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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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THE LONG ROAD TO BROOME

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

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

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

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

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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CIBJO President reports on its CSR programme in jewellery industry to United Nations ECOSOC High-Level Segment in New York

MILAN, ITALY: JULY 21, 2016 – CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has reported on the World Jewellery Confederation’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability programme to the High-Level Segment of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), which currently is taking place in New York. CIBJO was one of only …

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Nublue Earns 2016 Northern E-Commerce Awards Nomination

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

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!

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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JAA to run new JAA Jewellery Fair in 2017

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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The Barometer is Active Now – We need your responses for the month of April

The Barometer

Did you see the last two Barometers in the magazine? Click the pic above to have a read of the data collected in our previous Barometers. It’s interesting stuff. Our thanks to everyone who participated – I think you’ll agree it’s worth continuing the Barometer each month in order to …

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ABC Refinery appointed to LBMA Good Delivery List for gold

Pallion - LBMA

In December last year, ABC Refinery, the refinery division of Pallion, was appointed to The London Bullion Market Association’s (LBMA) Good Delivery list for gold. ABC Refinery’s appointment to this exclusive list is a testament to its ability to refine and produce gold products to LBMA level, universally regarded as …

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Opal lights up Vivid Festival

A light art installation inspired by the colours and patterns of Australia’s national gemstone is expected to wow 1.5 million people at Vivid Sydney’s festival of light, music and ideas this year.

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