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ADVICE: Returns could cause jewellery retailers a Valentine’s break up

With spending from this Valentine’s Day anticipated to have exceeded £980m – £15m more than in 2015 – according to the latest figures from Verdict Retail, there’s no denying that the 14 February is a well-established retail ‘event’.  For jewellery retailers it marks not only a peak trading period, but the …

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M Vainer

Natural fancy colours are “truly nature’s aberrations”, says diamond expert Richard Vainer. They only form when conditions are on the edge of ‘possible’ for diamond formation, this can create shifts in the crystal structure, or when impurities such as nitrogen (which colours diamonds yellow) or, more rarely, boron (which colours …

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True British craftsmanship from Wedds & Co

True British craftsmanship of beautiful wedding rings at competitive prices. Wedds & Co’s finest collections of plain, diamond-set wedding and eternity bands suit all tastes and budgets. Collections and display packages are available to complement any discerning retailer’s window. Its new 2016 Diamond Signature range launch is available in channel, mill …

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10 tips for increasing online sales

We’ve all heard about how important it is to generate engagement and drive traffic to your website. However, while racking up a large amount of visitors to your site is a great start, the number of people that convert into actual sales needs to be as equally impressive before you …

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Another step forward in an ongoing challenge

Diamond grading issues have been a hot topic in recent months, but a new ISO Standard could benefit the consumer and retailer. STELLA LAYTON, chief assay master at the Birmingham Assay Office, explains.

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Every reason for Christmas cheer

The industry has done a good job of holding steady and ending a decade of contraction this year. The hallmarking figures graph ‘bottomed-out’ showing modest but definite increases in almost every month of the last 12.

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ADVICE: Christmas tips

There will be a lot of requests for annual leave over the Christmas period and if you cannot close the business, you will need to apply a fair and consistent approach to authorising and rejecting annual leave requests.

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