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 fit for kings, and as …
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 of any jewel, but the …
The best publicity campaign is a consistent and cost-effective promotion of your brand, starting with your target audience, and spreading outwards to their connections, so you retain your old customers and attract new ones. In the past, jewellers and other businesses had to rely on print media and television advertisements to consolidate their word-of-mouth promotions …
A third generation diamond and jewellery manufacturer launches its created diamonds into Australia at the Showcase Jewellers conference in February. Synthetic diamonds have captured the imagination of the modern consumer like never before, offering larger carats at better value. It is a sector which is slated to grow, …
Lightning Ridge Monarch Opals are a new type synthetic opal that have hit the market this year. Here we examine what they are and the impact they’re having on the opal industry. Our national gemstone has been given a shakeup recently with the introduction of a synthetic opal called Monarch Opal. They appear …
Jenny Berich discovers that celebrities are the best sales people for many watch and jewellery brands.
Jenny Berich finds out why European brands are dominating jewellery retail shelves in Australia and New Zealand.
Men are ready to open their wallets and spend on bling but they can’t if retailers don’t stock what they want, reports Jenny Berich.
Jenny Berich discovers that diamonds are always in fashion for smart jewellery retailers.
Jenny Berich discusses the pros and cons of stocking branded jewellery with retailers.
Jenny Berich meets Paul Bott, a local jeweller handcrafting precious jewellery with minimal impact on the environment.
Internationally-renowned designer, master jeweller and artist Rex Steel Merten explains the difference between ‘good’ and ‘not-so-good’ jewellery
Computer technology has changed, and is continuing to change, the way Australian jewellery retailers do business. Jenny Berich looks at the software options available today to help run your store more efficiently.
The rising popularity of silver jewellery can no longer be ignored by fine jewellery retailers, reports Jenny Berich.
As the line between fashion and fine jewellery becomes increasingly blurred on the catwalk and on the street, Jewellery World investigates Australia’s changing attitude towards ‘fashion jewellery’.
Hazel Bradley reports that when it to comes to choosing wedding jewellery, creativity and individual touches are important to today’s bride and groom.
Internationally-renowned designer, master jeweller and artist, Rex Steele Merten explains everything you need to know about computer-aided design.
Jenny Berich discovers that despite the general boom in January sales many jewellers remain unconvinced of the benefits.
Christmas comes but once a year so retailers must do everything they can to maximise sales in the weeks leading up to the big day.
The world’s most affordable precious metal is proving to be the magic bullet for many Australian jewellery retailers wanting to attract more customers to their stores.
Jenny Berich talks to local jewellery manufacturers who continue to thrive despite the rising flood of imported products.
Jenny Berich discusses the power of the brand with the people behind some of the industry’s leading names.
The once ubiquitous strand of round white pearls is being replaced with designs featuring an ever burgeoning array of shapes, colours and sizes.
Jenny Berich discovers the rising price of gold doesn’t always lead to a fall in gold jewellery sales.
The GFC has slowed diamond sales around the world but local suppliers seem confident that the Australian market is already over the worst.
The Gemmological Association of Australia outlines some of the treatments used to enhance the appearance of emeralds, aquamarines and other beryls.
The Gemmological Association of Australia outlines a few of the many methods used to treat quartz.
A watch or wedding band is no longer the only jewellery piece worn by Australian men.
Personalised charm and bead bracelets have revolutionised the jewellery buying habits of Australian women.
Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend but many ‘girls’ are discovering they have room in their lives for some more colourful friends as well.
An introductory guide to the world of coloured gemstones by the International Colored Gemstone Association.
Rami Baron, the president of the newly formed Diamond Dealers Club of Australia, explains why Australia needs its own bourse.
Jenny Berich discovers the hidden treasures from the world’s largest archipelago.
Although yellow gold remains the world’s best known precious metal, Jenny Berich reports that ‘white is the new yellow’ for many in the jewellery industry.
Jenny Berich discovers that mankind’s lust for the mysterious jewel from the deep continues to grow – irrespective of changing economic fortunes.
Emeralds, the birthstone of May, have been prized as precious jewels for thousands of years.
Ian Hadassin, the CEO of the Jewellers Association of Australia, discusses his first 12 months in the industry’s top job.
Ruby, the birthstone of July, can cost from $3 to $23,000 per carat
Andrew Cody, the president of the International Coloured Gemstone Association, reveals his plans to increase sales of coloured gemstones around the world.
Economists may be forecasting gloom and doom but watch suppliers and retailers remain confident that timepieces will continue to perform well in the coming months – at least at the top end of the market.
New treatments are making it increasingly difficult to tell the difference between natural and treated diamonds.
Local wholesalers and retailers reveal what impact the ‘slowing economy’ is having on diamond sales.
Kevin Hitchins, the president of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia, explains the importance of making a mark in the jewellery industry.
The natural beauty of pearls is increasingly being enhanced by a variety of treatments.
Gabi Tolkowsky, the world’s most famous diamond cutter, reveals the secrets behind his success.
Like almost all precious and semi-precious gemstones topaz and tanzanite are increasingly being enhanced with treatments.