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If you want to get into the jewellery industry and start earning money while gaining on-the-job training and experience right away – an apprenticeship could be the right route for you. According to the National Association of Jewellers, the stats are encouraging for both apprentices and for businesses thinking about offering an apprenticeship. Of the apprentices that finished an apprenticeship, 90% went on to secure a job or went on to further learning. 88% were in sustained employment and 2% went on to continue their education. Out of the employers surveyed, 83% would recommend apprenticeships to other businesses. If you’re…

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Hampshire-based, family-owned and run jewellery business, Charles Nobel is celebrating its 50th anniversary after serving three generations of local families over its lifetime.  Founded in 1972 by Keith and Jenny Bollard, the couple originally moved from the North of England to pursue a shared career ambition. Jenny Bollard: “My husband has always worked in jewellery, managing shops for various wholesalers, independents, and H. Samuel in its early stages. He always loved the emotive side of the industry, creating something which people can treasure for many years – and he recognised that personalisation was key to making a product truly special. …

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Diamonds are a classic symbol of love, but what if you want to show your appreciation for someone in a more unique way? Pink diamonds are growing in popularity, both for use in jewellery and as an potential investment.Here’s everything you need to know about these beautiful stones. What are pink diamonds? Pink diamonds are one of the rarest colours of ‘fancy coloured’ diamonds – a term that covers diamonds outside the normal white to yellow colour range. In fact, pink diamonds are the second rarest colour of diamond – second only to red diamonds. This rarity can result in…

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Unless you are a millionaire, guess buying jewellery would be reserved for special occasions, right? Shopping for jewellery may not appear arduous with myriad stores in Melbourne, instead, you might just feel spoilt for choice. But wait, if you thought that just heading to a jewellery store can get you that perfect piece of necklace or ring you have been waiting to adorn this wedding season, there could be more than just walking into a store and picking what catches your attention. While you may easily find a store to cater to your taste and preference, there are a few…

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LBJ has launched their first eCommerce trade website showcasing their variety of silver jewellery from around the world. www.lbjjewellery.com Father-daughter combination Jon and Annabelle have been working together for the last 3 years. Jon has been in the trade for over 30 years, importing jewellery from all over the world. He started working with Israeli designers, maintaining a close relationship and an extensive range ever since. Annabelle joined the business after a number of years working in retail management for companies such as Uniqlo and Ted Baker. This is the first time LBJ’s customers will be able to view the whole…

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There are a few important days in every person’s life, one of those days is getting engaged. So much pressure is put upon this day to make sure it runs smoothly. Every single detail should go as planned and then, hopefully, your partner will say ‘yes’.  With the amount of planning that goes into the actual proposal, like the ones here: https://www.brides.com/story/planning-the-perfect-marriage-proposal-advice, you wouldn’t want to end up with a dissatisfied partner when it comes to your engagement ring choice; especially if you are buying a ring online. For those who have to do their engagement ring shopping online, there…

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Where there is trust there is fairness – and both of these are equally important in the jewelry industry. As the online space gains more importance, jewelry companies are shifting their attention towards online platforms that can help them not only to sell online but to network with vendors, partners and possible buyers. The upcoming Gelior platform is built on this idea: to provide a common ground for all industry players and allow them to transact and fulfill orders online. As bigger sales platforms (Amazon, eBay, etc.) already offer the possibility for jewelers to sell online, you might ask: how…

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When you think of quality watches, the first name that tends to pop into your head is Rolex. But what exactly is it that sets this company apart from all the others on the luxury watch market? Is it the sheer number of luxury watches they produce, or is it their quality? Find out more below. Quality Over Quantity There are many brands of watches out there, and a large majority of them rely on mass-produced, factory-assembled models. However, Rolex prides themselves on symbolising the best of the best in Swiss watchmaking. Rolex watches are given the finest of human…

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Buying and selling pre-owned jewellery is a lucrative business that can help to augment your income. However, in order to be successful, it’s important that you know exactly what you’re doing. The second-hand market can be satisfying and financially rewarding for those in the jewellery industry, however, the market is also highly competitive. And just like with any business, it requires time, effort, knowledge, and investment. Here’s a guide to buying and selling pre-owned jewellery. Why Buy Second Hand Jewellery One of the biggest benefits of buying pre-owned jewellery is sustainability. The process of mining gemstones, diamonds, and other metals…

