CPM & Industry News

When and how to say no to jewellery commissions

As all passionate jewellery designers know, most job requests come with the tantalising possibility of stretching your artistic and technical talents to create cherished and beautiful items that are highly personal and significant. It can be tricky to discern when a commission is not a great fit if you’re excited by the idea of the work itself, as well as if you simply enjoy the creative process.

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Master the skill of plating your jewellery with platinum

Platinum-plated jewellery offers the elegance of platinum at an affordable price. For coating high-value, high-carat but soft metals like 18ct white gold, platinum plating adds a classic silvery whiteness, as well as hardness and durability. It creates a uniform colour and protects the wearer from potentially problematic metals found in some white gold, such as nickel. One of the most attractive features of platinum is how well it holds up against scratches and wear, and it also polishes up easily.

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Online jewellery retailers: protect your business by complying with the Consumer Protection Act

CPA for online retailers mini article

The Consumer Protection Act (CPA) has certainly placed a great deal more responsibility onto suppliers of goods and services, arguably unreasonably so.

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Gold scam robs us all. Support legitimate refineries!

VAT fraud illegal gold export scheme

An immense, multibillion-rand tax fraud scheme has been uncovered in an investigation into the second-hand gold industry. Billions are alleged to have been siphoned off to line the pockets of a select few, robbing ordinary South Africans of funds that could have been used towards infrastructure and development. Crucial to the workings of this scheme are dodgy refineries.

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Jewellery Plating: don’t overlook these steps

CPM Plating tips

Plating is an affordable alternative to crafting your jewellery entirely of expensive metals, but get any of the steps wrong and you risk wasting precious money and time. Here are a few crucial pointers that should not be overlooked:

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