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Palawan Pearl Labeled Possible World’s Largest

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Breuning

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Osjag The symbol for never ending love, this Infinity ring and pendant from Breuning pure fashion silver are for the lovers of the world. Earrings also available. www.osjag.com Phone – +61 2 9630 6619

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Peekays Findings

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Peekays Findings is pleased to announce the return of an all-time favorite. Detailed with the most intricate decorative features, this filigree padlock is an elegant and fashionable way to fasten a bracelet or necklace creation. This stunning jewellery finding is available in 9 carat yellow gold and sterling silver in …

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Pierre Cardin Watches

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Instyle Watches   The various flashing and shifting colours within an opal watch will be sure to draw attention. Featuring IPG or IPS plating, these precious gemstones change in appearance with movement, whilst flawlessly highlighting an elegant dial. Available in a variety of grades and an assortment of leather straps, …

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THE LONG ROAD TO BROOME

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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CIBJO President reports on its CSR programme in jewellery industry to United Nations ECOSOC High-Level Segment in New York

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MILAN, ITALY: JULY 21, 2016 – CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has reported on the World Jewellery Confederation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programme to the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which currently is taking place in New York. CIBJO was one of only …

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Nublue Earns 2016 Northern E-Commerce Awards Nomination

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The Northern E-Commerce Awards (NEC), created by Prolific North and Don’t Panic Event Management in association with UKFast, acknowledges North of England’s best in e-commerce and online retailing. This year the award nominations bring the UK jewellery industry into focus. Lancaster-based Nublue, a 10-year-old web agency, is receiving recognisation for …

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Showcase Jewellers to Exclusively Support 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow

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The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce Showcase Jewellers buying group will exclusively support the 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow. The Showcase Jewellers group, established in 1981, is a dynamic organisation and boasts a fantastic group of independent jewellers as members who enjoy great buying power, a strong …

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Now for the WHOLE truth!

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Now for the WHOLE truth! The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) would like to address the communication sent from Gary Fitz-Roy, Managing Director of Expertise Events on 26 May. The JAA does not wish to waste resources and engage in a negative to and fro, however, strongly refutes many of …

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Expertise Events responds to the JAA Fair announcement

Expertise Events Press Release On May 23, the JAA announced it would be running its own jewellery fair in 2017 but its press release did not paint the whole picture. Firstly, after a 25 year relationship with the JAA, Expertise Events was given just 24 hours to agree to a …

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JAA to run new JAA Jewellery Fair in 2017

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The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) proudly announces a new industry fair run by the industry for the industry, the JAA Jewellery Fair. This landmark announcement is being delivered amidst great excitement, after detailed research, analysis and discussion by the JAA Board and Executive Director. The event must meet the …

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JAA NIAC expresses extreme disappointment

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The Jewellers Association of Australia’s (JAA) National Industry Advisory Council (NIAC), which advises the JAA Board, has expressed its extreme disappointment with Jeweller magazine. The 17 NIAC councillors represent all states and sectors of the industry. The unanimous resolution was in response to the article criticising the JAA in the …

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ACCC visit jewellery retailer after JAA Code Committee referral

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JAA News Release A NSW jewellery retailer has modified their two price advertising and pricing practices following an investigation by the ACCC. The retailer failed to respond to a request for information following the receipt of an industry complaint to the JAA Industry Code of Conduct. Based on the information …

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The Barometer is Active Now – We need your responses for the month of April

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Did you see the last two Barometers in the magazine? Click the pic above to have a read of the data collected in our previous Barometers. It’s interesting stuff. Our thanks to everyone who participated – I think you’ll agree it’s worth continuing the Barometer each month in order to …

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ABC Refinery appointed to LBMA Good Delivery List for gold

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In December last year, ABC Refinery, the refinery division of Pallion, was appointed to The London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA) Good Delivery list for gold. ABC Refinery’s appointment to this exclusive list is a testament to its ability to refine and produce gold products to LBMA level, universally regarded as …

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Opal lights up Vivid Festival

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A light art installation inspired by the colours and patterns of Australia’s national gemstone is expected to wow 1.5 million people at Vivid Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas this year.

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