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Gem Quarter: Every hue of green and blue

Jeweller discovers the chemical and structural causes of colour in captivating natural blue and green gemstones, from Ceylon sapphires to imperial jade. Read more »
Learn about how the art of gemstone cutting can transform a crystal and bring out its best qualities, from colour to size and sparkle.

Feature Stories
Coloured gemstones: A cut above

Justin K Prim explores the fascinating variety of coloured gemstone cuts and how each one enhances the rough crystal to its full potential. Read more »
Natural diamond crystal nestled in kimberlite. Image: Shutterstock

Diamonds
Why diamonds?: Exploring the history and future of the world’s most iconic gemstone

Australian geologist EWEN TYLER (AM) has been called the 'Father of Australian diamonds', having led the discovery of the country's three diamond mines. Here, he reflects on humanity’s captivation with these shimmering stones. Read more »
Fancy colour diamonds offer stunning creative potential. Image: Graff Tribal Collection Campaign 2021, David Morris necklace

Diamonds
Fancy colour diamonds: A natural selection

While a relatively niche category, the creative appeal and attractive margins of fancy colour diamonds mean they continue to punch above their weight for jewellers, writes ARABELLA RODEN. Read more »
The recent Watches & Wonders Geneva and Shanghai events provide an opportunity to reflect on the current state of the Swiss watch fairs, and what a return to physical shows could entail.

Feature Stories
Watching the Clock

The hybrid Watches & Wonders trade event – presented digitally in Geneva followed by a physical Shanghai show – has rekindled optimism for the Swiss watch industry, reports MARTIN FOSTER. Read more »
Left to Right: Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier brooch; Linneys tiara; Gimel floral brooches; Graff bird brooch

Diamonds
From birth to timeless legacy: The complete story of Argyle pink diamonds

As the era of the Argyle Mine draws to a close, ARABELLA RODEN explores the compelling history and enduring legacy of the world’s premier source of pink diamonds. Read more »
Above: Amethyst rough; Bulgari collier Below: Emerald rough

Feature Stories
Mine to market: Evolution of the rough trade

Sir-Faraz ‘Farooq’ Hashmi explores how cultural and geographic differences shape the journey of colour gemstone rough from the distant corners of Earth to the jeweller’s bench. Read more »
While the wider Australian non-essential (discretionary spend) retail industry has suffered greatly in the past decade, it’s fair to say that many industry experts had predicted bleaker times for fine jewellery chains.

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2020 State of the Industry Report: In-depth analysis of Australia's jewellery chain stores over a decade

There is little doubt the past 10 years have led to significant change in the Australian jewellery landscape – yet analysis of the data by Jeweller shows a number of surprising trends and stories.  Read more »

Feature Stories
Online watch sales: Running out of time

There is a clear framework for improving watch sales – but in the digital era, it appears retailers are still neglecting online customers, writes GRAHAM HENRICKSON. Read more »

Diamonds
Read before you buy: the ultimate guide to fancy colour diamonds

Nothing quite compares to the breathtaking beauty of natural fancy colour diamonds. Exquisitely hued and vanishingly rare, each one is unique – and uniquely valuable. Read this guide to buying fancy colour diamonds before you make a purchase.
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Diamonds
Coronavirus roughs up diamond industry

INCLUDES TIMELINE: The coronavirus has forced shutdowns at every stage of the diamond ‘pipeline’, from mines to bourses, the polishing centre of Surat, and retailers. Yet, the pandemic may represent an unlikely opportunity to rebalance the supply chain, writes ARABELLA RODEN. Read more »

Fairs and Events
The rise, fall and resurrection of Baselworld: A complete timeline

Updated 24 Jun '21: Baselworld was renowned as the world’s premier watch and jewellery show, however the 103-year-old show was officially put to rest in July 2020 following a protracted decline and the withdrawal of high-profile exhibitors. Miraculously, on 23 June 2021, managing director Michel Loris-Melikoff announced: "Baselworld is back."  Read more »

Feature Stories
Watch & Learn: trends in time

The world of watches is almost unrecognisable from what it was ten, or even five years ago. From design to functionality and marketing, the category has evolved significantly due to a combination of technological change, industry politics, economic uncertainty and shifts in communication. Read more »
Graff Diamonds recreates its iconic 1970s campaign for its 60th anniversary in 2013. Model Dalia Gunther had her hair bejewelled with over US$500 million of Graff's most precious creations at his London headquarters. In amongst the 22 spectacular pieces is also a 52.73-carat vivid yellow diamond r

Diamonds
Colour diamonds: the fairest of them all

The fancy colour diamond category is as dynamic and varied as the stones themselves. ARABELLA RODEN explores new trends and opportunities for retail jewellers. Read more »

Engagement Rings
Otherwise engaged: Exploring engagement ring trends

The engagement ring category continues to evolve, with jewellers rising to the challenge of reinventing the classics – and creating unique designs – for the modern consumer. ARABELLA RODEN reports. Read more »

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