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HRD Antwerp
HRD Grades First Lab-Grown All-Diamond Ring
HRD Antwerp has graded the first wearable ringmade completely of lab-grown diamond, it claims. Synthetics producer Dutch Diamond Technologies (DD) created the 3.87-carat, E-color, VVS2-clarity piece from a 155-carat rough chemical vapor deposition...
Polished Markets Feb 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's lab grown
Apple Exec’s Lab-Grown Ring Sells at Sotheby’s
A ring made entirely from lab-grown diamond sold for$256,250 at Sotheby’s on Wednesday, beating its presale estimate. The ring doesn’t exist yet and doesn’t have a fixed caratweight, as Diamond Foundry, its manufacturer, will craft...
Mining Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Millennials
Opinion: Multifaceted Millennials
The future of our industry will depend on our success in enrolling the largest living generation: the millennials. Millennials are, in fact, one of the largest generations in history, and they are about to enter their spending...
Retail Nov 16, 2017 Sally Morrison
apple
Apple Wearables on Par with Fortune 500
Apple Watch sales almost doubled in the last fiscal quarter,the technology company said this week, dropping its biggest hint yet about the size ofits wearables business.The smartphone maker has so far been...
Watches May 03, 2017 Rapaport News
Apple gold watch
Apple Discontinues 18k-Gold Luxury Smartwatch
Apple’s $17,000 gold smartwatch failed to make it to its latestrange unveiled in San Francisco last week, a signal of the technology company’sretreat from the luxury timepieces category.“Apple is making an admission that it’s not a luxury productin watches,”...
Watches Sep 12, 2016 Rapaport News
swiss watch
Swiss Watch Exports Slump in March
Swiss watch exports plunged 16 percent in March as orders from Hong Kong and the U.S. slumped, evoking memories of the financial crisis amid a widening threat from smartwatches. “The deterioration in Swiss watch exports since...
Watches Apr 24, 2016 Rapaport News
smartwatch
Smartwatch Shipments Overtake Swiss Watches for ‘First Time Ever’
Global smartwatch shipmentsoutnumbered those of Swiss watches for the first time ever in the final quarterof 2015 as the market for the electronic timepieces soared.Shipments of smartwatches increased more than fourfold to 8.1 millionunits in the...
Watches Feb 23, 2016 Rapaport News
Press Release
RapNet Show Listings Connect Buyers and Sellers at IIJS 2015
PRESS RELEASE, July 30, 2015, New York: RapNet is pleased to announce, in partnership with GJEPC, that the popular RapNet Show Listings service is now available for this year’s India International Jewellery Show taking...
Technology Jul 30, 2015 Rapaport
mayer watt
Press Release: Colored Gemstone App for Those On the Go
Press Release: Mayer & Watt released the first commercial colored gemstone app for Apple and Android. Mayer & Watt, a coloredgemstone dealer that specializes in fine-quality gemstones, has released the veryfirst commercial...
Technology Mar 09, 2015 Mayer & Watt
smartwatch
MMT, Swiss Partners to Launch Smartwatches Powered by MotionX
Manufacture Modules Technologies (MMT) of Geneva, a Swiss joint venture between Fullpower Technologies of California and Union Horlogere Holdings, launched the MotionX Horological Smartwatch Open Platform. Fullpower will create and manage the schematic...
Watches Feb 27, 2015 Jeff Miller
apple
Apple Debuts the Personal Device Apple Watch
Apple unveiled the Apple Watch, a personal device that features new technologies and what the company describes as a pioneering user interface that honors the rich tradition of precision watchmaking. Apple Watch uses a specially...
Watches Sep 10, 2014 Jeff Miller
DTC Box
Influencing Change
De Beers is talking about change, urging the trade to be proactive in dealing with a persistently uncertain and volatile market environment. While the company has directed its message to the diamond industry at large, and specifically to sightholders,...
Rough Markets Sep 05, 2014 Avi Krawitz
tag heuer
Apple Recruits Tag Heuer Executive for iWatch Launch
TAG Heuer's vice president of sales, Patrick Pruniaux, left the Swiss luxury watch brand to take up a new position at Apple on July 7, Reuters reported. Tag Heuer is owned by luxury goods group LVMH. A Tag Heuer spokesperson...
Watches Jul 06, 2014 Deena Taylor
Apple Hong Kong Store
The Apple Effect
The recent protests against the labor conditions at tech giant Apple’s manufacturing facilities in China should serve as a wake-up call for the diamond industry. At the end of the day, ill-advised corporate social responsibility and...
Rough Markets Feb 17, 2012 Avi Krawitz
shopping app
Blue Nile Launches New Mobile App
Blue Nile launched its new mobile shopping application available in Apple's App Store. The new app has been updated with an enhanced engagement ring shopping platform and access to the company's full jewelry...
Technology Jul 12, 2011 Jeff Miller
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