A month after being asked to stand aside, Michael Mishevski, the CEO of Showcase Jewellers for over 18 years, has resigned from his position.
Ten years after launching its first personalised jewellery collection, Sydney-based wholesaler Uberkate has launched a new software system that will make its now extensive gold and silver personalised jewellery collection “even more personal”.
Australian jewellery manufacturer Georgini has taken on the local distributorship of English jewellery brand, Chrysalis.
Ringly, the world’s first ‘smart’ ring, has been an instant success for its creators with “over US$100,000 in sales” on its launch day.
Ben Robertson has been awarded the top prize in the 2013 Watch and Clock Service and Repair course at Sydney TAFE.
Gemfields has sold US$33.5 million of ruby and corundum at its inaugural auction of Mozambican rough ruby and corundum.
US-based carved pearl jewellery maker, Galatea, has won the hearts of soccer fans around the world with its soccer ball designs.
The Jewellers Association of Australia is proposing a number of changes to its Constitution – including a dramatic reduction in the number of directors on its Board.
Chow Tai Fook, the world’s largest pure-play jeweller currently worth around US$15 billion, is buying Hearts on Fire for US$150 million.
Millennials, consumers aged 24-34, don’t value jewellery as much as previous generations, according to a new survey by US-based Unity Marketing.
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.
Showcase Jewellers has celebrated the Breast Cancer Network Australia’s 15 year anniversary with a donation of $32,530.
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.
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’.
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.
Sydney-based personalised silver and gold jewellery company, Uberkate, has appointed its first ‘Uber Ambassador’ after an extensive search on social media.
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.
Rio Tinto Diamonds brought “the mine to the marketplace” with virtual technology at the JCK Luxury Show in Las Vegas this week.
The Jewellers Association of Australia has appointed Amanda Hunter as its new executive director.
The 13th Australian Opal Exhibition on Queensland’s Gold Coast is shaping up to be “the best exhibition for many years”.
After 48 years manufacturing wedding rings for retailers, Melbourne-based TWM Co has launched a “bespoke engagement ring service”.
CIBJO – The World Jewellery Confederation – is totally committed to responsible business practices and corporate social responsibility, according to president Gaetano Cavalieri.
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.
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
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 Metals has launched Argentium, a new ‘higher quality’ silver alloy, in Australia.
Elie Bernheim has taken over the reins of the Swiss watch company founded by his grandfather Raymond Weil.
The 2014 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards ceremony will be held at the new home of the International Jewellery Fair on September 1.
Showcase Jewellers is on a mission to increase its digital footprint in 2014 with a range of new initiatives for its members.
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.
Dracakis Jewellers has been named Champion Jewellery Store at the 2014 Australian Small Business Champion Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony.
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.
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.
Graff Diamonds has unveiled the US$55 million ‘Hallucination’– a multicoloured diamond timepiece which it believes is “the most valuable watch ever created”.
Michael Hill International has reached a $6 million settlement with the Australian Tax Office.
Queensland jeweller Carolyn Barker has created a stunning window display of precious metal leaves at the artisan gallery in Fortitude Valley.
The JAA’s two-day Australian Jewellery Fair on the Gold Coast has been hailed a success.
After “several months of discussions”, Australian Jewellers Supplies and House of Jewellery have announced the merger of their business operations.
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.
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.