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Selwyn Pearson was initially appointed as an independent chairman from outside the jewellery industry to lead the forum

Fall-out over united NZ jewellery forum causes furore

Rather than uniting the Kiwi jewellery industry last February’s Industry Forum has created more disunity after the independent chairman was told his services were no longer required. Could it mean another breakaway jewellery association? Read more »
The JAA is seeking government action to reduce the tax-free threshold from $1000 to $200, a step that it hopes will encourage consumers to buy more from domestic jewellery retailers

JAA seeks government action to assist jewellers

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has lodged a submission with the Productivity Commission to seek action from the Government on issues that it feels are hindering the jewellery industry. Read more »
The strengthening Australian dollar is pushing local consumers to buy branded watch and jewellery overseas for much lower prices

Branded product losers in rise of online retail

Bricks-and-mortar retailers who sell branded product are those most likely to suffer in the face of the boom in online retail, according to the Australia Institute.  Read more »
High-end jeweller Tiffany has increased its full-year earnings forecast following a commendable first quarter of trading

Tiffany upbeat after first-quarter results

High-end jeweller Tiffany & Co increased its earnings forecast for the full year of 2011 after higher-than-expected net sales and earnings growth in its first quarter. Read more »
The inaugural Cody Australian Opal Centre Photographic Prize will boost the image of opal, Australia's national gemstone,

Photo competition to boost image of opals

Australia’s national gemstone is being celebrated in the inaugural Cody Australian Opal Centre Photographic Prize, a nationwide photography competition designed to promote opal and opal fields. Read more »
Melbourne NCJV chairman Rikki McAndrew has noticed an increasing spate of fake gold watch chains and bracelets

Jewellers warned over fake gold

An upsurge in ‘fake’ gold jewellery has been discovered in Melbourne, where six bracelets coated with gold and stamped as gold looked so genuine that retailers are being warned they wouldn’t know the difference. Read more »
Designa Accessories is holding a charity lunch and raffle to help the Sydney Children's Hospital's 'Gold Week fundraising drive

Designa Accessories joins charity drive

Watch supplier Designa Accessories is set to participate in Sydney Children’s Hospital’s ‘Gold Week’ fundraising drive by holding a charity lunch and raffle on May 27. Read more »
Natalee Hibbins, Australia's representative in the jewellery category of the 41st WorldSkills International Competition

Young jeweller enters global 'Skills Olympics'

Perth-based apprentice jeweller Natalee Hibbins is set to represent Australia in the prestigious 41st WorldSkills International Competition. Read more »
Vicenzaoro Charm 2011

Italy turns to Asia to revitalise jewellery industry

VicenzaOro Charm, the May edition of Italy’s thrice-yearly jewellery show, confirms the growing importance of Asia and considers ways to adapt the Vicenza show format in the face of an increasingly crowded market. Read more »
Temelli Jewellery's 9ct yellow and white gold marquise cut-cubic zirconia dress ring. It was an engagement dress ring which was then replaced by a joint design.

More couples design engagement rings together

Joint designs are the future of engagement rings, according to Melbourne-based Temelli Jewellery, which recently won the ‘Best Rings in Victoria’ award from the Australian Bridal Industry Academy. Read more »
Pandora is hoping to increase the number of concept stores it has worldwide

Pandora price increases yet to hit Australia

Price increases from Pandora have received mixed responses in the jewellery company’s global markets, but Australian stockists have yet to feel the full impact. Read more »
The 2012 September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair will see the launch of the world's first International Gem Cutting and Jewellery Design Competition

Global competition to promote gem-set jewellery

Next year will see the launch of the world’s first International Gem Cutting and Jewellery Design Competition, to be held at UBM Asia’s September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in collaboration with the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA). Read more »


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