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Cutters Join Sarine’s Diamond Journey
Sarine Technologies has partnered with 14 diamond manufacturers on its Diamond Journey provenance program, enabling retailers to tap a growing resource of polished stones certified through the initiative. “We expect to have tens of thousands of documented diamonds...
Technology Jun 11, 2019 Rapaport News
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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
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US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned this week.State Department officials met with industry representatives on Monday to brief them on the plans.The possible rules...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Hires Tech Exec to Lead Blockchain
Tracr,De Beers’ blockchain platform, has appointed technology executive Jim Duffy to runthe next phase of the project’s development. Duffy (pictured) joins Tracr as general manager just as the platform is starting to grow inscale, the De Beers...
Technology Aug 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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Signet Joins De Beers’ Blockchain Trial
Signet Jewelers will become the first retailer to participate in De Beers’blockchain project for tracking diamonds. The platform, Tracr, which is still in its trial phase, providesa digital link from diamond production to retail. Every diamond...
Technology May 27, 2018 Rapaport News
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IBM Launches Blockchain for Jewelry
IBM has partnered with members of the diamond and jewelryindustry to create a blockchain platform for improving traceability.The technology giant will work with retailer HelzbergDiamonds and jewelry manufacturer Richline Group — both subsidiaries of WarrenBuffett’s...
Mining Apr 29, 2018 Rapaport News
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De Beers Is the New Kid on the Blockchain
Lastmonth, dozens gathered in midtown Manhattan to learn more about De Beers’Diamond Blockchain Initiative — a project that aims to underpin confidence indiamonds by creating permanent records for them. While most know blockchain asthe technology that underlies...
Technology Feb 15, 2018 Jennifer Heebner
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast: Episode 2
The Rapaport Diamond Podcast: Episode 2
In the second edition of In the Loupe, Rapaport’s editorial team discusses blockchain, omni-channelretail, and the debatable effectiveness of the Kimberley Process. Plus, aninterview with Jean-Marc Lieberherr, CEO of the Diamond Producers Association.Listen to the podcast...
Polished Markets Jan 28, 2018 Rapaport News
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Consumers Are Looking to the Source
When it comes to responsible sourcing, says MonicaStephenson, “diamonds are a tricky subject.” Stephenson is the founder of AnzaGems, which purchases colored gems directly from East African artisanal minersand gives a portion of its sales back to the...
Retail Dec 31, 2017 Anthony DeMarco
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De Beers Taps Blockchain for Diamond Tracking
De Beers is investing in blockchain technology that willenable the industry to trace a diamond’s entire transaction history. In a blockchain, a database stores every transaction thattakes place, as well as the order in which the deals occur, who is involved,and what...
Technology Dec 04, 2017 Rapaport News
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Birks Shows Canada Pride with Renard Line
Canadian jewelry retailer Birks Group has partnered withrough producer Stornoway Diamond Corporation to sell stones from the new Renardmine in Quebec.Birks launched a showcase of the first 200 diamonds from themine at its Montreal flagship...
Retail May 14, 2017 Rapaport News
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Tache Announces Arrival of Automated Melee Screening Device
Press Release: Taché announced to all of its clients and partners that the long-awaited automated melee screening device from De Beers has arrived at its office in Paris. The screening device is designed to verify the authenticity...
Polished Markets Jul 17, 2014 Tache
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