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Georgia Piggott Takes Gold for Wallace Bishop

  Georgia Piggott Takes Gold for Wallace Bishop Wallace Bishop Jeweller’s apprentice, Georgia Piggott, has won Apprentice of the Year at the Southbank Brisbane TAFE awards evening. In addition, Georgia was also presented with the State QLD medal for the World Skills competition. Georgia started her apprenticeship with Wallace Bishop …

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Local Jeweller Creates World’s Rarest Strand of Pearls

World renowned Brisbane jeweller, Margot McKinney, is the proud and passionate designer of what is believed to be the world’s rarest strand of South Sea Pearls, valued at approximately $3.8 million. The strand will be a key feature of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival on Wednesday 30th August, accentuating a bridal …

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Inimitable a Curated Collection

Jewellery that is truly one of a kind – a curated collection at e.g.etal, launches 13 November 2017. Unique is an oft abused term in the world of jewellery, where a much-admired piece may be repeated or replicated by the maker, or even copied by another party. Leading Melbourne contemporary …

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Pandora Inspires Women to Celebrate Everyday Triumphs

PANDORA Jewelry today unveils a new campaign set to inspire women to see the wonderful in themselves and their everyday. Launched as part of PANDORA’s new collection launching in-stores nationwide, the new ‘DO See The Wonderful’ campaign is supported by a compelling TV campaign, and a series of campaign imagery …

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T Mark Guarantees Quality Jewelry from Thailand

T Mark Guarantees Quality Jewelry from Thailand The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, guarantees the quality and craftsmanship of Thai jewelry brands with the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a symbol of trusted quality and excellence, while preparing to host the 60th edition of the …

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Cudworth Signs Exclusive Deal

Cudworth signs exclusive deal to distribute Tateossian – London jewellery in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Tateossian signed Cudworth Enterprises last month in an exclusive deal to distribute its unique, refined and meticulously crafted jewellery for men in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Cudworth will launch the …

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Pablo Picasso and a Ring of Love

On the 21 June 2017, the special memento of a dramatic love affair between an artist and his muse went under the hammer at Sotheby’s London. As history tells it, Pablo Picasso designed a ring to appease Dora Maar, after a lover’s quarrel.  An art historian, James Lord, in his …

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Luxe Jewellery Retailer Secrets Set to Open Two New Stores

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

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

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

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

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 

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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