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Wealth-X Lists India's Wealthiest Jewelers
(RAPAPORT) Business Line: Kalyan Jewellers' chairman and managing director, T. S. Kalayanaraman, is the wealthiest jeweler in India with a personal fortune of $1.3 billion, said the Wealth-X report.Kalayanaraman opened his first jewelry shop in Thrissur City...
Manufacturing Jul 02, 2015 Business Line
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Shlomo Moussaieff Jeweler to Royalty Dies at 92
Shlomo Moussaieff, diamantaire and jeweler to royalty, died earlier this week at 92 years of age.Moussaieff was born in Jerusalem in 1925 to a Jewish family with roots tracing to Bukhara, a city located today in Uzbekistan. His father was a prominent...
Retail Jul 02, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
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Signet, Michael Hill and Damiani Receive Trademark Approval
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the trademark "Signet Direct Diamond Sourcing Ltd." to the Signet Group on June 23 with registration number 4758260. Signet filed for the trademark on July 13,...
Financial-Legal Jul 01, 2015 Jeff Miller
Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange to Go Live in September
(RAPAPORT) Xinhua: The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange Pte. Ltd. (SDiX) will launch a commodities exchange with physically-settled diamonds in Singapore, the company said on Wednesday.Targeted to go "live" in September, the new platform will utilize exchange...
Polished Markets Jul 01, 2015 Xinhua
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Kimberley Diamonds Suspends Ellendale Operations
Kimberley Diamonds Ltd. placed its subsidiary, Kimberley Diamond Company (KDC) Pty., which operates the Ellendale diamond mine, into voluntary administration and suspended the mine's operations. The company made a point to state...
Mining Jul 01, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Second Polishing Firm in Surat Defaults
(RAPAPORT) DNA: The diamond sector suffered another blow in a span of just two weeks as a Surat-based polishing company, Perry Gems, allegedly defaulted on payments worth Rs 380 crore ($59 million).On June 18, city-based polishing company...
Financial-Legal Jul 01, 2015 DNA
Lussier Explains How Retailers Can Raise the Quality of Marketing
In this video, Stephen Lussier, the CEO of Forevermark and the executive vice president of marketing for De Beers, advised retailers to tell the story about diamonds in order to captivate consumers and draw them into a store....
Marketing Jul 01, 2015 Rapaport News
Namdeb CEO Leaves Post for Government Position
Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, the CEO of Namdeb Holdings, will leave her post at the end of July, the company announced. Namdeb, which is the diamond mining joint venture between De Beers and Namibia, added that it will...
Mining Jul 01, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
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Hong Kong's Jewelry & Valuable Gift Sales -15% in May
(RAPAPORT) Xinhua: Hong Kong's retail sales, provisionally estimated at $5 billion (HKD 39 billion) in May, edged down 0.1 percent year on year, the Census and Statistics Department said Monday. For the first five months...
Retail Jun 30, 2015 Xinhua
Myanmar's Gems Emporium Attracts Thousands of Buyers
(RAPAPORT) Agence France-Presse: Hundreds of merchants from China to Malaysia flocked to Naypyidaw, Myanmar on Friday to inspect jade and other precious stones at an annual auction that offered a glimpse into the country's notoriously murky but lucrative...
Gemstones Jun 30, 2015 Agence France-Presse
Kimberley Diamonds Receives $5M Funding for Lerala Mine
Kimberley Diamonds Ltd. received $5 million under the terms of a loan agreement for $10 million with Zhejiang Huitong Auction Co. Ltd. of China to finance the Lerala diamond mine in Botswana. The junior miner expects...
Financial-Legal Jun 30, 2015 Jeff Miller
Tagliabue Prepares to Raise the Profile of Devotion's Flagship Store
Gemologist Cesare Tagliabue joined diamond store Devotion in the Roosevelt Field Mall in Garden City, New York to raise the brand's profile in the competitive Long Island and metro New York bridal jewelry market....
Retail Jun 30, 2015 Jeff Miller
RJC Appoints Andrew Bone as Executive Director
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) appointed Andrew Bone as the executive director. Bone has worked 38 years in the diamond industry, at De Beers Group, and has been actively involved in industry initiatives such as the Kimberley...
Marketing Jun 30, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Kimberley Process Presents Roadmap for CAR Compliance
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) has developed a work plan to resume rough diamond exports from the Central African Republic (CAR), which would partially end the sanctions of the country’s diamond production....
Rough Markets Jun 30, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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United Gemco Joins JewelCloud by GemFind
Wholesaler United Gemco, a firm representing 300 craftsmen working with handcrafted jewelry, joined JewelCloud®, a social product network from GemFind. JewelCloud features more than 100,000 products from hundreds of vendors and is part of a lineup...
Marketing Jun 29, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Birks Group Loss Widens to $9M But Sales +7%
Birks Group reported that sales improved 7.3 percent year on year to $301.6 million in the fiscal year that ended on March 28. Comparable-store sales rose 16 percent in large part due to much higher average sale...
Financial-Legal Jun 29, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Paragon's Loss Widens, Revenue Target for 2015 is $36M
Paragon Diamonds Ltd. generated a $16 million (GBP 10.3 million) loss in the fiscal year that ended on December 31, up from a loss of just $2 million in 2013. The company recorded a $14.5 million non cash impairment...
Financial-Legal Jun 29, 2015 Jeff Miller
Press Release: Kiran Gems Presents Scholarships for Future Achievers
Press Release: Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, held a program for its employees’ children titled “Future Achievers Scholarship Programme 2015,” which aims to recognize young achievers for their outstanding academic...
Manufacturing Jun 29, 2015 Kiran Gems
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Broad Diamond Screening Test in India Results in No Synthetics
(RAPAPORT) Times of India: There is much less worry that undisclosed synthetic diamonds might be mixed with natural diamond parcels following a month-long screen test of stars and melee stones. The Diamond Detection and Resource...
Technology Jun 26, 2015 Times of India
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U.S. Human Rights Report Notes Child Labor in Many Diamond Regions
Forced child labor and abuse and violence against women were the most common human rights violations related to diamond mining in 2014, according to the U.S. State Department. John Kerry, the U.S. Secretary...
Mining Jun 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
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