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Houruniverse
Baselworld Owner Creates New Trade Show
Baselworld owner MCH Group has established Houruniverse, a new trade fair for the watch, jewelry and gemstone industries that will run virtually throughout the year and feature an annual live event.Buyers and...
Polished Markets Jul 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Baselworld to Drop Name, Change Venue
Baselworld’s organizers are planning to change the event’s name, restructure its format and choose a new location following its falling-out with exhibitors and the cancellation of its January 2021 show.“The date of January 2021...
Watches May 19, 2020 Rapaport News
Bulgari store London
LVMH Pulls Out of Baselworld
LVMH has withdrawn its four watch and jewelry brands from the 2021 Baselworld show after several other industry heavyweights quit the event.Bulgari, TAG Heuer, Hublot and Zenith will instead take...
Watches Apr 20, 2020 Rapaport News
Rolex
Baselworld Mulls Its Future as More Brands Quit
Five major watch brands have pulled out of the 2021 Baselworld show, prompting organizers MCH Group to consider the event’s future.Rolex, Patek Philippe, Chanel, Chopard and Tudor will launch a new fair in Geneva...
Watches Apr 16, 2020 Rapaport News
Baselworld
Exhibitors Clash with Baselworld over Refund Policy
Exhibitors who had signed up for Baselworld’s 2020 show are frustrated over the fair’s choice of new dates and refund options after the show was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.Organizers MCH Group...
Polished Markets Apr 13, 2020 Rapaport News
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Self-Purchasing Females Choose Tiffany
Tiffany & Co. is the jewelry brand women are most likely to buy for themselves, MVI Marketing found in a survey.Some 35% of female consumers would spend their money on products from the luxury-jewelry brand, while...
Retail Feb 05, 2020 Rapaport News
eBay
eBay Lists Priciest Jewelry Sold Last Year
A 5.01-carat yellow-diamond ring was the most expensive piece of jewelry purchased on eBay in 2019, selling for $65,950.The piece, which is set on a gold band and flanked by 1-carat side stones, was one of two yellow diamonds...
Retail Jan 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Martin Siegel
Hamilton Jewelers Mourns Martin Siegel
Martin Siegel, the chairman of Hamilton Jewelers who wasinstrumental in growing the US retailer’s brand, died on December 17, thecompany announced. He was 86. Born in New Jersey, Siegel joined his father’sfine-jewelry business on leaving the army...
Retail Dec 19, 2019 Rapaport News
MBLM
Jewelers Top Luxury ‘Brand Intimacy’ Study
Rolex, Cartier and Tiffany & Co. have captured the top threespots in the luxury category when it comes to the emotional connectioncustomers have with a brand, according to a study of “brand intimacy.” The three jewelry brands...
Retail Nov 11, 2019 Rapaport News
Watches of Switzerland
Watches of Switzerland to Go Public
Watches of Switzerland will proceed with an initial publicoffering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in an effort to reduce its debt and support growth.The UK-based luxury-watch retailer plans to raise approximately GBP 155million ($201.6 million) by selling...
Retail May 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Breitling Navitimer watch
Breitling to Exit Baselworld Fair
Swiss luxury watchmaker Breitling will not return toBaselworld in 2020, and will instead focus on marketing through its ownplatform.Although the watch and jewelry exhibition proved successfulfor the company this year, the fair’s...
Retail Apr 16, 2019 Rapaport News
GEM Awards Jan 2019 Stewart Wicht
GEM Awards Honor Ex-Rolex USA Chief
Jewelers of America (JA) honored retailers, designers andjournalists at Friday’s GEM Awards in New York. Stewart Wicht, whoretired as CEO of Rolex Watch USA in December, picked up the LifetimeAchievement accolade in recognition of his contribution to the industry duringhis...
Retail Jan 16, 2019 Rapaport News
Baselworld
More Brands Quit Baselworld 2019
Three watchmakers have reportedly statedtheir intention to leave Baselworld following Swatch Group’s exit from the Swissshow. Zurich-based Maurice Lacroix will not participate in the 2019 event, a Baselworld spokespersonconfirmed to Rapaport News. Corum and...
Watches Oct 21, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Gem Awards Stewart Wicht
Rolex US Chief Earns Lifetime Award
Jewelers of America (JA) has named Rolex Watch USA CEOStewart Wicht as the recipient of its 2019 GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement. The GEM Awards honor the outstanding achievements ofindividuals or companies whose work...
Polished Markets Sep 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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Mayors Sale Saves Birks from Loss
Birks Group’s profit more than doubled in the past fiscalyear after the Canadian retailer sold subsidiary Mayors Jewelers. Profit grew to $11.7 million for the 12 months ending March31 from $4.9 million a year...
Retail Jul 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Phillips James Marks
Phillips Names New Watch Specialist
Phillips, together with its partner Bacs & Russo, hasappointed James Marks as international watch specialist to oversee thedepartment’s sourcing efforts, the auction house said Monday. Marks (pictured) comes from a finance background, andwas...
Polished Markets Jun 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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Jared to Offer Luxury Watch Trade-In
Jared The Galleria of Jewelry is launching a trade-inprogram for luxury watches at its US stores. Partnering with Crown & Caliber — an online marketplacefor pre-owned luxury timepieces — the jeweler will allow customers to exchangetheir watches for in-store...
Retail Apr 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Jewelers Respond to NGO’s Claims
Jewelers Hit Back at Human Rights Watch
Jewelers dismissed a Human Rights Watch (HRW) report which claimed companies and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) did not provide sufficient ethical sourcing guarantees.“We have reviewed the Human Rights Watch report...
Retail Feb 14, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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Jewelers’ Ethical Sourcing Below Par, Report Says
Jewelry and watch companies need to increase efforts toensure their supply chains are free of human-rights abuses, a campaign group cautioned in a report last week.“Many jewelers can do more to find out if their gold ordiamonds are...
Retail Feb 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Diamond Names to Get DEF Awards
DEF Reveals Diamonds Do Good Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor De Beers CEOBruce Cleaver, as well as Rolex and a Canadian regional government, at itsDiamonds Do Good awards event in Las Vegas in May. Cleaver, who has headed De Beers since July...
Mining Jan 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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