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French Jewelry Brands: Stories with the Precious Glow

Some French jewelry brands embrace the centuries-long rich history; the other brands obtained the confession in few years. The secret of success of …

Jewelry

How cocktail rings got their name

This cute little Boulder opal crab is one of my favourite jewels in Lydia Courteille’s new Sahara collection.Statement jewels like no other, it seems …

Jewelry

Van Cleef & Arpels Brings Pop-Up Jewelry School To New York City This Fall

For any New Yorkers who want to study jewelry arts, there’s going to be a world-class institute coming to you.<p>As one of the most renowned jewelers since 1906, Van Cleef & Arpels is also a proud supporter of the L’École School of Jewelry Arts in Paris.<p>This fall, the six-year jewelry school will …

Jewelry

13 Jewelry Trends Top Influencers Are Loving - JCK

Last Friday during JCK LUXURY 2018, a lively panel discussion gathered Shane Clark, a <i>Brides</i> magazine contributor and brand consultant; Kareem Rashed, …

Jewelry

In Las Vegas, Signet CEO Calls for Industry Innovation

Las Vegas--As jewelry sales continue to lag other consumer goods categories and experiences, one industry executive called for companies big and …

Innovation

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of …

Jewelry

Is De Beers’ Lab-Grown Line a Machiavellian Masterstroke? - JCK

Immediately after De Beers announced it was launching its Lightbox lab-grown diamond line, cutting in some parts of India virtually halted. One …

Lightbox

Survivors - The Geology of Diamonds

<b>From the Spring 2018 issue of Gems&Jewellery magazine, Gem-A assistant tutor Beth West FGA DGA explores the remarkably epic journey of diamonds and</b> …

Geology

Optimistic diamond price outlook could underpin a return to profit, dividends – Zimnisky

VANCOUVER (miningweekly.com) – Absent any significant global economic disturbances disrupting consumer diamond demand, incremental year-on-year …

Markets

AGS Conclave: Bricks, Clicks and Magic Tricks

RAPAPORT... Attendees at this year’s annual American Gem Society Conclave, which took place April 23 to 25 at the Omni Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, …

Divorce

Synthetics Not ‘Real,’ Say US Consumers

RAPAPORT... Some 68% of Americans don’t consider synthetics to be real diamonds, with most citing the fact that they don’t come from the earth, a …

Exports

How the Fashion Set Will Be Watching and Covering Meghan and Harry’s Big Day

Hamish Bowles, Nina Garcia, Eugenia Kim and other fashion experts talk strategy for viewing the royal wedding.<p>Friday night could be eerily quiet in …

Royal Weddings

Royal wedding memes to waste time with today

<b>Louis Litt's European Vacation</b><p>At the other end of the emotional spectrum, Rick Hoffman did appear to attend the wedding as his <i>Suits</i> character, Louis …

Royal Weddings

Diamonds and Gemstones Excel in Geneva

<b>Exceptional white and colour diamonds, as well as signed antique jewels, outperformed at the Sotheby’s and Christie’s magnificent jewellery auctions</b> …

Jewelry

The very human quest for gemstones

Gemstones hold a very special place in the human psyche. Their allure is hard to define and harder to explain but it seems that it is one of the …

Jewelry

De Beers' Plan to Use Modern Technology on an Old Problem - JCK

In the early 2000s, as the Kimberley Process was being forged, an NGO activist told me the best answer to post-war Sierra Leone’s diamond woes just …

artisanal

The Diamond Dimensions

Benjamin Hennig maps out the global production and distribution levels for diamondsDue to its distinct geologic conditions for their formations, the …

Q&A: Catching Up with Fura Gems

When it comes to colored gemstone mining, there aren’t many large, organized companies in the game.<p>But there’s one that has been popping up in the …

Kate Becker: Diamonds tell the story of a lost planet

They repel bad dreams, intensify love, counteract poisons, cure disease, thwart enemies, ward off wild animals and prevent natural disasters.

Lab-grown diamonds almost impossible to differentiate from real gems

Sky News was given rare access to a lab where a one-carat diamond can be "cultured" in a matter of days.<p>And in an astonishing example of modern-day …

Signet CEO Lukewarm About Lab-Grown Diamonds - JCK

In an interview with Yahoo Finance posted this week, Signet CEO Gina Drosos didn’t say her company would never carry lab-grown diamonds, but she …

Diamond city of Antwerp now has a sparkling diamond museum

ANTWERP, Belgium — Antwerp has long been known as the world’s greatest diamond city. Now it has a new museum to go with a vibrant diamond trading scene that goes back six centuries.<p>The DIVA museum opened its doors in the Belgian city Friday to highlight the beauty and dazzle of the precious stones …

Evaluate Your Priorities, Schupak Tells Attendees - JCK

In a time of tremendous change, retailers who are growing older have to make hard decisions about what they want to do with their businesses, said …

What Jewelers Must Understand About Millennials, and 8 Other Takeaways from AGS Conclave

After a few days immersed in education at the 2018 AGS Conclave, I’m eager to share some highlights from sessions I attended. One theme is the fact …

Jean-Marc Lieberherr, CEO of DPA: On Women, China, Antwerp and DPA Light

Jean-Marc Lieberherr, CEO of the diamond marketing organization Diamond Producers Association (DPA), spoke with Melissa Smet of <i>De Belgische</i> …

Nothing creates a memory better than a luxury good: Rimowa CEO

LISBON, Portugal – Millennials are known to be experience driven, always looking for the most exciting activity to share on social media. But the …

Endless quest

Barren Lands: An Epic Search for Diamonds in the North American Arctic.<p>By Kevin Krajick.<p><i>Henry Holt/Times Books; 442 pages; $26</i><p>Diamond: A Journey to …

These diamonds are tiny, flawed, and may come from a long-lost planet

The early solar system was a wild, world-destroying place.<p>In 2008, a rock laced with tiny diamonds hurtled through miles of thickening nitrogen, oxygen, and carbon dioxide, its exterior heating up as it raced through the thick air. A telescope tracked its progress, watching as the …

Diamonds From Outer Space Formed Inside a Long-Lost Planet

A gem-studded meteorite that fell in Sudan offers clues about the protoplanets that likely existed in our solar system's violent past.<p>Diamonds that fell to Earth inside a meteorite may contain the remnants of our solar system's first planets, protoworlds that were lost billions of years ago to …

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