Apology to Expertise Events Pty. Limited and
Gary Fitz-Roy

In the July 2016 issue of Jewellery World Magazine Jeremy Keight published an article entitled “2017 Tradeshow” from page 18. That article contained a number of statements concerning the International Jewellery Fair and Expertise Events that are alleged to be misleading and untrue and we unreservedly withdraw and retract those statements and apologise to Expertise Events and Mr Fitz-Roy for any harm those statements may have caused.

We acknowledge that Expertise Events owns the business name “International Jewellery Fair” and has been successfully conducting the Fair since 1992.

News

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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Hong Kong Hosts World’s Premier Jewellery Event

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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

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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

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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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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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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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