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jewelry industry is devastated by drop in demand for diamonds
Daily Digest - December 21, 2017

Jewelry Industry Is Devastated By Drop in Demand for Diamonds

Although retailers enjoyed a record $5 billion in sales on Black Friday 2017, there’s one thing people weren’t buying: Diamonds. Black Friday 2018 was the worst day for mall sales of diamonds in 25 years. Sigmet, the parent company that owns Zales, Kay and Jared stores, announced that its 2017 sales have been light and it will shed 125 stores in 2018.
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a pastor found a massive 709-carat diamond
Daily Digest - December 19, 2017

A Pastor Found a Massive 709-Carat Diamond

DAKAR, Senegal — When a high-profile diamond auction took place on a blustery New York morning this December, an unusual watcher was among the billionaires, collectors and jewelry houses that make up the typical bidders. Emmanuel Momoh, a tall and soft-spoken pastor from Sierra Leone who had traveled outside his country for the first time. 
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sue gilhooly - how she made it
Daily Digest - December 19, 2017

Sue Gilhooly - How She Made It

Five years ago, while seeking something sparkly to mark a personal achievement, Sue Gilhooly met Charlie Cullen, then general manager of the jeweller Boodles on Grafton Street. He would go on to be her life and business partner. From Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan, where her family own the Nuremore hotel, Gilhooly studied hospitality management in Cathal Brugha Street.  
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pure grown diamonds launches first-ever bridal jewelry collection
Daily Digest - November 30, 2017

Pure Grown Diamonds Launches First-Ever Bridal Jewelry Collection

Pure Grown Diamonds, the pioneers in the above earth diamond industry and the largest selling grown diamond brand in the United States, announces their first bridal jewelry collection across 300 retail stores in the United States. Pure Grown Diamond's first-ever bridal collection consists of distinct pieces using their most exquisite Type IIa diamond in a variety of shapes and styles.
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why diamonds and gems are catching the eye of serious investors
Daily Digest - November 30, 2017

Why Diamonds and Gems Are Catching the Eye of Serious Investors

The kind of sensational headlines that have been associated with multimillion-dollar art transactions are now occurring with notable regularity in the world of diamonds and gemstones. News makers include Laurence Graff, who acquired a $53 million, 1,109-carat uncut diamond in late September, and Christie’s, which announced that this month it will sell a 163-carat D-flawless diamond.  
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'pink promise' diamond sells for more than us$32m in hong kong
Daily Digest - November 30, 2017

'Pink Promise' Diamond Sells for More than US$32M in Hong Kong

An enormous oval diamond named the "Pink Promise" was sold Tuesday for an eye-watering US$32.16 million at auction in Hong Kong. The 14.93-carat pink gemstone went to an unidentified phone bidder as applause filled the room. Auctioneers Christie's said it was the second highest price per carat paid for a pink diamond. 
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december birthstones
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

December Birthstones

Embrace the blues this winter with the three December birthstones: tanzanite, zircon and turquoise – with all three best known for the stunning shades of blue that they can come in. Zircon is the oldest mineral on earth, and one of the first stones to be mined and used in jewellery.  Zircon can come in many assorted colours, but blue is the overwhelming favourite.
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uk christmas sales predictions are down for the first time in 10 years
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

UK Christmas Sales Predictions are Down for the First Time in 10 Years

Not wanting to be the bearer of bad news, but being a great believer in ‘forewarned is forearmed’, sales forecasts in the UK Christmas season have been downgraded for the first time in 5 years. And why? Basically, the rise in interest rates, a period of high inflation coupled with wage growth still not catching up. People in the UK are finally drawing their purse strings in a little. 
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why the royal engagement is good news for bespoke jewellers
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

Why the Royal Engagement is Good News for Bespoke Jewellers

On the romance scale of 1-10, the engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that hit the headlines this week is hitting 1,000,000! Images are everywhere on both sides of the pond, as British Royalty and an American TV celebrity are going to seal their own special relationship.
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gems and jewelry market overview, growth opportunities, emerging market demands, market analysis and forecast
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

Gems and Jewelry Market Overview, Growth Opportunities, Emerging Market Demands, Market Analysis and Forecast

Gems and Jewelry market research provides actionable intelligence on major parameters impacting the market; analyses the market performance of key companies; market dynamics of key segments; outlines the market performance across global regions. The insights of industry over past 5 years and a forecast until 2022 is provided. 
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diana's diamonds used in engagement ring as harry pays touching tribute to his mother
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

Diana's Diamonds Used in Engagement Ring as Harry Pays Touching Tribute to His Mother

Prince Harry paid a touching tribute to his mother with the engagement ring he gave to Meghan Markle. Kensington Palace revealed the 33-year-old designed the ring himself, using two outside diamonds from the personal collection of Princess Diana. At the centre is a diamond from Botswana, a country that holds special significance for Harry who has visited many times since he was a child.
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tiffany jewellery designer jean schlumberger’s collection to dazzle hong kong with ‘wearable works of art’
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

Tiffany Jewellery Designer Jean Schlumberger’s Collection to Dazzle Hong Kong with ‘Wearable Works of Art’

For some, crickets may be infuriating creatures that chirp all night, but for jewellery designer Jean Schlumberger, these insects are just as beautiful as butterflies. He made their bodies sparkle as jewellery pieces with colourful gemstones, while their legs and tails were intricately recreated using yellow gold and platinum.
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top jewellers see titanium in a new light
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

Top Jewellers See Titanium in a New Light

What wind is to fire, freedom is to creativity. This could not be truer when the metal in the spotlight is titanium. It is light, yet strong, and colourful with an iridescent sheen – a revolutionary metal in high-jewellery creations. Titanium takes its name from the Titans of Greek mythology – symbolising the incarnation of natural strength – sons of the Earth goddess.
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black friday - how it appeals to consumers
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

Black Friday - How it Appeals to Consumers

For most of the last decade, Black Friday, the day after the Thanksgiving holiday, was America’s biggest shopping day — an emblem of opportunity and excess. But contemporary shopping trends have dulled Black Friday’s appeal for consumers. Retailers offer bargains for a whole weekend or more to avoid the race-to-the bottom tactics that had been the staple of that day. 
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the picasso of the pink diamond world
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

The Picasso of the Pink Diamond World

The ‘Pink Promise’, says Rahul Kadakia, International Head of Jewellery at Christie’s, is ‘the Picasso of the pink diamond world. When you look at the shape of the stone,’ he adds, ‘it’s so elegant. It’s a cross between an oval and a marquise — what we call a “moval”. It’s a fabulous diamond.’
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in jewellery, matching just isn’t cool any more
Daily Digest - November 28, 2017

In Jewellery, Matching Just Isn’t Cool Any More

Move over matchy-matchy: Fashion’s trend for bold mash-ups of contrasting prints and colors is making its way into the world of jewelry. “Customers are increasingly interested in asymmetric jewelry, especially earrings,” said Natalie Kingham, buying director at the fashion retailer MatchesFashion.com.
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this jewellery maker who sells made-to-order pieces developed her brand through posting to instagram
Daily Digest - November 27, 2017

This Jewellery Maker Who Sells Made-to-Order Pieces Developed Her Brand Through Posting to Instagram

While Jess Hannah was studying graphic design at California Polytechnic State University, she took classes with a metalsmith on the side and had a workbench in her bedroom. She graduated in 2013 and spent a year as an apprentice, then started building her own jewelry brand. As Instagram gained popularity, she created an account and posted about what she was making. 
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his, hers and theirs: jewelry crosses the gender barrier
Daily Digest - November 26, 2017

His, Hers and Theirs: Jewelry Crosses the Gender Barrier

Jewelry on the catwalks has been as genderless as the fashion recently — and just as bold. Consider the huge Gucci medallions and bulls’ head necklaces that Alessandro Michele styled over everything from unisex sweatshirts to floaty white dresses in his spring 2018 collection this fall, as well as the orange and pink beads that male models wore with blazers and with shorts.
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check out this gorgeous angel in a $2 million victoria secret bra
Daily Digest - November 25, 2017

Check Out This Gorgeous Angel in a $2 Million Victoria Secret Bra

Models wear many unconventional, stunning and startling outfits during ramp walks. But, for the first time, a model is going to walk one of the biggest runways globally wearing a bra worth USD 2 million. Yes, you read right, it truly is worth 2M dollar.
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the secret world of the gem carver
Daily Digest - November 25, 2017

The Secret World of the Gem Carver

In Résonances de Cartier, the house’s most recent high jewelry presentation, the diamonds, emeralds and rubies that are de rigueur in such collections were combined with more unusual materials like smoky quartz and fire opals. But it was a black jasper cuff, carved in a classic Panthère style, that would catch the discerning eye. 
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why a graff is still a graff even without diamonds
Daily Digest - November 25, 2017

