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133 Jewelers Join Sector in First Half
The number of new jewelry businesses in the US jumped 87% in the first half of the year, even as the
News Jul 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Belgium 150
Belgium’s Polished Trade Grows in June
Belgium saw an increase in polished imports and exports in June, continuing a modest upward trend for the sector
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
India 150
India Sees Further Rise in Diamond Exports
A higher average price resulted in an increase in India’s polished-diamond exports in June. Outbound polished shipments have grown this
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
DEF 150
DEF to Gift $500K to Students, Entrepreneurs
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has approved up to $500,000 in grants to help students and young entrepreneurs in countries
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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Plumb Club Names New President
The Plumb Club, an alliance of suppliers to the jewelry, diamond and watch industries, has elected Michael Lerche
News Jul 18, 2018 Rapaport News
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New York Shows Unite in One Location
The JA New York Show will partner with the NY NOW home-and-lifestyle exhibition next year for an extended
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
Rio Tinto 150
Rio Tinto Production Rises
Diamond production at Rio Tinto rose 7% year on year in the second quarter of 2018, driven by an increase in output from
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
A Jaffe 150
Paramount Buys Modi Jeweler for $5M
Paramount Jewels has bought New York-based jewelry supplier A. Jaffe for $5.2 million, according to court documents.
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Surat Must Pivot to Marketing, Says Rapaport
Martin Rapaport has called on manufacturers in Surat to develop relationships with small US jewelers in an attempt to expand their sales
News Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
Jean Z. Poe 150
Why You Should Discount Discounting
It used to be that price was determined by supply and demand. That’s no longer the case; price is now used
News Jul 16, 2018 Jean Z. Poh
Swarovski 150
Swarovski Consolidates Its Lab-Grown Brands
Swarovski has transferred its lab-grown diamond line, Diama, to its Atelier Swarovski division as part of a restructuring of its
News Jul 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Victoria McKay LDB 150
Victoria McKay to Leave London Diamond Bourse
Victoria McKay has resigned as chief operating officer of the London Diamond Bourse (LDB), the exchange said
News Jul 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Plans to Dominate Colored-Diamond Market
Alrosa is planning to become the world’s largest producer of polished colored diamonds, with the entire mine-to-customer process
News Jul 15, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Diamonds for Fantasy story 150
Unique Designs to Buy Modi Company Inventory
Jewelry manufacturer Unique Designs is the top contender to buy the assets of Nirav Modi subsidiary Fantasy, pending
News Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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US-China Trade War May Hit Jewelry Industry
The Chinese diamond and jewelry industry is facing high import tariffs to the US as trade tension escalates between
News Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has appointed Peter Meeus as chairman of its World Diamond Mark
News Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Market Comment
Polished trading seasonally quiet. Asian demand driving activity during US vacation period. Chinese buyers shifting to lower
News Jul 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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India: Weak Rupee Hits Local Market
Sentiment down somewhat as rupee currency devaluation (-7% since Jan. 1 to INR 68.8/$1) affects local transactions. Buyers
Statistics Jul 12, 2018 Rapaport News
Argyle Pinks 150
Rio Tinto to Sell Largest Argyle Vivid Pink
Rio Tinto will offer a 3.14-carat, vivid pink diamond at its 2018 tender, the largest stone of its
News Jul 12, 2018 Rapaport News
Alrosa Udachny 150
Explosion Kills Worker at Alrosa Mine
An employee at Alrosa’s Udachny mine died Wednesday when explosives went off 580 meters below ground. The
News Jul 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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