Allure opens Broome flagship

Five years after its launch as a pearl wholesaler, WA-based Allure South Sea Pearls has just opened its first retail outlet in Broome – and is planning to launch an online boutique too.

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Tag Heuer partners with Dempsey

More than 40 years after Steve McQueen starred in the race classic Le Mans with a Heuer Monaco chronograph on his wrist, TAG Heuer has signed a long-term partnership with actor/race driver Patrick Dempsey to ensure ‘the asphalt once again belongs to TAG Heuer and Hollywood’.

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Zale sale gets go ahead

Despite the vocal opposition of some shareholders, the sale of Zale Corporation, a leading fine jewellery retailer in the US, to Signet, the largest fine jewellery retailer in the US and UK, will go ahead.

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Bevilles buy back business

Less than a month after entering into voluntary administration, the Beville family has announced that its bid to “to reacquire the business and retain the 80-year old Bevilles brand” has been successful.

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Bevilles goes into administration

Eighty years after its launch and just six months after a major rebranding, Bevilles has entered voluntary administration which is expected to lead to the closure of some of its 27 stores as well as the loss of nearly 250 jobs.

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AJS merges with HOJ

After “several months of discussions”, Australian Jewellers Supplies and House of Jewellery have announced the merger of their business operations.

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JAA makes ‘historic’ changes

The Jewellers Association of Australia has announced ‘historic’ changes to its structure that include the formation of a 14-person National Council – and a reduction in the number of JAA board members.

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Piccolo heads overseas

Six years after launching Piccolo Children’s Jewellery Collection in Australia, Oro Bello Jewellery has begun exporting the brand to South East Asia and North America.

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Pandora reveals record profits

Pandora earned a record 9 billion Danish kroner in profits in 2013 – a 35.4 percent over its 6.6 billion Danish kroner profits in 2012 – and is expecting to earn even more this year.

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Allure opens Broome flagship

Five years after its launch as a pearl wholesaler, WA-based Allure South Sea Pearls has just opened its first retail outlet in Broome – and is planning to launch an online boutique too.

Jeweller melts customers hearts

A Sydney jeweller is offering engaged couples the chance to watch him melt the gold for their wedding rings in a unique in-store event.

Tag Heuer partners with Dempsey

More than 40 years after Steve McQueen starred in the race classic Le Mans with a Heuer Monaco chronograph on his wrist, TAG Heuer has signed a long-term partnership with actor/race driver Patrick Dempsey to ensure ‘the asphalt once again belongs to TAG Heuer and Hollywood’.

Tiffany celebrates Paris opening

Tiffany & Co has celebrated the opening of its flagship store on the Champs-Elysees in Paris with a star-studded party in the 976-square-metre store.

JF Farren-Price buys $1.01 million watch

Sydney’s JF Farren-Price, is currently home to ‘the most valuable watch for sale in Australia’ – the $1.01 million Greubel Forsey Tourbillon 24 Secondes Contemporain GF01C.

Petra recovers 122.52ct blue diamond

Just four months after selling a 29.6 carat blue diamond from its Cullinan mine in South Africa for more than US$25million, Petra Diamonds has recovered a 122.52 carat blue diamond from the same mine.

Uberkate appoints ‘Uber Ambassador’

Sydney-based personalised silver and gold jewellery company, Uberkate, has appointed its first ‘Uber Ambassador’ after an extensive search on social media.

Showcase CEO asked to stand aside

Michael Mishevski, the CEO of Showcase Jewellers for over 10 years, has been asked to stand aside while an investigation is conducted into matters relating to the buying group’s operations.

Opal Exhibition shapes up

The 13th Australian Opal Exhibition on Queensland’s Gold Coast is shaping up to be “the best exhibition for many years”.

Zale sale gets go ahead

Despite the vocal opposition of some shareholders, the sale of Zale Corporation, a leading fine jewellery retailer in the US, to Signet, the largest fine jewellery retailer in the US and UK, will go ahead.

TWM Co engages new market

After 48 years manufacturing wedding rings for retailers, Melbourne-based TWM Co has launched a “bespoke engagement ring service”.

CIBJO calls for fairness in Moscow

CIBJO – The World Jewellery Confederation – is totally committed to responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility, according to president Gaetano Cavalieri.

