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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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Retail
August birthstone - peridot

August birthstone – peridot

The vibrant colour of peridot is a perfect gemstone match for the summer month of August. Peridot is not only ...
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Retail
Bridal gifting: optimising your bridal sales with the perfect gift collections

Bridal gifting: optimising your bridal sales with the perfect gift collections

When it comes to wedding jewellery, the bride and groom naturally focus on wedding bands. However, amongst the madness, what ...
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Retail
Why gift cards could be the answer to maximising in-store and online sales

Why gift cards could be the answer to maximising in-store and online sales

Adding an option of purchasing a gift card to your portfolio is a great way to maximise sales, both online ...
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Retail
July birthstone - ruby

July birthstone – ruby

Ruby heart pendant necklace, Forum Jewellers. July is underway and those summer birthdays have commenced. This month's birthstone is the ...
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Inspiration, Spotlight
CMJ Supplier Spotlight: Gecko Jewellery

CMJ Supplier Spotlight: Gecko Jewellery

Founded in London in 1992, Gecko Jewellery is the UK’s most comprehensive one-stop-shop wholesaler. It offers customers a huge range ...
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How To, Retail
How to collaborate with local businesses

How to collaborate with local businesses

Teaming up with other local businesses can benefit both your own store and the one you have partnered with. Successful ...
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Business, Inspiration, Retail
#WatchWednesday - introducing Briston, Roamer and Leff Amsterdam

#WatchWednesday – introducing Briston, Roamer and Leff Amsterdam

Introducing three exciting watch brands from CMJ's new watch supplier, Time and More. Briston, Roamer and Leff Amsterdam offer some ...
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Business, How To, Inspiration, Retail
Independent Retailer Month – how to get involved

Independent Retailer Month – how to get involved

Independent Retailer Month takes place every July, and it could be said that this year it is more important than ...
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Retail
June birthstone - pearl, moonstone and alexandrite

June birthstone – pearl, moonstone and alexandrite

If you're a June baby, it is your lucky month as there are three June birthstones - pearl, moonstone and ...
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