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Luxe Jewellery Retailer Secrets Set to Open Two New Stores In Queensland

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More ‘Secrets’ revealed… Luxe Jewellery Retailer Set to Open Two New Queensland Stores True to its word, Secrets is expanding its retail operations in Queensland opening two company stores at Westfield Carindale, Brisbane, (June) and Caneland Central, Mackay, (July). The Australian-owned luxe jewellery brand publicly announced its expansion plans in …

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An Important Announcement from the Board of the JAA

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It is with regret that the JAA Board must advise members that Amanda Hunter has submitted a request to step down from her current role as Executive Director. In her time as Executive Director Amanda has worked with the genuine desire to further the interests of the Australian jewellery industry. …

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JAA announces the Young Jewellers Group at the 2017 Tradeshow

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MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE  7 February 2017 JAA announces the Young Jewellers Group at the 2017 Tradeshow The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce the involvement of the Young Jewellers Group at the 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow. The Young Jewellers Group was founded in 2011 as an …

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TGJTA to Host Inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017

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Photo Caption: Mr Suttipong Damrongsakul, President of the TGJTA (third from right), with directors announced the readiness to host Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017 BANGKOK, December 14, 2016. The Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association (TGJTA) is pleased to announce the inaugural Thailand Gems & Jewelry Fair 2017, which …

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Thailand is Home to New Pandora Crafting Facility

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Neighboring Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand, Lamphun is home to a new Pandora crafting facility. Recently opening its doors on 1 October, the new facility is set to start commercial production early 2017. The new Pandora plant offers some of the best working conditions in one of the most modern …

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JAA Farewells Laura Sawade 

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MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE | 25 October 2016  JAA Farewells Laura Sawade  The JAA was saddened to hear of Laura Sawade’s departure from her role as Marketing Manager for Peter W Beck Pty Ltd.  This has necessitated her standing down from the board given that her position on the NIAC as …

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8 days to the start of CIBJO Congress 2016

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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