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This section covers the business side of the luxury industries, looking at style in its business context and analysing trends in people’s consumer and lifestyle habits.
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Pandemic-induced increase in selling online has seen demographic shift to younger buyers more comfortable using digital devices
The eccentric artist, who has his own museum in rural Wales, shares some of his most striking work
Country with high per capita ratio of billionaires and a growing tech sector has seen rise in demand for luxury goods
A V&A exhibition will show lesser known jewellery by the company famous for its imperial Easter eggs
Prices have been rising alongside the independent watchmaker’s popularity
Jewellers still face supply issues but have reported a rise in consumer spending
The horological tradition is alive and well in the walled city as new brands take off and older ones are revived
Asian collectors drive up resale prices with growing interest at auction
Collectors have consistently favoured Malaysian brand Ming’s designs
Homegrown designers flourish abroad but only if they promote themselves
Consumers signal a preference for quality and transparency over the place of production
Although hard to quantify its value, jadeite, the jeweller’s favourite form, is weaving its magic
Omega’s 90-year link to the Games brings success in secondary markets and has ‘emotional’ value
In the typically conservative watch industry, the shift to a unisex approach is already implicit
Charities and NGOs issue global plea of support for female artisans who are still unclear as to their future
The presence of Cindy Chao jewellery at a charity auction at Frieze Art Fair highlights the trend for cross-collecting
A mixed-heritage Ghanaian, a Hong Konger and a Jordanian find success in different cultures
The Swiss laboratory attempts to build consumer confidence via numerical ratings based on the 100-point wine-scoring scale
The British designer’s flair for ornamentation has taken her to the Paris and New York catwalks
New president admits that 140-year-old brand is bland and change is needed
Company targets consumers in the UK and China with light-coloured stone available in large sizes
London’s jewellery quarter was knocked by the pandemic but new premises and different ways of working help its revival
Emerging talents are producing innovative, dynamically coloured high jewellery pieces
A traceable supply chain from the Cononish mine may command a premium, but the native metal is in high demand
An impressive piece of micro-engineering developed around the McLaren Speedtail’s distinctive ‘teardrop’ silhouette