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BRAND PROFILE: Chrysalis Jewellery

Having just returned from a successful outing to Baselworld with a string of new accounts, Chrysalis is a jewellery brand that has gained serious traction since its inception back in 2007. MICHAEL NORTHCOTT caught up with director Andy Maine.

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FEATURE: Focus on – Casting

There have been great technological changes in the casting industry in recent years. After the latest announcement of 3D printing jewellery by Argos, and the introduction of laser-sintering machines that ‘print’ jewellery directly in precious metal, TOM DAVIS looks at where the industry is heading 

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FEATURE: The future is here

It’s clear that technology manufacturers are entering the wristwatch space with the intention of re-defining it. But what does this mean for innovation elsewhere in the market? Where is design going and will it be informed by the smartwatch phenonemon? TOM DAVIS explores

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Watch out for the Swiss franc

Swiss watchmakers have reacted to the strength of the franc by raising their prices in the Eurozone, but this is not necessarily bad news for UK retailers, finds TOM DAVIS Swiss watch exports have been soaring in recent years and in 2014 they reached a record high, bringing in a …

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MARKET ANALYSIS: precious metals and the market

[intro]After a turbulent couple of years, more reasonable metal prices are creating the conditions for hallmarking figures to climb steadily. TOM DAVIS speaks to some of the best-known bullion houses and assay offices to find out their thoughts on where the market for precious metals is heading.[/intro] There’s no doubt …

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