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Choosing an engagement ring is as much an emotional investment as it is financial. With this in mind, there is no better option than to go bespoke. Custom-designed pieces are increasing in popularity with consumers valuing a handmade approach to one-of-a-kind jewellery. With the help of specialist craftsmen, you can take pride in the fact that you have contributed to a creation that no-one else has. As high-quality jewellery can last a lifetime, here’s how we ensure that London DE’s bespoke service doesn’t disappoint. 1. Begin Online Fundamental to the success of a bespoke creation is the relationship between client…

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While diamonds maybe forever, this doesn’t mean they have to remain with one person forever. A person may have numerous valid reasons for wanting to sell their diamond engagement ring. It may include wanting to upgrade the original engagement ring, a change in their circumstances, or because they need the money. Regardless of the reason for wanting to sell a diamond ring, you will want to ensure you are getting your money’s worth! For this to happen, you have to fully understand the various intricacies involved in the buying and selling of diamonds. 1. Start by Establishing What You Have…

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Munich-based jeweler Thomas Jirgens has been making jewelry for over 3 decades, creating some of the finest custom pieces in the industry. He forges only the finest materials into jewelry and puts great emphasis into the compatibility between the jewels and the skin tone, facial structure and eye color. Today, Thomas meets each of his clients and makes presenting jewelry a very personal experience. Sometimes the client will see the rough stone and follow the process right through to the finished piece. Thomas is always looking for some special jewels that are different and with a story to tell. “My…

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Imagine you’re taking the next step in your relationship with the one you love, you want to get married, but can’t you afford an engagement ring. This happened to one young couple, and, to make matters worse, they were mocked about it. At the tender age of 20, Ariel Desiree McRae met her boyfriend online. After speaking together over the phone for hours every day, he drove for over an hour to take her on their first date. Ariel describes their love story; “we ate wings, had a burping contest, and drove around listening to music and singing”. They fell…

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For an item to be considered antique, it should have been around for at least 100 years. However, items become vintage after they have been around for at least 20 years. Therefore, when you think of a vintage engagement ring, you consider rings that were made at least two decades ago. Why Consider Buying A Vintage Ring? Unique and Luxurious Most likely, the craft used in designing the ring is different from what is available today. Therefore, you are likely to come across a more unique and rare ring. Most of the rings come with extra and unexpected details that…

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The fashion industry is notoriously fickle when it comes to longevity. The same is true for almost every other consumer industry you can think of – interior design; children’s toys; digital devices; kitchen appliances; cars; etc, etc. The same is certainly true of the jewellery industry as a whole. The diamond jewellery sector is slightly different, though. Sure, there are trends, just as in every other industry. For example, in 2019 we saw the rise of the Pear cut, whereas it has declined in popularity in 2020. But when it comes to diamond cuts, most of these trends tend to…

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You have loved your partner for years and when they finally asked you to spend the rest of your life with them, there is no doubt you were ecstatic. In preparation for your upcoming marriage, it’s time to have some fun and plan the perfect wedding for both of you. There are a lot of things to consider before setting your wedding date such as the time of year you want your wedding, what destination you want, and what time frame you have to work with etc. In order to plan out the perfect wedding for you and your partner,…

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The diamond engagement ring showcases every bit of excitement and wonder at this momentous stage in a relationship. The dazzle mimics the anticipation and delight that a couple feels as they make their engagement declaration to family and friends. Every bride-to-be has been mesmerized, watching the light flicker and dance in their new diamond. During diamond production, the consistency of the rock can be measured by 4C variables: cut, clarity, color, and carat. The features of these precious stones are really important to learn before you purchase them. Why? Because it’s these features which make the rock dazzle, shine and…

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With the insane number of details that go into planning a wedding, it’s important that you dedicate time and effort into wedding ring shopping. The ceremony and reception will only take up one day, while the wedding bands are forever, so if there was ever a situation you had to choose between Cattleya orchids and beautifully engraved platinum bands, prioritise the symbols that represent your marriage the best. Just like any other part of wedding planning, choosing the right wedding bands for you and your partner can be quite stressful, but there are ways around it to make the process…

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When it comes to jewellery, two metals stand apart from the rest: gold and silver. Only a few intrepid fashionistas dare to mix them, and at just about every stage in the modern history of fashion, one metal has been in, while the other has been out. In the Ancient World Even thousands of years ago, gold was worn as a decorative element. It was prized because it was rare, and it was worn by rich people in order to demonstrate just how rich they were. During the middle ages, it was only the very wealthy who could afford it,…

