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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Sentiment improves, with wholesale jewelers busy filling Christmas orders. Record $25.3B Alibaba Singles’ Day (11/11) sales signal strong mobile buying...
Polished Markets Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
Trading returning to normal after Diwali, with dealers filling US and Chinese holiday orders. Steady market for...
Research Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Diamond Industry Stock Tracker
J.C. Penney (+21%) led US retail stocks after reporting an increase in comparable-store sales. Birks Group (+12%), Kohl’s...
Financial-Legal Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Gemfields rubies
Ruby Demand Robust at Gemfields Sale
Gemfields sold $55 million worth of rough rubies in Singapore last week, the highest revenue figure the...
Gemstones Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa Mir Mirny mine
Authorities Release Causes of Fatal Alrosa Flood
A commission analyzing causes of a fatal flood at Alrosa's Mir mine has identified 16 company officials whose errors led...
Financial-Legal Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Millennials
Opinion: Multifaceted Millennials
The future of our industry will depend on our success in enrolling the largest living generation: the millennials....
Retail Nov 16, 2017 Sally Morrison
The Raj Pink
Pink Diamond Disappoints at Sotheby’s Auction
The world’s largest known fancy intense pink diamond failed to sell at a disappointing Sotheby’s Geneva auction Wednesday,...
Polished Markets Nov 16, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Tacori Engagement Ring
Engagement Ring Prices On the Rise, Says The Knot
Prospective grooms are spending significantly more money and time on their engagement ring purchase than they...
Retail Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Peace Diamond
Peace Diamond Departs Antwerp for New York
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, November 15, 2017, New York… The 709-carat Peace Diamond left Belgium and...
Rough Markets Nov 16, 2017 Rapaport
Baselworld
Baselworld Slashes Exhibitor Numbers in Half
About half as many exhibitors will attend the shorter 2018 Baselworld watch-and-jewelry fair compared to this year,...
Watches Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone Meya Prosperity 476ct
After Peace, Sierra Leone Set to Sell Prosperity
Koin International will sell the fifth-largest rough diamond in Sierra Leone’s history in a tender, the company said...
Rough Markets Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
Art of De Grisogono Christie's diamond 2017
Flawless Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s
A necklace featuring a 163.41-carat diamond fetched $33.7 million at Christie’s Geneva sale on Tuesday, setting a record price for...
Polished Markets Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
Gahcho Kue
Gahcho Kué Mine Proves Profitable in First Year
Mountain Province recorded a profit in the third quarter, less than a year after launching production at the Gahcho...
Mining Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
Sarine Clarity
Polished Stocks Too Heavy for Sarine
Sarine Technologies' sales slid in the third quarter as a buildup of polished inventories resulted in manufacturers investing less in their...
Technology Nov 14, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers Victor Mine
Rough Trade Cautious at $455M De Beers Sale
Dealers reported a difficult but stable rough market as De Beers’ November sight closed with a value of $455 million...
Rough Markets Nov 14, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Asian Star Jewelry
Sales Rise for India’s Asian Star
Asian Star, an Indian diamond manufacturer, saw revenue jump 13% to $144.5 million (INR 9.46 billion) in the...
Manufacturing Nov 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Lucapa 129ct rough diamond
Angola Mine Yields Eighth Diamond Above 100cts
Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 129.58-carat rough diamond at its Lulo mine in Angola — the eighth stone...
Mining Nov 14, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA synthetic inscription forgery
GIA Finds Synthetic Diamond with Forged Inscription
Fraudsters forged a Gemological Institute of America (GIA) inscription on a synthetic diamond to make it appear that the stone was...
Technology Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
JCPenney jewelry rebrand 2017
J.C. Penney Expects Strong Holiday for Jewelry
J.C. Penney’s comparable jewelry sales grew in the third fiscal quarter, prompting management to predict a further increase...
Retail Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
Alibaba Singles’ Day 2017
Mobile Drives Singles’ Day Sales Beyond $25B
Shoppers bought $25.3 billion worth of merchandise through e-commerce platform Alibaba during Singles’ Day, the China-based...
Retail Nov 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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