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London luxury goods store William & Son to offer Palmiero

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LONDON, April 13, 2009 – Luxury goods retailer William & Son plans to offer Palmiero Jewellery Design pieces exclusively in the UK from the end of April.

The high quality of Palmiero Jewellery Design, a brand renowned for discreetly and harmoniously blending shades of colour in pave in limited production, fits snugly with the distinctive array of luxury products available in the recently refurbished William & Son boutique at 10 Mount Street in the upscale Mayfair district in London ... Read More ››


Clogau jewellery has cachet of rare Welsh gold

March 22, 2009 – Wedding rings crafted from Clogau gold from the now inactive Clogau St. David’s Gold Mine in the Welsh mountains have been worn by British royalty including the heir to the throne Prince Charles.

Ben Roberts, Managing Director of Clogau Gold of Wales Ltd., tells Jewellery Outlook that Clogau gold jewellery is attracting increasing attention overseas, but there is little Clogau gold left ... Read More ››

Sabido & Basteris blend technology and cultural heritage

Victor Sabido of Sabido & Basteris

March 15, 2009 - Sabido & Basteris have made a strong impact at recent international jewellery trade fairs for their innovative jewellery designs that fuse the latest technology with cultural heritage.

The company is highly regarded for its coloured silver jewellery designs. Jewellery Outlook talks to Victor Sabido about what inspires Mexico-based Sabido & Basteris - House of Design ... Read More ››


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MILAN, March 8, 2009 – Patrizia Siumara Via Montenapoleone brings together two women who are great friends and share a vision for their hand-made diamond jewellery designs – inspired to a large extent by their common love of the Sea.

The jewellery lines of Patrizia Siumara Via Montenapoleone were launched in January 2007 after Patrizia Terracina from Italy joined forces with Siumara Meliti ...Read More ››

Understated, elegant jewels in vogue – Yvel

MILAN, March 1, 2009 – International brand Yvel believes its customers want to buy discreet fine jewellery during the economic downturn.

“This is not the time to show off,” Yvel’s President Isaac Levy told Jewellery Outlook in an interview at About J, Italy’s most upmarket trade fair, which took place from February 22-24. Women want to wear understated, fine elegant pieces – but not ‘look at me’ pieces,” Levy added. ... Read More ››

Rodney Rayner reports strong buyer interest at About J, eyes Baselworld

MILAN, March 1, 2009 – UK luxury jeweller Rodney Rayner said he was delighted with results at the upmarket Milan trade fair About J, reporting strong buyer interest and new U.S. clients, and said he saw the event as a useful preparation for Baselworld.

Rodney Rayner jewels are distinctive for their sumptuous, bold and original coloured designs. ... Read More ››

Hulchi Belluni jewels inspired by Feng Shui

MILAN, March 1, 2009 – Hulchi Belluni owner Martine Hul gets the inspiration for her designs from Feng Shui.

“I believe that if you bring harmony into your life – and a lot of positive energy – then your can give positive energy through the jewellery to your customer,” she told Jewellery Outlook in an interview at the upmarket About J trade fair.... Read More ››

Mattia Cielo uses light, movement and technology in groundbreaking design

MILAN, February 22, 2009 - Mattia Cielo's upmarket brand uses the latest technology in combination with light and movement to appeal to the modern sophisticated woman who appreciates culture and the Arts.

Using the recognised design skills of Massimiliano Bonoli, Mattia Cielo's unique pieces are a high-end alternative for the self-confident woman who spurns status symbols in favour of showing her appreciation for modern art and her own distinctive style.... Read More ››

Joyalukkas expands in Gulf, but US, UK plans delayed by downturn

DUBAI, February 15, 2009 - The Joyalukkas Group, one of the world’s fastest growing jewellery retailers, is still expanding in the Gulf Arab countries, but has put its expansion plans for the U.S., UK and Singapore on hold due to the economic slowdown, its general manager says.

