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Rapaport TradeWire December 19, 2019

Dec 19, 2019 10:26 AM   By Rapaport
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Rapaport TradeWire
December 19, 2019

Positive sentiment in final week before Christmas. Retail emphasis on omni-channel and improving in-store shopping experience. Brands using pop-up stores to boost customer interaction, test innovations and showcase new products. Strong online sales. Chinese demand driving polished market ahead of Jan. 25 lunar festival as US and China edge toward trade deal. Alrosa positions itself in China with WeChat blockchain program and unveils plan to integrate Kristall polishing units. Rough market stable following $425M Dec. sight. De Beers issues guidelines for sightholders selling synthetics. Rapaport wishes everyone a successful holiday season.

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Weekly Monthly Y2Y
0.30 ct -0.02% 4.67% -8.98%
0.50 ct 0.35% 1.85% -5.96%
1.00 ct 0.11% -0.40% -5.57%
3.00 ct 0.27% 0.18% -16.86%
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Market Reports
United States: Fifth Avenue jewelers pushing branded bridal during peak shopping period...
Belgium: Indian dealers looking for goods in Antwerp before bourses close for holiday break...
Israel: Momentum slowing for 0.30 to 0.50 ct. sizes though prices remain firm...
India: Manufacturers raising production but careful not to build up too much inventory...
Hong Kong: Local dealer market improving ahead of Chinese New Year...
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Tiffany Expects Double-Digit China Growth
India Diamantaires May Get Dollarized Credit Limits
Lab-Grown Trade Pushing for Bourse in Surat
Burglars Nab $64M in Jewelry from F1 Heiress
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De Beers Issues Synthetics Guidelines
Miner demands full disclosure and segregation, and bans false marketing claims.
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Alrosa to Restructure Manufacturing Business
Plan includes integrating Kristall following acquisition.
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Belgium Export Data Looking More Positive
Rough-diamond orders rise for first time in seven months.
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Profit Margins Improve at $425M De Beers Sale
Sightholders benefit from last month’s price cut.
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Lucara December Tender Beats Expectations
Sale brings in $53 million as market stabilizes.
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Alrosa’s Angola Mine to Start Production in 2020
Luaxe will provide 1 million carats in first year, according to report.
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Petra Names New Chairman
Peter Hill to succeed founder Adonis Pouroulis.
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De Beers Rough Prices Decline 5% in 2019
Sales have also shifted to lower-value items.
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Alrosa Collaborates on WeChat Blockchain
Miner will supply diamonds for sale via the Chinese messaging app.
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Signet Expands Lab-Grown Diamond Offering
Jeweler now carrying synthetics at James Allen, Kay, Zales and Jared.
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Strong November Sales Kick Off Season
Robust consumer sentiment has supported spending, says National Retail Federation.
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Ex-Bulgari Executive to Join Pandora
Carla Liuni will begin role as chief marketing officer in March.
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Gemfields Debuts Traceable-Ruby Program
Partnership with Gübelin Gem Lab covers 12 parcels from miner’s December sale.
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Hamilton Jewelers Mourns Chairman Martin Siegel
Innovative leader was instrumental in growing the retailer’s brand.
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Pomellato CEO to Lead Altagamma Jewelry Unit
Italian luxury-industry group brings Sabina Belli on board as vice president for the category.
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Diamond Industry Stock Report

Retail shares strengthened as US-China trade talks supported investor confidence. Macy’s (+5%) led the sector in a week that saw record highs for the Dow Jones Industrial Average (+1.2%) and the S&P 500 (+1.6%). The cooling of tensions between Washington and Beijing also boosted Hong Kong equities, with Chow Sang Sang (+4%) and Luk Fook (+3%) gaining. Mining stocks were mixed, with Firestone Diamonds (-7%) heading the declines, while Alrosa (+3.4%) climbed.

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