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October, 2017

  • 25 October

    Fighting back against the algorithms

    Now that the show season has cooled down, we head into the final quarter of the year, and begin gearing up for the Christmas sales period.

September, 2017

  • 12 September

    Seeking clarity

    The Company of Master Jewellers, I am assured, is soon to turn a corner.

August, 2017

  • 15 August

    How jewellery can tap into the zeitgeist

    It’s no secret that consumer technology pervades almost everything we do nowadays, but a perhaps under-reported but clearly associated phenomenon is the impact it is having on design and creativity.

  • 2 August

    EDITOR’S COMMENT: What now for the CMJ?

    Much ink has been spilled by the trade press over the sudden and barely explicated departure of Willie Hamilton, the polarising chief executive of the Company of Master Jewellers.

July, 2017

  • 10 July

    Watch out for those toxins

    Rules can seem boring but rarely do they exist for no reason. In recent weeks, a study found some low cost necklace jewellery had excessive levels of lead, cadmium or nickel release.

April, 2017

  • 10 April

    Ivanka Trump, and why reputation is king

    Can you imagine if your own father had so many critics, and ignited such visceral disdain, that merely bearing his name could become toxic to your own business?

November, 2016

October, 2016

  • 10 October

    Something in the water

    I’ve been at this magazine for three years, and, if I am being honest, after joining I quickly became accustomed to a downbeat atmosphere at the major trade shows in the industry.

August, 2016

  • 17 August

    After Brexit, the show must go on

    The post-Brexit dust appears, at least for the time being to have settled. Although the gold price shot up in the immediate aftermath, the pace of increase does appear to have slowed. Now that the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 have calmed down and regained their initial losses, it’s possible …

June, 2016

  • 22 June

    Can’t stand the heat?

    I watched a documentary the other day about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. It revealed a side of the tale that I had not heard before but which resonated with me.

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