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Sarine Opens Japan Service Center
Sarine Technologies has opened its first service center in Japan, offering Sarine Profile reports to the local diamond trade. The reports available from the Tokyo service center — which a local Sarine partner will...
Retail Aug 29, 2018 Rapaport News
Royal Asscher
Royal Asscher Launches Flagship Store in Japan
Royal Asscher has opened a new flagship boutique in Japan,its second standalone location in the country. The store, which is in Fukuoka’s popular downtown shoppingdistrict, Fukuoka Tenjin, will carry its limited-edition European Architecturecollection, diamond jewelry...
Retail Aug 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Swatch watch
Hong Kong Powers Swiss Watch Exports
Asian demand drove a 7% increase in Swiss watch exports in July,according to data the nation’s timepiece association released Tuesday. Total shipments rose to $1.84 billion (CHF 1.82 billion),the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry reported. Orders...
Watches Aug 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Jewelry 150
Alrosa Upbeat on 1Q Diamond Retail Market
Diamond-jewelry sales grew 7% in the main retail marketsduring the first quarter amid strong consumer sentiment and beneficial fluctuationsin exchange rates, according to Alrosa.Revenues increased 5% year on year in the US and Canada, thelargest consumer market,...
Retail Jun 24, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond jewelry
Diamond Demand Hits $82B High – De Beers
Global consumer demand for diamond jewelry grew 2% to anall-time record of $82 billion in 2017 amid a strong US market and a recoveryin greater China, De Beers reported Thursday.US demand rose 4% to $43 billion for the year as the...
Retail May 17, 2018 Rapaport News
Bucherer
World Makes More Time for Swiss Watches
Swiss watch exports continued to rebound in November as shipments to China grew by the highest margin in more than two years. Total exports across all watch categories rose 6% year on year to $2 billion (CHF 1.98billion), the Federation...
Watches Dec 21, 2017 Rapaport News
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Asia Keeps Swiss Watch Recovery on Track
Swiss watch exports grew in October as demand from key Asianmarkets continued its recent upward trend.Total shipments increased 9% year on year to $1.86 billion (CHF1.85 billion) for the month, according to data the Federation of the...
Watches Nov 21, 2017 Rapaport News
GIA Grading Report
GIA to Launch Japan Education Program
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is planning to open an educational campus in Tokyo featuring courses in gemstones and diamonds to help strengthen Japan’s industry, the organization announced.“The expansion of our activities with updated educational offerings will...
Polished Markets Oct 09, 2017 Rapaport News
Cartier Tokyo
Asia Recovery Boosts Richemont Sales
Sales at Richemont’s jewelry and watch brands jumped in theApril-to-August period amid a strong improvement in Asia.Revenue from “jewelry maisons” — Cartier and Van Cleef &Arpels — rose 16% year on year during the five months, the...
Retail Sep 14, 2017 Rapaport News
I Primo Japan
De Beers Inks Japan Retail Grading Deal
The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) has partnered with Japanese bridal-jewelry retailer I-PRIMO toprovide it with polished grading reports.The De Beers-owned laboratory will grade diamonds showcased at all 68 I-PRIMO stores in Japan, with...
Retail Jun 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Chow Tai Fook DFS Hawaii
Chow Tai Fook Targets Tourists with Hawaii Launch
Chow Tai Fook will open a store in Hawaii through apartnership with travel retailer DFS Group, a subsidiary of LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton.The Hong Kong-based jeweler’s branded store will launch in TGalleria by DFS, a luxury...
Retail Apr 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Tokyo
Chow Tai Fook Taps into Tokyo Tourism
Chow Tai Fook will open its first branded store in Japan inan effort to reap the benefits of increased spending by Chinese tourists there.The Hong Kong-based jeweler will launch an outlet inside oneof 40 stores operated...
Retail Mar 15, 2017 Rapaport News
boucheron
Kering Watch Sales Lag in Tough Market
Kering’s jewelry brands outperformed watches in thefirst half as revenue from timepieces extended a decline amid a challenging marketenvironment.Watch and jewelry sales fell 4.4 per cent from a year ago to an estimated $390 million (EUR 349...
Retail Aug 01, 2016 Rapaport News
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De Beers Earnings Gain from Higher Rough Demand
De Beersrevenue and earnings increased in the first half as the miner benefited fromstronger rough demand, tighter cost controls and favorable exchange rates.Revenueadvanced 8.2 percent to $3.27 billion in the six months that ended June...
Mining Jul 28, 2016 Rapaport News
GIA-Japan
GIA Unveils Japanese Website
The GIA has debuted its Japanese-language website as part of the organization’s outreach efforts to that country’s consumers and lab clients. “The translation of our website is part of GIA’s commitment to delivering gemological information and instruction...
Gemstones Sep 16, 2015 Rapaport News
Ichiro Uchihara
Uchihara Taking Japanese Diamond Brands International
Uchihara Group is an Osaka and Tokyo-based jewelry wholesaler and retailer catering to high-end consumers through its brands. In his first interview in decades, Ichiro Uchihara, CEO of Uchihara Group, spoke with Rapaport News at the recent...
Retail Jun 19, 2015 Avi Krawitz
japan jewellery fair
Japan's Diamond Imports -21% in January
Japan’s polished diamond imports plummeted 20.7 percent year on year to $58.221 million in January, according to data published by Momozawa & Co., based upon information obtained from the country's Customs Bureau at the Ministry of Finance....
Polished Markets Mar 24, 2015 Jeff Miller
Michael kors
Michael Kors to Open Flagship Store in Ginza District
Michael Kors will open its largest Japanese flagship store this fall, on Chuo Street in Tokyo’s renowned Ginza district. The 7,800-square-foot store incorporates the retailer's new design concept that was unveiled at the...
Retail Jan 27, 2015 Jeff Miller
Pandora Production
Pandora Says the Time is Right to Unlock Potential in Japan
Pandora Jewelrysigned an agreement to take over the majority of Bluebell's Pandora-related assets in Japan in a non-cash transaction with the deal taking effect on January 1, 2015. Currently, Bluebell owns and operates one concept store and seven...
Financial-Legal Sep 12, 2014 Jeff Miller
Polished Diamonds
Japan's July Polished Imports -12%
Japan’s polished diamond imports declined 12 percent year on year to $69.4 million in July, ‎Momozawa reported, citing the Finance Ministry. By volume, polished imports fell 27 percent to 149,353 carats, while the average price of diamonds rose...
Polished Markets Sep 03, 2014 Deena Taylor
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