Spotting & Avoiding Fake Jewellery

Fake goods cost U.K. businesses and taxpayers millions of pounds every year and despite Customs and Excise, Trading Standards and various other regulatory bodies trying to protect both the retailer and the consumer, copies and forgeries are still a huge threat for the unwary. For retailers the risks are enormous, being caught selling counterfeit items…

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Why The Jewellery Business Is Booming

New Startups are booming. Why, when many businesses are still struggling to recover from the latest recession and with the uncertainty over Brexit unresolved, does it appear that the U.K. jewellery industry continues to be such fertile ground for a new enterprise? Entire books have been dedicated to making a success of a new business,…

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All About Paua Shell Jewellery

  So, what exactly are Paua shells? If you have read anything previously about the Pāua shell, it may be that you have come across one or two articles suggesting that it is essentially identical to abalone and/or ormer. Although there is an element of truth in this, to accept such a sweeping generalisation as…

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A brief guide to jewellery care.

All things bright and beautiful…and how to keep them that way.     Many aspects of jewellery care get ignored, simply because they don’t seem especially important or because we “don’t have the time”. In the long run, however, adhering to these simple rules could save you time, money and potentially a lot of heartaches.…

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Jewellery trends to watch for 2018

Introduction As we already find ourselves well into the first quarter of the year, many retailers will have an idea of how their ranges for 2018 will be structured. Taking a lead from Fashion Week and a host of major design houses, expect to see brands expanding on the boldness and extravagance from earlier seasons,…

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