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(L-R): Coles MD Ian McLeod, Super Retail Group CEO Peter Birtles, Leigh Sales, Woolworths MD Tjeerd Jegen, Bunnings MD, ANRA chairman John Gillam. (Photo: Peter Braig)

Jewellers “not affected” by GST-free threshold campaign

A push to remove the $1,000 GST-free threshold from overseas online purchases appears to have stumbled. But some believe it won’t greatly affect the jewellery industry. Read more »
"Star of China", a D coloured Type IIa briolette 75.36-carat diamond that sold for a record-breaking US$11m

Briolette diamond sets $12 million record

Another world record-breaking sale has been made for what is said to be the largest and most perfect briolette diamond ever offered at auction.  Read more »
Pandora's head office management is undergoing major shifts

Pandora vice president quits

Following the recent resignation of its CEO, jewellery company Pandora has now also announced that its executive vice president will be stepping down. Read more »
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show

HK jewellery show splits in two

In response to increased exhibitor and visitor numbers, the organiser of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show has decided to split the fair into two separate events.  Read more »
The long-running case is expected to be wrapped up by the end of 2013

De Beers compensation cheques in the mail

The final payments from the De Beers class action settlement should be made in the coming weeks, with the case – beginning more than 10 years ago – expected to close by the end of 2013. Read more »
The charm features a freshwater pearl and pink-enamelled sterling silver ribbon

Thomas Sabo announces breast cancer support

Jewellery brand Thomas Sabo will donate $5 from every Pink Ribbon charm purchase to Cancer Council Australia to support people affected by breast cancer. Read more »

Pastiche rewards jewellery display winners

The winners of the Pastiche “Make an Impression” Mother’s Day visual merchandising competition have been announced, with the company claiming the promotion was a great success. Read more »
Coleby Nicholson

Are you a middle market retailer?

Life was easy when there were three distinct markets; the high and low ends and, of course, the middle market. Everyone knew how they fitted, but COLEBY NICHOLSON believes there are now only two types of consumers.  Read more »
The suspect waited for the clerk to turn their back before grabbing the two necklaces

Tiffany targeted by jewellery thief

The recent theft at Tiffany & Co’s flagship store in New York of two diamond necklaces valued at almost US$100,000 (A$104,000) is a reminder that not even the big industry players are immune to robberies.   Read more »
Opening up the SmartWatch is intended to push the boundaries of Sony’s offering in the current market

Sony opens SmartWatch to developers

In further developments in the smartwatch arena, Sony has announced an update to its SmartWatch where people will be able to legally hack into the device. Read more »
Two suspects were arrested after falling off a motorcycle. Image source: Daily Mail

Burka-clad thieves in jewellery smash-and-grab

An armed gang of thieves dressed in burkas has allegedly made off with luxury watches valued at £1 million (A$1.7m) from a busy London-based upmarket department store.  Read more »
De Beers aims to deliver a story about the individual stone in its brand Forevermark

Consumers want diamond stories, not 4Cs

Retailers should move away from promoting diamond sales by the use of the four Cs because it can often end in debates about price. Industry experts now say it’s better to engage customers with story telling. Read more »


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