Category: Stories



  • Hallmarking down by 12.1% in December
    The total number of pieces hallmarked during December 2020 decreased by only 12.1% compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Birmingham Assay office. Gold hallmarked pieces decreased 4.7% from 290,186 to 276,475 and silver items decreased17.7% from 326,442 to 268,709. Platinum hallmarking also slumped by 20,980 pieces to […]
    Heather Sandlin
  • Just Diamonds sees 8% year-on-year rise in turnover
    Just Diamonds has announced an 8% year-on-year rise in turnover in the second half of 2020 compared with the same period last year. The company supplies high-quality ring mounts, finished jewellery and mainly bespoke items to customers upon request. The Birmingham-based jewellery supplier said it made the decision to supply small diamonds and melee to […]
    Hemma Visavadia
  • Christie’s prepares for La Dolce Vita auction
    Christie’s has announced its La Dolce Vita online auction will take place from 20 January to 3 February. The online sale will include over 75 examples of fine jewellery and iconic designs from the most renowned Italian and international jewellery houses. Among the jewellery represented at the auction will be works by Bulgari, Buccelati, Cartier, […]
    Patrick O'Donnell
  • Supreme Court sides with small firms in business interruption case
    The Supreme Court has delivered its judgment in the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA)’s business interruption insurance test case, with the court’s ruling in the favour of small firms potentially forcing insurers to pay out £1.2bn in CBI claims. Following the judgement, thousands of policyholders will now have their claims for coronavirus-related business interruption losses paid […]
    Patrick O'Donnell
  • Signet welcomes ‘strong’ holiday trading
    Signet Jewelers has reported a period of strong trading over the holiday season, with total sales reaching $1.8bn (£1.3bn), flat to last year, in the nine weeks ended 2 January 2021.  In the same period, same store sales improved 5.6% year over year. Meanwhile, e-commerce sales soared by 60.8% against last year, though Signet’s 2,866 […]
    Heather Sandlin