Why A Graff Is Still A Graff Even Without Diamonds

It seems somewhat of a contradiction, as such an esteemed and respected name in diamond trading, to have watches in their collection that are not set with precious stones. In fact, it illustrates how far Graff has come, as their watches are now generally accepted as masterpieces, even without diamonds.
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why pearl necklaces are trending again
Daily Digest - November 25, 2017

Why Pearl Necklaces are Trending Again

What with the nation’s current obsession with all things under-the-sea thanks to Blue Planet II, it seems somewhat apt that pearls are having yet another moment in the fashion spotlight. The iridescent gem - which is officially the oldest gemstone in the world - has long been a symbol of sophistication, favoured by Hollywood royalty and actual royalty. 
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why new luxury brands are causing disruption
Daily Digest - November 24, 2017

Why New Luxury Brands are Causing Disruption

New brands and business models are disrupting all sectors, from Airbnb to Monzo to Netflix and Alibaba. The luxury sector is no different. New luxury brands are causing huge disruption in what was previously a much more exclusive brand club. Apple is as desirable as Cartier, or more so among millennials. 
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it's all in the name: luxury is about signalling status
Daily Digest - November 24, 2017

It's All in the Name: Luxury is About Signalling Status

Luxury has always been about signalling status. Therefore, as a concept it is always evolving as people’s ideas about what confers status change. From the opulent luxury of most of the 20th century, recent years seem to have shifted to less conspicuous forms of consumption. This presents a challenge to luxury brands. 
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kay, jared and zales' diamonds are losing their sparkle
Daily Digest - November 24, 2017

Kay, Jared and Zales' Diamonds are Losing their Sparkle

Sales fell at the three mall-based affordable jewelers. Parent company Signet warned that profit heading into next year will be light. Hurricanes and weak sales on engagement and wedding rings led to a "challenging" quarter, CEO Virginia Drosos said on Tuesday. Revenue fell $30 million during the quarter ending in late October, pushed lower by a 7% decline at Kay.
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$42 million 14-carat diamond at christie's hongkong auction
Daily Digest - November 24, 2017

$42 Million 14-Carat Diamond At Christie's HongKong Auction

“The Pink Promise,” billed as the most expensive jewelry piece ever offered at Christie’s Hong Kong auctions, will be the top lot of Christie’s Hong Kong upcoming Magnificent Jewels sale. The 14.93-carat fancy vivid pink VVS1 diamond mounted on a ring has a pre-sale estimate of $28 million - $42 million. 
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a behind-the-scenes look at the making of high jewellery
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of High Jewellery

The term haute joaillerie is firmly entrenched in the lexicon of luxury fashion, and can be defined as a one-off creation that’s handcrafted by the world’s most skilled artisans over several months, and sells for hundreds of thousands of dirhams. So I was understandably ­nervous about trying my hand at some of the jewellery-­making techniques, at a workshop conducted by L’Ecole. 
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first look: standout lots at christie’s magnificent jewels autumn sale 2017
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

First Look: Standout Lots At Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Autumn Sale 2017

With more than 290 precious lots on offer, Christie’s will hold its Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong on 28 November. The highlight of the auction is the Pink Promise, a 14.93 carats fancy vivid pink VVS1 clarity (Type IIA) diamond ring, that is also the most expensive jewellery piece ever offered at Christie’s Hong Kong auctions. 
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what do peacocks’ tails, the grooming of bonobos and a hermès birkin bag have in common?
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

What Do Peacocks’ Tails, the Grooming of Bonobos and a Hermès Birkin Bag Have in Common?

They are each an instance of what evolutionary psychologists call an ‘index of fitness’. An ‘index of fitness’ sounds complicated because it is. In essence, an index is how an individual signals his or her value to other individuals of their species as either social allies or a potential mate.
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gaia repossi's five tips to building a jewellery business
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

Gaia Repossi's Five Tips to Building a Jewellery Business

It was never Gaia Repossi’s intention to become a jewellery designer, but in 2007, she assumed the role of artistic director of her family business, which was founded in Italy in 1920. Under the designer’s leadership, Repossi has emerged as an important player in the market for fashion-led fine jewellery, first gaining global recognition in 2011. 
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new diamond ads refocus on love moments
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

New Diamond Ads Refocus on Love Moments

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has shifted to shorter video advertisements for the holiday season as it aims to market diamonds by capturing precious moments in couples’ relationships. Rather than telling more involved stories, as the DPA’s initial videos did, the new, 30-second commercials show snippets of the lives of couples in love. 
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zsa zsa gabor's diamond necklace could fetch up to $1.5 million
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Diamond Necklace Could Fetch Up to $1.5 Million

A diamond necklace owned by the late actress Zsa Zsa Gabor is expected to sell for between $1.2 and $1.5 million at auction. Forbes reported on Friday that the stunning necklace, made by Harry Winston in 1964, features 66 carats of diamonds – some weighing as much as 8 carats – and ranging in quality from F to I with a clarity of VVS2. 
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'tis the season for jewelry stores to shine and build business for next year
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

'Tis The Season For Jewelry Stores To Shine And Build Business For Next Year

The December holiday shopping blitz is just about in full gear. December is the month when jewelry retailers can be expected to make some 20% of annual sales , about as much as they make during the entire first (21%), second (23%) or third quarter (20%), according to 2016 data in the U.S. Census Monthly Retail Trade Survey. For jewelers December is your do-or-die month.
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emotional ties with jewellery designer leah wood
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

Emotional Ties with Jewellery Designer Leah Wood

I always remember my dad [Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie] saying that he wanted to copy his brothers who were sign painters and played guitar, and now he inspires me. I painted a portrait of Vivienne Westwood recently, but I haven’t shown it to her. My dad wants me to put on an exhibition, but I’m too shy. 
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gem of a trade
Daily Digest - November 23, 2017

Gem of a Trade

Travelling on the Gilgit-Skardu Road during summers, you come across people climbing rugged mountains, many of them after crossing the river in between with the help of makeshift chairlifts called “dolis” in local language. They carry essential everyday items including clothing, food that may last for days or weeks and basic tools including hammers and chisels.  
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tiffany & co turn everyday objects into luxury goods
Daily Digest - November 22, 2017

Tiffany & Co Turn Everyday Objects into Luxury Goods

If you’ve got the cash to splurge, Tiffany & Co released Everyday Objects, a collection of common items elevated into luxury items by using precious metals, expensive wood and porcelain. Believing that “beautiful things should not be limited to special occasions”, the iconic New York jewellers recreated a lot of different things. 
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the trendy pinky rings and colourful gemstones
Daily Digest - November 22, 2017

The Trendy Pinky Rings and Colourful Gemstones

When the jewellery world needed an injection of life, in stepped Pomellato. Founded in 1967, the Italian brand shook up the diamond-heavy conservative establishment with fun, fashion-forward designs that –shock! horror! – women could and did buy for themselves. 
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celebrity dentist inserts diamonds into hollywood stars’ teeth for thousands of dollars a pop
Daily Digest - November 22, 2017

Celebrity Dentist Inserts Diamonds into Hollywood Stars’ Teeth for Thousands of Dollars a Pop

Not content with their bright white Hollywood smiles, celebrities including Hailey Baldwin, Katy Perry and Pink are opting to make their teeth sparkle by having real diamonds inserted into them. Celebrity dentist Dr Anjali Rajpal told The Sun Online she’s been inundated with requests for diamond teeth as a result.
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uk smes prepare for 40% increase in sales over the phone in the run up to christmas
Daily Digest - November 21, 2017

UK SMEs Prepare For 40% Increase in Sales Over the Phone in the Run Up to Christmas

A survey has proved that not all Christmas shopping is carried out online. The telephone is equally, if not more important a sales channel as any other medium – especially to local businesses in the final weeks leading up to Christmas. Where, in a panic, the local jeweller at the end of a telephone saves the day for the last-minute buyer. 
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questions to ask about tiaras
Daily Digest - November 21, 2017

Questions to Ask About Tiaras

Jewellery specialist Jessica Peshall offers an in-depth guide to these opulent ornaments for glittering occasions — surprisingly more versatile, wearable and affordable than one might suppose. If you are a tiara collector or have a huge fascination with tiaras, you may find these questions very interesting.  Illustrated with examples offered by Christies’s. 
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hps group on what to expect in the luxury market
Daily Digest - November 21, 2017

