Incredible to believe but according to Experian there were 107 million visits to websites on Christmas Day, which is up 86% from the previous year. This is down to the big high street names starting their online sales earlier than ever before.

And Ofcom says that internet shopping is more popular in the UK than in any other major country, with Google claiming in the summer that mobile devices had led to increased spontaneous shopping.

As a wholesale jewellery supplier, we are more than happy to hang up our keyboards before Christmas and enjoy the break but it seems that for the retail industry there truly is no respite.