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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Mixed mood as dealers prepare for Las Vegas shows. Slow polished market lacking usual pre-show buzz. Suppliers looking to assess retail atmosphere...
Polished Markets May 25, 2017 Rapaport News
Rapaport Diamond Industry Stock Tracker
Jewelry majors underperformed compared with the US stock market, with the Dow Jones gaining 2%. Signet (-7.4%) fell following an analyst’s downgrading,...
Financial-Legal May 25, 2017 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
Activity relatively slow, with some dealers still on vacation through May school holidays. Very few overseas...
Research May 25, 2017 Rapaport News
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Woes Continue for Signet as Sales Slide
Signet Jewelers’ sales dived in the first fiscal quarter amid negative publicity and a sluggish retail sector....
Retail May 25, 2017 Rapaport News
Former De  Beers CEO Gareth Penny
Gareth Penny Leads Botswana Mine Purchase
Former De Beers CEO Gareth Penny has partnered with a high-end colored-diamond manufacturer to buy Firestone Diamonds’ mining...
Mining May 25, 2017 Rapaport News
Bucherer
Swiss Watch Exports Run Slow Again
April saw Swiss watch exports return to the downward trend that has characterized the industry’s performance...
Watches May 25, 2017 Rapaport News
tiffany store
Weak US Spending Drags Down Tiffany Sales
Tiffany & Co’s share price slumped 9% Wednesday after the retailer reported a dip in same-store sales for...
Retail May 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa Angola
Alrosa, Angola Sign Deal on New $35B Mine
Alrosa has partnered with Angolan national diamond company Endiama to develop the African nation’s largest kimberlite...
Mining May 24, 2017 Rapaport News
World diamond Mark Part of You campaign
WDM Campaign Tells Diamond Stories
The World Diamond Mark (WDM) has launched a campaign to promote diamonds by telling human stories and directing...
Retail May 24, 2017 Rapaport News
MJSA awards 2017
MJSA Awards Honor Up-and-Coming Designers
Ten jewelry designers from three different countries have received the Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America...
Manufacturing May 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Gem Diamonds Letseng 98ct. rough May 2017
Letšeng Yields 98ct. Rough Diamond
Gem Diamonds has discovered a 98.42-carat rough diamond at its Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the company said Tuesday....
Retail May 23, 2017 Rapaport News
Tse Sui Luen TSL
Jeweler TSL Suffers from Hong Kong Slowdown
Sales and profit at jewelry retailer Tse Sui Luen (TSL) weakened in the past fiscal year, as improved...
Retail May 23, 2017 Rapaport News
Sotheby's GBP 10 diamond
Sotheby’s to Auction $13 Diamond
A diamond ring bought for a pittance in the 1980s is set to appear at a Sotheby’s auction next month with a price...
Polished Markets May 23, 2017 Rapaport News
Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer De Beers
De Beers Mourns Jennifer Oppenheimer
Jennifer Ward Oppenheimer, who served as head of De Beers’ philanthropic arm, has died at the age of 50. She...
Mining May 23, 2017 Rapaport News
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Hong Kong Dealers Face Random Synthetics Checks
Hong Kong’s diamond-promotion body plans to start checking wholesalers’ inventory for synthetics, as part of a program aimed at boosting...
Polished Markets May 22, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Ekati Mine
Untapped Ekati Pipe May Hold 16M cts.
Dominion Diamond Corporation has discovered an estimated 16.3 million carats of diamonds in an undeveloped section of its Ekati mine...
Mining May 22, 2017 Rapaport News
Waldorf Astoria NY
US Polished Imports Slip in March
Polished diamond imports to the US fell 3% to $1.99 billion in March, according to government data. By volume, polished imports slid...
Mining May 21, 2017 Rapaport News
theo fennell Store
Theo Fennell Hands Control to Rescuers
UK jeweler Theo Fennell has entered administration, almost four years after a private equity group acquired the...
Retail May 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Michael Rawlinson NAJ
Head of UK Jewelry Body Steps Down
Michael Rawlinson has resigned as CEO of the UK’s National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) to pursue other interests, the...
Retail May 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Gemfields emeralds
Gemfields Faces Buyout from Main Investor
Gemfields’ largest shareholder has made an offer to acquire the 53% of the gemstone miner it does not already...
Mining May 21, 2017 Rapaport News
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