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Regulation is stifling Australia’s artisanal gemstone miners

An avalanche of bureaucracy and rising costs are burying small-scale mining businesses and crushing a vibrant industry’s potential, writes Lilo Stadler. Read more »

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Understanding how young consumers buy jewellery

Ryan Purdie-Smith discusses why jewellery retailers should put their customers first – particularly if they plan to appeal to younger shoppers. Read more »

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The tribulations of light

JOHN CHAPMAN explores how light impacts our perception of a diamond and the common mistakes and misconceptions jewellers may unwittingly harbour. Read more »

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The unexpected challenges of running a business in rural Australia

ROBYN SPARKE turns the focus towards jewellery retail in regional and rural areas, where population demographics impact businesses very differently than in major cities. Read more »

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Dispelling the myths and misconceptions about jewellery valuations

RIKKI MCANDREW explores how jewellery valuations have evolved over time and what jewellers and consumers can expect from a modern valuation. Read more »

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The advice that could save you from your own gemstone nightmare

CHRIS HOLDSWORTH offers a warning to jewellers over the dangers of gemstone treatments, which can have expensive consequences if undetected. Read more »

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Appreciating the blessings in disguise

Being a Melbourne jeweller during the COVID-19 pandemic was a lesson in perspective, resilience, and seizing opportunities – in whatever form they took, writes STEVE PALLAS. Read more »

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Giving Australia’s national gemstone the respect it deserves

For too long, stubborn myths have plagued the Australian opal market – unfashionable, cheap, too fragile – and it’s now time to set the record straight, writes DAMIEN CODY. Read more »

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There are many e-commerce opportunities for retailers – and suppliers are here to help

With the acceleration of e-commerce during COVID-19 lockdowns, the time is right for retailers to integrate and invest in this side of their business, writes JOHN ROSE. Read more »
There can be no doubt that 2020 will be remembered beyond any other year for its political and health upheavals on a truly global scale. The year can also be seen as a culmination of an inglorious period for the watch and clock industry.

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Watch fairs – European COVID flare-up brings 2021 Geneva cancellations

It was probably no surprise that the Geneva Watches & Wonders event scheduled for April 2021 has been cancelled. Formerly known as Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, it will mean that the show will not have taken place for two years given that this year’s event was also cancelled earlier this year. Read more »

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It’s time to build a cross-generational bridge

The jewellery industry is facing the challenge of generational change – and it’s a case of evolve or get left behind, writes RICHARD MAYO. Read more »

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The importance of kindness post-COVID

When figuring out a strategy to survive the new reality of retail, the jewellery industry’s greatest strength is in our kindness and loyalty to each other, writes HELEN THOMPSON-CARTER. Read more »

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Jewellers should heed these pearls of wisdom

There are numerous opportunities for jewellers in the pearl category, particularly in providing care and maintenance services for strands and jewellery, writes JUNE MANN. Read more »

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Learning from the past, looking to the future

It is all too easy to fall into despair during tough times, but jewellery retailers and suppliers alike shouldn’t lose sight of opportunities or be afraid to adapt, writes DARREN ROBERTS. Read more »

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Jewellers need to embrace new opportunities in the watch category

Consumer behaviour has changed due to COVID-19, writes CATHERINE CRANER, who advises watchmakers and jewellers to adapt and take advantage by focusing on watch services. Read more »

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