Despite an avalanche of grim predictions for the domestic economy in 2009, most Australian jewellery retailers have enjoyed excellent Xmas sales and are ‘confident’ of business success in the year ahead, according to a Jewellery World survey.
The International Jewellery Design Excellence Award, a prestigious event open only to the top prize winners of international jewellery design competitions, will officially debut at the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show in March.
Expertise Events, the organiser of the ‘JAA Australian Jewellery Fairs’ in Sydney and Brisbane, has rebranded and repositioned the fairs to ensure their “future success and continued contribution to the Australian jewellery Industry”.
Bee Jewellery, a manufacturer and wholesaler of gold and silver jewellery in Australia, New Zealand and Canada, has launched a website which enables consumers to make online purchases directly from their local Bee stockist.
Pandora opened four new concept stores in Australia last month – in the T2 Terminal at Sydney Airport, the Greenwood Plaza Shopping Centre in North Sydney, the Westfield Shopping Centre in Sydney’s Burwood and the Marina Mirage Centre on the Gold Coast.