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Cutting Remarks
A roundup of trends and news in the diamond industry.
July 18, 2014
This week: A chimp invents jewelry. Rapper accused of assaulting manager with diamonds. Is Michael Kors headed for a fall? All below… Florida station airs segment on diamond grading ...
July 18, 2014
Scio Diamond—and the overall lab-grown diamond industry—has tons of potential. That has been its blessing—and its curse. 
July 17, 2014
Sometimes things that begin poorly, end well. Such is not the case, alas, with diamonds from the Marange region of Zimbabwe (sometimes also called Chiadzwa). Diamond excavation in the area has had a...
July 11, 2014
This week: Who pays for The Bachelorette’s ring? New concerns over HPHT. Woman finds $40,000 diamond on the floor. All below: Bidz ceases operations, to liquidate. JCK show to...
July 11, 2014
The iWatch is coming this October—we think.Apple, as is its wont, hasn’t confirmed it’s working on any wearable device, never mind a high-tech timepiece that will be called an iWatch. But given...
July 9, 2014
We talk a lot about how consumers view our industry. And yet, unless we work in retail, we don’t hear too much from actual consumers. 
July 3, 2014
This week: The coming luxury-jewelry boom. Dog coughs up diamond ring after five years. Illegal gem mining at a cemetery. All below. Most of Zale leadership resigns in Signet shake-up...
July 2, 2014
In the past decade, the growth of Dubai as a diamond center has been phenomenal—more than $40 billion in diamonds are now traded in the most populated city in the United Arab Emirates, up from $5...
July 2, 2014
A while back, some news sources reported that 25 percent of all diamonds are blood diamonds.  That contention was made by Jason Miklian, a researcher from the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO...
June 27, 2014
This week: A 30 ct. yellow diamond disappoints in Canada. Rules for engagement ring selfies. Can you print an engagement ring at home? All below. Gold and silver price-setting methods...
June 27, 2014
There are those, particularly in the consumer media, who predict that the arrival of lab-grown diamonds will kill the market for mined diamonds. After all, why would consumers pay less for what is...
June 24, 2014
Having spoken to several sources and observers about Chow Tai Fook’s purchase of Hearts On Fire, most agree on two things: This is a great deal for Hearts On Fire. And not such a great one for ...
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