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A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
April 24, 2015
This week: The Mafia gets involved in Zimbabwe diamonds. Ivanka Trump sues supplier. The best 47th Street slang. All below. Rogers & Hollands selling lab-grown diamonds. ...
April 24, 2015
Some quick thoughts from the AGS Conclave in New Orleans.The mood at this year’s American Gem Society confab in the Crescent City is lively and upbeat. And yet, when you talk to people on an...
April 17, 2015
Rogers & Hollands is now selling synthetic diamonds, making the 73-store chain the largest jewelry retailer to do so.But it might not be the only big name jumping into the business. Pure...
April 17, 2015
One final reminder: I will be emceeing the American Gem Society Conclave next week in New Orleans. Should be a lot of fun. Here is JCK’s special preview. (And if you haven’t had enough of me, I will...
April 17, 2015
Charm manufacturer Pandora has plans to launch an e-commerce channel in the United States.The company already runs direct-to-consumer eStores in seven European countries. So far, though, it hasn...
April 16, 2015
When I met Michael Hill International U.S. retail manager Darcy Harkins yesterday, he began by telling me about its founder’s colorful backstory, which he says forms the brand’s DNA. New Zealander...
April 10, 2015
In a few weeks, I will be emceeing the American Gem Society Conclave this month in New Orleans. Should be a lot of fun. If you haven’t registered yet, what are you waiting for? It’s a great event...
April 8, 2015
A few weeks back, about 20 major Indian manufacturers listed their diamonds on RapNet priced at full “list” (Rapaport) price. The widespread thinking was that they were trying to influence the RapNet...
April 7, 2015
Many in our industry are wary of the NGOs, which don’t always paint the most flattering portrait of our industry. But some of them, particularly those based in African countries, often do their work...
April 2, 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 Gold...
April 2, 2015
GIA is not the only lab reporting an increase in undisclosed lab-grown diamonds. From the newsletter of GGTL Laboratories: 
March 31, 2015
Consider this group of headlines from the last week or so:The Botswana Gazette: Diamond Crisis Looms? Financial Times: India’s Diamond Polishers Lose Their Sparkle Business...
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