2016: Review of the year

© Written by Rachael Taylor for Retail Jeweller

As we leave behind a year of seismic world events, Rachael Taylor reflects on the global shifts that have yet to fully ripple through the jewellery industry and asks some familiar names what they are expecting from 2017…

Topics covered in this story include:

Double-edged sword as Brexit sparks currency fluctuations

Election of President Trump shocks market

Argos takes Fairtrade gold onto the high street

Peter Andersen leaves Pandora

Plus comment from:

Gary Wroe, managing director, Hockley Mint

Willie Hamilton, chief executive, Company of Master Jewellers

Tobias Kormind, managing director, 77 Diamonds

Guy Burton, director, Hancocks London

Harriet Kelsall, founder, Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery

Patrick Fuller, chairman, WB The Creative Jewellery Group

Judith Hart, owner, Judith Hart Jewellers

Stephen Hughes, owner, Stephen Hughes Fine Diamonds

 

This article was originally published in the January 2017 issue of Retail Jeweller magazine. Read the full story here

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