Avi Paz, the president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, has called on the key players in the global diamond and jewellery industry to launch a single body dedicated to promoting and marketing diamonds to consumers around the world.
TW Steel, the official watch and timing partner of A1GP World Cup of Motorsport, has welcomed the news that the racing event will be held at Surfers Paradise for the next five years – starting this October.
After five years working together, Dr Bruce McGrath has taken on the full ownership of Timepieces Australia, the local distributor of Howard Miller, Kieninger, Harrowdene and Ridgeway clocks, from his business partner John Cookson.
Eighteen-year-old NSW jewellery apprentice Joshua Fimognari will travel to Calgary Canada this September to compete against 18 other young jewellers from around the globe in the 40th International WorldSkills Competition.
John Howie, the former chief executive of the Jewellers Association of Australia, has officially launched Master Jewellers Australia to give quality independent jewellers ‘a voice in an industry dominated by chain stores and existing buyers group’.
The Jewellers & Watchmakers of New Zealand annual trade fair is facing increased competition this year with the announcement that Australian company Expertise Events will be holding its inaugural New Zealand fair at the same time.