HPS Group on What to Expect in the Luxury Market

As the luxury marketplace evolves, then so do the opportunities for brands to mastermind inventive offerings to successfully attract new customers without diluting their exclusivity. Today’s consumers live in an on-demand world with expectations of immediacy; no longer reserved for mass market goods and services. 
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'raj pink' diamond and other top gems fail to sell at sotheby's sale
Daily Digest - November 21, 2017

'Raj Pink' Diamond and Other Top Gems Fail to Sell at Sotheby's Sale

A large pink diamond, rare for its color and clarity, was among several major jewels that failed to sell on Wednesday at Sotheby's auction in Geneva. The 37.3-carat cushion-shaped stone, known as the "Raj Pink" and mounted on a ring, was billed as the star lot at Sotheby's semi-annual jewelry sale in the Swiss city. 
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a warholian tale of art as jewellery
Daily Digest - November 21, 2017

A Warholian Tale Of Art As Jewellery

Amongst Art as Jewellery, a sale culminating this evening on Christies.com, are more than a few hidden gems, each with their own fascinating story. With pieces designed or attributed to an art world 'who’s who' from Braque and Klein, to Picasso, Dali and de Chirico, one particular piece can tell its own story via a diary entry unearthed by the auction house. 
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london jewellery ups the glamour at the inaugural leopard awards
Daily Digest - November 21, 2017

London Jewellery Ups The Glamour At The Inaugural Leopard Awards

Bedecked in a Cartier necklace from the Twenties and a vintage ring from S.J. Phillips, Sabine Getty lit up the ballroom at the Goldsmith’s Hall. “This is literally the best excuse to wear my most oversized, over-fabulous, over-the-top jewellery,” the young jewellery designer said of the first Leopard Awards. 
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triumph and disaster for large diamonds in the auctions this week
Daily Digest - November 20, 2017

Triumph and Disaster for Large Diamonds in the Auctions This Week

For the most part, when we report about large colour diamonds going under the hammer the results are that they sailed passed their estimate and finally sold for telephone numbers. And indeed, when the Sotheby’s Geneva sale on the 15th November started all went according to script - when an anonymous buyer paid $12.8 million for a 33.63ct fancy light pink. 
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28-year-old got paid £8,000 a month to instagram her travels
Daily Digest - November 19, 2017

28-Year-Old Got Paid £8,000 a Month to Instagram Her Travels

Meet 28-year-old Australian Sorelle Amore, a vlogger who was taking photos in Iceland when she heard she had been chosen to travel the world for 12 weeks staying in 5-star luxury accommodation for free — and earning $10,000 (£7,600) a month to do it. Amore bested 17,000 other hopeful candidates. 
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mark ritson: burberry’s luxury repositioning won’t work, it’s not in the brand dna
Daily Digest - November 19, 2017

Mark Ritson: Burberry’s Luxury Repositioning Won’t Work, it’s Not in the Brand DNA

Well isn’t this interesting. Less than a fortnight after renowned chief creative officer Christopher Bailey announced his departure from Burberry, the plot has thickened considerably. In an update last week, newly arrived CEO Marco Gobbetti finally revealed his long-term strategy for the brand.
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why ethical jewelry is the best choice
Daily Digest - November 19, 2017

Why Ethical Jewelry Is The Best Choice

A sign of rank, religion and more recently rebellion, jewelry under all its form has always been an important part of every culture with the most ancient signs of it dating back to 75,000 years ago in Africa and the first signs of established jewelry found in Ancient Egypt around 3,000-5,000 years ago. 
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a definitive guide to collecting gemstones and fine jewellery
Daily Digest - November 18, 2017

A Definitive Guide To Collecting Gemstones and Fine Jewellery

Leading up to the "Jewels and Jadeite" auction by Phillips on November 27, we've curated an expert guide to selecting the finest rubies, diamonds, emeralds, jade and sapphires. International auction house Phillips will return to the Mandarin Oriental. For what? 
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diamond fetches $33.7m at christie's auction in geneva
Daily Digest - November 17, 2017

Diamond Fetches $33.7M at Christie's Auction in Geneva

A diamond necklace featuring a flawless 163-carat diamond - the largest of its kind to be auctioned - has fetched $33.7m or £25.6m at a Christie's event in Geneva. The colourless diamond was taken from a 404-carat stone found in Angola. The finished piece is made from white gold, diamond and emeralds.
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the most beautiful diamond in the world
Daily Digest - November 17, 2017

The Most Beautiful Diamond in the World

Set into an asymmetric necklace designed by de GRISOGONO and offered on 14 November at Christie’s in Geneva, this 163.41 carat, flawless D-colour emerald-cut diamond is the largest ever to come to auction.  On 4 February 2016, a 404.20 carat rough diamond was mined in eastern Angola. It would turn out to be the 27th-largest rough white diamond ever discovered. 
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why do pregnant women need to remove all jewellery before delivery?
Daily Digest - November 17, 2017

Why Do Pregnant Women Need to Remove All Jewellery Before Delivery?

During my first pregnancy, I wasn’t aware of the fact that expectant mothers are supposed to remove all their accessories and jewellery before the expected delivery date. So, I wore my gold chain, few finger rings, two toe rings and earrings till I reached the operating theatre.
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dinny hall on how she became the go-to celebrity jewellery designer
Daily Digest - November 17, 2017

Dinny Hall on How She Became the Go-To Celebrity Jewellery Designer

 Dinny Hall, 57,  is the founder of self-titled jewellery label, Dinny Hall. She was inspired to start the label whilst studying at Central Saint Martins. Her business became popular after Christy Turlington wore a design for Elle.  She lives in London with her partner Piers, a literary agent. 
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suitcase full of gems worth £1m stolen from jewellery dealer on train
Daily Digest - November 17, 2017

Suitcase Full of Gems Worth £1M Stolen From Jewellery Dealer on Train

A suitcase containing rubies, emeralds, and sapphires worth £1m has been stolen from a London to Birmingham train. A jewellery dealer boarded the 7.03pm Euston train on Wednesday 8 November, travelling to Birmingham New Street. He had a suitcase with him which contained more than 40 precious gems.
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what does an editor-in-chief buy herself when she gets a promotion?
Daily Digest - November 16, 2017

What Does an Editor-in-Chief Buy Herself When She Gets a Promotion?

When you’re a bona fide jewelry expert, not to mention the newly minted EIC of one of our all-time favorite magazines, and you’re universally beloved within your *notoriously un-friendly* industry—what do you do to treat yourself? A very interesting question.
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exclusive jewels unveiled at degrisogono’s new boutique
Daily Digest - November 16, 2017

Exclusive Jewels Unveiled at DeGrisogono’s New Boutique

 Grisogono is the latest jeweler to open a posh new boutique in Midtown Manhattan. The Geneva-based gem house’s 1,614-square-foot, two-level space at 700 Madison Avenue was designed by David Collins Studio—which also created de Grisogono’s London flagship- and centers on an elegant purple, gold, and white color palette. 
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'breakfast at tiffany's now a reality as new york jewellery store opens cafe 56 years after hit film
Daily Digest - November 16, 2017

'Breakfast at Tiffany's Now a Reality as New York Jewellery Store Opens Cafe 56 Years After Hit Film

It may have taken more than half a century, but the world-famous New York jewellery store has finally made good on the promise of being able to have "Breakfast at Tiffany's ". A cafe has opened in the Manhattan store fifty-six years after the 1961 romantic comedy film of the same name.
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asia recovery boosts cartier, van cleef
Daily Digest - November 16, 2017

Asia Recovery Boosts Cartier, Van Cleef

Revenue from jewelry maisons — which include jewelry and watch sales at Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels — jumped 15% to $3.69 billion (EUR 3.16 billion) in the six months ending September 30, the Geneva-based company said. Both of those brands recorded “double-digit growth,” with strong performances across both jewelry and watches, it added.
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graff among buyers at record pink diamond sale
Daily Digest - November 15, 2017

Graff Among Buyers at Record Pink Diamond Sale

Rio Tinto reported “double-digit” price growth at this year’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, with Graff Diamonds among the companies putting in winning bids.  Collectors and jewelers from 11 countries bought the 58 pink, red and violet diamonds originating from the mine in Australia, Rio Tinto said Thursday.  
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why now is a great time to start a jewellery business
Daily Digest - November 15, 2017

Why Now is a Great Time to Start a Jewellery Business

If you’re a creative individual, chances are you could succeed in the jewellery industry. Besides being able to transform precious metals and stones into wearable art, you would also need to have a business savvy side. If you’re a creative individual, chances are you could succeed in the jewellery industry. 
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subscription jewelry company rocksbox grows up
Daily Digest - November 15, 2017

