Skip navigation
Cutting Remarks
A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
November 21, 2014
This week: Diamond dealer winds up in fake court case. Squirrel flusters U.K. jeweler. And Kim Kardashian wanted jewelry-store shower. All below. Birks comps jump 24 percent. ...
November 21, 2014
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses president Ernie Blom today put out a much-welcome open letter on diamond grading, which makes a firm statement about what constitutes acceptable behavior as...
November 19, 2014
A few months back EGL International sent out a release with the following, quite controversial assertion: “At this point in time there is no single, international standard for diamond grading that...
November 14, 2014
This week: What happened to the Ebola-afflicted nurse’s engagement ring? Gold heads for second annual decline. Could Kim Kardashian’s Paper cover be a prime pearl promoter? All below....
November 13, 2014
In a speech last week at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference, Dubai Diamond Exchange chairman Peter Meeus asked, “Why have relations with the NGOs gotten so low?”One answer: They haven’t....
November 12, 2014
The biggest business news this week was the record-setting amount Chinese consumers spent on Nov. 11, locally known as Singles’ Day. And what was particularly notable is that, until this week,...
November 7, 2014
This week: Are diamond engagement rings over? What did Robert Mugabe say to Nicky Oppenheimer? And a comedian’s advice for getting a big ring. All below. Seven reasons this holiday will be...
November 7, 2014
Everyone interested in the online sales tax issue needs to keep close tabs on the upcoming lame duck session of Congress—because this might be supporters’ best chance of getting legislation on this...
November 5, 2014
One of the biggest deficiencies in our industry is the lack of authoritative stats. So I thought I would kick off a series of posts trying to find out the latest accurate information on our industry...
October 31, 2014
This week: Rumors De Beers will be sold. Genesis Diamonds speaks its mind on grading reports. And how metal detectors are saving marriages. All below. Blue Nile makes $1.8 million sale...
October 31, 2014
Ever since the industry divided over Marange’s readmittance to the Kimberley Process in 2010 and 2011—and has stayed split since then—it’s become standard to take shots at the World Diamond ...
October 28, 2014
The decision by eight important industry groups to boycott the upcoming World Diamond Council meeting in Antwerp is a huge black eye to the industry—and if there isn’t a serious attempt to ratchet...
© 2014 Reed Exhibitions, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Use of this website is subject to its Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.
Website design and management by McMurry/TMG, a custom media firm. 1129 20th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington, DC 20036.