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10 TOP TIPS – Creating the perfect jewellery store

In 2017, the jewellery industry needs to offer more than just a retail space to sell products. Customers want more, and to stand out in the increasingly competitive crowd, retailers need to offer a fully immersive experience that customers will remember long after they’ve left the till point. If you’re …

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VOHS: Cupitt Jeweller

What’s the history of Cupitt Jeweller? Claude Cupitt started the business in Bromsgrove, in 1946. When he retired in 1979 his son Jim took over the business with his wife Sue. They relocated the shop to its current location at Beech Tree House. Jim was a passionate jeweller who had …

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Make Your Mark: The winners

Following the Make Your Mark Awards hosted at the Goldsmiths’ Hall last week (1 November), we take a look at the young designers who won the awards. Silversmithing category winner: Annabel Hood Annabel Hood has won the chance to have her ‘London’s Leopard’ design made in Argentium Silver, she said: …

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COMPANY Q&A: Gemmics

Gemmics specialises in the professional design and production of ceramic jewels, drawing on the inspiration from China’s 5,000 years of ceramic culture. The company uses a unique technique of microcrystalline zirconium nano-technology to increase the strength of the ceramics to a level equal to diamonds, making this traditional fragile much …

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Bullion and manufacturing from Baird & Co

Family-owned Baird & Co is a full-service bullion merchant and manufacturer of precious metals. We learnt more about the company Family owned, proudly independent, and now approaching its 50th anniversary, Baird & Co was established as a firm in 1967 dealing in numismatic gold coins of the world moving towards …

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COMPANY Q&A: Polished diamonds with Monnickendam

With more than 100 years in the industry, Monnickendam is one of the oldest and largest sellers of polished diamonds in the UK. Neil Holness, director of the company, talks to us about the company’s offering hen was the company founded? We were set up in 1890 by Gary Monnickendam’s …

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Company Q&A: High-value transportation

We sit down with Security Drivers International to find out more about its secure high-value transportation service Tell us about the company and how it was set up Security Drivers International, founded in 1995, is a British owned and managed family business. The original founder, John English, is still active …

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Q&A SESSION: Simon Johnson, National Association of Jewellers

  The National Association of Jewellers recently announced that Simon Johnson, owner of Marmalade Fine Jewellery, has been named chairman. TOM DAVIS sat down with him to find out about the new role and what his plans are for the future of the UK’s newly merged trade body.

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Brand Q&A: Going for growth, with Buckley London

Buckley London has established itself as a mainstay of fashion and costume jewellery in the UK market since it was founded in the 1980s. As the firm prepares to launch seven new collections for the autumn-winter season, MICHAEL NORTHCOTT decided to find out more Please give us a bit of …

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FOCUS ON: Education and training in the jewellery industry

Training methods in the jewellery industry haven’t changed much over the years, although new establishments have provided a structured approach and increased access to funding. As technical skills and mass manufacturing continue gradually to move abroad, what’s next for the industry? Education and training may seem like an obviously important …

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