Subscription Jewelry Company Rocksbox Grows Up

It’s been five years since Meaghan Rose started her subscription, membership-based jewelry business, Rocksbox, in her bedroom, loaning out her personal jewelry to would-be consumers over the internet.  Since then she’s raised $11.5 million in funding. 
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baselworld 2018 will be 50% smaller! half the exhibitors gone and 3+ halls closed
Daily Digest - November 15, 2017

Baselworld 2018 Will Be 50% Smaller! Half The Exhibitors Gone And 3+ Halls Closed

In 2015 Baselworld’s many spacious halls held 1,500 exhibiting brands. Baselworld’s management did not release exhibitor statistics for 2016 and 2017. According to an announcement released today, the upcoming 2018 edition of the show will have only 600 to 700 exhibitors.
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chrissy teigen, ashley graham on the first time they wore diamonds
Daily Digest - November 15, 2017

Chrissy Teigen, Ashley Graham on the First Time They Wore Diamonds

Celebrities and their diamonds. Mariah Carey wears them in the bathtub. Beyoncé wears them on regular outings. Most people would probably say they reserve diamonds for special occasions, but when you’re as famous as Zendaya and Chrissy Teigen, “special occasions” occur quite frequently. 
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christian dior: luxury is what makes us human
Daily Digest - November 14, 2017

Christian Dior: Luxury is What Makes Us Human

At the heart of Christian Dior’s glittery retrospective at Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs is a rather plain outfit: There among the beaded, Versailles-ready gowns is a cream nip-waisted jacket paired with a full, black mid-length skirt. Dior’s so-called “New Look” was a historic a fashion moment when it debuted in 1947.
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the best fine jewelry collections for fall 2017
Daily Digest - November 14, 2017

The Best Fine Jewelry Collections for Fall 2017

When it comes to fashion, specifically apparel, consumers would be hard-pressed to pay astronomical sums for something ephemeral. The industry has succumbed to churning out trends and new ideas at such a hasty rate (usually four or more collections a year for a single brand) that it almost dilutes the specialness of an item. 
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jewellery lovers ‘on the go’ want versatile pieces for any situation
Daily Digest - November 10, 2017

Jewellery Lovers ‘On the Go’ Want Versatile Pieces for Any Situation

Trends in jewellery reflect the sentiment and mentality of their times. While style is personal and taste is subjective, what happens in the world affects how people seek solace in beauty. It also reflects the changing lifestyle. 
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blue diamond scarcity drives price rise
Daily Digest - November 10, 2017

Blue Diamond Scarcity Drives Price Rise

lue diamond prices climbed in the third quarter due to lower supply, according to the Fancy Color Research Foundation. The price of fancy blue diamonds grew 4.7% year on year in the three months ending September 30. They also rose 0.4% from the second quarter, the organization said in a statement Tuesday. 
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gem diamonds enjoying large-stone boom
Daily Digest - November 10, 2017

Gem Diamonds Enjoying Large-Stone Boom

As a producer of large rough stones, Gem Diamonds relies on high-end consumer demand more than many companies in the industry do. Fortunately for the London-based miner, the recovery of the Asian market this year has ensured strong appetite for its high-value diamonds. 
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mid-year gem emporium expecting a whopping €300 million sales
Daily Digest - November 10, 2017

Mid-year Gem Emporium Expecting a Whopping €300 million Sales

A mid-year gems emporium will be held in December of the current fiscal year, with sales of around €300 million expected, U Than Zaw Oo, vice-chair of the Emporium Management Committee, told The Myanmar Times. The emporium will be held at Mani Yadanar Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw for 10 days from December 12 to 21. 
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fine jeweller sabine roemer tips on how to style your jewellery
Daily Digest - November 8, 2017

Fine Jeweller Sabine Roemer Tips on How to Style your Jewellery

The 37 year old founder of her eponymous fine-jewellery line – and co-founder of Atelier Romy – Sabine Roemer, says if you invest in one piece you love, you’ll always feel good. ''That's the special thing about jewellery. You can express who you are,'' she tells The Telegraph. 'd Atelier Romy,'' she adds. ''We use it to dress up, dress down and to reflect our mood.'' 
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tweed co. releases kickstarter campaign showcasing trendy tweed co. watch
Daily Digest - November 8, 2017

Tweed Co. Releases Kickstarter Campaign Showcasing Trendy Tweed Co. Watch

Beginning as a creative project between two close friends, Sebastien Perret and Guillaume Tripet have combined their professional and personal experiences to create the Tweed Co. watch:  a completely 100% Earthmade product, the Tweed Co. watch collection is trendy, elegant, affordable, and completely customizable. 
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thailand hosts ruby forum 2017
Daily Digest - November 8, 2017

Thailand Hosts Ruby Forum 2017

EGemologists from around the world gathered at the World Ruby Forum in Bangkok on Saturday, where leading industry figures spoke about supply, marketing and certification of the red gemstone. The forum — a showcase for rubies manufactured in Thailand — was in line with government policy that “aims to establish the ruby as Thailand’s most important exported gem". 
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some high-end brands still hesitant to sell online
Daily Digest - November 8, 2017

Some High-End Brands Still Hesitant to Sell Online

Even as luxury fashion’s last e-commerce holdouts, like Chanel and Céline, say they will start to sell core products online, some high-end watches and jewellery brands still believe consumers won’t spend on “hard luxury” items they can’t touch and feel. But e-commerce is one of the few growth opportunities in a stagnant luxury market and there are signs that attitudes are shifting.
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michael kors holdings gross profit rose 7.2% in the latest quarter
Daily Digest - November 8, 2017

Michael Kors Holdings Gross Profit Rose 7.2% in the Latest Quarter

It's taken a while, but big American labels finally seem to get it: If you want to be a luxury brand, then you have to act like one. Michael Kors Holdings Ltd. reported Monday that gross profit rose 7.2 percent in the latest quarter from a year earlier. Its comparable sales fell 1.8 percent year-over-year -- hardly a blockbuster, but an improvement. 
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it’s not all dark and strong colours for this autumn/winter, pink and all its shades are dominating the trends
Daily Digest - November 6, 2017

It’s Not all Dark and Strong Colours for this Autumn/Winter, Pink and all its Shades are Dominating the Trends

Pink is in! It’s not all dark and strong colours for this autumn/winter, pink and all its shades are dominating the trends. Check out this 6 high jewellery pieces with a dash of pink. 
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essential reading for those who own or are thinking of starting their own business
Daily Digest - November 6, 2017

Essential Reading for those Who Own or are Thinking of Starting their Own Business

The special ties of jewellery designer Carolina Bucci on Pucci, patches and her lucky bracelet. What seem to be special about them? Here is a glimpse to her collection, the stories behind and how well she took care of them over the years. 
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jewellery designer carolina bucci on pucci, patches and her lucky bracelet
Daily Digest - November 6, 2017

Jewellery Designer Carolina Bucci on Pucci, Patches and her Lucky Bracelet

The special ties of jewellery designer Carolina Bucci on Pucci, patches and her lucky bracelet. What seem to be special about them? Here is a glimpse to her collection, the stories behind and how well she took care of them over the years. 
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a look at cardi b's massive engagement ring
Daily Digest - November 6, 2017

A Look at Cardi B's Massive Engagement Ring

Some celebrities spent Friday night ringing in Halloweekend showing off their elaborate costumes. Rapper Cardi B, meanwhile, was up to something else: accepting an onstage marriage proposal from boyfriend and one third of the rap trio Migos, Offset. And you really can't miss the news of their engagement, because the 'Bodak Yellow' singer's ring is particularly blinding.
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11 most profitable luxury brands in the world
Daily Digest - November 6, 2017

11 Most Profitable Luxury Brands In The World

Nicolas Bos, CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, was looking for a way to create an artistic forum to present a new collection of bejeweled animals, L’Arche de Noé racontée. The idea, he said, was to make the jewels available for a public viewing in a way that would put a spotlight on the story behind the jewels.
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van cleef & arpels recent art exhibit and jewelry collection inspired by noah's ark
Daily Digest - November 5, 2017

Van Cleef & Arpels Recent Art Exhibit And Jewelry Collection Inspired by Noah's Ark

Nicolas Bos, CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels, was looking for a way to create an artistic forum to present a new collection of bejeweled animals, L’Arche de Noé racontée. The idea, he said, was to make the jewels available for a public viewing in a way that would put a spotlight on the story behind the jewels.
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bank of england forces the uk consumer to tighten their belts just in time for christmas
Daily Digest - November 2, 2017

Bank of England Forces the UK Consumer to Tighten their Belts Just in Time for Christmas

For the first time in more than 10 years the Bank of England has raised interest rates. The official bank rate has been lifted from 0.25% to 0.5%, the first increase since July 2007. The move reverses the cut in August of last year - made in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.
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long-lost fabergé knives worth £1 million discovered in poland
Daily Digest - October 16, 2017

