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February, 2012

  • 22 February

    Australia’s largest ever pink diamond found

    An Australian mining company believes it has discovered the largest rough pink diamond ever found in the country.

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  • 21 February

    Jewellery brands to join forces and open pop-up shops

    This year six designer jewellery brands will collaborate and open up a series of seasonal pop-up shops.

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  • 21 February

    Sotheby’s to sell prestigious horological collection

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    gdwebSotheby's London has announced that it is to host the single owner sale of the George Daniels Horological Collection, taking place on 6 November.

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  • 20 February

    Palladium Jewellery Design Competition winner announced

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    stephen webster  yuki koswarawebThe International Palladium Board and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design today announced Yuki Agriardi Koswara as the winner of the Palladium Jewellery Design Competition 2012.

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  • 20 February

    Knowledge boost at Houlden Group buying event

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    hg membersThe Houlden Group held its Annual Management & Buying Event from 13 to 15 February in central London, attended by representatives from most of its members, as well as invited guests from the wider industry.

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  • 17 February

    Retail sales rise by 0.9 per cent in January

    An unexpected rise in sales in the first month of 2012 has both surprised and delighted the retail industry.

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  • 17 February

    So Jewellery ring wins recognition at awards show

    So Jewellery's 'Snow White' ring has won a Highly Commended accolade in the Premium/Luxury category of the Gift of the Year 2012 Awards, run by the Giftware Association.

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  • 16 February

    Diamond geezer

    An exclusive diamond ring designed by jeweller Bobby White for the Make-A-Wish Foundation has been sold at auction for £6,000.

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  • 15 February

    Aurum announces 53 per cent rise in profits

    Aurum Holdings, the owner of Goldsmiths and Mappin & Webb, has braved the downturn and posted a 53 per cent rise in operating profits.

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  • 14 February

    Emma Watson wears Annoushka Jewellery

    Emma Watson attended the Pre-BAFTA Party at the Savoy Hotel on 10 February, wearing Annoushka Grace earrings, and again to the launch of her new Lancôme 'Rouge in Love' range, which was held at Selfridges, London.

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  • 10 February

    BFC announces launch of new jewellery showcase

    The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced its new initiative, BFC Rock Vault, designed to support, showcase and promote Britain's "most innovative fine jewellery talent."

    Sponsored by the International Palladium Board and curated by Stephen Webster, BFC Rock Vault will launch during London Fashion Week, held from 17 to 21 February at Somerset House.

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  • 9 February

    Houlden Group award winner revealed

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    William Cheshire has been chosen as the Houlden Group’s Designer of Excellence, with the news announced on the catwalk at the Jewellery Show in Birmingham.   Through its sponsorship of the Jewellery Show’s Design Quarter Gems section, the Houlden Group had invited talented and inspiring designers to exhibit their latest …

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  • 9 February

    Abbeycrest falls into administration

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    Insolvency specialists at Leonard Curtis Business Solutions Group have been appointed administrators to Abbeycrest Plc and one of its subsidiary companies, Brown & Newirth Limited.   Abbeycrest was originally headquartered in Leeds but was relocated to Hatfield to join its subsidiary Brown & Newirth, a wedding and commitment band specialist, …

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  • 9 February

    Hot Diamonds January sales 46 per cent up year-on-year

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    Hot Diamonds has reported a strong start to 2012, with January sales up 46 per cent year-on-year. The brand’s independent channel delivered a 40 per cent year-on-year improvement in sales, despite a tough economic environment.   “Strong January sales for Hot Diamonds are usually the result of a strong Christmas …

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  • 8 February

    Phoenix Jewellery launches charity charms

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    jflayout3webPhoenix Jewellery has announced that it is proud to be supporting the incredible work of Children's Hospice South West by launching a specially designed range of children's charms.

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  • 8 February

    British Hallmarking Council appoints new chairman

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    chris heaton right presents christopher jewitt with a bowl made by suzi horan to commemorate his 6 years service as chairman of sheffield assay officeThe former chairman of the 238-year-old Sheffield Assay Office has been appointed to the organisation's governing body, the British Hallmarking Council.

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  • 8 February

    Tributes to PJ Watson founder

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    mr p j watsonwebPeter Watson, founder of PJ Watson Ltd, sadly passed away on Sunday 5 February, aged 85. Not only was he loved by his family, but he was admired and greatly respected by those in the trade who knew him.

