense of impending doom did not curb consumption. ANGELA HAN explores some of the anticipated changes to the supply chain in this brave new world. Read more »
The wise and percipient know from past experience that economic instability and the challenges therein can lead to new opportunities. Instead, these events can simultaneously expose existing weaknesses and strengthen the position of a business.

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Retail is dead. Long live retail!

For more than a decade, people have been predicting the end of physical stores as choice and convenience lured customers away from the streets and into the cloud. But one thing is certain, and as demonstrated by the past two years, nothing is as ever as it first seems. ANGELA HAN explores what the future holds for retail. Read more »
Image courtesy: Peter W Beck

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Laughter and legacy: a tribute to Peter W Beck

Australia lost a luminary of the jewellery industry on 6 December when Peter Beck passed away. While the word ‘legend’ is bandied around all too often these days, in Peter’s case it is more than fitting.  Read more »
The new trade show in March 2022 will be supported by all four buying groups.

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New jewellery fair garners buying group support for New Year 'kick-off'

Following last week’s announcement of ‘Australian Jewellery Fair 2022 Kickstart’, a new trade show to ‘reboot’ the industry following two years of turmoil due COVID-19 restrictions, Australia’s four buying groups have thrown their support behind the Sydney show. Read more »
Named <i>Once in a Blue Moon</i> this Tender collection consists of 41 lots of carefully curated Argyle blue and violet diamonds. Just recently it was won by fancy coloured diamond specialist, Kunming Diamonds.

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Kunming Diamonds breaks records with final Argyle tender

Rio Tinto’s recent and final diamond tender included 'Once in a blue moon', a rare collection of blue and violet diamonds that were won by Kumning Diamonds, a Hong Kong-based specialist colored diamond supplier. Read more »

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DeBeers' lab-created diamonds: direct to consumers – it was always going to happen

De Beers recently announced that it will now sell loose lab-created diamonds direct to consumers. ANGELA HAN explores further challenges that lie ahead for both retailers and suppliers. Read more »
A portrait shot of the publisher's ex-runt first hoya compacta flower that bloomed two years earlier than usual since it was nursed from root rot.

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One part water, one part soil and sharp scissors

Recognising root rot is the first step towards saving a plant or tree, and just like gardening, a ‘dying’ business can often be saved by a repot and a solid prune. ANGELA HAN shares her experiences. Read more »

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To see the world in a facet

Problems can sometimes appear bigger than they really are, but solutions are often right before our eyes. ANGELA HAN reveals how diamonds can teach us multifaceted solutions to multifaceted problems. Read more »
Cloud Fatigue: extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical withdrawal from society. Symptoms include the desire to wear pants and get out of the house to hang out in the office.

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Read in the event of an emergency

As the world went into lockdown, businesses were forced to move trading from the street to the cloud. With the convenience and savings afforded to us by technology, are we looking at a digital-only future? ANGELA HAN reviews the state of affairs, one year on. Read more »
Can you spot Everest? An aerial shot of the Everest range in the Himalayan mountains.

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Climb every mountain: lessons from the summit

After a year that’s felt much like a tumultuous trek through the Himalayas, ANGELA HAN sits on a summit to take in the view and ponder the lessons learned. Read more »
The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) lost 20 per cent of its remaining membership in 2020, leaving it with just 431 members.

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Jewellery association membership at a record low

The Jewellers Association Australia (JAA) has released its 2020 financial results which show that membership continues to fall, reaching a new low over the past decade. Read more »
Fancy Pink heart-shaped diamond from Leibish & Co.

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Listening to the heartbeat of the jewellery trade

What happens when the Australian jewellery industry undergoes an intense medical examination? ANGELA HAN checks the vitals and shares her findings. Read more »

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What is the future of jewellery?

Is the industry resilient because jewellery is an irrational purchase, or is the industry robust because consumers are irrational about jewellery? ANGELA HAN explores. Read more »

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