Long-lost Fabergé Knives Worth £1 Million Discovered in Poland

Does everyone at some time or another dream of accidentally finding a chest of ancient gold coins, or a real diamond at a car boot sale, perhaps an accidental find of an antique fob watch worth millions in an old wardrobe or buying in exchange for loose change one of the still missing Faberge eggs? Now we can add Faberge Fish knives to the never-ending list of dream finds!
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graff buys the world’s most valuable rough diamond
Daily Digest - October 16, 2017

Graff Buys the World’s Most Valuable Rough Diamond

The Lesedi La Rona diamond sold last week in London for £39.5 million to London jeweller, Graff Diamonds. Graff described the stone as "the world's most valuable rough diamond".  
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dr george daniels' space travellers' watch sells for £3.2 million
Daily Digest - October 16, 2017

Dr George Daniels' Space Travellers' Watch Sells for £3.2 Million

The watch for your trip to Mars was sold at Sotheby’s this month for £3.2 million, making it the most expensive watch in Britain. Described as a "mesmerising timepiece" Dr George Daniels made the watch in the Isle of Man, after selling his original to a collector in Zurich.
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giant pink diamond unearthed in russia
Daily Digest - October 16, 2017

Giant Pink Diamond Unearthed in Russia

If 2016 was the year for unearthing super diamonds then 2017 must be dubbed the year for the whopping diamond! This latest whopper, a giant pink diamond, weighing 27.85 carats, is about the size of a tennis ball. Alrosa have stated that the stone is of gem quality and almost free of inclusions, meaning that if they decide to cut it, it will potentially become the most expensive polished diamond...
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graff diamonds spends nearly £3 million on intense blue diamond
Daily Digest - October 16, 2017

Graff Diamonds Spends Nearly £3 Million on Intense Blue Diamond

A Fancy Intense Blue diamond which has been held in a private collection for nearly 30 years sold for £2,685,000 at Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London last week.
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october's birthstones
Daily Digest - October 16, 2017

October's Birthstones

Those with a special date to celebrate in October have two beautiful stones to choose from, Opal and Tourmaline, each presenting limitless opportunity for choice of colour as each come in a kaleidoscope of colours – all more stunning than the next.
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synthdetect now available for screening set jewellery
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

SYNTHdetect Now Available for Screening Set Jewellery

The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR), a De Beers Group company, has announced that the industry’s first synthetic screening device for set jewellery, SYNTHdetect, is now available for delivery.
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mustang resources exceeds ruby auction target
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

Mustang Resources Exceeds Ruby Auction Target

The Australian mining company Mustang Resources announced last week that it has gathered more rubies than expected from its mine in Montepuez, in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.
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elin horgan jewellery launches new space inspired “supernova” collection
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

Elin Horgan Jewellery Launches New Space Inspired “Supernova” Collection

It’s jewellery Jim, but not as we know it. Following an exclusive preview at Designer/Makers’ London Artisan, part of the London Design Festival 2017, jewellery designer and maker Elin Horgan has released her new Supernova collection.
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#chooselove auction for aid
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

#ChooseLove Auction for Aid

Over 70 of the UK's hottest jewellery designers unite for Auction for Aid supporting Help Refugees and MOAS (Migrant Offshore and Station).
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samer halimeh new york becomes first diamond dealer & ‘bond street’ level jeweller to trade in bitcoin
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

Samer Halimeh New York Becomes First Diamond Dealer & ‘Bond Street’ Level Jeweller to Trade in Bitcoin

How customers pay for goods has changed over the past few years, but with the increased demand from Middle East and Asian markets for high value luxury goods, coupled with less desire to trade in US dollars, a new way to purchase goods was bound to emerge.
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women buying their own jewellery changes jewellery demand
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

Women Buying their Own Jewellery Changes Jewellery Demand

New research published by De Beers Group in its latest Diamond Insight Report reveals that shifting relationship dynamics, women’s expanding roles in society and changing perceptions of femininity are creating new motivations for diamond jewellery acquisitions.
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red is the colour for autumn/winter 2017/18
Daily Digest - September 19, 2017

Red is the Colour for Autumn/Winter 2017/18

In the colour spectrum did you know that red is the first colour that the human eye recognises? Red is called a physical colour because it jumps to your eyes – it is strong, full of energy and romantic - and the stunning ruby encompasses all of these emotions beautifully.
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travel insurance is worthless when taking jewellery on holiday
Daily Digest - September 11, 2017

Travel Insurance is Worthless when taking Jewellery on Holiday

Most people assume that their jewellery is covered in their travel insurance, but this is rarely the case. High excess costs, low valuables pay-outs and strict rules around valuation mean that prized possessions could be lost forever should they be misplaced, damaged or stolen while on holiday.
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pantone releases spring 2018 fashion colour trend report for new york fashion week
Daily Digest - September 11, 2017

Pantone Releases Spring 2018 Fashion Colour Trend Report for New York Fashion Week

Pantone LLC, an X-Rite company and the global authority on colour, have released their colour predictions for 2018 in time for New York Fashion Week and for the first time this year, the report also includes four classic colours, which Pantone say transcend seasons and provide structure to any wardrobe. Normally they will pick one or two stand out colours as style predictions – for example for...
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serial con man admits ripping off luxury retailers from miami prison cell
Daily Digest - September 11, 2017

Serial Con Man Admits Ripping off Luxury Retailers from Miami Prison Cell

Serial con artist Jimmy Sabatino has pleaded guilty to his latest fraud activities. From behind bars in Florida Sabatino has conducted a $9 million luxury product con – namely in jewellery and watches, which will earn him up to 20 years extra in prison.
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nrf downgrades spending predictions
Daily Digest - September 11, 2017

NRF Downgrades Spending Predictions

The National Retail Federation, the barometer for the spending in the U.S., has adjusted its forecast for retail sales for 2017, saying sales are now expected to increase between 3.2 percent and 3.8 percent. This is a downgrade on the forecast made earlier in the year of  3.7– 4.2 percent.
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russia plans tenfold increase in emerald production by 2025
Daily Digest - September 11, 2017

Russia Plans Tenfold Increase in Emerald Production by 2025

The world’s love of emeralds continues with no sign of abating. With evidence of sales increasing all over the world it was only a matter of time until big corporations made investments to increase their own emerald yield. News this week came from a statement by Rostec, about its Malyshevsky emerald-beryllium ore field. Their plan is to increase emerald production tenfold by 2025. The investment...
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jewellery company volunteers to save houston residents stranded hurricane harvey floods
Daily Digest - September 1, 2017

Jewellery Company Volunteers to Save Houston Residents Stranded Hurricane Harvey Floods

Photo: David J. Phillip/AP Photo: NASA As reports of Hurricane Harvey are released to world, a natural disaster which will leave devastating affects to Houston’s residents, we hope that aid gets to all those that need it and gets there as quickly as possible. Footage above shows the company, aided by volunteers, venturing out on boats to assist trapped residents. Photo: Marcus Yam/Los Angeles...
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de beers to make largest investment in diamond marketing since 2008
Daily Digest - September 1, 2017

De Beers to Make Largest Investment in Diamond Marketing Since 2008

De Beers Group has announced it will invest more than US$140 million in marketing this year – its biggest spend since 2008.
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market remains robust for pink diamonds
Daily Digest - September 1, 2017

Market Remains Robust for Pink diamonds

Rio Tinto CEO J-S Jacques said the market fundamentals for pink diamonds were robust as he showcased the largest Fancy Red diamond in the company’s 33-year history of its Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender in Perth this week. The 2.11 carat polished radiant cut diamond, named The Argyle Everglow, was first revealed at an event in New York last month. Jacques said the combination of healthy demand and...
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sumptuous sapphire - september's birthstone
Daily Digest - September 1, 2017

Sumptuous Sapphire - September's Birthstone

Sapphires – especially when they come in blue, have been gaining in popularity for years. Their unique beauty has been tantalising jewellery lovers all over the world. Sapphires come in all hues, from colourless to yellow, pink and of course, it’s very famous blue colour. Even blue sapphires themselves come in almost every blue, from very pale blue right through to vibrant purplish blue. But as a...
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ijl 2017 comes to olympia london
Daily Digest - September 1, 2017

IJL 2017 Comes to Olympia London

The Olympia in London is to play host once again to the International Jewellery Show London (IJL). IJL is the UK’S leading trade event for the international jewellery industry. The event showcases the latest product ranges from over 550 high-end, finished jewellery manufacturers, designers, loose gemstones, and retail services suppliers. IJL attracts an unparalleled range of jewellery-focussed...
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the story of dawn meaden-johnson, a silversmith graduate founded her own bespoke jewellery training company
Daily Digest - August 13, 2017

