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Bailey Banks & Biddle store Houston Texas
Bailey Banks & Biddle Files for Chapter 11
The parent company of Bailey Banks & Biddle, whichclaims to be the US’s oldest nationwide jeweler, has filed for Chapter 11bankruptcy in Texas, according to a court document. Houston-based BBB Group estimated both assets andliabilities of up to $50,000...
Retail Nov 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Firestar
Nirav Modi Assets Set for Vegas Auction
A selection of jewelry and intellectual property belonging to Nirav Modi’s FirestarDiamond and Fantasy businesses will be up for auction at the JCK Las Vegas show. The sale will feature $3.5 million worth of Nirav Modi jewelry,...
Retail May 29, 2019 Rapaport News
National Bank of Fujairah Antwerp launch April 201
Dubai’s NBF Enters Antwerp Lending Market
The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) has launched arepresentative office in Antwerp as it looks to expand its business lending toestablished diamond traders. The Dubai-based bank targets wholesalers with secure sourcesof income and solid product...
Financial-Legal Apr 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Nirav Modi
Nirav Modi Arrested in London
Fugitive jeweler Nirav Modi was arrested in central LondonTuesday on behalf of Indian authorities, the city’s police said. Modi will appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court Wednesday, the Metropolitan Police said in a statement. The diamond mogul,...
Retail Mar 20, 2019 Rapaport News
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Newspaper Tracks Down Nirav Modi
Fugitive Indian diamantaire Nirav Modi is living an upscale life in London and running a diamond business there, according to a reportby UK newspaper The Telegraph. The publication tracked down Modi to a GBP 8 million ($10.4million) apartment in London’s West...
Financial-Legal Mar 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Loupe & Polished diamonds
Diamond Prices Slide as Year Begins with Caution
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 5, 2019, Las Vegas … Polished-diamond prices softened in January as US restocking proved slower than expected after the holiday season, and as Far East buyers took vacation ahead of the Chinese New...
Polished Markets Feb 05, 2019 Rapaport
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Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds wentmainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the US Federal TradeCommission (FTC) relaxed its rules for describing lab-grown diamonds, andthe likes of Macy’s and JCPenney started...
Polished Markets Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Modi Marilyn Monroe
‘Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend’ Nets $50K
A brand-management company that owns the Marilyn Monroeestate has bought the trademark rights to “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”at an auction of assets belonging to Nirav Modi’s US businesses.ABG Intermediate Holdings, which trades as Authentic BrandsGroup (ABG),...
Marketing Oct 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Nirav Modi
Trustee to Sell Off Modi’s US Assets
The trustee for Indian fugitive Nirav Modi’s US assets willauction inventory and intellectual property belonging to his US jewelrybusinesses in the coming months. Over $15 million in diamond jewelry from Firestar Diamondand Fantasy, as well as $1 million...
Financial-Legal Sep 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Nirav Modi
US Firms Aided $4B Modi Fraud, Probe Finds
Nirav Modi’s US jewelry businesses were directly involved in the Indian fugitive’s alleged billion-dollar bank fraud, a court examiner has concluded. Mihir Bhansali, the CEO of Firestar Diamond, Fantasy and A. Jaffe, as well as Ajay Gandhi,...
Financial-Legal Aug 28, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Endless
H.K. Designs to Polish Endless Diamond Brand
H.K. Designs has signed an agreement with Fantasy DiamondCorp. to be the exclusive manufacturer of the Endless Diamond collection.The Endless design is based on the patented Touch Set setting, in which very little metal is used, enabling the...
Retail Aug 15, 2018 Rapaport News
Samuels Jewelers
Samuels Jewelers Files for Bankruptcy
Alleged Indian fraudster Mehul Choksi’s US jewelry chain hasfiled for Chapter 11 protection, according to court papers. Samuels Jewelers has brought in liquidators to begin sellingits assets so it can pay off debt, theTuesday filing at the District...
Retail Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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Indian Banks Slash Lending by 10%
Bank financing to India’s gem and jewelry sector has fallenat least 10% since April 1 due to stricter lending conditions, according to the trade’s export-promotion body.Credit providers tightened their rules after allegations inJanuary that...
Financial-Legal Jul 24, 2018 Rapaport News
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Paramount Acquires A. Jaffe for $5M
Paramount Jewels has bought New York-based jewelry supplier A. Jaffefor $5.2 million, according to court documents.A. Jaffe is part of Nirav Modi’s business empire along withhis other US jewelry companies, Firestar Diamond and Fantasy. Paramount...
Financial-Legal Jul 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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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 final bids in the auction of the company. Unique Designs has offered $725,983 in cash, according to a motion filed...
Retail Jul 15, 2018 Rapaport News
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India Seeks Interpol’s Help in Hunt for Modi
Indian authorities have called on Interpol to help trackdown Nirav Modi, according to Reuters, following reports the fugitive jeweleris in the UK. The nation’s federal law-enforcement agency has asked the internationalpolice organization to issue a “red...
Financial-Legal Jun 13, 2018 Rapaport News
Gemfields
Nirav Modi Crisis Hits Gemfields
Proceeds slumped at Gemfields’ May auction ofhigher-quality rough emeralds as the Nirav Modi fraud case hurt Indian demand,the miner reported last week. Most of the company’s emerald clients are based in India,where the gemstone...
Gemstones May 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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US Court Stalls $8M Sale of A. Jaffe
The sale of A. Jaffe’s assets to Parag Diamonds is off forthe time being.The “sale motion” — a proposal to auction off A. Jaffe — has been withdrawn, according to a court notice the company’s lawyers filed last week. Parag, also...
Financial-Legal May 24, 2018 Rapaport News
Firestar
Parag Buys A. Jaffe’s Assets at Auction
A US court has named Parag Diamonds as thesuccessful bidder for the assets of A. Jaffe, one of Nirav Modi’s jewelrybrands. Four prospective purchasers attended the auction on May 3,participating in several rounds of bidding, according to a filing with the...
Financial-Legal May 09, 2018 Rapaport News
India
India Trade Looks to Ease Banks’ Concerns
India’s diamond industry is working to produceguidelines for banks to reduce their risks when lending to the trade. The nation’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has beencollaborating with the government and lenders...
Financial-Legal May 01, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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