Wednesday , December 11 2019

News

New Distributor for BAUME & MERCIER

Duraflex Group Australia (DGA) is proud to officially announce that DGA is the NEW exclusive distributor for the luxury Swiss watch brand Baume & Mercier (in Australia and New Zealand) – effective 1st June 2019. DGA will be working closely in partnership with Baume & Mercier during the handover period …

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JNA Awards and Responsible Jewellery Council

JNA Awards and Responsible Jewellery Council renew their collaboration to encourage wider celebration of responsible business practices at JNA Awards 2019 HONG KONG, 4 April 2019 – The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) have renewed their collaboration for a further year, to encourage an even greater number …

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Silver Promotion Service Announcement

Silver Promotion Service Announces Participant Expansion in Savor Silver Program ‘International Designer of Distinction’ Classification Introduced with brands from China and the U.K. New York, NY – The Silver Promotion Service (SPS) today announced that it has introduced a new designation for selected participants in its Savor Silver program. The …

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INHORGENTA 2019 to Honor Jewelers in the DACH Countries

INHORGENTA MUNICH (February 22 – 25) is a highly regarded order and communications platform. The awards presented by the international trade fair for jewelry, timepieces and gemstones are considered to be a mark of excellence in the industry. In addition to the annual INHORGENTA AWARD that recognizes special designs and …

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Germany Jewellery and Watch Market Report 2019

The German jewellery and watch market is still a very interesting and potential market with many opportunities for doing successful business in different categories. In terms of sales Germany is within the different distribution channels the leading country in Europe. For those companies from abroad showing interest in the German …

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JAA Board Appoints New President

Jo Tory JAA President 1 January 2019 The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) Board is pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Tory as president, from 1 January 2019. Jo has been involved with the JAA as a member since the early ‘90s and has served on the JAA Board …

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Second World Emerald Symposium Announces High-Stakes Participants

  The Second World Emerald Symposium follows in 2018 after the overwhelming success of the world’s first World Emerald Symposium held in Bogotá in October 2015. Devoted entirely to the world of emeralds, this Second World Emerald Symposium (2WES) will be held 12-14 October 2018, at the new Grand Hyatt …

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Iconic Cottesloe Jewellery Store to close after 37yrs.

After 37 years selling some of the most amazing antique jewellery, House of Riches will close its doors.  “We have loved every minute of being involved in the jewellery industry, bringing antique pieces back to their former glory and also custom making jewellery for our wonderful clients” The House of …

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Kim Ridley

Jeweller Profile Kim Ridley Q Report JAA Member National Sales Manager of JAA Member Q Report, Kim Ridley, has been connecting with jewellers and jewellery retailers across Australia for over 10 years. An established member of the Association for 8 years, Q Report jewellery insurance was created by a jeweller …

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Family is the Secret to Good Business

Luxe jewellery retailer, Secrets Shhh, reopened at the weekend (August 4-5) at Westfield Garden City (Brisbane). It’s the sister store to Secrets Chermside, which has been successfully run by franchisees, John and Jen McPherson, for the past 12 years. It takes the tally of Secrets Brisbane stores to five alongside …

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2018 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards Judging Panel

2018 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards Announce Judging Panel Showcasing excellence in Australian jewellery design, Diamond Guild Australia is delighted to announce the judging panel for the 2018 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards. Now in its 13th year, the Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards Judging Panel includes an esteemed panel …

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Francisca Rendic

Jeweller Profile Francisca Rendic Francisca Rendic Jewellery JAA Member Francisca Rendic has always been in love with jewellery since her early childhood. “I have always loved and worn jewellery all my life,” she says, “I have always looked for interesting jewellery everywhere I have travelled.” Miss Rendic is trained in …

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First Direct Precious Metal 3D Printing System for Jewellery

IJL to Showcase First Direct Precious Metal 3D Printing System for Jewellery, Developed by Cooksongold and EOS GmBH London, July 2018: International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK’s leading trade event for the international jewellery industry, will showcase latest innovations in 3D printing on the show floor. Cooksongold are exhibiting their …

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T. Evolution – Jewellery Machinery & Technology Project

VICENZAORO September Will Mark the Arrival of the New T. Evolution – Jewellery Machinery & Technology Project   VICENZAORO September Will Mark the Arrival of the New T. Evolution – Jewellery Machinery & Technology Projecticenza – August, 1st. T. Evolution will be making its debut at VICENZAORO, the European Show …

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2018 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards

  Entries Now Open for the 2018 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards Showcasing excellence in Australian jewellery design, Diamond Guild Australia takes great pleasure in announcing that entries for the 2018 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards are now open. Now in its 13th year, Diamond Guild Australia’s biennial keystone event, …

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Shining With a White-Hot Sparkle

Join us along with two platinumsmiths for a fresh look at platinum and platinum jewellery.    Platinum jewellery doesn’t attract anywhere near the amount of attention of its cousins yellow gold, white gold, or even silver. However, platinum is the metal France’s King Louis XVI once declared the only metal …

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Chupi Founder Wins Entrepreneurship Accolade at UK Jewellery Awards

Chupi Sweetman, founder of Irish jewellery brand Chupi, has won the Entrepreneurial Spirit award at the prestigious UK Jewellery Awards 2018. The annual UK Jewellery Awards took place at London’s Artillery Gardens on Wednesday 4 July, seeing more than 700 members of the watch and jewellery world come together to …

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Matthew Ely

Jeweller Profile Matthew Ely Matthew Ely Jewellery JAA Member Matthew Ely grew up in a little town west of Sydney. His family owned a well – established jewellery business in Penrith, where he grew up within his father’s boutique surrounded by precious stones. At the age of 12, Matthew wrote …

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Lapis Lazuli

Rock of Ages One of the oldest known gemstones, lapis lazuli has been mined from the same location in the Badakhshan Province of Afghanistan for over 6000 years. Coloured an electric blue by the mineral lazurite, lapis has had a wide variety of uses over the centuries including carvings, jewellery, …

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Countdown Begins to VICENZAORO

  Countdown begins to VICENZAORO September, Italian Exhibition Group’s preview of trends in gold and jewellery Scheduled to take place from September, 22 to 26 at the Vicenza’s Exhibition Centre, the show provides a stage for the wonderful world of jewellery. Vicenza, 3rd July 2018 – Preparations are moving into …

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Jewellery Business Management Course Announced

Nationwide Jewellers have created a business management Course, specifically for retail jewellers. The course comprises ten modules which are designed to encompass the essential business skills required to successfully manage a retail jewellery business in a difficult economic environment. The modules are : Business Ownership Sales Training and Knowledge Store …

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Kunzite

Pretty in Pink Oozing femininity and grace, pink stones have always had an alluring quality. You don’t need to be a girly-girl to appreciate something as magical as a brilliant pink gemstone. Named in honour of pioneering gemmologist Dr. George Frederick Kunz (1856 – 1932), Kunzite is the prettiest of …

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Lustrous Spheres of Wonder

  Pearls have their unique place in history, being the item of jewellery with the longest demonstrable historical use. With input from Kailis Pearls, we explore the way pearls have risen from historic acclaim, fading to mid-20th century obscurity before surging to modern prominence. Pearls have the longest demonstrable history …

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Mary O’Reilly

Jeweller Profile Mary O’Reilly O’Reilly’s Jewellery JAA Member Mary O’Reilly and her husband Peter started their own family business in 1999 inspired by the shared longstanding love for jewellery. At the time, Mr. O’Reilly already had thirty-five years of experience in the trade and Mary had acquired three years of …

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