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Christie’s has announced the new auction calendar for June and July across its luxury categories.  The revised calendar includes the rescheduled Geneva, Hong Kong, and New York luxury weeks, and features a wider offering of live and online sales across its global sites in Paris, Hong Kong, Geneva, New York and London.  The schedule includes…


Theo Fennell has announced the passing of Simon Caldicott, the award-winning master craftsman, mounter, model maker and small worker who spent nearly forty years working for the designer. Caldicott passed away at the age of 62, following a short illness.  A statement issued by designer Theo Fennell said: “I am deeply sad to have to…


Beaverbrooks has announced a new host of safety measures that it will implement ahead of its planned opening next month. Following the prime minister’s announcement that non-essential retailers would reopen on 15 June, the jewellery chain confirmed that it was planning to resume trading across its 70 stores in England.  The group has implemented a…


Fellows announced that it is auctioning an Oris timepiece in order to raise funds for NHS Charities together.  All proceeds will go towards the federation of over 250 charitable organisations that support the NHS, and Fellows will not charge any fees for the auction.  The “very special” Oris Aquis Date bracelet watch is limited to…


The Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), organisers of the Indian Fashion Jewellery and Accessories Show (IFJAS) have revealed that the show will now be held virtually. The event will take place online between 1 June and 4 June, and will provide “engaging online experiences” to visitors.  The EPCH described the target audience for the…


The NAJ has published a third version of its guidance for jewellers ahead of the reopening of non-essential stores on 15 June.  The guidance now includes a “clear differentiation” between tasks and activities that are  deemed mandatory, and those that can be “considered” by jewellery stores. The update was shaped in light of feedback from…


Leo with Love has launched a new initiative that will enable customers to receive a complimentary piece of jewellery for every product purchased online.   According to the jewellery brand, customers will be able to qualify for the additional piece once they receive their initial purchase.  They will then be asked to tag a picture of…


Diamond specialist iSparkle, a group that specialises in large, rare and coloured diamonds, has noted a “significantly increased” demand for investment diamonds during the ongoing crisis. The increased demand has come from a range of high net worth clients and family wealth managers across Europe, as well as the US and Asia and Europe, with…


UK online sales surged by 103% in the four weeks ended 16 May, according to new data from Nielsen. The consumer insights firm said this was a significant increase compared with the 6.6% sales growth in bricks-and-mortar stores, with online share of sales now accounting for 13% of all grocery spend in the UK in…


The Crafts Council, alongside support from the Goldsmiths’ Company, has published the first major report that identifies the strength and popularity of the craft industry in Britain.  Its findings will work to help drive market demand and “inform an action plan for the economic recovery of the craft sector, post Covid-19”. The newly-published Market for…