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Press Release: Interest in Fairtrade Gold Blossoms in 2015
Press Release: Enough gold to make over 3,700 Fairtrade gold wedding rings has arrived in the U.K. this month. The shipment, weighing 15 kg, was received by CRED Jewellery and marks the third month...
Fair Trade Mar 26, 2015 Fairtrade Foundation
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Press Release: ICA Creates Incentives to Attract Young Members
Press Release: The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) encourages younger members of the international colored gemstone industry to join, so it has reduced their fees and it will be taking further steps to develop a new, younger generation...
Gemstones Mar 26, 2015 ICA
Baselworld's Buyer Attendance Declines 3%
Organizers of Baselworld stated that the number of buyers at the show declined 3 percent compared with 2014. Still, overall attendance was at 150,000, with participants arriving from more than 100 countries. During the eight-day-long...
Marketing Mar 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
ALROSA Approves Verkhne-Munskoye Development Plan
ALROSA’s executive committee approved the development of the Verkhne-Munskoye field during the first half of this year. The project involves building a new diamond mining enterprise, anticipates an annual capacity of 3 million tons of ore and...
Mining Mar 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
Signet's Same-Store Sales Rise 4% in U.S., 8% in U.K.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported that sales rose 45.5 percent year on year to $2.276 billion in the fourth quarter that ended on January 31 and included the Christmas season. The increase was mainly due to Zale's...
Financial-Legal Mar 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
Israel Diamond Exchange
Press Release: IDE Hosts Intl. Rough Diamond Week in April
Press Release: The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will hold its second International Rough Diamond Week (IRDW) from April 12 to 16, 2015, with a series of rough diamond tenders by ALROSA, De Beers, Rio Tinto Diamonds,...
Rough Markets Mar 26, 2015 IDE
India's Platinum Demand Rises
(RAPAPORT) Business Standard: The director of research at the World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) said that India accounted for 38 percent of total demand for platinum in 2014. Jewelry and automotive needs are the two...
Polished Markets Mar 26, 2015 Business Standard
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ABN AMRO Returns to India
(RAPAPORT) Global Banking News: ABN AMRO Bank plans to return to India's banking space. The bank will focus on financing the gem and jewelry industry once it is approved to operate in the nation. The India's Central...
Financial-Legal Mar 26, 2015 Global Banking News
Stornoway Names Airport at Renard Mine
Stornoway Diamond Corporation officially opened the Clarence and Abel Swallow Airport at the company's Renard diamond mine in Quebec. The airport serves as the main entry point for employees, contractors and visitors to the...
Mining Mar 26, 2015 Deena Taylor
India Arch
Capital Flows Into India's Jewelry, Food, Apparel Sectors
(RAPAPORT) Images Retail: India's apparel, food service and jewelry retailers seem to be on a fundraising spree. While Pantaloons Fashion & Retail is planning to raise cash through NCD, Future Lifestyle Fashions have managed to hike its...
Financial-Legal Mar 25, 2015 Images Retail
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U.S. Affluent Shoppers Cut Luxury Good Spending by 27%
Unity Marketing revealed that affluent U.S. consumers spent 26.5 percent less on luxury goods in the first quarter of 2015 compared with the fourth quarter of 2014. However, in the group's recent Luxury Consumption Index,...
Marketing Mar 25, 2015 Jeff Miller
Angolan Court Slaps Additional Charges on Marques de Morais
Rafael Marques de Morais, who exposed government and trading corruption across Angola's diamond industry with the book "Blood Diamonds: Torture and Corruption in Angola," faces additional defamation charges in his home country. Marques...
Financial-Legal Mar 25, 2015 Jeff Miller
Press Release: GIA Adopts Sarine's Instructor as Standard Software
Press Release: Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd., a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture and sale of precision technology products for the planning, processing, evaluation and measurement of diamonds and gems, is pleased to announce...
Technology Mar 25, 2015 Sarine
Israel Diamond Exchange
Press Release: Israel Takes Steps to Revive Diamond Manufacturing
Press Release: An advanced “one-stop-shop” for diamond manufacturing, recently opened near the Israel diamond complex in Ramat Gan, is the first step in an ambitious plan by Israeli diamond leaders to bring back a large part of the offshore...
Manufacturing Mar 25, 2015 IDE
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Diamond Smuggling Thrives in CAR
(RAPAPORT) All Africa: Since a coup d'etat and an extremely bloody aftermath, not much has improved in the Central African Republic (CAR) and that suits the black market diamond merchants just fine.With news...
Fair Trade Mar 25, 2015 All Africa
Police Arrest Diamantaire in Connection With Diamond Fraud Unit Commissioner
Antwerp police arrested a 57-year-old diamantaire on suspicion of diamond fraud in connection with the investigation of a federal police commissioner who was suspected of money laundering, according to the Public Prosecutor's office of Antwerp.The commissioner, Agim De Bruycker, who...
Financial-Legal Mar 25, 2015 Deena Taylor
Pandora Production
Pandora Debuts New Concept Store Design at Four Locations
Pandora Jewelry created a store design that is specifically intended to improve the customer's shopping experience. These newly redesigned and reopened concept stores are located in Bridgewater Commons in Bridgewater, New Jersey; Walden Galleria in Buffalo,...
Marketing Mar 24, 2015 Jeff Miller
Press Release: Carl F. Bucherer Launches Limited Edition Tourbillon
Press Release: The Swiss watch manufacturer Carl F. Bucherer launches its own Tourbillon with an exclusive limited edition of 188 pieces – the Manero Tourbillon limited edition 2015. With a new satin-brushed dial in a velvety brown...
Watches Mar 24, 2015 Carl Bucherer
Fana Creates Sales Portal for Its Jewelry Retailers and Associates
Jewelry designer Fana added a retail jewelry portal to its website in support of sales training, product details and marketing resources. In addition, the portal allows for individual associates to track their performance and earn incentives...
Technology Mar 24, 2015 Jeff Miller
Peregrine Diamonds
Peregrine Diamonds Transfers Certain Assets to Subsidiary for Exploration
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. transferred the Lac de Gras project in the Northwest Territories and the Nanuq and Nanuq North properties in Nunavut to its wholly-owned subsidiary, Peregrine Exploration Ltd. In addition, Peregrine Diamonds granted Peregrine...
Mining Mar 24, 2015 Jeff Miller
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