The Story of Dawn Meaden-Johnson, a Silversmith Graduate Founded Her Own Bespoke Jewellery Training Company

The Story of Dawn Meaden-Johnson, a Silversmith Graduate founded her own Bespoke Jewellery Training Company.
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gia offers over $2 million in scholarships for 2018
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

GIA Offers Over $2 Million in Scholarships for 2018

The GIA will begin accepting scholarship applications from 1st August for its 2018 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes.
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indian government targets $60 billion gems and jewellery exports by 2022
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

Indian Government Targets $60 Billion Gems and Jewellery Exports by 2022

The Indian government have set their sights on growing the jewellery and gemstone sector, by exploring new markets for jewellery and diamond exports. Named, “Vision” they have set a growth target of 7% per year with an export target of $60 billion a rise from $43 billion by 2022.  
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rio tinto to sell giant red diamond
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

Rio Tinto to Sell Giant Red Diamond

It’s certainly been a big week for the Anglo-Australian mining company Rio Tinto; first a rumour of a very big payday for the company’s shareholders, then the unveiling of its largest red diamond.
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rio tinto eyes a return to its heyday
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

Rio Tinto Eyes a Return to its Heyday

It’s been a little over a year since Chief Jean-Sébastien Jacques took over the reins at Rio Tinto, the Anglo-Australian mine. Debts have shrunk over the year and we’ve seen the mine's share price almost double over the last 12 months. But Jean-Sebastien Jacques still wants more and has suggested his goal is to put Rio Tinto back on top to its late 1990’s heyday and make it the most envied mining...
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the merger of two luxury fashion houses
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

The Merger of Two Luxury Fashion Houses

The luxury world was surprised last week to learn of the takeover of Jimmy Choo by Michael Kors for a cool £896 million. Yes, we know that these are challenging times for the retail market, but does this mean that the luxury retail market is also suffering more than a mere wobble?
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british museum loses cartier ring
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

British Museum Loses Cartier Ring

The British Museum has declared the loss of a £750,000 Cartier Ring – a mere 6 years after it went missing in 2011. The loss of the ring came to light due to the publication of accounts from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. ‘During the year, a ring from the British Museum’s heritage asset collection valued at £750k was declared lost under the British Museum’s Procedure for...
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august's birthstones
Daily Digest - August 2, 2017

August's Birthstones

August has now copied June and December as the only months represented by three gems.
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gem and jewellery leaders gather for gia’s global leadership programme at harvard business school
Daily Digest - July 24, 2017

Gem and Jewellery Leaders Gather for GIA’s Global Leadership Programme at Harvard Business School

Harvard professors will offer a program at GIA’s 2018 Symposium in Cambridge, Mass., in late June for the fourth annual GIA Global Leadership Program offered by the Harvard Business School (HBS). The 50 industry leaders – all CEOs or senior executives – examined the theme “Transforming Business by Leveraging Big Data,” applying lessons learned from cases highlighting the impact of transformative...
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radiant ruby for july’s birthstone
Daily Digest - July 7, 2017

Radiant Ruby for July’s Birthstone

Ah, the stunning ruby, the king of gems that radiates warmth and vitality and when worn represents love, health and wisdom. Ruby has been a very popular gemstone since antiquity, and is one of the most historically significant coloured gemstones. The ruby has now entered a new era of popularity with many people opting for this romantic stone as an alternative from diamonds in their wedding...
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matara, transforming the pearl industry
Daily Digest - July 7, 2017

Matara, Transforming the Pearl Industry

Pearls are very much on trend worldwide, couple this with the colour white being one of THE colours to been seen in this spring/summer and this creates a perfect recipe for a jewellery designer to give pearls a modern take. Matara from their home in Bangkok, Thailand for the past three years have been giving pearls a platform for a new era. A modern take and design was required for the beautiful...
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fashion finds a new home
Daily Digest - July 7, 2017

Fashion Finds a New Home

This weekend, Liverpool in the UK will be awash with fashion trend reporters, fashionistas, fashion experts, stylists and designers as the British Style Collective formerly known as The Clothes Show, in association with Alcatel, will host a three-day, citywide fashion and beauty festival like no other.
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british designer gary carter to launch first ever pop-up shop at uk’s biggest fashion festival this week
Daily Digest - July 7, 2017

British designer Gary Carter to Launch First Ever Pop-up Shop at UK’s Biggest Fashion Festival this Week

Exciting new British jewellery brand CarterGore will join fashion royalty at this weekend’s Fine Tuned fashion event at Albert Dock Liverpool (July 8-9), with its first ever pop-up store.
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joanna hardy launches the world’s first online jewellery school with learningwithexperts.com at masterpiece fair
Daily Digest - June 30, 2017

Joanna Hardy Launches The World’s First Online Jewellery School with Learningwithexperts.com at Masterpiece Fair

Distance learning is no new thing, not even within the jewellery industry, as the GIA have been offering distance learning for some of their courses for a few years now. But a fully online Jewellery School is a new thing, and could potentially not only change the face of jewellery study but attract more people to the industry from all over the world. 
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mbe honour for elizabeth gage
Daily Digest - June 30, 2017

MBE Honour for Elizabeth Gage

Elizabeth Gage, the multi award-winning British jewellery designer and trained Master Goldsmith, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to business.
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glasgow’s newest luxury jewellery flagship opens its doors
Daily Digest - June 30, 2017

Glasgow’s Newest Luxury Jewellery Flagship Opens its Doors

Glasgow, one of the UK’s leading cities for high fashion and Michelin Star fine dining has now added another fine jewellery store to its ever growing list. British jewellers to royalty Mappin & Webb has unveiled recently a new look, Scottish flagship boutique in Glasgow on Buchanan Street, at the entrance to the famous Argyll Arcade, following a three-month refurbishment project.
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the emerald renaissance
Daily Digest - June 30, 2017

The Emerald Renaissance

The popularity of coloured precious gemstones is nothing new; blue, pink and yellow diamonds, plus rubies and sapphires have seen their popularity grow year on year for the past decade. But now it’s the time for the mighty emerald. Pantone named the colour for 2017 as 'greenery', and never have they been more accurate with their colour choice, green is definitely the colour to been seen wearing. 
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june's 3 birthstones
Daily Digest - June 9, 2017

June's 3 Birthstones

The month of June has three birthstones associated with it, giving the lucky people born or who celebrate significant days this month three gemstones to choose from; pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. All three gemstones come in a spectrum of price points and colours, so there is a gemstone this month to suit all wallets and most tastes. However, the most common and widely known gemstone for June...
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when a hermes handbag is not enough
Daily Digest - June 9, 2017

When a Hermes Handbag is Not Enough

Diamond-encrusted Hermes handbag sold for a record $377,000.
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true love locket to go under the hammer
Daily Digest - June 9, 2017

True Love Locket to Go Under the Hammer

July 6th Christie’s will be offering the love token locket given by George IV to his secret and illegal wife, Maria Fitzherbert.  The locket called, “The Maria Fitzherbert Jewel” will be the lead lot in the in The Exceptional Sale as part of Christie’s Classic Week, estimated at £120,000. The gold locket is one of a pair, which contains a portrait miniature of King George IV by the celebrated...
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car boot diamond sells for double its estimate for £656,750
Daily Digest - June 9, 2017

Car Boot Diamond Sells for Double its Estimate for £656,750

On Wednesday, the Sotheby’s auction room was poised for a famous lot, the “Car Boot Diamond”. Famous, not because this lot had been worn by a member of the Hollywood glitterati, not because it’s from a famous design house.
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gemfields hits back
Daily Digest - June 5, 2017

Gemfields Hits Back

Last week we reported on the surprise takeover bid of Gemfields by its largest shareholder, Pallinghurst Resources. As soon as the takeover bid hit, the minority investors fought back, angry at the fund for its “opportunistic” bid, and said most of Gemfields’ costs stemmed from the loss-making Faberge unit, which incidentally, Pallinghurst sold to the company in 2013 in a controversial $142m...
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arabel lebrusan's bridal collection made with the world’s most ethical gold
Daily Digest - June 5, 2017

Arabel Lebrusan's Bridal Collection Made with the World’s Most Ethical Gold

"I have always dreamed of using gold that has been extracted from the Earth without chemicals, so I am extremely excited to be able to do this now.” Photo Credit: www.arabellebrusan.com
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undisclosed mined diamonds infiltrate supply chain of luxury lab grown diamond jeweller
Daily Digest - May 26, 2017

Undisclosed Mined Diamonds Infiltrate Supply Chain of Luxury Lab Grown Diamond Jeweller

Ada Diamonds, the world's leading luxury purveyor of laboratory-grown diamonds, recently discovered a number of undisclosed mined diamonds mixed into multiple parcels of laboratory-grown melee diamonds, ranging from 0.01 carats to 0.06 carats. The discovery, in two separate batches, was subsequently confirmed by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA).
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surprise attempt to take over gemfields?
Daily Digest - May 26, 2017

Surprise Attempt to Take Over Gemfields?

