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Ex-Dominion CEO to Launch Lab-Grown Venture
The former CEO of Dominion Diamond Mines is launching alab-grown-diamond venture targeting the bridal market, the Financial Timesreported. Patrick Evans’s company will produce synthetic stones at aUS location with access to cheap solar power,...
Technology Jan 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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Engagement-Ring Prices Stable at $3.4K
The price of engagement and wedding rings in the US hasn’tchanged much since last year, according to data that research group The WeddingReport released Monday.The average groom spent $3,406 on a ring for the proposalduring the...
Retail Jun 12, 2017 Rapaport News
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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
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De Beers: Women Self-Purchasing More Diamonds
Millennials are increasingly buying diamond jewelry forthemselves, helping drive retail sales in the US to record levels, according toresearch by De Beers.Sales of bridal jewelry have been stable in markets wherethere is a tradition of giving engagement rings, but other...
Retail Jun 04, 2017 Rapaport News
Signet Shares Advance on Upbeat Sales Forecast
Signet Jewelers increased its full-year earnings guidance asresults were better than anticipated in the third fiscal quarter. The retailer’sshare price rose about 4 percent early Tuesday following the announcement.Profit jumped 13 percent to $17...
Retail Nov 22, 2016 Rapaport News
‘Ever Us’ Sales Lift Signet’s 1Q Revenue
Signet Jewelers reported sales increased in the first fiscalquarter off the back of a stronger performance by select branded bridal anddiamond fashion jewelry.Revenue rose 3.2 percent to $1.58 billion in the threemonths that ended April 30,...
Retail May 29, 2016 Rapaport News
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Fairtrade Activist and U.K. Jeweler Valerio Debuts Socially Conscious Brand
Fairtrade activist and U.K. jeweler Greg Valerio has introduced a new brand that is touted as luxury jewelry “made from the most socially conscious, environmentally responsible and desirable metals and gems on the planet,"...
Fair Trade Oct 20, 2015 Rapaport News
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Blue Nile, Zac Posen Create a Collection of Fine Jewelry
Blue Nile Inc. and fashion designer Zac Posen announced a partnership to create an exclusive collection of engagement rings and fine jewelry that will debut in November. The online jeweler will feature Truly Zac Posen...
Retail Oct 15, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Jewellery Channel to Air 'The Wedding Show' in March
The Jewellery Channel (TJC) in the U.K. scheduled a special programming event called ''The Wedding Show'' for its viewers on March 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., featuring a collection of bridal themed jewelry and gemstones. The...
Marketing Mar 14, 2014 Jeff Miller
Gabriel & Co. Debuts Amavida Jewelry Collection
Gabriel & Co. launched its Amavida bridal jewelry collection this month, which is described as a fashion-forward assortment of engagement rings and fine jewelry, including earrings, bracelets and necklaces. Amavida is made with platinum, 18-karat...
Manufacturing Mar 14, 2014 Jeff Miller
PGI, Colin Cowie Partner to Promote Platinum Jewelry
Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA) and wedding planner Colin Cowie have partnered to promote platinum jewelry. Cowie, pictured, will illustrate the qualities of platinum as they relate to bridal jewelry through his activities such...
Marketing Apr 19, 2013 Jeff Miller
Platinum Guild International
Jewelers Report Strong Gains in Platinum Bridal Sales
Press Release: A recent sentiment survey conducted by GfK Retail and Technology USA commissioned by Platinum Guild International (PGI-USA), reports strong gains in platinum bridal jewelry sales for 2012, with 77 percent of retailers reporting same...
Manufacturing Mar 19, 2013 PGI
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