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Are you all set for an early Christmas?

Are you all set for an early Christmas?

With the effects of Covid-19 already affecting traditional retail by driving a surge in online shopping, and with footfall remaining ...
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Christmas, Online, Retail
Launching the CMJ’s new-look website

Launching the CMJ’s new-look website

We are delighted to unveil the CMJ’s new-look website, which went live earlier this week. Over the past few months, ...
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Online
Why online retailing is here to stay

Why online retailing is here to stay

It seems that 2020 has become the year of webinars – with physical learning opportunities unable to go ahead, and ...
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Online, Opinion, Retail
Our time on the Understanding Jewellery course at the Birmingham Assay Office

Our time on the Understanding Jewellery course at the Birmingham Assay Office

Birmingham Assay Office is long-established as an independent centre of excellence and quality assessment within the precious metals industry. Their ...
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Training, u, u
"The pressure of designing my own engagement and wedding rings."

“The pressure of designing my own engagement and wedding rings.”

Rachel Galley, owner, creative manager and head maker of Rachel Galley Jewellery, talks about the most important set of rings ...
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Inspiration, Perfect Piece
"It's a real comfort to know that person is near to me."

“It’s a real comfort to know that person is near to me.”

Fiona Herron, co-owner of J Herron & Son in Blyth, Northumberland, talks about a custom silver locket created in her ...
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Inspiration, Perfect Piece
"I feel so lucky to own such a special piece."

“I feel so lucky to own such a special piece.”

Debbie Sinclair, Partner at Sinclairs in Inverurie, Scotland, talks about an 18ct gold diamond ring that was a gift from ...
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Inspiration, Perfect Piece
"People's lives depended on the timekeeping of it."

“People’s lives depended on the timekeeping of it.”

Dominic Cuss, lifelong jeweller and owner of Henry Hallpike, tells us about a 100 year old watch that bears his ...
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Inspiration, Perfect Piece
"It's just part of me as a person, really. It makes me feel complete."

“It’s just part of me as a person, really. It makes me feel complete.”

Paul Harris-Magri, owner of Hills Jewellers, Felixstowe, talks about his unexpected 40th birthday present. My perfect piece is a diamond ...
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Inspiration, Perfect Piece
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