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De Beers brand Forevermark has passed 2,000 retail doors globally, following the opening of the Zen Diamond Anatolium store in the city of Bursa in Turkey. De Beers spent $85 million on Forevermark’s marketing activities in 2016, Forevermark said. In addition, last year the brand saw a 14...

Rob Bates | February 17, 2017

Diamonds used to brew beer, Argyle’s uncertain future, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week: - Media Watch: WNYC on diamonds and millennials. The Washington Post on lab-grown diamonds (with mention of JCK). Refinery29 on why people like diamonds. Washington, D.C., and...

Rob Bates | February 15, 2017
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Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) is moving to the International Gem Tower on West 47th Street in New York City, from its longtime home at 580 Fifth Ave. The move will take place by the summer, said a spokesperson. The new club location will be on the tower's 11th floor, which will include a...

Rob Bates | February 15, 2017

Local TV stations comparison-shop diamonds, De Beers moves its flagship, and other stories on the industry's radar this week: - Media Watch: Local ABC stations comparison-shop diamonds in Philadelphia and Seattle. - De Beers (retail) moves flagship London store. - Diamond Producers...

Rob Bates | February 8, 2017
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Rio Tinto Diamonds announced today that it's closing all operations of its Indian diamond project Bunder "due to commercial considerations" and will be gifting the project to the government of Madhya Pradesh. JCK news director Rob Bates reported in August that Rio Tinto was...

Emili Vesilind | February 7, 2017

Yesterday, Ashley Orbach, the U.S. Department of State’s special advisor for conflict diamonds for the last three years, announced she will be leaving her post and the agency. Here is an excerpt of her email to industry contacts: Working alongside you has been a real pleasure and has...

Rob Bates | February 2, 2017 | Cutting Remarks
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A big default in India, Lady Di necklace goes up for sale, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week: - Kim Kardashian’s theft planned with help of social media. - Princess Diana diamond necklace goes on sale. - Nicky Oppenheimer remains second richest person in Africa. -...

Rob Bates | February 1, 2017
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Unable to get much traction as a public company, Blue Nile was purchased by Bain Capital and Bow Street LLC in November for $500 million. The deal ends the e-tailer’s 12 years as a public company. The all-cash deal, which was approved by the board of directors, calls for shareholders to be...

Rob Bates | January 30, 2017
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In December, Katherine Bodoh, currently deputy executive director of the American Gem Society, was chosen to head the group and its diamond lab, replacing Ruth Batson, who announced her retirement in February. Here, Bodoh talks with JCK about her plans for the group. —RB JCK: What are your...

Rob Bates | January 30, 2017
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The human form has long served as a (sometimes surreal) source of inspiration for jewelry designers—think lip rings and evil-eye amulets—but this season, it’s all about the face. Stay ahead of the game with comedy-tragedy masks, smiling Buddhas, shadowy silhouettes, and more. Talk about expressing...

JCK Magazine | January 26, 2017
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