February 24, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

More Stones with Fraudulent Inscriptions Submitted to GIA

This time, they were either lab-grown diamonds or treated natural diamonds with counterfeit GIA report number inscriptions.

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February 24, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

Joseph Varjabedian, Founder of Jova and Z.Jova, Dies at 63

A fixture in the jewelry industry, Varjabedian started his business more than two decades ago in New York City’s Diamond District.

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February 24, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

157-Carat Canadian Diamond Goes Up for Sale

Dubbed “Polaris,” the rough diamond is the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada’s Northwest Territories’ largest gem-quality diamond recovered to date.

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February 24, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

Bergio International Acquires Jewelry E-Tailer Aphrodite’s

The acquisition will merge Bergio’s manufacturing capabilities with Aphrodite’s e-commerce skills.

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February 24, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

Accutron Revives a Vintage Classic Loved by ‘The King’

Elvis Presley wore the original version, which the watchmaker has acquired.

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February 23, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

AGTA Calls Off Tentative Plans for April Gem Show

The organization said it’s come to the determination that producing a Tucson show “would not be viable this year.”

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February 23, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

On Data: All About Valentine’s Day Jewelry Sales

V-Day was sweet for jewelers this year, and it has independent jewelers off to a strong start in 2021.

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February 23, 2021 / Source: National Jeweler

Small Businesses to Spend More on Video Ads in 2021, Says Survey

More than 35 percent of small businesses surveyed by The Manifest expect to invest more in video advertising this year.

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July 23, 2020 /

WFDB On-line Trading Platform Takes Industry by Storm

Just a month and a half after the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) acquired the digital trading platform Get Diamonds from the Israel Diamond Institute, the platform has grown to become the world’s largest B2B diamond digital marketplace. Today the number of diamonds listed is over 1,200,000,…

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…