Joyalukkas, which mainly sells 22-carat gold and diamond jewellery, currently has 67 stores in several Gulf states and in India, as well as one shop on Green Street, a cluster of jewellers mainly serving the British Asian community in East London ... Read More ››


Saffronart holds India’s first online jewellery auction
Saffronart.com, an online auctioneer of modern and contemporary Indian art, recently held its inaugural auction of fine jewels and watches, the first of its kind in India.
The sale featured pieces ranging from strands of large natural pearls, to rubies, emeralds and diamonds set in finely designed jewellery. Also on offer were pieces by contemporary designers, limited edition watches, important gemstone-set pieces and fancy coloured diamonds.... Read More ››

 

Joyalukkas expanding despite economic slowdown

LONDON, November 16, 2008 - Joy Alukkas, the Chairman of the Joyalukkas Group, is a veteran in the gold business with over three decades of experience in the retail industry.

The Dubai-based Joyalukkas Group has retail branches in the Gulf countries, India, and the up-and-coming Green Street jewellery quarter in London. Jewellery Outlook asks him about business during an economic downturn ... Read More ››

Big changes in Russian gem market since Soviet era

LONDON, November 16, 2008 - Pavel Sokolov, president of Sokolov Co., a leading Russian gemstone company, tells Jewellery Outlook about the Russian market for coloured gemstones.

He established his company 20 years ago after leaving his job at St. Petersburg State University where he had worked as a mineralogist and lecturer in the geological department since 1972. For the past 15 years Sokolov Co., a family business which now ... Read More ››

Cool Diamonds foresees lower spend at Christmas
LONDON, November 9, 2008 - “Keep your costs down, do not hold too much stock and try not to owe the banks too much money.”

This is the advice of Michel Einhorn, Managing Director of Cool Diamonds, a leading Hatton Garden-based online diamond jewellery retailer, on how to tackle the tough global economic climate. He tells JewelleryOutlook that he foresees a steady flow of customer interest but a fall in the average spend per Cool Diamonds customer as Christmas approaches ... Read More ››

Falling platinum price to help retail sales - Platinum Guild International
October 30, 2008 -- The recent drop in platinum prices will help retail sales, especially in those markets least affected by the economic crisis, James Courage, Chief Executive Officer, Platinum Guild International, tells JewelleryOutlook in an exclusive interview.

"The effect is positive at the retail level and will together with the smaller premium over gold, help sales – especially in markets less affected by the economic crisis and where current stocks of platinum jewellery are relatively low," he says ... Read More ››

Brands reassure in a downturn – Van Cleef & Arpels

LONDON, November 3, 2008 – Customers are turning to well-established jewellery brands to seek reassurance and value for money in tough times, says Van Cleef & Arpels’ UK Brand Director Geoffroy Medinger.

“People are uncertain about what will happen in the financial crisis. No one knows the consequences yet,” Medinger told JewelleryOutlook in an interview ....Read More ››

Rare pink diamond jewellery - alternative investment in tough times: Calleija
LONDON, November 2, 2008 - Fine jeweller Calleija’s rare pink diamond jewels are an appealing investment for collectors in tough economic times because of their increasing rarity, owner John Calleija says.

Reserves of the intense pink diamonds extracted from the Argyle mine in Western Australia are expected to run out before 2020.... Read More ››

Diamond Prices Soften to Sustainable Levels – Moussaieff

LONDON, October 18, 2008 – Prices of rare diamonds have softened to sustainable levels as fears of a global recession intensify, and the world’s wealthiest buyers could cut spending on top-tier fine jewels this Christmas, said Bond Street jeweller Alisa Moussaieff.

“The market has come down to a sensible level,” Mrs Moussaieff told JewelleryOutlook in an interview at her boutique in the London Hilton on Park Lane. In London, Moussaieff also have a boutique ... Read More ››

Resilient footfall at Bentley & Skinner despite credit crunch

LONDON, August 14, 2008 - Bentley & Skinner is a long-time resident of London’s premier jewellery quarter on Bond Street, and is renowned for its antique jewels, including some spectacular Victorian, Art Nouveau and Art Deco pieces.

During a busy mid-August afternoon, George Appleshaw asks Bentley & Skinner’s senior sales representative Stanley Lester about the current market for fine antique jewels ... Read More ››

 


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