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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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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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Provenance Proof Blockchain to be rolled out and open to the entire industry by February 2019

The first coloured gemstone blockchain, announced earlier this year, is taking shape. Initiated by the Gübelin Gem Lab, in cooperation with technology provider Everledger, the Provenance Proof Blockchain is a true industry solution, free for all, and open to every participant of the global gemstone and jewellery sector. The primary …

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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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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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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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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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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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Forevermark Unveils New Retail Concept Store

  FOREVERMARK UNVEILS NEW RETAIL CONCEPT STORE IN CHINA FOCUSED ON MILLENNIALS Libert’aime™ by Forevermark will merge online and ojfline platforms to create an exciting new Forevermark consumer experience Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers Group, today announced the launch of Libert’aim e1 Mb y Forevermark, a new flagship …

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JNA 2018 Record Number Entries

JNA Awards 2018 draws record number of entries 127 submissions across 12 categories from 16 countries and regions   HONG KONG, 24 May 2018 – The seventh edition of the JNA Awards, one of the most rigorous and prestigious awards programmes in the international jewellery and gemstone industry, is proud …

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Originality from Discarded Waste

  Upcycling is a growing part of our everyday lives. We reinvent everything from food, to clothing, to household goods and furniture. However, a previously uncharted area of repurposing is gaining popularity. Waste materials such as architectural leftovers, paper, glass, ceramic and plastic waste find themselves in unique jewellery creations. …

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CIBJO’s Special Consultative Status

Press Release UN’s Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Confirms CIBJO’s Special Consultative Status for Four More Years MILAN, ITALY: MAY 15, 2018 – The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has confirmed the Special Consultative Status held by CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, for the coming four years. The …

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Call for Entry – Australian Pearl Jewellery Design

AUSTRALIAN PEARL JEWELLERY DESIGN MASTERS – CALL FOR ENTRY Cygnet Bay Pearls Kick-Start program offers valuable Australian pearls as a gift to first entrants Jewellers invited to master the art of creating with the Australian South Sea Pearl grown in the Kimberley, and Australian Akoya Pearl grown in the Central …

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Diamond Guild Australia 2018 Awards

DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALIA ANNOUNCES NEW TIMING FOR 2018 AWARDS THURSDAY 29 MARCH 2018: Diamond Guild Australia has announced that it has revised the timeframe for the 2018 DIAMOND GUILD AUSTRALIA JEWELLERY AWARDS and will now be conducting its prestigious competition again in the second half of 2018. Regarded as the …

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Buy With Confidence Program

Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Tourism and Sports Launch Buy With Confidence Program to Boost Confidence in Purchasing Quality Gems and Jewelry in Thailand Minister of Commerce Mr. Sontirat Sontijirawong (sixth from left), Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn (second from right), And Director of GIT …

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The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair saw a Record Breaking Success

The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair saw a Record Breaking Success The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, organized by the Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, was a resounding success with record breaking trade value to showcase the strength of Thailand’s gems and jewelry industry …

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JAA Launches New Consumer Jewellery Insurance Product

PRESS RELEASE The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) is excited to announce the launch of a new consumer jewellery insurance product – JewelCover. “For too long our members have expressed their frustrations in dealing with domestic insurers who redirect their customers to the insurer’s preferred jeweller at the expense of …

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Handcrafted by Cerrone Jewellers: The Everest Trophy

The Everest trophy, handcrafted by Cerrone Jewellers in collaboration with Racing NSW, featuring more than 8000 individual diamonds was presented at the exclusive G’Day USA event in Los Angeles. Oscar-nominee and Australian icon Margot Robbie stopped to admire the diamond encrusted trophy while walking the red carpet. Seen pictured here with Cerrone …

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Russian Government Signs MOU with CIBJO and AWDC

Russian Government Signs MOU with CIBJO and AWDC, Aims to Harmonize Russian Diamond Classification System with International Standard MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION: JANUARY 25, 2018 – The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and the Antwerp World Diamond …

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Pearls and Coral Placed in the Spotlight at CIBJO/IEG Seminar

Vicenza, 23rd January 2018. Environmental, as well as social and economic responsibility in the jewellery sector were the focus of a seminar scheduled for Monday, January 22, 2018, during the VICENZAORO January 2018 jewellery trade show in Vicenza, Italy. Titled “Green and Blue Jewellery, Environmentally Sustainable Luxury,” the seminar was …

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RJC Launch Its Updated 2017 Chain of Custody Standard for Gold and Platinum Group Metals

London, UK: 22 January 2018 – The Responsible Jewellery Council today announces the launch of its 2017 Chain of Custody Standard (CoC). This follows a review initiated in August 2016, involving three rounds of public consultation, input from over 150 industry and non-industry stakeholders, and contributions through webinars, workshops and meetings. The CoC …

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Kashmir Sapphire Stolen

Zals reported one of their Kashmir Sapphires was stolen. According to a spokesperson for Zals, the 10.17 karat Kashmir Sapphire was on consignment when the client was robbed in Taiwan. The police were informed of the robbery, however Zals is asking anyone that sees or get an inquiry regarding the …

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Nationwide Announces 2018 Apprentice Assistance Scheme

Nationwide have now been providing financial support to young people who have chosen a career in jewellery for fifteen years. Initially, Nationwide awarded several annual scholarships to students undertaking the Bachelor of Arts (Jewellery) course at Sturt University. In 2009 the total financial support provided was substantially increased and re …

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CIBJO President Supports De Beers Development of Diamond Traceability

