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Topics and trends for 2016
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Topics and trends for 2016

What will we see and hear about in 2016? Let’s take a look at what is being predicted… Coloured diamondsPrices for fancy coloured diamonds continue to climb as a result of their rarity and scarcity. Coloured gemstonesDemand is increasing for emeralds, rubies, sapphires and spinels. Natural PearlsGood quality natural pearls are a rare commodity and interest from international buyers and collectors has increased. Statement earringsFashion-forward styles of ear jackets, climbers…

Profile: Stephen Dibbs
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Profile: Stephen Dibbs

A Helping Hand If you take a look at Stephen Dibb’s charity work, you might actually be surprised to find out he also runs a successful jewellery business. From his work as a guest speaker, transporting and selling pottery birds crafted by Kechene Women Potters (an Ethiopian charity which helps women learn a craft and earn a living), bringing up his four adopted children and operating Stephen Dibb Jewellery in…

Lovisa shares drop despite growing ...
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Lovisa shares drop despite growing sales

Close to $140 million has been wiped from the value of jewellery retailer Lovisa as investors reacted to its flat full year earnings guidance. Shareholders flocked to the exits after the fashion jewellery chain predicted annual pre-tax yearly earnings of between $23.5 million and $25.5 million, on par with the $24.8 million figure in 2014/15. Lovisa shares plunged in early trade and ended the day 36 per cent weaker. The…

Interaction leads to transaction
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Interaction leads to transaction

This article by Brian Walker was published on www.insideretail.com.au on January 13, 2016. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie There are no shortages of blogs and articles floating around the internet this week with retail trend predictions for 2016. While the majority simply expand on the key themes that emerged in 2015, from personalisation to the online/offline movement,…

Are your social media posts assisti...
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Are your social media posts assisting criminals?

As a jewellery business, security is of utmost important to protecting your inventory and staff. One important security step is to put procedures in place to recognize casing behaviours of criminals at your business and practicing them often. In today's digital world, you must consider the fact that criminals can now case by surfing the web. Now your products aren't just showcased in a front window or central display case,…

Red carpet sparkling bright
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Red carpet sparkling bright

With both the 73rd annual Golden Globes Awards and the 22nd annual Screen Actors Guild Awards being held recently the red carpet is sparkling bright again with statement necklaces and earrings adorning the actors. Cate Blanchett wears Tiffany & Co at the Golden Globes Awards. Lady Gaga wears Neil Lane at the Golden Globes Awards. Laverne Cox wears Lorraine Schwarz at the Golden Globes Awards. Sofia Vergara wears David Webb…

Executive Director's Message
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Executive Director's Message

Happy New Year to you all This month of course we are excited to be exhibiting at the Australian Jewellery Fair being held in Melbourne, February 27-28 at the Royal Exhibition Building. It’s been quite a few years since I personally visited this venue which I remember being a stunning building, and it’s been a number of years since the event was in Melbourne so this is a great opportunity…

Amanda's Business Tip
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Amanda's Business Tip

Get Organised Make it easy on yourself! We all are struggling for enough time in the day and say we will do the filing in a quieter period or look in to changing current systems when business slows down. Let’s hope it doesn’t! So make it easy to do the things you know you should do regularly. Don’t pile up papers and then continually search through them for documents –…

Supplier member
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Supplier member

We specialise in the highest quality South Sea pearls across all colours, from the famous Australian South Sea pearls (often mistakenly called Broome pearls)… To pearls sourced from the Indonesian Archipelago and the Philippines, Where you get the outstanding Golden pearls. Across to the Pacific Islands such as the Cook Islands and French Polynesia for the outstanding black pearls (often referred to as the Tahitian pearl). These, together with our…

Wedding band trends for 2016
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
Wedding band trends for 2016

Munich jewellery and watch trade show Inhorgenta, has unveiled its wedding band trends for 2016 ahead of this year’s show. Exhibitors showcasing wedding rings at Inhorgenta Munich 2016 will be presenting a wide and diverse offering and here’s a round-up on Inhorgenta’s wedding band trends to look out for this year. In vogue: ‘Stack ’Em Up’Stylish, eye-catching and versatile – stacking rings up on one finger – is one of…

First small business ombudsman appo...
Tuesday, 02 February 2016
First small business ombudsman appointed

Small business minister Kelly O’Dwyer has picked Kate Carnell, a business lobbyist and advocate for cutting penalty rates, to fill the newly created position of small business ombudsman for a five-year period. O’Dwyer said the appointment would be a “major win for small business owners who will have access to advice and support, and an independent advocate to ensure the government creates the right conditions for small businesses to grow.”…

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