Author: Abidemi Fadekemi

With her finger firmly on the pulse of the jewellery trade both within the UK and further afield, Abidemi ensures JM’s readers are first to hear what’s happening in our industry

The Australian budget, unveiled on May 15, 2024, introduces a range of economic measures that present both opportunities and challenges for jewellery retailers. With a focus on cost-of-living relief and economic growth, the budget aims to boost consumer spending while addressing inflation and wage growth. Here’s what jewellery retailers need to know to stay ahead in this evolving landscape. Boosting Disposable Income The budget emphasises increasing disposable income for Australians. From 1 July 2024, households and small businesses will receive a $300 rebate on energy bills. This initiative is designed to ease financial pressure and could lead to an uptick…

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Australian jewellery brand Georgini Jewellery commemorated its 20th anniversary with an exclusive showcase at the Henry Deane restaurant in Sydney’s CBD. The event unveiled the brand’s newest collections, offering a glimpse into what the second half of the year holds. Venue and Event Highlights The showcase took place at the iconic Henry Deane Lounge, known for its vintage architecture and stunning views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Barangaroo precinct. The intimate setting allowed guests to interact closely with the jewellery, trying on pieces from the new collections displayed on vanity tables. The event attracted a host of celebrity guests,…

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Sydney-based jeweller Michael Germani has been denied bail following serious allegations of orchestrating a heist at his own store, marking a significant turn in an ongoing investigation that has captivated the local jewellery industry’s attention. Bail Rejection Highlights Case Severity Following his dramatic arrest, Germani faced court proceedings where he was formally charged with planning and executing a robbery at his establishment in Sydney’s central business district. Despite the substantial sum offered, the court denied Germani’s bail application, underscoring the severity of the charges against him and the legal implications of the alleged crime. This development has set a grave…

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