AUSTRALIAN MADE

There’s no negative to buying local, writes Chemgold’s Darren Sher. The changes the world and Australia have seen in recent weeks and months due to

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MOVING GIANTS

De Beers Group is collaborating on a multi-year, multi-elephant conservation project that is exactly the feelgood story the jewellery industry (and your news feed) needs

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Major West Australian jewellery chain moves to Australian based digital currency

One of WA’s best-known jewellery chains has embarked on the digital currency journey and will now start offering customers and clients the ability to pay using Qoin (pronounced ‘coin’), the newest digital currency which is being taken up by hundreds of merchants in WA. The state’s largest independently owned jewellery business, Smales, has introduced Qoin …

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JEWELLERY TRENDS POST COVID-19

Chris Botha – Operations Manager Jewellery Division – Palloys I came across an interesting report the other day which outlined the sales trends in Europe during the COVID pandemic lockdown. Many of these businesses were forced to shut during the lockdown, and kept their expectations and forecasts low, however, it seems consumers have bucked these …

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GJEPC elects new chair

Colin Shah, the founder of Schachter and Kama Jewellery, has been elected chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the body that promotes the Indian jewellery industry. Vipul Shah, CEO of Asian Star Co., has been appointed the group’s vice chairman. “The new term at GJEPC starts amidst acute uncertainties due to …

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Emma Watson joins board of Kering

Actor and activist Emma Watson has joined the board of directors at Kering, the luxury goods group that owns Boucheron, Girard-Perragaux and Ulysse Nardin as well as Gucci and YSL, among others. Watson has become a high-profile campaigner for sustainability, women’s rights and gender equality. Sustainability is an area of focus for the company which …

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Swarovski names creative director

For the first time in the company’s history, Swarovski has named a companywide creative director. Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert has been appointed to the position as part of the company’s restructuring. Globally renowned fashion editor Engelbert will oversee all of the company’s endeavours from jewellery to stemware and chandeliers. The appointment is a non-traditional choice for …

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Michael Hill reopens 148 stores

Michael Hill has announced the reopening of 148 stores across from 30 May, with 100 being in Australia and 25 in New Zealand. The company says more stores will open progressively over the coming month. All 301 of the company’s stores had ceased trading in late March and in the meanwhile, management has spent time …

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A new revolution in coloured gemstones: GemCloud brings the gemstone industry online

GemCloud technologies – focused on the coloured gemstone supply chain – transform gemstone inventories into a shareable digital interactive library, create a unique, secure, vetted and curated online marketplace and enable transparency and traceability. What if you could manage your entire business from a single dashboard or even sell while you sleep? With this intriguing …

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AUSTRALIAN MADE

There’s no negative to buying local, writes Chemgold’s Darren Sher. The changes the world and Australia have seen in recent weeks and months due to COVID-19 will never be forgotten. The daily updates we have all had to quickly adapt to, the restrictions we have seen and the modifications we have had to make to …

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WHAT IS THE NEW NORMAL?

What does this even mean? Rami Baron – President, Diamond Dealers Club of Australia Over the last five years, every diamond wholesaler has been talking about the impact of the web and how it has changed business. Every conversation with a diamond jewellery retailer about the future revolves around the effect of the web, social …

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Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS), 2020 Goes Virtual 01-04 June, 2020

India Geared Up with post COVID renditionsSource Fashion Jewellery & Fashion Accessories Virtually at www.ifjas.in from 1 – 4 June, 2020 Fashion leads the change, so wherever you are, remember, you ought to be the first to move. So before you think of moving out, think of moving about. With the ‘Normal’ getting displaced, fashion …

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The COVID-19 crisis will be transformational for our industry, it’s imperative that we discuss together how to move forward

This message from CIBJO president Gaetano Cavalieri invites all of us to consider the kind of future we want for our industry. Dr. Gaetano Cavalieri CIBJO President Historically, international crises have been inflection points in the human experience, and the COVID-19 epidemic is likely to be one of the most transformative in living memory. The …

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99 CREATIVE INTENTIONS PROJECT

A contemporary jeweller designer has devised a creative exchange project to help those struggling in self isolation. In response to the COVID-19 lockdown, artist Amelie Becher is offering an exchange of creativity to ninety nine participants from around the world. From her company Amelie Atelier based in Bangalow near Lismore in NSW, Amelie will collaborate …

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MOVING GIANTS

De Beers Group is collaborating on a multi-year, multi-elephant conservation project that is exactly the feelgood story the jewellery industry (and your news feed) needs right now. In 2018, Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR), managed by De Beers Group and adjacent to their Venetia diamond mine in South Africa, had an elephant problem. The 32,000 …

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Swarovski names new CEO

Robert Buchbauer has been named the new chief executive officer of Swarovski, a change that strips Nadja Swarovski of the position as head of Atelier Swarovski. Both Robert and Nadja are great-greatgrandchildren of the company’s founder, a situation that is not unusual in a companythat counts 56 family members on its board. A statement from …

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WHAT WILL BE YOUR NEXT STEP?

DDCA NEWSRami Baron – President, Diamond Dealers Club of Australia. “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” –Winston Churchill Now is the time to share and build your contacts, look at your LinkedIn and see if there is someone you should directly connect to. As with …

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CIBJO Blue Books free during COVID-19

With the international jewellery and gemstone industry grappling with the challenge of a worldwide economic shutdown, CIBJO has announced that it will no longer be charging for downloads of its Blue Book series of industry standards and nomenclature The CIBJO Blue Books are definitive sets of grading standards and nomenclature for diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls,coral, …

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Jewellery World supporting suppliers to support retail jewellery businesses.

Jewellery World Magazine hasn’t become the market leader simply by luck. Our knowledge, experience and willingness to go the extra mile for both sellers and buyers has earned us the number one position in the Australian and New Zealand jewellery industry media. Jewellery World launched a new jewellery pavilion inside the AGHA fair this February …

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Entries are open for the 2020 Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards

Premier diamond industry association, Diamond Guild Australia, has announced that the Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards will be held once again in 2020 and is calling for entries from all jewellers and designers around Australia working within the retail fine jewellery industry. The Diamond Guild Awards, to be held for the 7th time in 2020, …

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Environmental concerns take centre stage at CIBJO congress.

CIBJO’s annual congress in Bahrain at the end of 2019 saw a busy schedule of conferences and seminars. At the Marketing and Education commission, green methods of doing business were declared critical-for major multinational corporations and local retailers alike. At the meeting, CIBJO Marketing and Education Commission president Jonathan Kendall spoke of the Jewellery Industry …

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