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A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
March 27, 2015
First, on a self-promotional note, on April 10 at 3:25 p.m., I will be moderating a panel on the “The Journey Toward Responsible Sourcing and Gaining Consumer Trust in the Retail Market” at the...
March 25, 2015
Last week, De Beers released a survey of the global diamond market that showed that U.S. diamond sales increased some 7 percent in 2014. That makes it, rather unexpectedly, the best-performing...
March 20, 2015
Last week, Charles & Colvard, the main source of moissanite, appointed Marvin Beasley its new CEO. He replaced Randy McCullough, who held the post for five years. Beasley, who has served on the...
March 20, 2015
This week. Indian dealer cited for synthetic non-disclosure. Regular diamonds vs. the Minecraft version. And the world’s strangest wearables. All below. Former Helzberg CEO taking over...
March 20, 2015
In 2009, the leading diamond producers convened in St. Petersburg, Russia, at the behest of the then-president of Alrosa, to discuss a joint promotional effort called the International Diamond Board...
March 17, 2015
JCK’s competitor National Jeweler used to put out the Top 40 supplement, listing the top jewelry chains in America. At one point, it added a second supplement, the Next 60. Today, there might not...
March 13, 2015
This week. How watchmakers are countering Apple. Thief caught after jeweler bites him. Gold nugget found by grumpy husband. All below. Crime struck mall jewelers more than other types in...
March 13, 2015
It is not surprising that Apple showered the 18k gold it’s using for its high-end watch with superlatives. It claims its alloy is “twice as hard as standard gold”—which would be about 400 vickers,...
March 11, 2015
Considering it’s such a radical change of pace for Apple, and that it’s received the lion’s share of the press attention, Apple didn’t talk all that much about the 18k high-end watch during its March...
March 6, 2015
This week. How ISIS shops for jewelry. The saga of the 180,000 ct. emerald. And new diamonds for the Jenner family. All below. Industry shrinkage increased in 2014, JBT says. U.S...
March 6, 2015
The mainstream jewelry industry has not always paid attention to online craft site Etsy. My colleague Jennifer Heebner has had designers tell her the site is “for bead stringers and wire-wrapped...
March 3, 2015
Blue Nile is not the only e-tailer that’s going offline.
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