Gemfields, the leading producer of ethically-sourced rare coloured gemstones and owner of the Faberge brand, has been hit by a surprise by its largest shareholder.
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breitling debut store in manchester’s trafford centre
Daily Digest - May 26, 2017

Breitling debut store in Manchester’s Trafford Centre

The Swiss watchmaker and ‘official supplier to world aviation’ Breitling, launched its debut 1,000 sq ft store this week in Manchester’s intu Trafford Shopping Centre. The store will hold Breitling’s full range of watches, including its iconic Navitimer, Chronomat and Professional models, as well as the exclusive Breitling for Bentley collection, with servicing facilities for new and existing...
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the pokemon watch for the millennial who’s got absolutely everything else
Daily Digest - May 26, 2017

The Pokemon Watch for the Millennial who’s got Absolutely Everything Else

What do you get for the millennial, who is nostalgic, a tiny bit geeky and who has absolutely everything else? A Pokemon watch, that’s what! Back in the day, you could pick up a Pokemon watch from the bottom of cereal packets and in just about every toy store around with pocket money - but that was then. Now, a Pokemon timepiece created by Swiss luxury watch brand RJ-RJ-Romain Jerome, will set...
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uk market for luxury watch sales soaring
Daily Digest - May 26, 2017

UK Market for Luxury Watch Sales Soaring

Latest sales data released by GfK are showing the sale of luxury watches in the UK have grown by 44% in April. In November, we reported that the sale of luxury watches had been given a huge boost by Brexit and the fall in value of Sterling, and while luxury watch sales are still growing, senior account manager of lifestyle at GfK, Gilly Netherwood, admitted that while it has been a strong...
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£10 car boot diamond could fetch £350,000
Daily Digest - May 26, 2017

£10 Car Boot Diamond could fetch £350,000

Did you hear the story this week about a lady who, 30 years ago, went to a car boot sale and bought what she assumed was a piece of costume jewellery for £10? The owner, unaware of its value, wore it for decades, while doing everything from the shopping to the chores. In fact it’s a 26.27-carat, cushion-shaped white diamond – going under the hammer at Sotheby’s on 7 June, with estimates putting...
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bao dai becomes world’s most expensive rolex
Daily Digest - May 19, 2017

Bao Dai becomes world’s most expensive Rolex

The Rolex known as the "Bao Dai" watch, was originally owned by the last emperor of the Nguyen dynasty in Vietnam in 1954. It went under the hammer at Philips in Geneva for $5m – the buyer has not been identified. The Bao Dai is a Rolex reference 6062 — the most expensive and rare watch model the brand sold at the time it was made. 
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elizabeth taylor family launches new lawsuit over taj mahal necklace
Daily Digest - May 19, 2017

Elizabeth Taylor family launches new lawsuit over Taj Mahal necklace

In 2011, 80 pieces of jewellery from the late Elizabeth Taylor’s estate sold for nearly $116 million. This was one of the most prized and famous jewellery collections in the world and buyers clamoured to buy a piece of history for themselves. High rolling bidders from Kim Kardashian West to celebrity jeweller Lorraine Schwartz won prised pieces to add to their own collections and a record price...
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auction record set by heart shaped diamond
Daily Digest - May 19, 2017

Auction record set by heart shaped diamond

A new auction record was set this week in Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale as the hammer came down on the fabulous 92-carat D Flawless heart-shaped diamond sold for $14.9 million, thus setting a new world auction record for a heart-shaped diamond.
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rockefeller emerald comes to auction
Daily Digest - May 19, 2017

Rockefeller Emerald Comes to Auction

This June 20th one of the finest emeralds ever to come to auction, the 18.04 carat Rockefeller emerald, is being sold on behalf of a private American Collector, estimate: $4,000,000 – $6,000,000. The emerald is described as having, “mesmerising colour and impeccable clarity”, so called because it was  once owned by the famed Rockefeller family, will lead at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction...
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british investors buy breitling
Daily Digest - May 8, 2017

British Investors Buy Breitling

Private London investors, CVC Capital Partners, last week bought an 80% controlling share for an undisclosed account in luxury Swiss watchmaker Breitling, which in the past has been owned by only 2 families in its 133- year history.
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chinese delegates highjack microphone at kimberley process conference
Daily Digest - May 8, 2017

Chinese delegates highjack microphone at Kimberley Process Conference

Australia hosted the latest Kimberley Process conference last week on controlling conflict diamonds in Perth. However, the Chinese delegates attending the conference took umbrage over the inclusion of the Taiwanese delegations attendance at the conference - so they interrupted the opening ceremony, as a senior official was introducing Foreign Minister Julie Bishop by, highjacking the microphone...
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$23.6 billion record spend predicted for mother’s day
Daily Digest - May 8, 2017

$23.6 billion record spend predicted for Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day in the US is celebrated the second week in May. According to the latest stats released by the National Retail Federation NRF spending this year will reach a heady $23.6 billion. With jewellery spend taking a sizeable chunk from the overall spend.
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analyst predicts the trend of coloured gemstones
Daily Digest - April 28, 2017

Analyst Predicts the Trend of Coloured Gemstones

The future for coloured gemstones is bright - according to the latest predications by senior industry analyst Jean Claude Michelou. He points to many factors, a clear shift in consumer trends and increased urgency towards coloured gemstone wearing, better consumer education of coloured stones and Gemfields as such a positive force in the industry in promotion and mining of gems. Couple that with...
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new survey shows half of brides want the surprise engagement ring
Daily Digest - April 28, 2017

New Survey Shows Half of Brides Want the Surprise Engagement Ring

A new wedding survey from Ebates, “Surprise Me” suggests that almost half of the American Brides now want their engagement ring to be a surprise.
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shropshire piano gold coin hoard declared treasure
Daily Digest - April 21, 2017

Shropshire piano gold coin hoard declared treasure

Last year, just before Christmas, the largest hoard of gold sovereigns in Britain, found hidden in an old piano, has been declared treasure.
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rihanna ♥ chopard
Daily Digest - April 21, 2017

Rihanna ♥ Chopard

A love story between Rihanna and Chopard is about to be revealed.
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gia to make the jewellery trade's fantasies come true
Daily Digest - April 21, 2017

GIA to Make the Jewellery Trade's Fantasies Come True

By the end of 2017 a new, “accessibly-priced” desk top screening device will be launched by the GIA to identify and separate natural and treated or lab grown diamonds.
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snap election may be positive for uk business
Daily Digest - April 21, 2017

Snap Election may be positive for UK business

The world of politics this past year is more exciting and laden with plot twists and nail biting cliff hangers than any Hollywood blockbuster or Man Booker prize novel. So why are we still surprised when something new happens? Surly the political twists and turns we are weathering as a global industry be old hat now, or at least relegated to the 2nd or 3rd page in the broadsheets!
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tanks a bullion
Daily Digest - April 13, 2017

Tanks a Bullion

A tank collector - yes apparently they do exist, paid £30,000 on ebay for this latest tank – and found $2.5 Million In gold hidden inside.
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the pink star diamond becomes the world’s most expensive gemstone
Daily Digest - April 13, 2017

The Pink Star Diamond Becomes the World’s Most Expensive Gemstone

The Pink Star diamond has become the world's most expensive gemstone, after selling in Hong Kong Sotheby’s last week for $71.2 million - smashing records and it’s original estimate of $60 million.
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gia develops free gem guide for artisanal miners
Daily Digest - April 13, 2017

GIA Develops Free Gem Guide for Artisanal Miners

The GIA (Gemological Institute of America), has been working with nonprofit international development organization Pact, and recently launched a pilot study to test a new rough gem guide. The guide was developed specifically to offer basic gemological and market knowledge for artisanal miners in gem-producing regions.
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flux fair - the uk's first responsible jewellery conference
Daily Digest - April 13, 2017

Flux Fair - the UK's First Responsible Jewellery Conference

Fair Luxury, the UK’s first responsible jewellery conference – Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th April, 2017. FLUX is a two day, ethical luxury jewellery event held in the UK. It brings together pioneering figures from the world of jewellery, fashion and beyond, giving the audience the chance to hear from industry leaders as they question the ways the industry approaches provenance and sustainability...
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extra space for jewellery in the remodelled new v&a shop
Daily Digest - March 24, 2017

Extra space for jewellery in the remodelled new V&A shop

 
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india the next global diamond trading hub?
Daily Digest - March 24, 2017

India the next Global Diamond Trading Hub?

