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HK Fair thefts
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
HK Fair thefts

Close to $900,000 in jewels—mostly diamonds—were reported stolen in a shocking 17 thefts at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, held June 25–28. Twelve of the thefts occurred on the opening day of the show, including the theft of a $107,000 diamond and the separate theft of a $60,000 diamond, according to the South China Morning Post. The first theft was discovered after an exhibitor reviewed security footage and…

Member Profile: Brett Low
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Member Profile: Brett Low

It takes a brave sort to seize and opportunity when handed to them and Brett Low, of Deer Honey Jewellery, is that sort. At 21, Low was looking for a career change, when he was offered the position of apprentice jeweller. Being a believer that things happen when the time is right he took the prospect with two hands and never looked back. Low completed his four year apprenticeship through…

Executive Director's Message
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Executive Director's Message

One year in the seat Well it has gone fast that is for sure! I am pleased to say thanks to member meetings, attending various events, talking with partners and related organisations plus the odd bit of Googling I have learned a lot and thank those who have invested time to assist me. In January, I completed the GIA Jewellery Essentials Course online to help bring me more up to…

Calls for crackdown
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Calls for crackdown

Diamond groups call for grading crackdown. Sell a bad cert, you might get hurt! Selling reports with more than a one-grade difference from the GIA color scale is unacceptable, and dealers who sell overgraded reports may face disciplinary action, according to a new policy endorsed by leading diamond groups. The declaration grew out of the recent President’s Meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, and was endorsed by the World Federation of…

Join a committee
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Join a committee

Be the change you want to see! JAA State Branch Committees are currently calling for nominations. The elections will be held at the Annual Branch Meetings, scheduled to take place around July. Full meeting details will follow shortly. Joining a State Branch Committee represents an opportunity to have your say and make a valued contribution towards the long term success of the industry. It enables you to be more involved…

Amanda's Business Tip
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Amanda's Business Tip

Executive Director, Amanda Hunter's business of the month. Don’t under estimate the value of the team. Involve them in your forecast and budgets – you don’t have to give away confidential information but can easily share enough to get them involved so they better understand the business and thus can contribute more and with a renewed enthusiasm. Share your business plans, objectives and goals. Write your vision and mission together…

2016 Jewellery Trend Forecast
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
2016 Jewellery Trend Forecast

The Gem Visions design directions that will be shaping fine and bridge jewellery in 2016. Then, Now, Next: A Temporal Fusion As a dominant modernist design aesthetic continues to gain momentum in this still young century, Gem Visions has responded with an over-arching theme for 2016, Then, Now, Next, which links the past to both the present and the future. Firmly anchored in the here and now, the vision remains…

July 1 wage changes
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
July 1 wage changes

The new financial year triggers a number of changes to employment related processes, costs and thresholds. The Minimum Wage Panel recently increased the National Minimum Wage, together with all Modern Award minimum rates of pay, by 2.5%. From 1 July 2015, the National Minimum Wage will increase to $656.92 per week, or $17.29 per hour. The increases to the National Minimum Wage and to rates and allowances in modern awards…

Trends from Las Vegas
Tuesday, 07 July 2015
Trends from Las Vegas

The jewellery industry came out in full force for the annual Las Vegas Shows last month. Creativity was bubbling over at the JCK and Couture Shows, with designers and manufacturers displaying their newest collections and styles. From architectural designs to splashes of gemstone hues, this year's exhibitors had a lot to offer. We shopped the shows and identified 8 key jewellery trends that you should consider stocking and promoting in…

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