A big episode on watches! Another service for jewellers to offer is watch sales and service. We talk to 2 watchmakers to establish the basics or back up what you already offer. It's a long one so you may need a few sittings! Thanks to Neil Pola and Roger Brinkman for sharing their expertise.
Laura Phillis from Tatum Gems has built a decent following intuitively, and Tom Ragg is the social media expert. We compare notes on using Instagram and the importance of content.
Tom also hosts We Are The Watchers, a weekly podcast about what to watch on tv, iPad and cinema.
How do we value items? This month we hear from Karen Lindley from Diamonds by Design and Karen Deakin from Karen Deakin Antiques for a beginner lesson in value and jewellery history. I say beginner as there is a lot more to find out from them!
We speculate the impact and implications of trade news.
This month joined by Dave Hollanders of Wild Trout Jewellery and Neil Pola of Pola Jewellers.
We talk to Jordan Eliseo from ABC Bullion about the investor side of gold price and we get Andrew Pitcairn's observations as a goldsmith.
Listen to Chris Ser of @serjewelry on being at the top of your game in numerous disciplines. Recorded in NYC.
We had a chance to talk to Ewan Ryley and Brett Low from Young Jewellers Group at the IJF about staying in touch and creating some industry fun. Find out about or contact YJG though the website www.YJG.com.au
Andrew Pitcairn is a Master Goldsmith, sharing with us 43 years of knowledge and observation.
Andrew and Neil Pola join us this episode, talking about masters and mentors.
We review 2017 and how the trade is changing including crypto-gems, automated lasers and Paris Hilton.
Joined by seasoned jeweller David Hollanders of Wild Trout Jewellery and our resident jeweller Neil Pola.
Laura Brehaut and Katherine Kovacs from the Melbourne branch of the Gemmological Association of Australia give a detailed starter lesson on gemmology and their work at the GAA.
Find out about the GAA courses and activities in the industry at www.gem.org.au
This month we talk to Robyn Wernicke of Small Space Jewellery and Kirra-Lea Caynes of Kirra Lea Jewellery to understand creativity and processes in contemporary jewellery.
We talk to Tim Peel, President of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia and former keeper of the punches and hallmarking encyclopaedia, Kevin Hitchins about best practice of marking jewellery in Australia.
More information at www.gsga.org.au
Listen to their vast knowledge of Australian Sapphires, you are sure to learn something new.