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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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Business, How To
How to write a winning awards entry

How to write a winning awards entry

With entries for Retail Jeweller’s UK Jewellery Awards 2021 now open, we asked Ruth Faulkner, editor of Retail Jeweller, for ...
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How To, Online
Using an influencer to promote your product

Using an influencer to promote your product

You may have heard the word ‘influencer’ being used more and more frequently when it comes to promoting products and ...
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Inspiration, Retail
Collections to fall in love with this Valentine’s

Collections to fall in love with this Valentine’s

There are only 10 days until Valentine’s Day and what better way to make this lockdown Valentine’s Day extra special ...
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Retail
February birthstone - amethyst

February birthstone – amethyst

Looking for the perfect gift items to stock for February birthdays? Look no further. Amethyst is the stunning birthstone of ...
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Business, Retail
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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How To, Online, 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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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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Christmas, 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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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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