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The new Irish brand is preparing to showcase its latest pieces at Jewellery & Watch in Birmingham in February 2017, designer Niamh Patten tells Jewellery Outlook Editor David Brough. "The inspiration behind the new brand was to create a jewellery collection for the modern woman, allowing her to express her confidence and independence freely, and wear her jewellery as a statement of who she is ...
MUMBAI, February 22, 2015 – Vigorous promotion of diamonds at the Dubai Shopping Festival triggered a boost in diamond jewellery sales, Alex Popov, Chairman of the World Diamond Mark, said. The World Diamond Mark is a not-for-profit organisation established by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses in 2012 to promote consumer desirability and confidence in diamonds ...
Jesper Nielsen, founder of Endless Jewelry, tells Jewellery Outlook about the new collections the brand will be showcasing at Jewellery & Watch Birmingham, which starts on February 1. "First of all, I am looking forward to presenting our new colours and charms in both our classic collection and in the Jennifer Lopez Collection." ...
LONDON, August 31, 2014 – Endless Jewelry, a brand based around collectible charms on leather bracelets, has expanded rapidly in the United States and Europe this year, its owner Jesper Nielsen said. Endless has so far accumulated around 3,000 stockists worldwide, including around 1,000 points of sale in North America and the remainder in Europe, where Germany and the UK are the main markets ...
Sarah Carpin, Director of CMJ Media, the only media company in the UK dedicated to watches and jewellery, explains why the company has grown so rapidly and how it can help brands to break into the UK market. "I set up CMJ Media just over 3 years ago because I could see there was a need for a marketing, publishing, media buying and PR company in the UK that has the depth of experience ...
Julie Driscoll, Portfolio Director for Jewellery & Watch London and Jewellery & Watch Birmingham at i2i Events Group, tells Jewellery Outlook about preparations for Jewellery & Watch London, which will be held for the first time at the Saatchi Gallery, on 18-19 June. "The show was launched in June 2012 in response to industry demand for a focused ...
| |about J luxury buying event "exceeded expectations"
VICENZA, September 9, 2012 - Vicenza Fair and top tier jewellers reported a high level of enquiries and orders at the about J luxury buying event which took place in the resort of Cortina d'Ampezzo in northern Italy from September 5-7, Corrado Facco, General Manager of the Vicenza Fair, said. "It was beyond our expectations, in view of the fragile global economic situation," Facco told Jewellery Outlook ...
| |India looks to develop IIJW brand
CORTINA D’AMPEZZO, Italy, September 7, 2012 – India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council plans to develop the India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) brand, possibly by hosting events in other Indian cities and internationally, GJEPC Chairman Rajiv Jain said. Speaking to Jewellery Outlook in an interview on the sidelines of the September 5-7 about J luxury jewellery buying event ...
| |Lorenz Bäumer plans to open boutique on Place Vendôme
PARIS, May 6, 2012 - Lorenz Bäumer, a luxury jeweller renowned for his themes of architecture, poetry and gardening, plans to open his first boutique on the Place Vendôme, the most prestigious address of Paris’s fine jewellers, either late this year or early next year. In an interview with Jewellery Outlook, Bäumer said he expected an international as well as French clientele to shop at the new store ... Full Article
| |Gitanjali has strategic vision for its Italian brands
Mehul Choksi, Chairman and Managing Director of the Gitanjali Group, one of the largest integrated diamond and jewellery manufacturer-retailers in the world, tells Jewellery Outlook about his vision for the group´s Italian luxury jewellery brands. Mumbai-based Gitanjali has acquired Stefan Hafner, IO Si, Valente, Porrati, Nouvelle Bague and Giantti ... Full Article
| |India’s Dimpex to focus on U.S., China, domestic market
MUMBAI, January 8, 2012 – Indian manufacturer Dimpex will concentrate more on the U.S., Chinese and domestic markets in 2012 to confront a challenging global economic environment. “We are trying to develop more the customer base there (U.S.), considering that that market is reviving,” Viral Mehta, a director of the Dimpex Group, told Jewellery Outlook at the Dimpex stand on the sidelines ... Full Article
| |Paola De Luca directs trend forecasting for Vicenza Fair
VICENZA, Italy, October 2011 - Paola De Luca, well known for her design trend seminars at trade fairs around the world, has begun a new role, directing trend forecasting for Italy’s Vicenza Fair. In an interview with Jewellery Outlook, Paola talks about her plans. JO: Paola, what is your new role and how does it differ from your previous position as Creative Director of trend forecasting group TJF? ... Full Article
| |Franco Pianegonda says his jewels suit self-assured Chinese women
HONG KONG, September 22, 2011 - Franco Pianegonda, exhibiting at the Hong Kong September Jewellery and Gem Fair, says he believes that his jewels appeal to the self-assured Chinese woman who has a global perspective. Since the 1990s, Franco Pianegonda has been amongst the new wave of Italian designers. His creations combine the traditions of Italian innovation with leading edge ... Full Article
| |CMJ reports surging interest from overseas suppliers
LONDON, June 15, 2011 – The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), the UK’s biggest buying group, has reported a huge increase in sales and noted sharply growing interest from overseas suppliers, Chief Executive Willie Hamilton said. Sales through the Group have surged by 400 percent over the past four years to 76.9 million pounds this year, and were up 70 percent from 45.3 million pounds last year ... Full Article
| |Fairtrade gold in tight supply, to be rolled out
LONDON, June 2011 - Fairtrade gold, which pays a fair price to poor miners, is in tight supply but efforts are under way to locate new origins in Latin America, Africa and Asia, and to licence more jewellers. Leading British jewellers launched certified "Fairtrade" gold in February, in a bid to boost livelihoods of artisanal miners working in perilous conditions in developing countries and ensure ... Full Article
| |IJL focuses on design, craftsmanship and supporting the industry
LONDON, April 2011 – International Jewellery London (IJL) in 2011 will continue to focus on design, craftsmanship and quality, providing a focal point for trends and issues, as part of its vision to continue to support the industry at every level. As the show enters its 56th edition, Co-Event Directors Syreeta Tranfield and Sam Willoughby outlined their vision for IJL to be a definitive showcase ... Full Article
| |India gem, jewel exports seen surging in 2011 - GJEPC chief
BASEL, Switzerland, March 27, 2011 - Indian gem and jewellery exports are likely to rise by more than 40 percent to around (U.S.) $36-37 billion this year, bolstered by buoyant precious metals and diamond prices and strong U.S. demand, said Rajiv Jain, Chairman of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). India has boosted its market share in the U.S. gem and jewellery ... Full Article
| |Company of Master Jewellers to eye retailers beyond UK
BIRMINGHAM, England, March 16, 2011 – The UK’s biggest buying group, The Company of Master Jewellers (CMJ), a cooperative grouping more than 130 independent retailers, anticipates welcoming overseas retail members in the next few years, Chief Executive Willie Hamilton said. “I would say it would be in a five-year plan, and it won’t be this year,” Hamilton told Jewellery Outlook in ... Full Article
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