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Nancy Aymond

Nancy is a freelance writer and editor. As well as writing news stories about her favorite pastime, jewellery, she also writes in various other genres as well as operating two websites.

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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De Beers to make largest investment in diamond marketing since 2008

29 Aug 2017 De Beers Group has announced it will invest more than US$140 million in marketing this year – its biggest spend since 2008. The increased investment will be focused on generating further consumer demand for diamond jewellery in the leading markets globally, with the greatest spend targeted in …

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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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The JAA Announces the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards Presentation Evening

MEDIA RELEASE IMMEDIATE . 3 July 2017 The JAA announces the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards presentation evening The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is pleased to announce that it will present a live event as part of its 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards program. The presentation evening will be …

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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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Pandora Supports Australian Women In Need

PANDORA Jewelry has announced a new charitable initiative, enabling PANDORA’s online customers to make donations to selected Australian charities with every purchase.

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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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Showcase Jewellers backs IJF – All 3 Groups at Fair and support Design Awards  

Four months out from the 2017 the International Jewellery Fair, Showcase Jewellers has confirmed it’s support for the first jewellery trade fair at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. Showcase Jewellers will have a major presence at the IJF with a lounge area and fair organiser Mr Gary …

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Pandora Officially Opens State-Of-The-Art Crafting Facility in Thailand

As part of PANDORA’s long term growth-strategy, the company has today officially opened the new, highly modernized and green crafting facility in Lamphun near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The new facility is the first in a line of strategic initiatives in PANDORA’s efforts to meet increasing demand. The facility …

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Anonymous benefactor donates $10,000 towards students and apprentices at 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is honoured to announce that an anonymous benefactor has chosen the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards as the vehicle to donate $10,000 towards a JAA initiative that supports an up-and-coming student/apprentice jeweller. The JAA acknowledges the anonymous benefactor for the generosity of their donation …

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Fine Jewels and Gems Sparkle at World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace

Jewellery and Diamond Shows to Open in Hong Kong Next Week 23 February 2017 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will stage two prime shows of the jewellery industry next week. The 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will display one-of-a-kind jewellery raw materials such …

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End of Publishing Agreement Enables JAA to Take Fresh Media Approach

  The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has recently received notification that Gunnamatta Media Pty Ltd will not be seeking to renew its publishing agreement with the JAA. Accordingly, the JAA advises that with effect from 7 April 2017, Jeweller Magazine will no longer carry the endorsement of, or be the …

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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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The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Twin Jewellery Shows Set to Open in Hong Kong Next Year

The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace Twin Jewellery Shows Set to Open in Hong Kong Next Year   1 December 2016 – Two of the jewellery industry’s leading trade fairs are set to open in Hong Kong in early 2017. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 4th …

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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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India’s Gems and Jewellery Industry Offers Financial Aid to Families of Uri Terror Attack Victims

On 18 September 2016, Uri in the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, experienced the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades. In a show of caring solidarity, India’s gemstone and jewellery industry offered financial aid to the families of 19 Indian army soldiers killed in the …

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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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Linneys to present $20 million showcase of Argyle Pink Diamond Tender stones and Pink Diamond Jewellery.

  Linneys will present an exclusive showcase of rare and coveted Argyle Pink Diamond Tender stones valued at $10 million and a special collection of pink diamond jewellery valued at over $10 million. The showcase will include a very special piece called the Argyle ‘Blossom’ ring. Valued at $3 million, …

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8 days to the start of CIBJO Congress 2016

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

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

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

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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Cygnet Bay Pearls Presents: The Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Competition

Winners Announced The inaugural 2016 Australian Pearl Jewellery Design Competition has drawn entries from across Australia with over 50 innovative wearable pieces of jewellery received.  Cygnet Bay Pearls, one of only three producers left on the W.A. coast actively culturing South Sea pearls, launched this new competition in May.  Marten …

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PANDORA JEWELRY APPOINTS NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

PANDORA Jewelry is pleased to announce the appointment of Mikael Kruse Jensen as Managing Director of PANDORA Australia & New Zealand. Currently Vice President of Finance in PANDORA APAC, Mikael has been with the business for nearly 7 years, holding senior positions in PANDORA Group’s HQ in Copenhagen, Denmark, and …

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Ikecho Pearls

Mesh Necklaces These new adjustable rose gold and silver plated mesh necklaces from Ikecho Pearls are accented with 10-10.5mm white freshwater pearls, 92cm long with stainless steel clasp with logo. Model no: IP242NR (Rose Gold) and IP242NS (Silver).       Ikecho Pearls Phone: +61 2 9266 0636 www.ikecho.com.au Ikecho Pearl …

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Bianc

Bianc   These sterling silver rhodium plated cubic zirconia large leaf earrings and sterling silver rhodium plated triangle drop earrings featuring floating blue topaz baguettes are new from Bianc. You can also get in touch via email info@bianc.com.au or by phone on +61 412 251 257                                                                          Postal Address: PO Box …

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Opals Australia

Australian  Opal Opals Australia will be exhibiting a traditional range of Australian Opal gold jewellery. Design number ACC006 – Australian Light Opal set with 18k yellow gold.           Design number P777 – Australian Light Opal set with 18k yellow gold with diamonds. www.opals-australia.com.au Opals Australia Pty …

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Pierre Cardin

Instyle Watches Pierre Cardin’s new styling with this stunning Tommy Watch features a stainless steel mesh band or leather band option. The watch is all stainless steel with a round case in colour options of rose, gold and silver. Dial colours are available in white, blue and black and a …

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AM Imports

Art Deco Style Brooch/Pendant This brand NEW Art Deco style brooch/pendant is simply beautiful. Sterling silver set with marcasites and multiple rubies, this elegant piece will become a treasured accessory. AM Imports Pty Ltd http://www.amimports.com            

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AM Imports

Dress Ring Stunning NEW dress ring, sterling silver set with marcasite, this statement ring features a 7mm red carnelian . Also available in matching stud earrings, model: 43-264 AM Imports Pty Ltd http://www.amimports.com        

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AM Imports

Bunnie Brooch NEW ‘ bunnie’ brooch, sterling silver set with marcasite, this wee rabbit has ruby eyes and is a charming addition to our popular animal collection. AM Imports Pty Ltd http://www.amimports.com

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DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES NEXT DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALIA JEWELLERY AWARDS FOR 2018

  The decision to move the date of the next DIAMOND GUILD AWARDS follows the announcement of both the JAA and Expertise Events to hold separate design competitions in the coming year. Traditionally a biannual event, the Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards will now be held a year later than …

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Karen Walker Says ‘No’ to New York Fashion Week

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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