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CONTENTS NOV 13 REGULARS


ROUNDUP 7 News The latest from the industry


12 Guest Industry Columnist Andrew Morton from WB The Creative Jewellery Group on why a culture of post-education learning needs to become more prevalent in the jewellery industry


14 Taking Stock New products releases and services for your perusal


17 Comment: Simon Rainer The chief executive of the BJA discusses why the nation’s retailers should re-examine their business model as the economic upturn starts to materialise


FEATURES


20 Apprenticeships With so much talk of apprenticeships in the national discussion, Michael Northcott examines the whether a government-led model is what the jewellery industry really needs


32 Focus On: Valentine’s Jewellery Whether it’s a heart pendant or crystal bracelet, Lauren Morton takes a look at the offerings being prepared for February’s most romantic of days


38 For the Designer Lauren Morton gets a snapshot of the leading companies that are helping designers and makers get kitted out


4 | Jewellery Focus jewelleryfocus.co.uk | November 2013


26 Janet Fitch Janet Fitch looks into the winter events and trends vying for your attention


28 Birthstones Suppliers of garnets for January


30 Selling: Knowledge is Power Selling guru Brad Huisken on how knowing your stuff helps to pin down the sale


41 Day at the Office Senior BAO gemmologist Anu Manchanda explains the verification process for black diamonds, and how to identify a genuine stone


44 Data Prices, figures and outlook


50 Voice on the Highstreet Every month we ask a retailer about their business. This month it’s Molly Clegg of Murano Silver, Market Deeping


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