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Hong Kong Show
Sentiment Cautious as Hong Kong Show Starts
Expectations were low among diamantaires as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair opened Monday,
Mining Sep 16, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Jewelry store sales
US Jewelry-Store Sales Fall in First Half
Sales at specialist jewelry stores in the US slipped 5% year on year to $14.39 billion in the first half, according to data
Retail Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Petra
Petra’s Loss Widens in Weak Rough Market
Shares in Petra Diamonds slipped 7% in early trading Monday after the miner reported its loss had broadened
Mining Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
NRF August
US Retail Sales Robust Ahead of Increase in Tariffs
US retail sales rose in August, even as consumer confidence slipped slightly from the previous month amid the
Retail Sep 16, 2019 Rapaport News
CIBJO Gen Z
CIBJO Urges Trade to Woo Gen Z-ers
Understanding the newest generation of jewelry-buying consumers is imperative for the industry to thrive, the World Jewellery Confederation
Retail Sep 15, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers
De Beers Finds Buyer for Namibia Mine
De Beers has sold the Elizabeth Bay mine for NAD 120 million ($8.2 million), a year after
Mining Sep 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Borsheims
Borsheims Creates Customer-Focused VP Role
Borsheims has promoted Adrienne Fay to vice president, putting her in charge of overseeing the customer-purchase journey. In the
Retail Sep 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: Young Diamantaires Explore South Africa
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast interviews Rami Baron, founder of the Young Diamantaires group and leader of a trip
Polished Markets Sep 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Low expectations for next week’s Hong Kong show, with fewer suppliers and buyers attending due
Polished Markets Sep 12, 2019 Rapaport News
India data
India: Polished Production Low
Market for 0.30 to 0.40 ct. stabilizing due to lower production. Buyers looking to fill specific requests rather
Research Sep 12, 2019 Rapaport News
Young Diamantaires South Africa Venetine mine visi
Nurturing the Next Generation of Diamantaires
If anyone in the industry wanted to know how to transform a diamond business and safeguard its future, they might
Mining Sep 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
MR Marketing 150
Martin Rapaport Urges $1B Marketing Spend
Martin Rapaport has called for more effective marketing of diamond jewelry and a $1 billion global campaign promoting
Polished Markets Sep 11, 2019 David Brough
24 Karat Club 150
24 Karat Club Names Excellence Honorees
The 24 Karat Club of Southern California will recognize three industry members for their work in the trade
Polished Markets Sep 11, 2019 Rapaport News
AWDC
Belgium Diamond Trade Slows
Belgium’s diamond trade continued its decline in August, with rough and polished shipments slowing. Polished exports
Polished Markets Sep 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa
Alrosa Sales Slide in August
Alrosa’s sales fell 38% year on year to $181.8 million in August, as weakness in the market persisted. However, the
Mining Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Signet
Signet Names New UK Managing Director
Signet Jewelers has appointed Neil Old as managing director of its UK operations, where he will lead the team
Retail Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Stornoway
Lenders to Acquire Stornoway
Stornoway Diamond Corporation’s major lenders have agreed to take over the company amid mounting debts that
Mining Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
John McCullough
James Avery Picks Non-Family Member as CEO
James Avery Artisan Jewelry has named John McCullough as CEO — the first non-family member to lead the
Mining Sep 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Shanghai
Signet Scaling Back China Buying
Signet Jewelers plans to reduce its purchasing of Chinese goods by about 50%, aiming to minimize the impact of US tariffs
Retail Sep 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Marketing
Opinion: An Urgent Call to Invest in Marketing
The diamond industry must significantly increase its marketing spend to ensure the trade’s longevity. This need
Marketing Sep 09, 2019 Shashin Choksi & Siddharth Choksi
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