8 days to the start of CIBJO Congress 2016


CIBJO Congress 2016 set to kick off in Armenia on October 26, agendas and related documentation now online Street signs in the Armenian capital of Yerevan announcing the 2016 CIBJO Congress, which will take place in the city from October 26 to October 28. MILAN, ITALY: OCTOBER 12, 2016 – With …

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Say Goodbye to Artificial Jewellery


The holiday season is fast approaching with all its glitz and glamour. As we dress in our finest, adorning ourselves with flashy artificial jewellery, we know it comes at a cost to many of us: metal allergies. According to New Delhi beauty expert, Ishika Taneja, director of Alps Group, the …

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Argyle Pink Diamonds Statement Ring Unveiled in New York

The Divine Lotus

New York is the venue for a US$20 million pink and blue diamond jewellery showcase, inspired by Rio Tinto’s 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection. JFine, a New York based boutique owned by Argyle Pink Diamonds Authorised Partner Jordan Fine has been at the forefront of developing limited-edition Argyle pink …

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Jewels Crown of 2016 Spring Carnival Fashion


Coloured Diamonds, Rare Gems and Opals Take Centre Stage This year, spring racing fashion is not about the frocks, or even the fascinators, but more what eye catching jewels race-­goers will be wearing trackside. Deepali Sawlani, founder of Garden of Diamonds, said women are looking for stand out, bespoke pieces …

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Karen Walker Says ‘No’ to New York Fashion Week


The September 2016 New York Fashion Week event lost a major fashion show contributor. Karen Walker, one of New Zealand’s premier fashion designers and most successful fashion exporters, removed her collections for this prestigious New York event. Due to changes made to marketing the event, Walker felt the event was …

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2017 Conference Venue Announced


The 2017 Nationwide Jewellers annual conference will be held in Fiji, on 9th to 11st June. Nationwide have selected the 5 star Sofitel Fiji Resort & Spa on Denaurau Island as the conference venue. This will be the third time that Fiji has been chosen as the destination for the …

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JAA to Continue with 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow


JAA to continue with 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow In light of the recent communication sent from both Nationwide and Leading Edge buying groups regarding their fair involvement in 2017, the JAA has made the following statement: The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is an industry body. The JAA works towards …

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Melbourne Gold Rush Society and the Showgirl


Born Maria Eliza Delores Rosanna Gilbert, Lola Montez fled Limerick, Ireland, and an arranged betrothal in 1818. She led a whirlwind life dinning and sleeping with European kings, advising Czar Nicholas and Ludwig I on matters of state. She took part in a plot against Jesuit-controlled Bavarian monarchy, and performed …

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Hong Kong Hosts World’s Premier Jewellery Event


The premier trading hub for jewellery, Hong Kong offers professionals duty and restriction-free shopping on precious jewellery products and materials. World traders can chart the booming market waters of China and all of Asia. The Jewellery & Gem Fair in Hong Kong, is a global source for jewellery, precious gemstones, …

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Melbourne Jeweller a World Best Enamel Artist

Examples of Ms Sheezel's Enamel Jewellery

Melbourne jeweller, Debbie Sheezel, is officially one of the world’s best in enamel jewellery. Awarded the prestigious 2016 Saul Bell award for enameling, Ms. Sheezel says she is absolutely thrilled. Dating back to the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, Celts, Chinese, and Japanese, enameling is normally found in jewellery and art pieces. …

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Palawan Pearl Labeled Possible World’s Largest


Ten years ago, off the Palawan Island coast, a 34-kilogram pearl was discovered on the anchor of a Philippine fish boat. According to the Philippine Daily Inquirer report, the pearl was discovered after strong winds buffeted a Puerto Princesa, Palawan fishing boat, entangling a giant clam in the boat’s anchor. …

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9 Weeks to the Start of CIBJO Congress 2016


CIBJO releases Marketing & Education Special Report, calls for jewellery industry to help combat climate change  MILAN, ITALY: AUGUST 24, 2016 – With nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2016 CIBJO Congress in Yerevan, Armenia, on October 26, 2016, the first of the CIBJO commissions’ Special Reports …

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Perth’s Cathedral Square Welcomes Rohan Jewellery Boutique


Cathedral Square, the newest inner city neighbourhood in Perth, welcomes Rohan Jewellery. The second boutique for Rohan Jewellery, shares housing space with Perth’s state buildings including Perth Town Hall, St George’s Cathedral, the City of Perth Library, The Deanery, the State Administrative Tribunal building, and a new Mirvac office tower. …

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Canadian-Australian Firm Joins World Gold Council


In a statement by WGC, Sibanye Gold out of South Africa, and Australian firm OceanaGold Corporation are the new World Gold Council (WGC) members. WGC chief executive, Aram Shishmanian, commented, “The membership of the World Gold Council is made up of the world’s leading and most forward-thinking gold mining companies, …

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A New Jewellery Insurance Initiative by Swim Software and Jewelsure


A new jewellery insurance initiative by Swim Software and Jewelsure will make obtaining jewellery insurance much easier for jewellers and their clients. The Jewelsure Repair & Replacement Insurance Policy underwritten by QBE Insurance (Australia) Limited will be made available on the Swim Software jewellers point of sale system. Jewellers will …

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Allure South Sea Pearls co-founder and pearling pioneer Bill Reed has documented his incredible life story in his autobiography The Long Road to Broome, released last month. From humble beginnings as a young marine biologist in the 50s, Bill was destined for a lifelong involvement with the ocean and pearls …

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David Jones opens first international store in Wellington, New Zealand


28th July 2016, Wellington NZ – David Jones today officially opened its first international store in Wellington, New Zealand, marking a significant milestone in the department store’s 178-year history. The new look David Jones features a bold, contemporary store design and delivers an unrivalled mix of fashion and accessories brands …

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Tresor Paris Announces Design of Miss Great Britain 2016 Crown


The Miss Great Britain 2016 Crown exclusive design and supply is by Tresor Paris. The award winning jeweler announced this week that the competition crown was designed using impeccable high quality Preciosa Crystal Components. Tresor and Preciosa worked together to produce this year’s crown, inspired by timeless elegance and glamour. …

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Lost Lease Causes Closure for Borough Green Jeweller


A 40-year mainstay of Historic Borough Green, The Jewellers, is closing once their current lease expires this month. Previously known as J.C. Gourbould, The Jewellers is forced to close after the landlord rescinds their lease. Located in Station Road, The Jewellers current lease is set to expire the end of …

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Precious Metals and Gems Welcome the Dark Side

Anne Cohen Audi C6 Ring with Red Diamond

Bright and shiny with light and clarity comes to mind when talking about jewellery. However, designs today are taking a walk down a different path, exploring a darker side of gems and precious metals. New trends for 2016 and beyond are embracing exciting features with all black jewels and a …

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