Swarovski sparkles at Opera House

Swarovski celebrated Miranda Kerr’s first official engagement as brand ambassador “in her home country” with a dinner for local and international at Sydney’s Bennelong restaurant on May 13.

JAA teams up with Bride to Be

The JAA has announced that Australia’s leading bridal magazine will be a media partner for this year’s JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards.

Natural pearl sells for $1.46m

One of the world’s largest natural pearls has been sold for £811,000′ ($1.46 million) – more than three times its pre-auction estimate.

The Blue sells for record US$23.8m

US-based jewellery Harry Winston paid a record US$23.8m for the largest vivid blue diamond in the world at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction on May 14

Bevilles buy back business

Less than a month after entering into voluntary administration, the Beville family has announced that its bid to “to reacquire the business and retain the 80-year old Bevilles brand” has been successful.

Forevermark celebrates milestone

Forevermark, the diamond brand from the De Beers group of companies, has celebrated its “1 millionth inscription” at the Forevermak Diamond Institute in Antwerp.

A&E launches Argentium

A&E Metals has launched Argentium, a new ‘higher quality’ silver alloy, in Australia.

Designers to shine at Sydney Fair

The 2014 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards ceremony will be held at the new home of the International Jewellery Fair on September 1.

Swarovski sparkles at Fashion Week

Swarovski unveiled its Fall Collection, Facets of Light, to its global audience on the runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in Sydney last week.

Curtis Australia opens Melbourne office

Curtis Australia, a manufacturer of handmade luxury pens, jewellery and accessories in rural Victoria, has opened an office in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Necklace sells for record US$27.44m

A jadeite bead necklace with a Cartier clasp has sold for US$27.4 million at Sotheby’s Hong Kong – setting two new world records, for jadeite and Cartier jewellery, sold at auction.

Fossil Group opens watch store in Sydney

Five months after the launch of its retail website, www.wsiwatches.com.au, watch and jewellery wholesaler, Fossil Group, has opened its first WSI retail store in Australia.

Bevilles goes into administration

Eighty years after its launch and just six months after a major rebranding, Bevilles has entered voluntary administration which is expected to lead to the closure of some of its 27 stores as well as the loss of nearly 250 jobs.

Graff reveals Hallucination

Graff Diamonds has unveiled the US$55 million ‘Hallucination’– a multicoloured diamond timepiece which it believes is “the most valuable watch ever created”.

Precious leaves go on display

Queensland jeweller Carolyn Barker has created a stunning window display of precious metal leaves at the artisan gallery in Fortitude Valley.

AJS merges with HOJ

After “several months of discussions”, Australian Jewellers Supplies and House of Jewellery have announced the merger of their business operations.

JAA makes ‘historic’ changes

The Jewellers Association of Australia has announced ‘historic’ changes to its structure that include the formation of a 14-person National Council – and a reduction in the number of JAA board members.

‘Lost’ Egg sells for US$33m

The newly found ‘lost’ Third Imperial Easter Egg by Carl Faberg, which has just been sold for US$33 million, will go on public display next month.

Piccolo heads overseas

Six years after launching Piccolo Children’s Jewellery Collection in Australia, Oro Bello Jewellery has begun exporting the brand to South East Asia and North America.

Hadassin set to leave JAA

After seven years as CEO of the JAA Ian Hadassin will be leaving his role at the end of his contract period in June.

Forevermark on track for global dominance

De Beers’ five-year-old diamond brand, Forevermark, has reported ‘a strong year of growth’ driven predominantly by continued consumer demand in China, the US, India and Japan.

Hong Kong Fair attracts record numbers

The HKTDC’s decision to split the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show into ‘2 Shows 2 Venues’ has paid off with the new-look Fair attracting a record-breaking 3850 exhibitors.

Panama opens diamond trading centre

Panama president Ricardo Martinelli will be the guest of honour at this month’s launch of Latin America’s first diamond trading centre.

JeanRichard joins Premier League

Swiss watchmaker JeanRichard has become the global partner as well as ‘Official Watch’ of English Premier League football club Arsenal FC.

Bremont takes off with Boeing

Bremont Watch Company has joined forces with Boeing to develop a range of mechanical watches that feature the company’s advanced aeroplane materials.

Pandora reveals record profits

Pandora earned a record 9 billion Danish kroner in profits in 2013 – a 35.4 percent over its 6.6 billion Danish kroner profits in 2012 – and is expecting to earn even more this year.

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