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Podcast: Why Bridal’s Not Enough
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast interviewed Stephen Lussier, De Beers’ vice president, consumer and brands, after the company published its annual Diamond Insight Report.Lussier outlines the key takeaways from the report, titled...
Marketing Nov 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Engagement
Couples Prefer Customization over Size
Couples are prioritizing personalization and overall costand quality rather than size when buying engagement rings, according to asurvey by wedding-planning resource The Knot. Some 45% of engagement rings contain custom-designedelements, the publication noted...
Retail Nov 05, 2019 Rapaport News
De Beers Insight Report Oct 2019
More Brides Buying Their Own Engagement Rings
US women increasingly buy engagement rings forthemselves, and spend more on them than their partners do, De Beers said Mondayin its annual Diamond Insight Report. The proportion of engagement rings financed solely by brides rose...
Retail Oct 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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Forevermark Unveils New Bridal Campaign
Cue the sentimental music and emotive narration, Forevermark has launched a marketing campaign for its first bridal collection. The campaign, titled “I Take You, Until Forever,” aims to depict the ups and downs...
Retail Jul 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Forevermark Forum
Forevermark Launches Bridal Initiative
Forevermark is debuting a new campaign for the bridalmarket, De Beers’ first in this category in almost 20 years. The new initiative will address consumers’ changingattitudes toward love, marriage and engagement, Forevermark US presidentCharles Stanley said Friday....
Retail Mar 31, 2019 Rapaport News
Time to reengage with bridal
Time for the Trade to Reengage with Bridal
There’s a caveat that Stephen Lussier emphasizes when marketing diamonds to millennials as a symbol of love. The industry needs to recognize that love may not entail the formality of marriage, the De Beers head of marketing stressed in an interview...
Marketing Mar 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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De Beers Opens Stores in Moscow and Riyadh
De Beers has launchedthree new retail locations in Russia and Saudi Arabia for its De Beers DiamondJewellers chain. The company has openedone chain in Riyadh, its first Saudi Arabia location, at the Centria Mall, inpartnership...
Retail Apr 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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Engagement-Ring Prices Stable at $3.4K
The price of engagement and wedding rings in the US hasn’tchanged much since last year, according to data that research group The WeddingReport released Monday.The average groom spent $3,406 on a ring for the proposalduring the...
Retail Jun 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Frederick Goldman
Frederick Goldman Hires Veteran to Oversee Quality
Frederick Goldman, a U.S.-based jewelry manufacturer anddistributor, appointed former Gemvara executive Noah Pearce to head its qualitymanagement function. Pearce, who has more than 20 years’ experience in theindustry, has joined the company as director of quality...
Retail Sep 11, 2016 Rapaport News
Signet Jewelers
Signet’s 4Q Revenue +5% on Strong Diamond Fashion Jewelry Sales
Signet Jewelers reported revenue rose 5.1 percent to $2.39billion in its fourth fiscal quarter on strong diamond fashion jewelry sales inthe Sterling Jewelers and Zale divisions.In the 13weeks to January 30, the average transaction...
Retail Mar 28, 2016 Rapaport News
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Tiffany Highlights Artisans in Ad Campaign for 130 Years of Iconic Ring
Tiffany & Co. is focusing on the artisans behind its classic diamondengagement ring in a year-long advertising campaign to mark the 130thanniversary of the iconic jewelry piece.Single anddouble-page spreads headlined with the phrase “I WILL” are followed...
Marketing Jan 19, 2016 Rapaport News
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Signet's Same-Store Sales +4% in 1Q
Signet Jewelers reported that sales rose 44.9 percent year on year to $1.531 billion in the first quarter that ended on May 2. The increase was driven by the addition of Zale, which added $437.1 million to Signet's...
Financial-Legal May 28, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Hearts On Fire to Launch New Bridal, Fashion Designs at Couture
Hearts On Fire will debut more than 60 new fashion and bridal designs at the 2015 Couture Show in Las Vegas. The new designs bring the total of new collections from the brand's director of design,...
Marketing May 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Birks Creates Campaign for 10th Anniversary of the Amorique Diamond
Birks is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its proprietary diamond cut – the Birks Amorique Diamond – with a new marketing campaign and collection that is set to launch on April 1. Featuring actress Rachelle Lefevre of Canada, Birks described...
Marketing Mar 31, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Press Release: Interest in Fairtrade Gold Blossoms in 2015
Press Release: Enough gold to make over 3,700 Fairtrade gold wedding rings has arrived in the U.K. this month. The shipment, weighing 15 kg, was received by CRED Jewellery and marks the third month...
Fair Trade Mar 26, 2015 Fairtrade Foundation
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Signet's Same-Store Sales Rise 4% in U.S., 8% in U.K.
Signet Jewelers Ltd. reported that sales rose 45.5 percent year on year to $2.276 billion in the fourth quarter that ended on January 31 and included the Christmas season. The increase was mainly due to Zale's...
Financial-Legal Mar 26, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Kirk Kara Wins for Best Bridal Design in JCK Jewelers Choice Awards
Jewelry design and manufacturing firm Kirk Kara won first place in the JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards for an eighth consecutive year. Two designs from Kirk Kara’s Pirouetta collection made the cut in the...
Marketing Mar 23, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Online Jewelers Lack Engagement with Customers
Rare Pink was launched in 2013 as a jeweler focused on creating bespoke engagement rings for its customers. The startup was recently named New Jeweler of the Year by the British Jewellers' Association having increased its...
Retail Feb 20, 2015 Avi Krawitz
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James Allen Expands Omnichannel Strategy With Boutiques in Sears
Jeweler James Allen is partnering with Sears to provide an exclusive shop-in-shop experience at 16 Sears locations throughout New York, Maryland and Puerto Rico. The James Allen boutiques are located within Sears’ jewelry departments, with...
Technology Nov 10, 2014 Jeff Miller
TBZ Marketing
TBZ Unveils New Bridal Collection
Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri (TBZ) Ltd. unveiled a new wedding collection at the Hotel Imperial Palace on September 26, across the street from the company's TBZ-The Original showroom. Shrikant Zaveri, TBZ's chairman, said, "Through...
Manufacturing Sep 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
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