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An impressive piece of micro-engineering developed around the McLaren Speedtail’s distinctive ‘teardrop’ silhouette
The woman behind the Jacqueline’s Choice events picks items including a stylish Emmeline necklace and a Barbara Crowe bangle bought in the Sixties
Luxury houses have looked beyond traditional European launches and expanded digital channels
Rule changes have created a bureaucratic burden for sellers to France or Spain in particular
Last year’s cancellation of VIP events because of the pandemic also forced a pivot to new business initiatives
Consultant and collector Helen Drutt is most impressed by jewellery that stops her in her tracks
The jeweller and judge on the British talent show says its educational impact has been huge
Closing a third of shops and removing €200m of old stock was needed to start over
New industry body aims to galvanise sector, though the ‘British’ tag is often a misnomer
From mint to teal to aqua, the colour green has captured the imagination of most brands
Despite greater opportunities and strong networks, funding is among challenges that remain
Their name may lack romance, but the stones are proving to be popular playmates to more costly faceted gems, providing colour and scale
A study is focusing on how the continent can grow beyond raw materials to be a globally competitive jewellery producer
Retailers and consumers are driving demand for greater traceability in the gold supply chain
A focus on sustainability and a marketing push that highlights youthful values are helping sales recover
Companies such as Joor and Nouvelle Box take the place of the trade show due to the pandemic
Challenges grow for US family businesses to compete with big-box and online rivals
Designers have enjoyed both critical and commercial success from having their work on show at prestigious institutions
Rising demand from younger buyers is driving ethical jewellery making
From carbon fibre to aluminium, alternatives to precious metals are making their mark in high jewellery
Krishna Choudhary’s decision to diverge from the traditional customer base of his father’s Jaipur business has proved fruitful
Activists remain concerned with human rights and environmental issues as part of the mining process
Art jewellery collector Susan Cummins likes to get under the skin of makers to understand their processes
After battling to be taken seriously the brands are now worth a third of the market
Show organisers seek to win back watchmakers who have since decided to go it alone