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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Sentiment mixed as April trading slows. Manufacturers concerned about tight profit after De Beers raised prices average 1% to 2% at $520M sight. Indian liquidity squeezed
Polished Markets Apr 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
Fewer transactions as suppliers hold prices firm, despite liquidity concerns. Activity expected to rise during next week’s
Research Apr 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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Retail stocks had a mixed week, with J.C. Penney (-11%) and Birks Group (-17%) both losing
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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Chow Tai Fook Gains as Gold Prices Shine
Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer Chow Tai Fook saw a jump in quarterly sales amid stronger consumer sentiment
Mining Apr 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Opens Synthetics-Testing Center Inside Stuller
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has launched a melee-screening center on the premises of diamond supplier Stuller, enabling
Technology Apr 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Louis Vuitton Hires Ex-Tiffany Artistic Director
Louis Vuitton has appointed Francesca Amfitheatrof artistic director of watches and jewelry, the luxury retailer said
Retail Apr 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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DPA Gets New Head of US Trade
The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has appointed Grant Mobley to manage relationships with the US jewelry industry.
Polished Markets Apr 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rosy Blue to Buy Stake in Leo Schachter
Polished manufacturer Rosy Blue has agreed to acquire a minority share in Leo Schachter, as the diamond suppliers seek
Polished Markets Apr 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Raises Prices at $520M Sale
De Beers’ April sight closed with a value of $520 million amid concerns among manufacturers that higher rough
Rough Markets Apr 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Gitanjali Loses Sightholder Status
De Beers has terminated the sightholder status of Gitanjali Gems following fraud allegations against the Indian jeweler’s
Financial-Legal Apr 16, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Investors to Inject $500M into New Diamond Fund
A new fund for diamond companies is set to launch, aiming to provide an easier way for firms to obtain credit.
Polished Markets Apr 16, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Jewelry Group MJSA Appoints Council Director
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has appointed Joel McFadden director of its Council of Custom Jewelers.
Polished Markets Apr 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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4ct. Ruby Up for Sale at Bonhams Hong Kong
Bonhams’s spring jewelry sale in Hong Kong will spotlight a 4.01-carat Burmese “pigeon’s blood” ruby ring with
Mining Apr 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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Lab Finds 3ct. Synthetic with Fake Report
A grading laboratory in China has discovered a synthetic diamond masquerading as a natural stone, complete with a forged inscription and
Technology Apr 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Lucara Unearths 472ct. Rough Stone
Lucara Diamond Corp. has recovered a 472-carat rough diamond, the third largest from its Karowe mine
Mining Apr 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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Michael Hill to Close All US Stores
Michael Hill will close all its US stores by April 30 and pull out of the American market entirely,
Retail Apr 15, 2018 Rapaport News
Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Optimistic mood as trading resumes after spring break. Polished prices stable, with 1 ct. RAPI -0.1% in March. Chinese dealers buying stock ahead
Polished Markets Apr 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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Christie’s to Auction 20ct. Yellow Diamond Ring
Christie’s Geneva spring sale will feature a 20.49-carat, fancy vivid-yellow diamond ring, estimated at between $3.9 million
Retail Apr 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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37ct. Diamond Boosts Stornoway Prices
Stornoway Diamond Corporation saw rough prices rise in the first quarter, driven by a resurgent market and the
Mining Apr 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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Birks Gets New Omni-Channel VP
Canada-based jewelry retailer Birks Group has appointed Aurélie Pépion vice president of omni-channel sales and operations.
Retail Apr 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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