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  • 7 February

    Copyright Notice

      This website and its content is copyright of Mulberry Publications Ltd. – ©Mulberry Publications 2012. All rights reserved. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following: you may print or download to a local hard disk extracts …

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  • 7 February

    Privacy Policy

      1. All User information supplied by Users of Jewellery Focus.co.uk as defined under Jewellery Focus.co.uk Terms & Conditions is covered by the Data Protection Act 1998 (the Act). The Act requires Mulberry Publications to be registered as a Data Controller. 2. Users can amend information provided at any time …

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  • 7 February

    Terms & Conditions

      INTERPRETATION  In these Terms and Conditions, the following words and phrases shall bear the following meanings: – “Jewellery Focus.co.uk” is a product owned and operated by Jewellery Focus Group, which is a division of Mulberry Publications Ltd (‘Mulberry Publications’), whose registered office is at Wellington House, Butt Road, Colchester, …

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  • 3 February

    BHI Silver Medal awarded to Roger W Smith

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    rogersmithwebThe British Horological Institute (BHI) has awarded Roger Smith the Barrett Silver Medal of the BHI at its recent annual awards and new members day at Upton Hall, Newark. The award is in recognition of his dedication to and successful continuation of the finest traditions of English watchmaking.

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  • 2 February

    Spring Fair launch for the BJA 125th anniversary awards

    bja 125th cmyk master copyTo celebrate its 125th anniversary this year, the BJA has launched a membership awards programme to recognise the efforts and contribution that BJA members and its suppliers make to the UK jewellery industry.

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  • 2 February

    Entries open for 2012 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Awards

    everywoman, the independent membership network for women in business, is inviting entries for the 2012 Specsavers everywoman in Retail Awards. Now in its fifth year, the awards recognise the achievements of women in the retail sector.

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  • 1 February

    Ti Sento launches personalised charms on Facebook

    Charming by Ti Sento has recently opened its online Facebook shop as "the first jewellery brand to offer its 'likers' the opportunity to buy personalised charms online via the most popular social media platform in the world."

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January, 2012

  • 31 January

    Trollbeads designs charity bead for RAF Benevolent Fund

    Trollbeads, the Danish charm bead jewellery brand, has introduced a unique charity bead dedicated to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), which offers support to all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children.

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  • 27 January

    Enthusiastic mood at Scotland’s Trade Fair

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    Scotland’s Trade Fair closed on Tuesday with retailers reporting a positive show with a diverse range of high quality, innovative products on offer.   With a quarter of all the 500 exhibitors new to the show, and many launching to the trade for the first time, there were plenty of …

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  • 26 January

    Michael Allchin set to participate in Jewellery Show seminars

    Chief executive of the Birmingham Assay Office, Michael Allchin, will participate in the Industry Insights session at the Jewellery Show 2012, focusing on the rising price of precious metals and how to innovate in times of change. He will also present his annual review for fine jewellers, entitled 'Making sense of 2011, creating a successful strategy for 2012'.

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  • 25 January

    Mary Portas series seeks independent retailers

    Mary Portas is once again seeking independent retailers for a brand new series for Channel 4. The programme makers would like to hear from retailers who are struggling to make their business a success and are looking for advice and guidance.

     

    "After months of research for her government review on the state of our high street, Mary Portas is determined to do more to breathe life back into our local shopping areas," explain the producers. "In her new series, Mary will work with small, independent shops to implement some of her ideas. Shop by shop, she wants to transform the high street into a centre for socialising and deliver the kind of service that will give locals a reason to go there.

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  • 23 January

    Goldsmiths’ Fair 2012 calls for UK designer-makers working in precious metals

    The two-week Goldsmiths' Fair for professional silversmiths and jewellers, due to be held at Goldsmiths' Hall in London from 24 to 30 September 2012 (week one), and 2 to 7 October 2012 (week two), is now accepting applications from prospective exhibitors.

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  • 20 January

    Chinese New Year sees surge in gold trade

    image by giorgio montefortiwebUS economic affairs website the Financial News has reported an eight per cent rise in gold trading over the last three weeks, attributed to the approaching Chinese New Year.

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