Wednesday , 27 July 2016

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 the month. According to Rachel Payne, store manager for The …

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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 tailored elegance from perfect black metals. A strong showing of …

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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 a handful of NGOs invited to make an oral statement …

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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 their work with jewellery retailer, The Jewel Hut. The agency …

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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 focus on diamonds, fine jewellery and enjoy a large number …

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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 the unfair and one sided version of events. The JAA …

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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 list of demands which has resulted in the JAA announcing …

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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 needs of the industry into the future, so this is …

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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 Jeweller online newsletter on 17 May 2016, What does 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 provided by the complainant, the Code Committee considered that there …

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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 the highest international standard. LBMA accreditation is given only to …

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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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JAA meets with big retailers

The Jewellers Association of Australia last week met with executives from major jewellery retail chains, buying groups and organisations to discuss 'hot topics' facing the industry.

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