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Welcome to the CMJ blog, where we bring you jewellery industry opinion, top tips, checklists, interviews and more.

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Why join a buying group?

Why join a buying group?

If you are reading this blog, then it is likely you already know what a buying group is. But just ...
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Business, Retail
How to use reviews to build your reputation online

How to use reviews to build your reputation online

Building your business and expanding your customer base has always been about connections, word of mouth recommendations and referrals. In ...
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How To, Online, Retail
January birthstone - garnet

January birthstone – garnet

Tudor Court garnet pendant by Clogau Hello 2021 and Happy New Year to you all! New year, new month, new ...
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Retail
The most wonderful windows of the year...

The most wonderful windows of the year…

With Christmas only next week, we have been admiring all of the wonderful Christmas window displays from CMJ retailers. Despite ...
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Christmas, Retail
December birthstones - tanzanite, turquoise and zircon

December birthstones – tanzanite, turquoise and zircon

Hello December! Not only does this month bring the perfect reason to gift someone jewellery at Christmas, but it also ...
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Retail
November birthstones - citrine and topaz

November birthstones – citrine and topaz

As we come to the end of Autumn and the end of November, we would like to wish all of ...
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Retail
Small Business Saturday - more important this year than ever before?

Small Business Saturday – more important this year than ever before?

Now in its eighth year in the UK, the Small Business Saturday campaign has grown significantly each year, with an ...
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Christmas, Retail
11 creative Black Friday marketing ideas

11 creative Black Friday marketing ideas

Black Friday is right around the corner, and although many of you are facing Covid-19 restrictions, there are still many ...
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Online, Retail
Your jeweller will see you now...

Your jeweller will see you now…

Last week we held a virtual Growth & Learning Network meeting for CMJ retailers, where amongst other topics, attendees discussed ...
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Christmas, Online, Retail
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