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Increasing numbers of jewellery designers and retailers are jumping on the Instagram bandwagon – and for good reason! Instagram has become a very popular search tool for millennial consumers looking for jewellery – particularly engagement rings – as a result of influencer and celebrity involvement in jewellery retailers’ and designers’ social media campaigns. The Power of Celebrity Instagram posts featuring attractive celebrities and influencers with perfectly painted fingernails, showing off their engagement rings whilst living their dream lives, can impact greatly on consumer choices. Influencers can dictate trends, and Royal Family engagement rings are a perfect example of this. For…

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FineJewels24 released their 2019 customer statistics study: Cartier was the most desired and most searched jewelry brand at FineJewels24 in 2019! With 33%, Cartier takes first place by far, followed by Tiffany & Co. as well as Bulgari with 16% each. Famous brands like Graff, Chopard and Wellendorff were also represented in the top 10. But which country loves which brand? And yes, there are actually countries in which Cartier is not in the first place! In some Eastern European countries, Graff jewellery is at the top of the list. Austrian jewellery buyers love Tiffany & Co. and in Italy…

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All rings feature a round side profile. However many feature diamonds, gemstones and details on them that highlight the features of the ring seen from a top view. Rings can have accessories in many beautiful and eye-catching shapes like a necklace that can have different shaped pendants. Here are some of the common shapes that you will find on rings. Infinity shape rings Infinity is a mathematical sign that represents endlessness. It is made up of the shape of two eights bound together to show that there is no end. It is similar to a DNA strand in biology. The…

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Stainless Steel jewellery can make or break your outfit. While statement stainless steel jewellery pieces are a great way to enhance your outfit and make it stand out if they are worn in the wrong way, they can often make all the wrong statements. Bold and striking pieces of Stainless Steel jewelry catch everyone’s eye and take minimal effort to style it. They are more famous because styling them is simple, easy and fun. They add a sophisticated look to your overall outfit. Here are 5 easy to follow tips that will help you pull off a great look with…

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The Ruby. A beautiful gemstone that is captivating with its wide hue of red colours ranging from pinkish red to pigeon’s blood. Over the centuries it was the stone for nobility and royalty. In modern times, it makes a stunning piece of jewellery for every occasion due to its hardness and durability. But buyer beware. Original mine deposits are wearing thin and are replaced with synthetics. This is the first in a two-part series on the Corundum range: the second article will be on the Sapphire gemstone.

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Are Luxury Watches A Good Investment? After reading a renowned watch companies infographic on the most expensive watches in the world, we wanted to look at whether luxury watches are a good investment, or whether the money could be spent elsewhere.  The recent auction of the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman saw the watch fetch an astronomical $17.7 million. For many people, this would seem to indicate that investing in a collectable timepiece is a shrewd investment strategy.  However – the complete picture is slightly more complex. Take the example of the Rolex Daytona Paul Newman. The watch was owned by…

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, so what better way to commemorate the season than treating yourself to some jewellery? Just the perfect time of year to reach out for those pieces that tend to get ignored or pushed aside throughout the year.  Joshua James’ Stardust collection consists of stunning intricate pieces that are sure to add extra sparkle to any festive party outfit. This collection can be worn to suit your needs and preferences, for a layered and dramatic look then go ahead and stack the pieces. The precious stones and metals used throughout this collection reflect the weather…

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We are very pleased to share details of a new BBC Two series All That Glitters * which will embark on a talent search to find Britain’s most brilliant jewellery maker. Unfolding inside a specially built workshop, this six-part contest is built on the extraordinary skills of eight talented jewellers from all walks of life. The programme is looking for both amateurs and professionals to work with the most valuable objects on earth: gold, silver, diamonds and sapphires. The series will be filmed in the heart of Birmingham’s historic Jewellery Quarter and each week, the chosen jewellers battle it out to…

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Teens think they rule the world. For the parent that wants to get the PERFECT gift for their adolescent offspring, finding the right present at the Christmas sale can be daunting. No fear! We are here to make your life a little bit easier with these awesome teen gifts! 1 .   Beats Wireless Over Ear Headphones With a premium listening experience like no other and incredible real-time audio calibration for clear range and emotion, these headphones will wow any teen on Christmas morning. They come in a wide range of styles and price ranges. Choose from yellow, black, ruby red,…

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You’re out shopping for that beautiful piece of diamond jewellery – a ring, studs, pendant, for that special occasion. It is easy to feel overwhelmed with jargon of the 4Cs of a diamond – carat weight, clarity, colour and cut. How do you cut through the sales pitch and technical jargon to select a beautiful diamond? What are the 4Cs of a diamond? Across the world, there is a uniformly accepted system of grading a diamond – what is called the ‘4Cs’ – being carat weight, clarity, colour and cut. Carat weight and cut are influenced by humans whereas, colour…

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