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De Grisogono
De Grisogono Files for Bankruptcy Amid Probe
De Grisogono has filed for bankruptcy shortly after being caught up in an alleged money-laundering scandal involving the daughter of Angola’s former president and her husband.Last week, media reports stated Isabel dos Santos’s husband, Sindika...
Retail Jan 29, 2020 Rapaport News
Top Diamonds of 2019
Diamonds That Created a Buzz in 2019
It was another big year for big diamonds, with several stones that raked in big bucks, set records, or otherwise made headlines. These were the stones that caught our attention in 2019.Biggest money makers1....
Polished Markets Dec 31, 2019 Leah Meirovich
De Grisogono
Founder Fawaz Gruosi Leaves De Grisogono
Fawaz Gruosi, the founder of De Grisogono, has stepped downfrom his position as board director and left the company, the Swiss-basedjeweler said. Gruosi had been gradually shifting away from day-to-dayoperations for some time,...
Retail Jan 13, 2019 Rapaport News
De Grisogono
De Grisogono Hires Piaget Exec as CEO
De Grisogono has appointed Céline Assimon as CEO, taskingher with international brand development and product expansion. Assimon will succeed John Leitao, who has been with the Swissluxury jeweler since May 2013. She...
Retail Dec 30, 2018 Rapaport News
De Grisogono
De Grisogono Confirms 28 Layoffs in Switzerland
Luxury jeweler De Grisogono will cut 28 jobs atits Swiss operation following disappointing sales. The final figure is lower than the 31 positions it hadpreviously expected to slash, the company said last week. The Geneva-headquartered firm...
Retail May 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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High-End Slump Forces Layoffs at De Grisogono
Swiss-based luxury jeweler De Grisogonoplans to cut up to 41 positions after a challenging high-end market resulted inpoor sales.“Despite considerable investments and allthe efforts of employees, [salesof high jewelry] have not reached anticipated levels,due in part to challenging conditions...
Manufacturing Apr 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Apollo and Artemis Diamonds
The Biggest and Boldest Auction Sales of 2017
Auctioneers Christie’s and Sotheby’s (as usual) generated much excitement in the diamond trade in 2017, putting some of the more interesting and colorful diamonds under the hammer. As the Rapaport News team looks back...
Polished Markets Dec 27, 2017 Rapaport News
Dvash with Diamond
Israel Takes Its Cut from 813ct. Constellation
Theleaders of Israel’s diamond trade have been trying hard of late to showcase anddevelop the nation’s prowess in cutting larger stones. It was thereforeunsurprising that the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) proudly announced inNovember that local...
Mining Dec 13, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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De Grisogono Moves to Larger New York Store
De Grisogono has opened a larger boutique on New York’sMadison Avenue, reflecting demand for a broader range of products, the Swissluxury jeweler said. “By expanding our footprint in the US, we’ve created adestination for our highly...
Retail Nov 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Art of De Grisogono Christie's diamond 2017
Flawless Diamond Breaks Record at Christie’s
A necklace featuring a 163.41-carat diamond fetched $33.7 million at Christie’s Geneva sale on Tuesday, setting a record price for a D-color,flawless stone sold at auction, Christie’s said.The rectangular-cut diamond, set in anemerald-and-diamond necklace, went for $206,266 per...
Polished Markets Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
Lucapa 129ct rough diamond
Angola Mine Yields Eighth Diamond Above 100cts
Lucapa Diamond Company has recovered a 129.58-carat roughdiamond at its Lulo mine in Angola — the eighth stone above 100 carats sinceproduction started at the deposit in August 2015.Testing on a Yehuda color machine showed the diamond wastype...
Mining Nov 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Art of de Grisogono Bracelet
De Grisogono Diamond Set to Sell for Over $30M
The owners of a historic emerald-cut diamond are expecting the jewel to sell for more than $30 million when it goes under the hammer at Christie’s Geneva next month.The 163-carat, D-flawless diamond, known as The Art...
Polished Markets Oct 18, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Christie's De Grisogono 186ct Nov 2017
Christie’s to Auction 163ct. D-Flawless Diamond
A giant diamond originating from the largest rough inAngolan history will go under the hammer at Christie’s in Geneva in November.The emerald-cut, 163.41-carat stone will be the largestD-color, flawless diamond to appear at auction, Christie’s said in a statementThursday. De Grisogono,...
Polished Markets Sep 28, 2017 Rapaport News
De Grisogono
De Grisogono Eyes U.S. Growth With New Deal
De Grisogono, a high-end jeweler that has bought some of theworld’s largest rough diamonds, has entered into a partnership for itsAmerican operations in an attempt to develop its brand in the U.S.David and Lisa Klein, who own DLK,...
Retail Feb 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Lucara 813ct Constellation Diamond
De Grisogono Buys Rights to 813ct. Diamond
De Grisogono purchased the rights to the world’s mostexpensive rough diamond, the Constellation, it announced at the launch of the28th Biennale des Antiquaires in Paris.The Switzerland-based jeweler entered into a partnershipwith Dubai-based Nemesis International which boughtthe 813-carat...
Rough Markets Sep 11, 2016 Rapaport News
Lucapa Lulo large diamond
Swiss Jeweler Buys Rights to 404ct. Rough Diamond
De Grisogono, a Swiss jeweler, acquired the rights to market a404-carat rough diamond from Dubai-based trader Nemesis International,Bloomberg reported. The stone was discovered at Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulomine in Angola, the report said, citing Nickolas...
Rough Markets May 09, 2016 Rapaport News
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