CIBJO President Expresses Support for De Beers Plan to Develop Diamond Traceability System Based on Blockchain Technology MILAN, ITALY: DECEMBER 7, 2017 – CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has voiced the World Jewellery Confederation’s support for a De Beers development project that employs blockchain technology, which was announced on December 4 …

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Employee Recruitment, Motivation and Retention Guide for Jewellery Industry

Employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide for jewellery industry now available for downloading via CIBJO website  MILAN, ITALY: DECEMBER 13, 2017 – “People: Our Greatest Asset,” an employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide prepared specifically for the jewellery industry is now available for downloading on the CIBJO website. Authored by Jonathan …

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Edward Johnson Joins The Responsible Jewellery Council

LONDON, UK – Wednesday 22 November 2017 – Edward Johnson joins the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as Director of Business Development to expand its expertise and drive growth for the organisation, strengthening its influence and reputation across the jewellery industry. Edward joins the team at the RJC from the Gemological …

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Roqaya’s Rocks Launches New Collection

To the delight of the London press, VIPs, style influencers, and fashionistas everywhere, Roqaya’s Rocks debuts a new collection at the Four Seasons, Mayfair. The inspiration for the new Roqaya’s Rocks collection comes from the ocean’s colours and movement and showcases uncommon pearls, crystals, and gems. Each piece gains its …

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Georgia Piggott Takes Gold for Wallace Bishop

  Georgia Piggott Takes Gold for Wallace Bishop Wallace Bishop Jeweller’s apprentice, Georgia Piggott, has won Apprentice of the Year at the Southbank Brisbane TAFE awards evening. In addition, Georgia was also presented with the State QLD medal for the World Skills competition. Georgia started her apprenticeship with Wallace Bishop …

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Leaders in the Private Sector Join Hands to Organize Ruby Show Worth over Billions of Baht

At the World Ruby Forum 2017: The Ultimate Forum of the “King of Gems” The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT, under the supervision of the Ministry of Commerce, collaborated with private sectors to organize the World Ruby Forum 2017 on November 4, 2017 at Shangri-La …

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Local Jeweller Creates World’s Rarest Strand of Pearls

World renowned Brisbane jeweller, Margot McKinney, is the proud and passionate designer of what is believed to be the world’s rarest strand of South Sea Pearls, valued at approximately $3.8 million. The strand will be a key feature of Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival on Wednesday 30th August, accentuating a bridal …

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Inimitable a Curated Collection

Jewellery that is truly one of a kind – a curated collection at e.g.etal, launches 13 November 2017. Unique is an oft abused term in the world of jewellery, where a much-admired piece may be repeated or replicated by the maker, or even copied by another party. Leading Melbourne contemporary …

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Pandora Inspires Women to Celebrate Everyday Triumphs

PANDORA Jewelry today unveils a new campaign set to inspire women to see the wonderful in themselves and their everyday. Launched as part of PANDORA’s new collection launching in-stores nationwide, the new ‘DO See The Wonderful’ campaign is supported by a compelling TV campaign, and a series of campaign imagery …

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De Beers to make largest investment in diamond marketing since 2008

29 Aug 2017 De Beers Group has announced it will invest more than US$140 million in marketing this year – its biggest spend since 2008. The increased investment will be focused on generating further consumer demand for diamond jewellery in the leading markets globally, with the greatest spend targeted in …

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T Mark Guarantees Quality Jewelry from Thailand

T Mark Guarantees Quality Jewelry from Thailand The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, guarantees the quality and craftsmanship of Thai jewelry brands with the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a symbol of trusted quality and excellence, while preparing to host the 60th edition of the …

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Cudworth Signs Exclusive Deal

Cudworth signs exclusive deal to distribute Tateossian – London jewellery in Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific Tateossian signed Cudworth Enterprises last month in an exclusive deal to distribute its unique, refined and meticulously crafted jewellery for men in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific. Cudworth will launch the …

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Pablo Picasso and a Ring of Love

On the 21 June 2017, the special memento of a dramatic love affair between an artist and his muse went under the hammer at Sotheby’s London. As history tells it, Pablo Picasso designed a ring to appease Dora Maar, after a lover’s quarrel.  An art historian, James Lord, in his …

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Pandora Supports Australian Women In Need

PANDORA Jewelry has announced a new charitable initiative, enabling PANDORA’s online customers to make donations to selected Australian charities with every purchase.

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Luxe Jewellery Retailer Secrets Set to Open Two New Stores

More ‘Secrets’ revealed… Luxe Jewellery Retailer Set to Open Two New Queensland Stores True to its word, Secrets is expanding its retail operations in Queensland opening two company stores at Westfield Carindale, Brisbane, (June) and Caneland Central, Mackay, (July). The Australian-owned luxe jewellery brand publicly announced its expansion plans in …

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Showcase Jewellers backs IJF – All 3 Groups at Fair and support Design Awards  

Four months out from the 2017 the International Jewellery Fair, Showcase Jewellers has confirmed it’s support for the first jewellery trade fair at the new International Convention Centre at Darling Harbour. Showcase Jewellers will have a major presence at the IJF with a lounge area and fair organiser Mr Gary …

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Pandora Officially Opens State-Of-The-Art Crafting Facility in Thailand

As part of PANDORA’s long term growth-strategy, the company has today officially opened the new, highly modernized and green crafting facility in Lamphun near Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. The new facility is the first in a line of strategic initiatives in PANDORA’s efforts to meet increasing demand. The facility …

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Fine Jewels and Gems Sparkle at World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace

Jewellery and Diamond Shows to Open in Hong Kong Next Week 23 February 2017 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will stage two prime shows of the jewellery industry next week. The 4th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will display one-of-a-kind jewellery raw materials such …

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