FEATURES

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INTERVIEW: Jessica Herrin – CEO of Stella & Dot

Stella & Dot launched in the UK in late 2011, offering women a conduit to run their own business hosting jewellery parties at home or acting as a stylist for the brand. Stella & Dot founder and chief executive Jessica Herrin tells Kathryn Bishop about plans to push further into the UK and Europe while looking after a global […]

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REPORT: The Men’s Jewellery Market in 2016

  “Attract more magpies” shouted a recent style column dedicated to men’s jewellery, encouraging chaps to go bold with their jewellery in order to catch the interest of passing acquaintances. You could imagine this column in GQ magazine, possibly Esquire. In fact, it was EasyJet Traveller, the in-flight magazine read by me, you and 7.2 million other people each […]

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COMMENT: IS DIVORCE JEWELLERY ‘A THING’?

Would you melt down your engagement ring? Or a diamond necklace? Or treasured bracelet? We’ve all been through bad break-ups and let’s be honest, not all of us have a simple ‘conscious uncoupling’. From old t-shirts to record collections, most of us acquire a lot of s**t from ex-partners. But possibly the most sentimental item we […]

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FEATURE: PUSH PRESENTS – GOOD THINGS FOR SMALL PACKAGES

It’s not everyday that the Government dips its toe in the world of jewellery, but a new initiative titled Your Parent Guide (YPG) is seeking to encourage the gifting of jewellery to new mothers and parents. Following a bout of research into post-natal depression and the important role that families can play in supporting mothers […]

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FEATURE: Top 10 Tips for Buying Engagement Rings

Jewellery is our way of celebrating life and the ones we love, and choosing an engagement ring should be a truly exciting and special experience. Our background and knowledge of diamonds and fine jewellery means we know just what it takes find the perfect ring. So let AENEA Jewellery guide you with our flawless 10 Top […]

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REPORT: TIPS FOR MANUFACTURING JEWELLERY IN CHINA

China is one of the world’s major jewellery manufacturers, producing hundreds of tonnes of jewellery and beads each year. But for designers looking to manufacture their designs overseas, what are the considerations, implications and benefits? Kathryn Bishop finds out more. British jewellery manufacturing has long held a place in the hearts of jewellery retailers with […]

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FEATURE: UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF BRAND AMBASSADORS

They’re the smiling faces in advertising campaigns and dotted across social media channels, but how effective are jewellery brand ambassadors? Kathryn Bishop speaks to marketing experts about the effectiveness of ambassadors, and hears from the brand themselves about choosing the right ambassador and the rise of social influencers. As this article was written, Thomas Sabo […]

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INTERVIEW: MAKING FANTASY A REALITY WITH LYDIA COURTEILLE

The home of rare jewels. A true cabinet of curiosities. Mysterious. Extraordinary. And so go the countless ways to describe Lydia Courteille’s Parisian shop and studio, not to mention her jewellery.  A collector of vintage jewellery of all shapes and forms, a geologists, scientist, Lydia Courteille only began making jewellery a decade ago, but already […]

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FEATURE: STANDING OUT AMID SHOP-IN-SHOPS

Amid a sea of shop-in-shops, independent retailers risk losing sight of their own heritage and ‘brand’. But all is not lost – from targeted lighting and bespoke shopfits to exclusive house collections, Kathryn Bishop explores the new routes reviving independents’ retail brands. The jewellery retail landscape has shifted dramatically over the past decade, not least […]

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FEATURE: THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AFRICAN FAIRTRADE GOLD

Positioned as one of Fairtrade’s ‘greatest opportunities’, artisanal and small- scale gold mining enters a new era in 2015 with the launch of Fairtrade gold from East Africa. Kathryn Bishop delves into this new source of gold, industry opinion and the commercial opportunities for the UK trade. Stepping out of a minibus and on to the deep, […]