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RapNet Gets a Tech Interface-Lift
RapNet launched a new site on Tuesday, promising a safer, simpler and smarter way of trading diamonds online. The
News Jan 10, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Bull bear stocks
Five Takeaways from the Stock Market in 2017
In a year of soaring stock prices, US retail shares largely underperformed in 2017 as consumers (and investors) abandoned traditional shopping
News Jan 01, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Eureka diamond
On the Meaning of Diamonds
Susan Farmer, luxury consultant to De Beers, talks about the power and symbolism of diamonds through the ages.
News Dec 28, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Top 10 2017
Synthetics Dominate Top 10 Stories of the Year
Global news followers will likely remember 2017 as the year of sexual-harassment claims, the fall of Robert Mugabe,
News Dec 21, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa hockey ad
Alrosa Makes Rare Foray into Generic Marketing
Alrosa is attempting to engineer a Russian culture of buying engagement rings, after launching an advertising campaign promoting diamonds as an emotional
News Dec 20, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Dvash with Diamond
Israel Takes Its Cut from 813ct. Constellation
The leaders of Israel’s diamond trade have been trying hard of late to showcase and develop the nation’s
News Dec 13, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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,
News Nov 16, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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
News Nov 14, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Clifford Elphick Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Enjoying Large-Stone Boom
As a producer of large rough stones, Gem Diamonds relies on high-end consumer demand more than many companies in the
News Nov 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
IGI diamond ID report
Labs Launch Credit Card-Sized Grading Reports
HRD Antwerp and the International Gemological Institute (IGI) have both released credit card-sized diamond reports,
News Oct 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa mine trucks
Alrosa Sales Hit by Weak Rough Demand
Alrosa’s sales fell in the third quarter as the rough-diamond market slowed ahead of the Diwali festival.The company
News Oct 25, 2017 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Victor Mine
De Beers’ $370M Sight Reflects Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ October sight closed with a value of $370 million as rough-diamond buying slowed due to holidays and sightholders
News Oct 17, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Age of diamonds Sept 2017
Miners Could Start Hunting for Young Diamonds
Some diamonds could be younger than mining companies thought, according to research that may prompt rough producers
News Sep 26, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Jonathan Kendall IIDGR
De Beers: Making the Grade
Since earlier this year, De Beers’ gemological unit has been partnering with Asian retailers to offer its
News Sep 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Gemfields rough emerald 140
Gemfields Moves Sales Division to London
Gemfields is closing its New York marketing operation and moving it to London as part of restructuring efforts, the colored-gemstone
News Sep 05, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Israel
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn’t talk diamonds when he came on a much-hyped visit to Israel in July. This was partly because there were
Market Report Sep 01, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Engagement ring
De Beers’ Two-Month Diamond Budget Isn’t Forever
De Beers ads in the 1980s famously told people to spend two months’ salary on their diamond engagement rings.
News Aug 23, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Frank Everett
Sotheby’s Frank Everett U-Turns on Graff Move
Sotheby’s jewelry executive Frank Everett returned to the auction house last week after a brief stint at Graff
News Aug 23, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Ghanshyam Dholakia Hari Krishna Exports
Four Major Changes in 25 Years of Hari Krishna
Hari Krishna Exports (HKE) has come a long way over the last two-and-a-half decades, and its
News Aug 15, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Stephen Lussier De Beers Forevermark
De Beers Broadens Lussier’s Branding Role
De Beers’ top marketing boss has taken on an expanded role now that the miner has acquired its
News Aug 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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