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Celebrity sells

Jenny Berich discovers that celebrities are the best sales people for many watch and jewellery brands.

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Bling for him

Men are ready to open their wallets and spend on bling but they can't if retailers don't stock what they want, reports Jenny Berich.

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Defining ‘excellence’

Internationally-renowned designer, master jeweller and artist Rex Steel Merten explains the difference between 'good' and 'not-so-good' jewellery

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Counter intelligence

Computer technology has changed, and is continuing to change, the way Australian jewellery retailers do business. Jenny Berich looks at the software options available today to help run your store more efficiently.

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Passion for fashion

As the line between fashion and fine jewellery becomes increasingly blurred on the catwalk and on the street, Jewellery World investigates Australia's changing attitude towards 'fashion jewellery'.

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Silver – a magic bullet?

The world's most affordable precious metal is proving to be the magic bullet for many Australian jewellery retailers wanting to attract more customers to their stores.

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Aussie ingenuity

Jenny Berich talks to local jewellery manufacturers who continue to thrive despite the rising flood of imported products.

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Branding success

Jenny Berich discusses the power of the brand with the people behind some of the industry's leading names.

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Pearl Evolution

The once ubiquitous strand of round white pearls is being replaced with designs featuring an ever burgeoning array of shapes, colours and sizes.

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Diamond daze

The GFC has slowed diamond sales around the world but local suppliers seem confident that the Australian market is already over the worst.

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Emerald enhancers

The Gemmological Association of Australia outlines some of the treatments used to enhance the appearance of emeralds, aquamarines and other beryls.

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Wristy business

Personalised charm and bead bracelets have revolutionised the jewellery buying habits of Australian women.

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Hot rocks

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend but many 'girls' are discovering they have room in their lives for some more colourful friends as well.

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The Diamond Baron

Rami Baron, the president of the newly formed Diamond Dealers Club of Australia, explains why Australia needs its own bourse.

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The White Stuff

Although yellow gold remains the world's best known precious metal, Jenny Berich reports that 'white is the new yellow' for many in the jewellery industry.

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Pearl Power

Jenny Berich discovers that mankind's lust for the mysterious jewel from the deep continues to grow - irrespective of changing economic fortunes.

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Ian Hadassin – JAA CEO

Ian Hadassin, the CEO of the Jewellers Association of Australia, discusses his first 12 months in the industry's top job.

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Changing Times

Economists may be forecasting gloom and doom but watch suppliers and retailers remain confident that timepieces will continue to perform well in the coming months - at least at the top end of the market.

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