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Signet Revenue Drops in First Quarter
Signet Jewelers has lowered its sales outlook for the restof the year, after revenue fell in the first fiscal quarter. Total sales declined 3.3% to $1.43 billion in the threemonths ending May 4, the...
Retail Jun 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Alrosa colored diamond polished
Alrosa to Sell Directly to Consumers
Alrosa is launching a source-of-origin program that will enable dealers and consumers to buy polished diamonds with detailed provenance information.The Russian miner will create an “electronic passport” for each diamond on a new website, diamonds.alrosa.ru, presenting...
Retail Jun 04, 2019 Rapaport News
James Allen synthetic
Signet Enters Lab-Grown Market
James Allen has launched sales of lab-grown diamonds,marking parent company Signet Jewelers’ entry into the synthetics market. The e-commerce business, which Signet acquired in 2017,now gives consumers the option of “earth-created” or “lab-created” stones...
Retail May 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Show - Rapaport Polished Diamonds 150
Webinar: The Way Forward in a Slow Market
What’s the current state of the rough, polished and retail markets?Avi Krawitz, Rapaport’s Senior Analyst and News Editor, analyzes the key trendsin this hour-long webinar. Click here for more.
Polished Markets Apr 18, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Peder Tuborgh
Pandora Chairman Quits Amid Reshuffle
Pandora chairman Peder Tuborgh is set to leave the Danishjewelry maker. This comes just one month after the company appointed veteranconsumer-brand executive Alexander Lacik as its new CEO. These significant leadership changes form...
Retail Mar 14, 2019 Rapaport News
Time to reengage with bridal
Time for the Trade to Reengage with Bridal
There’s a caveat that Stephen Lussier emphasizes when marketing diamonds to millennials as a symbol of love. The industry needs to recognize that love may not entail the formality of marriage, the De Beers head of marketing stressed in an interview...
Marketing Mar 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
Lightbox
De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments
De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics traders pushing for full transparency in the sector.The company’s synthetics brand, Lightbox, applies post-growth enhancements to its...
Retail Feb 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Reuven Kaufman podcast
Podcast: The New York View
Rapaport News caught up with Reuven Kaufman, president of New York’s Diamond Dealers Club (DDC), to gauge the mood in the US trade at the start of 2019.Retailers had a good holiday season, but have been wary about...
Polished Markets Jan 31, 2019 Rapaport News
Tiffany
Podcast: Good Holiday, Bad Holiday
The first Rapaport Diamond Podcast Short looks at theholiday season just gone, following a mixed bag of sales results from themajors.Signet Jewelers and Tiffany & Co. both reported a dropin revenues for the crucial...
Retail Jan 22, 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
Macy's
Fine Jewelry a Bright Spot for Macy’s
Macy’s noted strong sales of higher-end jewelry during theholiday season, though lower-priced items were weaker. Fine jewelry was one of seven categories the retailerhighlighted for their positive performances during November and December.However,...
Retail Jan 10, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Foundry
Diamond Foundry Hikes Output, Prices
Diamond Foundry is increasing its production more than tenfoldand raising wholesale prices 15%, as it predicts an uptick in demand forlab-grown diamonds. The company believes there is a shortage ofsynthetic-diamond supply while consumer interest in the product is rising....
Polished Markets Jan 09, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Zoara
E-Commerce Site Zoara Closes
Dalumi Group has shut down Zoara, its jewelry retail platform,the Israel-based diamond company said.The e-commerce page stopped accepting purchases on January 1,and will complete and ship remaining orders in the next few...
Retail Jan 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Titan
Titan Records Growth over Diwali Season
Same-store jewelry sales at Titan Company grew during the thirdfiscal quarter, signaling strong demand for branded jewelry during the Diwali and Dussehra festivalperiod, the Indian retailer said. “Customer demand was buoyant...
Retail Jan 06, 2019 Rapaport News
HK
Hong Kong Luxury Sees Rare Drop
Retail sales of jewelry and other luxury items in Hong Kongdeclined for the first time in 17 months as global economic uncertainties impacted consumer sentiment.Revenues from jewelry, watches, clocks and other valuablegifts dropped 3.9% to HKD...
Retail Jan 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Stocks 2018.
Four Trends from a Tough Year for Stocks
Diamond-related shares mainly fell in 2018, in line with aglobal stock-market downturn. Investors fretted about trade tensions, uncertainconsumer demand and the impact of the US Federal Reserve raising interest ratesin December. The S&P 500...
Financial-Legal Jan 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lightbox
De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launcha line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox Jewelrystarted selling the products online in September, and it’s now looking atexpansion options.The main opportunity to develop...
Retail Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook Joins De Beers Blockchain
De Beers has expanded its blockchain initiative into theAsian retail sector by signing up Chow Tai Fook, the largest diamond jeweler inthe region. Chow Tai Fook’s participation will enable De Beers to extendthe reach of the...
Technology Dec 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Signet breach
Signet Fixes Data Issue at Kay, Jared
Signet Jewelers has repaired a configuration bug on theorder pages of subsidiaries Kay and Jared that accidentally exposed the personalinformation of customers who purchased online. A Jared customer contacted Signet last month after noting hecould...
Retail Dec 05, 2018 Rapaport News
Tiffany
Diamond Brands Shun Traditional Holiday Ads
Diamond advertising has well and truly departed fromtraditional styles, this year’s holiday commercials suggest. Gone are the daysof the De Beers campaigns targeting men buying a diamond for his fiancée.The major retailers...
Retail Dec 05, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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