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Forevermark
Forevermark Targets Key European Markets
Forevermark ismaking a play for the European market, after achieving significant retail growth last year. The De Beers brand has signed an exclusive licensing deal with German jeweler Heinz Mayer to sell products in thekey...
Retail Mar 22, 2018 Rapaport News
Vicenzaoro 150
Good Turnout at Italy’s VicenzaOro
Attendancewas strong at the January edition of VicenzaOro, spurring confidence that Italy’s gold-jewelry exports would improve in 2018.Risingproduction and consumption of gold jewelry signaled a favorable outlook for thesector, said Lorenzo Cagnoni, president of organizer Italian...
Retail Jan 24, 2018 David Brough
Damiani Sees Jump in Retail Sales 150
Damiani Revenue Up Amid Retail Growth
Damiani Group saw sales edge up in the fiscal first half as theItalian jeweler expanded its retail business in markets outside its homecountry. Total revenue climbed 0.2% to $85.7 million (EUR 69.9million) year on year in the...
Retail Jan 23, 2018 Rapaport News
Swiss watches Rolex Breitling
Asia Keeps Swiss Watch Recovery on Track
Swiss watch exports grew in October as demand from key Asianmarkets continued its recent upward trend.Total shipments increased 9% year on year to $1.86 billion (CHF1.85 billion) for the month, according to data the Federation of the...
Watches Nov 21, 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
Jonathan Kendall IIDGR
De Beers: Making the Grade
Since earlier this year, De Beers’ gemological unit has beenpartnering with Asian retailers to offer its diamond-grading reports to jewelryconsumers. The miner’s International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) launched the program with Singapore’s...
Retail Sep 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Alex Popov
WDM Names Seven New Retail Members
Seven retailers have joined the World Diamond Mark (WDM)roster of authorized diamond dealers, enabling them to carry the scheme’ssymbol while committing to its code of practices.The new members of the WDM, the marketing effort of theWorld...
Retail Jul 11, 2017 Rapaport News
IGI Lab
IGI to Launch Associations in Italy
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will unveiltwo new organizations at a jewelry workshop it’s running in Italy this week.The first, the IGI Italy Association — which is behind theworkshop — will represent the Antwerp-based laboratory’s operations...
Technology Jun 13, 2017 Rapaport News
Forevermark polished diamond
Forevermark Inscribes Two-Millionth Diamond
Forevermark reached another milestone this month after a round brilliant-cut, 3.48-carat polished stone became the two-millionth diamond to be inscribed by the De Beers brand. The diamond, which bears the serial number “2,000,000,” originated in Namibia,...
Retail May 28, 2017 Rapaport News
Alrosa synthetics detector
ALROSA to Unveil Synthetics Detector
ALROSA will launch its synthetic-diamond detector in May atthe Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference in Syracuse, Italy.The portable machine screens loose polished diamonds andjewelry, identifying synthetics as well as treated stones or simulants. Three gemologists,...
Technology Mar 06, 2017 Rapaport News
Fiera di Vicenza  Rimini Fiera  , Italian Exhibiti
Fiera di Vicenza, Rimini Fiera Close Merger
Fiera di Vicenza and Rimini Fiera completed their merger to create Italian Exhibition Group (IEG). The new entity is now Italy’s largest trade show organizer, the companies said.The pair confirmed they were in talksearlier...
Polished Markets Nov 02, 2016 Rapaport News
Fiera Di Vicenza
Italian Trade Fair Organizers to Combine
Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza have agreed to merge and named the executives set to lead the combined company.The Italy-based trade-fair organizers approved the documentthat formally marks the beginning of their merger, according...
Polished Markets Jul 25, 2016 Rapaport News
Damiani
Damiani Back in the Black as Boutiques Shine
Damiani swung to a profit and sales increased in the pastfiscal year as a stronger performance by its directly managed boutiques inItaly outweighed a drop in wholesale revenue.The luxury group reported a net profit of $6.2 million (EUR5.6 million) for...
Retail Jun 16, 2016 Rapaport News
VicenzaOro Sign
Fiera di Vicenza, Rimini Fiera in Merger Talks
Fiera diVicenza, which manages and oversees the VicenzaOro jewelry shows, is in merger talkswith specialist trade-fair organizer Rimini Fiera.Theaim of the deal is to set up a national trade-show organizer, which willsubsequently be listed on the stock market, the...
Financial-Legal May 10, 2016 Rapaport News
VicenzaOro Sign
VICENZAORO Visitors +5% to 35K as More Non-Italian Buyers Attend
Total traffic at the VICENZAORO January trade show rose 5percent to more than 35,000 visitors as international interest increased,according to the event’s organizers.The fair inVicenza, Italy, which was held fromJanuary 22 to 27, saw 19,381 buyers...
Marketing Feb 15, 2016 Rapaport News
Pomellato
Kering Appoints New CEO of Italy’s Pomellato
French luxury goodscompany Kering has appointed Sabina Belli as chief executive officer of thePomellato group, after acquiring the Italian jewelry brand in 2013.Belli, a former executive at LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton,will be responsible for the...
Retail Dec 16, 2015 Rapaport News
lvmh diamonds
LVMH Buys Stake in Italian Jeweler Repossi
French luxury retailer LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton hasacquired a minority stake in family-run Italian jeweler Repossi for anundisclosed sum.The partnership will enableRepossi to develop its distribution network while benefitting from LVMH’smanagerial know-how,...
Retail Dec 01, 2015 Rapaport News
Fiera Di Vicenza
Press Release: Fiera di Vicenza Introduces Boutique Show Concept
Press Release: The new year will see the launch by Fiera di Vicenza of VICENZAORO The Boutique Show, a revolutionary exhibition format developed by the company for the gold and jewelry industries that assembles exhibitors...
Marketing Jan 09, 2015 VICENZAORO
Damiani
Damiani Seeks to Invest in India
Italian jewelry brand Damiani has filed an application with the Indian government to invest in the country as a single-brand retail business.A government document showed that Damiani India Private Ltd. filed the application with the...
Retail Aug 14, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
Fiera di Vicenza & DWTC Sign Pact
Fiera di Vicenza Signs Pact With Dubai's DWTC
Fiera di Vicenza, an Italy-based exhibition management company, signed a cooperation ‎agreement with Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), which enables Fiera di Vicenza to act as the center's representative for jewelry, gold and watch‎making at the exhibition...
Marketing May 18, 2012 Dilipp S Nag
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