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CONTENTS

Jewellery FOCUS

March 2011

FEATURES Moving with the times 

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A sneak peek at what’s in store for visitors at this year’s BASELWORLD international watch and jewellery show

Growing awareness 

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Tim Ingle of ethical jeweller Ingle & Rhode speaks to Louise Hoffman about the development of fair trading in the jewellery sector

Ethical options 

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Looking to join the fair trade revolution? Why not take a look at this showcase of new jewellery designs for inspiration

Attention seeking 

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With highstreet shops now competing with an ever-growing ecommerce offering, an eyecatching window display can make all the difference, as Rebecca Hoh-Hale discovers

Inspired illumination 

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Nick Wraith, managing director of Lumenal, explains why jewellery retailers should be looking to LED lighting to maximise their ‘shelf-appeal’

Focus on silver 

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Silver mania shows no signs of abating as precious metal prices continue to soar. Jon Chapple takes a look at a selection of new spring collections

Strategic moves 

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Louise Hoffman discusses some of the facts and figures that will prove essential to sector strategy for the year ahead

British brilliance 

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Previewing some of the jewellery design highlights of the forthcoming British Craft Trade Fair

Through the viewfinder 

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Michael Keating of Hangar Seven discusses emerging trends in retail photography, and their relevance to jewellery businesses

Regulars 16

Editor’s letter  Roundup 

The latest news from the industry

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Janet Fitch 

It’s shaping up to be a busy year for the jewellery sector, and Janet takes a look at a few of the design and event highlights for the months ahead

Keith Fisher 

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Trends in timepieces

unique characteristics of British jewellery that are appealing to buyers all over the world

Designer of the month 

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Following a conversation with a friend, Keith embarks on a journey of discovery when researching the familiar Tissot brand name

Ones to watch 

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8 Sam Willoughby  24 How do they do that?  This month Sam celebrates homeIn the first of a new series 10 grown design talent, and the of technical articles, the

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Though delivered with the best of intentions, mundane chat is unnecessary and distracting for customers in a mood to buy, says Leonard

Birmingham Assay Office explains how the new optional jubilee hallmark was developed, and how retailers can use it

Taking stock 

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Industry data 

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 50 Events Trade show, exhibition

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Louise Hoffman finds out more about Nick Hubbard’s intricate and quirky designs, which have been responsible for warming the heart of many a jewellery buyer

Leonard Zell 

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New offerings from the industry Prices, figures and outook

and auction dates

Voice on the highstreet  Emma Tinsley of POINT 925, Sheffield

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