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Cartier Bracelet to Lead Sotheby’s Geneva Sale
An Art Deco Cartier bracelet from a prominent femalecollector is set to go under the hammer for $2 million to $3 million atSotheby’s November Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels sale in Geneva. The center stone is a 47.07-carat, royal-blue Burmesesapphire with...
Polished Markets Aug 29, 2019 Rapaport News
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China Lifts Richemont Jewelry Revenue
Sales at Richemont’s jewelry brands increased 10% in the first fiscalquarter, as lower value-added tax and customs duties drove purchases in mainland China,the luxury retailer said Thursday. Proceeds from the group’s largest product category...
Retail Jul 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Christie’s Breaks Records with $109M Auction
Christie’s Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence sale broughtin more than $109 million, the highest total for any auction featuring Indianart. The top lot was a Belle Époque brooch, created by Cartier in 1912, which...
Polished Markets Jun 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Richemont
Sales Rise at Cartier, Van Cleef
Jewelry sales at Richemont — the owner of Cartier and VanCleef & Arpels — increased 10% in the past fiscal year, with growth in all regions and channels. Proceeds from the category rose to EUR 7.08 billion...
Retail May 19, 2019 Rapaport News
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Cartier, Van Cleef Sue Alleged Counterfeiter
Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels have filed a lawsuitagainst a Florida jeweler, claiming willful infringement on a number of theluxury jewelers’ famous trademarked collections. Scott King Inc., registered for business as Florida Diamond Brokers andKing...
Financial-Legal May 13, 2019 Rapaport News
Watches of Switzerland
Watches of Switzerland to Go Public
Watches of Switzerland will proceed with an initial publicoffering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange in an effort to reduce its debt and support growth.The UK-based luxury-watch retailer plans to raise approximately GBP 155million ($201.6 million) by selling...
Retail May 13, 2019 Rapaport News
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Sotheby’s Garners $21.5M at New York Auctions
Two Sotheby’s New York auctions brought in a combined $21.5million Wednesday, with a blue-diamond ring achieving the top price. The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, 3.24-carat,fancy-intense-blue, VVS1-clarity diamond ring, flanked by two pear-shapeddiamonds, fetched $2.3...
Polished Markets Apr 18, 2019 Rapaport News
Jonker diamond
Rare 25ct. Diamond to Lead Christie’s Geneva
A storied diamond connected to the Oppenheimer family will be among the top lots at next month’sGeneva auction at Christie’s, with a presale estimate of $2.5 million to $3.5million. The rectangular-cut, 25.27-carat, D-color Jonker V ring will go underthe hammer...
Polished Markets Apr 07, 2019 Rapaport News
Sothebys NY
Sotheby’s to Auction 3ct. Blue
A fancy-intense-blue diamond ring with an estimate of $2.5million to $3 million is on track to be the top seller at Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction in NewYork next month. The cut-cornered square modified brilliant-cut, 3.24-caratstone, flanked by two pear-shaped diamonds, will go under...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Christies
Blue Twin Diamonds to Lead Christie’s NY
A twin-stone blue diamond ring will be the top lot at nextmonth’s Christie’s New York auction, with a presale estimate of $6 million to $8million. The piece, bearing two pear modified brilliant-cut, fancy-vivid-blue, VS2-clarity diamonds weighing 3.06...
Polished Markets Mar 24, 2019 Rapaport News
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Tiffany Provides Glimpse into Future Store Design
With Tiffany & Co. refurbishing its flagship store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, there is a buzz of speculation on how the retailer plans to make the shop more interactive and appealing to millennials, as it has vowed to do....
Retail Mar 19, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Oscars
Lady Gaga Wears Yellow Tiffany Diamond to Oscars
Actress and singer Lady Gaga sported a 128.54-carat yellowdiamond and platinum Tiffany necklace at the 91st Academy Awardsshow Sunday night. The Oscar winner wore the 141-year-old cushion-cut TiffanyDiamond — which originated in the Kimberley...
Polished Markets Feb 25, 2019 Rapaport News
JA
Jewelers of America Hires Membership Chief
Jewelers of America (JA) has appointed Regina Ciarleglio asits new director of membership, the trade association said Friday. Ciarleglio, who will oversee JA’s membershipdevelopment and retention, has more than 25 years of experience in the...
Polished Markets Jan 27, 2019 Rapaport News
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Trade Sees Three New Appointments
Three industry members have found homes in executivepositions at Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA), Jewelers Mutual Insurance Group and RoyalAsscher. Steven Kaiser was elected chairperson of the JSA board,replacing Stewart Wicht, the recently retired...
Polished Markets Jan 21, 2019 Rapaport News
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Chow Tai Fook Sales Dip on Economic Slowdown
Chow Tai Fook followed a string of major retailers that have noted a slowdown in greater China as the jeweler's same-store sales fell in the three months that ended December 31. “A decline in same-store sales was recorded...
Retail Jan 15, 2019 Rapaport News
Richemont Cartier
China Drives Richemont Growth
Richemont’s jewelry sales increased 9% in the third fiscal quarter,as strong growth in the Asia Pacific region offset weakness in Europe and the Middle East. Jewelry proceeds from Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpelsrose...
Retail Jan 13, 2019 Rapaport News
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3ct. Blue Sells for $1.4M at Fortuna
Fortuna recorded its largest auction to date as a blue diamond ring fetched $1.4 million in New York earlier this month. The pear-shaped, 3.05-carat, fancy-intense-blue, SI2-claritydiamond ring surrounded by pink diamonds had a presale estimate of $1.2...
Polished Markets Dec 13, 2018 Rapaport News
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Tiffany Scores with Wealthier Immigrants
Tiffany & Co., Swarovski and Pandora are the preferred jewelry brands among more affluent immigrants in the US, according to a survey by MVI Marketing. Researchers asked 702 Asian-American, Hispanic and Latino-American consumers with...
Polished Markets Dec 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Christie’s NY
8ct. Bulgari Blue Diamond to Lead Christie’s NY
A Bulgari diamond ring will be the top lot at next month’s Christie’s New York auction, with a presale estimate of $13 million to $18 million. The cushion-cut, 8.08-carat, fancy-vivid-blue piece will go under the hammer at the...
Polished Markets Nov 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Richemont
Richemont Sales Up Despite Asia Concerns
Richemont’s jewelry sales increased 12% in the first fiscalhalf, though signs of weakening in Asia raised investor concerns.Jewelry proceeds at Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels rose to EUR 2.45 billion ($2.77billion) in the six months...
Retail Nov 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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