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Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show
Diamond traders have raised concerns ahead of next month’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, as mass protests have caused chaos and dented local demand. The show will still take place as planned,...
Polished Markets Aug 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Mary-Lou Keen
AGTA Show Manager Keen to Retire
Mary Lou Keen, trade-show manager at theAmerican Gem Trade Association (AGTA), is retiring after three decades at the organization. Keen has been responsible for developing AGTA’s presenceat a range of national events — including the AGTA...
Polished Markets Jul 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Julius Klein 22-carat yellow diamond ring at 2019
Video Blog: Insights from AGS Conclave
Watch the third installment of our video blog from the American Gem Society’s annual Conclave in Seattle, Washington. Avi Krawitz, Rapaport News Editor andSenior Analyst, discusses what’s unique about the event, and...
Polished Markets Apr 11, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Swatch
Swatch Group Calls Time on Baselworld
Swatch Group has quit Baselworld, arguing the watch andjewelry show is no longer relevant and its organizers are not interested inchanging it for the better.The Swiss group, whose 18 brands include Omega, Tissot andHarry...
Watches Jul 30, 2018 Rapaport News
GemGeneve
GemGenève Show Wins Industry Hearts and Minds
Within 48hours of its Thursday opening, exhibitors were already hailing the GemGenève tradefair as a success.Words like “jolly,” “friendly” and “good vibe” peppered descriptions of the Geneva-based show, which welcomed 147 exhibitors spanning the...
Polished Markets May 13, 2018 Sonia Esther Soltani
Carat + 150
Elizabeth Hurley Bedazzles at Carat+
The Carat+ show opened on Sunday, helping to raisesentiment in the Antwerp diamond market. Exhibitors noted busy visitor traffic on the opening day,which culminated in the Carat+ Night event, featuring actress Elizabeth Hurleyas the guest...
Mining May 07, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport Partners with Carat+ 2018 150
Rapaport Partners with Carat+ 2018
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, February 28, 2018, New York… Rapaporthas signed an agreement to be the official media partner for the Carat+ tradeshow taking place in Antwerp this May.As part of the deal, Rapaport Magazineand its...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2018 Rapaport
Baselworld
Baselworld Slashes Exhibitor Numbers in Half
About half as many exhibitors will attend the shorter 2018 Baselworldwatch-and-jewelry fair compared to this year, after organizers scaled back the annualshow in response to difficult market conditions.The upcoming March edition will feature only...
Watches Nov 15, 2017 Rapaport News
VicenzaOro 2017
VicenzaOro Signals Rise in Italian Jewelry Exports
Retailer trafficwas brisk at the September VicenzaOro, the last showcase of Italian gold andsilver jewelry before the festive season, with organizers reporting a rise inItalian precious jewelry exports.Italy’s exportsof precious jewelry increased 13%...
Polished Markets Sep 27, 2017 David Brough
HK show Sept 2016
Hong Kong Show Reflects Stable Diamond Market
Diamantaires left the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on Sunday relatively satisfied with trading in the loose-diamond section, as traffic increased during the five-day event. Buyer traffic rose from last year, and...
Polished Markets Sep 17, 2017 Mary Kavanagh, Avi Krawitz
Diamond Rings
Organizers Optimistic Ahead of Carat+ Opening
The company behind next week’s Carat+ event is hopefulthe fair will fill a gap in the trade-show scene as the world’s first purelydiamond-focused international exhibition.More than 2,000 visitors from 35 nationalities haveregistered to attend the show...
Polished Markets May 04, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Las Vegas Strip
Helzberg Diamonds to Receive DEF Award
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) will honor HelzbergDiamonds for its contribution to society, at an award ceremony in Las Vegas laterthis year.The retailer will receive the Diamonds Do Good CorporateLegacy of Philanthropy Award at a gala event on June...
Retail Mar 07, 2017 Rapaport News
Sparkle exhibition Surat
India’s Cash Policy Delays Surat Jewelry Fair
Gujarat authorities postponed the annual SparkleInternational gem and jewelry exhibition by a month as India’s demonetizationpolicy prevented visitors from attending the show in December.The 9th edition of the fair will now take place in Suratfrom January...
Polished Markets Dec 27, 2016 Rapaport News
Hong
Hong Kong Offers Some Hope to Cautious Trade
TheHong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair concluded Monday, with diamond traders relativelyoptimistic in the face of a cautious outlook for the upcoming holiday season.Demandin the Far East remains weak amid slower economic growth...
Polished Markets Sep 19, 2016 Rapaport News
Hong Kong September 2016 show
Positive Mood Amid Caution at Hong Kong Show
Sentiment among participants was mixed on the second day ofthe Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, with exhibitors reporting satisfactory,if not outstanding, business activity. “The first day was good but today...
Polished Markets Sep 14, 2016 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2013
JCK Shifts 2017 Vegas Show Days
Next year’s LUXURY and JCK Las Vegas jewelry shows willtake place on different days of the week from previous years to accommodatethose observing a Jewish holiday, the organizers announced.LUXURY, an exhibition for invited retailers, will...
Polished Markets Sep 07, 2016 Rapaport News
Hong Kong
New Jewelry Fair to Open in Hong Kong
The International Gem & Jewellery Festival (IGJF) willlaunch next week in Hong Kong, going head-to-head with the more established HongKong Jewellery & Gem Fair.Running from September 13 to 18 at the Central HarbourfrontEvent Space, the...
Polished Markets Sep 06, 2016 Rapaport News
India Diamond Week
India Diamond Week Draws Big Visitor Numbers
More than 60 exhibitors and “several hundred” buyersattended the fifth India Diamond Week at the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of NewYork this week.The event, organized by the DDC and India’s Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion...
Polished Markets Aug 25, 2016 Rapaport News
Waldorf Astoria NY
24 Karat Club to Leave Iconic Venue
The 24 KaratClub of the City Of New York will cease holding its annual Grand Banquetat the city’s Waldorf-AstoriaHotel after more than 100 years due to a renovation project at the venue.The 115th banquet on January 14,...
Polished Markets Aug 24, 2016 Rapaport News
Bruce Cleaver De Beers
De Beers to Launch India Marketing Campaign
De Beers signed an agreement with India’s Gem &Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) to run a marketing campaign duringthe nation’s key selling season this year.The memorandum of understanding is in line with the miner’s initiativesin the U.S....
Marketing Aug 08, 2016 Rapaport News
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