 
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pink star diamond tipped to smash auction records
Daily Digest - March 24, 2017

Pink Star diamond tipped to smash auction records

 
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big spend on jewellery predicted for mother’s day
Daily Digest - March 24, 2017

Big Spend on Jewellery Predicted for Mother’s Day

Splashing out on mums is set to push spending this Mother’s Day weekend to a record high, according to data from Halifax – with much of the spend going on jewellery.
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tag heuer launches 2nd soiree into the smartwatch arena
Daily Digest - March 17, 2017

Tag Heuer launches 2nd soiree into the smartwatch arena

 
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the death of the classic engagement ring
Daily Digest - March 17, 2017

The Death of the Classic Engagement Ring

Fashion trends, consumer awareness, social awareness, price points and the sheer love of colour are turning newly engaged couples away from the white diamond engagement ring and towards coloured gemstones of sapphires, rubies and emeralds for their engagement rings instead.  Victoria Beckham with her sapphire engagement ring Photo Credit: Ritani
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goldsmiths craft and design council awards - the oscars of the industry.
Daily Digest - March 17, 2017

Goldsmiths Craft and Design Council Awards - The Oscars of the Industry.

 
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news from hmrc
Daily Digest - March 3, 2017

News from HMRC

 
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kenyan government fight back against illicit gemstone trade
Daily Digest - March 2, 2017

Kenyan Government fight back against illicit gemstone trade

 
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real is rare makes its oscar debut
Daily Digest - March 2, 2017

Real is Rare makes its Oscar debut

 
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de beers new diamond mine set to reach full commercial production
Daily Digest - February 27, 2017

De Beers new diamond mine set to reach full commercial production

Gahcho Kué diamond mine, in Canada's Northwest Territories is set to reach full commercial production over the next six weeks, the heads of Anglo American unit De Beers and its Canadian partner Mountain Province Diamonds said earlier this week.
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oscar heyman jewellers get their own book
Daily Digest - February 27, 2017

Oscar Heyman Jewellers get their own book

Quite simply, Oscar Heyman is the epitome of style, beauty, expert craftmanship and upmost elegance.
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problems in india hits the gemstone industry
Daily Digest - February 27, 2017

Problems in India hits the gemstone industry

In January we reported that the Indian government had withdrawn 500 and 1,000 rupee notes (worth around £6 and £12) from circulation at the tail end of 2016 – a very bold move to tackle tax evasion click here to reread report http://journal.thegembank.com/jewelcrowd/daily-digest/has-india-caused-diamond-prices-to-crash
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glorious 887 carat la gloria and pirate treasure
Daily Digest - February 16, 2017

Glorious 887 carat La Gloria and Pirate Treasure

 
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buddha mama interivew
Daily Digest - February 16, 2017

Buddha Mama Interivew

Buddha Mama jewellery epitomises how truly remarkable jewellery can be created when colour, individuality and a sense for the spectacular come together. We have been following and keen fans of Buddha Mama for the past few years, so imagine our delight when Dakota Badia, creator of Buddha Mama agreed to an interview? We asked her about how she came up with the name Buddha Mama, her work with...
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a new trophy for the world-famous steeplechase
Daily Digest - February 9, 2017

A New Trophy for the World-Famous Steeplechase

Shannon O’Neil, winner of the Goldsmiths’ Company’s ‘Young Designer Silversmiths Award’ in 1995 and was chosen artist in residence for the Goldsmiths’ Company’s ‘Studio Silver Today’ exhibition at Dunham Massey, Cheshire, 2010, in liaison with the National Trust, has undertaken her biggest commission yet, The Grand National Trophy.
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period jewellery outperforms housing market
Daily Digest - February 9, 2017

Period Jewellery outperforms housing market

PERIOD and designer jewellery has outperformed the housing market over the past decade, according to new figures.
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yellow diamonds to be mined again
Daily Digest - February 9, 2017

Yellow Diamonds to be mined again

Kimberly’s Ellendale mine, which at its peak produced half of the world’s yellow diamonds, may be about to reopen. All due to a cunning plan by Mines Minister Sean L’Estrange. And taxpayers could avoid up to $40 million of future environmental liabilities if Mines Minister Sean L'Estrange can attract a new operator.
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are you standing on a gold mine?
Daily Digest - February 9, 2017

Are you standing on a gold mine?

If you own your own jewellery making studio, take another look at your old carpet, and don’t whatever you do throw it away – it could be worth a fortune!
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nrf says consumers will spend $18.2 billion on valentine's day
Daily Digest - February 2, 2017

NRF Says Consumers will spend $18.2 Billion on Valentine's Day

After a long increase in Valentine’s Day spending is expected to finally see a market correction this year, according to the annual survey released today by the National Retail Federation and Prosper Insights & Analytics.
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diamond lobby getting serious about millennials
Daily Digest - January 26, 2017

Diamond Lobby Getting Serious About Millennials

According to Bloomberg this week, they have reported that the diamond industry is looking to up the ante on its effort to win over younger consumers more interested in gadgets and gastronomy. And yes it's the Millennials they are after. While it is certainly true that there are other marketing groups, this one is the most interesting. Millennials are people born between 1981 and 1998. This is the...
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china seize 60 tonnes of stolen gemstones
Daily Digest - January 26, 2017

China Seize 60 tonnes of stolen gemstones

Close to 60 tonnes of gemstones, including amber, charoite and jade, were seized by customs in Haikou, capital of south China's island province of Hainan, local authorities said Thursday.
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good news from hmrc?
Daily Digest - January 26, 2017

Good News from HMRC?

 
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demand soars for coloured diamonds
Daily Digest - January 19, 2017

Demand Soars for Coloured Diamonds

Consumers and investors alike have entered the scorching market of coloured diamonds, an area once the preserve for only the extremely wealthy.  And if you are a jeweller, creating jewellery with coloured diamonds, you could be selling a very strong long term investment to your customers.
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sihh shows that time is changing...
Daily Digest - January 19, 2017

SIHH Shows that time is changing...

If you are a jewellery or watch producer only, how are you speaking directly to the consumer? The clientele who will eventually be buying and wearing your jewellery and watch designs? This question and its answer has been the bane of many a jeweller and watchmaker for some years. To better compete, to make sure sales opportunities are not missed and to speak directly with the consumer, many...
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heard the news? tax is going digital
Daily Digest - January 18, 2017

Heard the news? Tax is going digital

Making Tax digital
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bradley cooper engaged?
Daily Digest - January 9, 2017

Bradley Cooper engaged?

Bradley Cooper’s girlfriend Irina Shayk has been spotted a few times since late December wearing a stunning emerald ring on her wedding finger!
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new year’s eve $6 million heist
Daily Digest - January 9, 2017

New Year’s Eve $6 Million Heist

Jewellery heists are unfortunately nothing new, but early reports of a recent robbery that took place on New Year’s Eve at K-Town Jewellery, a wholesale jewellery store in Korea Town, the thieves managed to get away with $6 million worth of jewellery.
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two years after hatton garden raid woman realises she's missing £7m gold
Daily Digest - January 6, 2017

Two Years after Hatton Garden Raid Woman Realises she's missing £7m gold

Nearly 2 years after the infamous Hatton Garden Heist, a London woman has realised that her safety deposit box, containing £7million worth of gold, was emptied. This brings the value of the stolen goods up to £21m. The woman claimed one of her safety deposit boxes had been stolen and she only realised it was missing after the trial of the gang who carried out the April 2015 raid.
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merlin diamonds recovers 5th largest diamond ever, 35.26-ct brown
Daily Digest - January 6, 2017

Merlin Diamonds Recovers 5th Largest Diamond Ever, 35.26-ct Brown

We are only a few days into the new year and reports are already coming in of the latest whopping diamond to be unearthed – will 2017 see another bumper year for these enormous diamonds being found and is down to new mining techniques no longer breaking up the larger stones or are is it due to digging deeper?
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Daily Digest - January 6, 2017

"Blood Diamonds" policy obscures rights abuses in DRC

'Blood diamonds' policy obscures rights abuses in DRC
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has india caused diamond prices to crash?
Daily Digest - January 6, 2017

Has India Caused Diamond Prices to Crash?

Has India caused diamond prices to crash?
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sales reports for 2016 festive period
Daily Digest - January 6, 2017

Sales Reports for 2016 Festive Period

From the UK to the US and China the spending reports on all goods including luxury have been much higher than previously expected in the month’s running up to December.
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