January 25, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

De Grisogono linked to money laundering scheme, predictions for the Tuscon gem shows, rooftop burglaries, and more.

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January 24, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Ann Arnold, Isabella Fiske Create Holocaust Education Foundation

The sisters named the organization in honor of their father, Holocaust survivor Mark Schonwetter.

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January 24, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Piece of the Week: Wendy Yue’s Lunar New Year Ring

The Chinese jewelry designer’s ring represents the Year of the Rat.

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January 23, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

8 Predictions for the 2020 Tucson Gem Shows

“Classic Blue,” bright colors and geometric cuts with clean lines are expected to take center stage this year.

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January 23, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Manufacturer Kim International Bolsters Sales Team

Tim Watts will oversee sales in the Southeast while Scott Bates will head the lower Midwest.

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January 23, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

HRD Antwerp Appoints New CEO

Ellen Joncheere has a background in the automobile industry and environmental services.

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January 23, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Amanda’s Style File: January Birthstone Joy

We can’t let the month end without pausing to celebrate the beauty of garnet.

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January 22, 2020 / Source: National Jeweler

Report Links De Grisogono to Money Laundering in Angola

An investigation alleges the jewelry brand was a central piece of a scheme that funneled billions of dollars of public funds into the pockets of membe

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October 17, 2019 /

Lightbox Rolls Out to Bloomingdale’s, Reeds Jewelers

New York—Lightbox, the lab-grown diamond brand launched by De Beers last year, will now be available in select Bloomingdale’s and Reeds Jewelers, the company announced Thursday. This is the brand’s first foray into brick-and-mortar locations, beginning its rollout in the Bloomingdale’s New York City flagship and…

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Gold Price Expected to Continue to Climb in 2020

New York—Gold is expected to average more than $1,400/oz. next year, up from $1,360 this year, a recent Reuters poll shows. Reuters publishes a precious metals price poll every quarter, combining predictions from two dozen or more analysts. In the latest poll, done at the…

April 5, 2019 /

How GIA Is Changing Its Reports for Lab-Grown Diamonds

GIA will discontinue its Synthetic Diamond Grading Report in July, replacing it with the Laboratory-Grown Diamond Report, which will no longer have the word “synthetic” anywhere but will include the standard color, clarity and cut grading scales.  

March 15, 2019 /

Letšeng Pink Sells for Almost $9M

Gem Diamonds has announced the sale of a 13.33-carat pink diamond, discovered in February at its mine in Lesotho, for $8.8 million. The tender sale, which took place in Antwerp, represents a record per-carat price of $656,933 for the company, it said Thursday. The result…

September 14, 2018 /

Diamond Jewelry Sales Hit Record $82B in 2017 Boosted by Millennials and Gen Z

The Millennial and Gen Z generations combined accounted for two-thirds of global diamond jewelry sales in 2017, as diamond jewelry demand reached a new record high of US$82 billion, according to data published today by De Beers Group in its latest Diamond Insight Report. “Millennials,…

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TAG Heuer Releases $180,000 Smartwatch, World’s Most Expensive

In 2015, Apple caused a stir when it released its smartwatch in an 18k gold edition for $17,000. Now, TAG Heuer has topped that—by 10 times. Its newest creation, the TAG Heuer Connected Modular 45, comes with a white 18 k gold case and is bathed in 589 baguette-cut diamonds,…

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In India, a Father’s Legacy Becomes a Jewelry Museum

JAIPUR, India — In 2009, the brothers Suresh and Arun Dhaddha decided that it was finally time to go through the belongings of their father, Gyan Chand Dhaddha, who had died five years before at the age of 64. They knew that the jeweler and…

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High-Value Rough Demand Boosts Alrosa Revenue

Alrosa’s sales climbed 14% to $294.9 million in August due to strong demand for higher-value rough diamonds, the miner reported. “Despite [the] traditional August market slowdown, sales of both rough and polished diamonds were much higher than a year before,” Yury Okoemov, Alrosa’s deputy CEO…

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High Jewelry Artist Wallace Chan Invents Unbreakable Porcelain

Wallace Chan is drinking pu’erh tea in his Hong Kong office surrounded by his large titanium sculptures and some of his jewelry creations. He is talking about jewelry, art, science, technology and his impoverished childhood as an assistant appears whenever his cup is empty to…