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U.K. Bans Directors From Three Diamond Investment Schemes
The Insolvency Service (TIS) of the U.K. disqualified three directors of Cohen Stones Ltd., Imperial Assets Solutions Ltd. and Tudor Global Ltd. from a "director" role at any firm for more than a decade after...
Financial-Legal Jul 24, 2015 Jeff Miller
NRF Lowers U.S. Retail Sales Growth Projection for 2015
The National Retail Federation (NRF) lowered the outlook for U.S. retail sales from an earlier forecast growth of 4.1 percent to 3.5 percent, citing unexpectedly slow growth during the first half of the year....
Research Jul 22, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Retailers Cite Facebook as a Top Customer Acquisition Marketing Tool
Social media, particularly Facebook, has grown more important to U.S. retailers for engaging with and attracting new customers, according to the "State of Retailing Online 2015," conducted by Shop.org, Forrester Research Inc. and Bizrate...
Research Jul 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Tytin Jewelry Founder Tina Chan Receives the Carelle-WJA 2015 Grant
The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) Foundation awarded its $5,000 annual Carelle-WJA Grant to Tina Chan of Tytin Jewelry in Chicago. Chan anticipates using the funds toward making her newly opened store a leading force...
Marketing Jul 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
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JA Schedules Marketing and Business Seminars in New York on July 26, 27
Jewelers of America (JA) will present professional seminars on July 26 and 27 during the JA New York summer show at Javits Center that are designed to help retailers focus their strategic marketing plans on millennials, learn about...
Research Jul 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
Bovet 1822 Unveils Limited Edition Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso IV
Pascal Raffy of Bovet 1822, along with DIMIER 1738 Manufactures, unveiled the Amadeo® Fleurier Virtuoso IV, a new reference to the Tourbillon Virtuoso, which debuted in 2013. Amadeo Fleurier Virtuoso IV features jumping hours, indicated...
Watches Jul 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Peregrine Diamonds Begins Summer Development Program at Chidliak
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd.'s independent review by Mineral Services Canada Inc., highlighted an approximately 1 million tonne resource expansion opportunity for Chdliak's CH-6 kimberlite. Any resource expansion at CH-6, coupled with the scale of the maiden...
Mining Jul 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
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GIA's New York Career Fair Expects 50 Industry Firms to Attend
Nearly 50 diamond and jewelry firms, including Tiffany & Co., CIRCA and Cartier, have registered for the Gemological Institute of America's (GIA) career fair to be held on July 27 at the Javits Center in New York City....
Research Jul 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
Diamcor Generates Sales of $455K in 1Q
Diamcor Mining Inc. held one rough diamond tender during its first fiscal-quarter that ended on June 30, resulting in the sale of 2,856.24 carats for $455,228, yielding an average price of $159.38 per carat. Approximately...
Mining Jul 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
Amfitheatrof Reinterprets Three Tiffany & Co. Collections for Fall
Tiffany & Co.'s design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, reinterpreted three signature collections for the fall 2015: Tiffany Victoria, Tiffany Bow and Tiffany Infinity. The designer's intent was to bring out the strengths...
Marketing Jul 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Xcel Agrees to Acquire C. Wonder
Xcel Brands Inc. agreed to acquire the C. Wonder brand, including trademarks, designs and intellectual property rights. Xcel is a brand development and media company that owns Judith Ripka, Issac Mizrahi, H by Halston and H Halston...
Retail Jul 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
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India's Polished Diamond Exports -2% in June
India's polished diamond exports fell 2.2 percent year on year to $1.854 billion in June, according to provisional data from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council. Trading volume fell 6.8 percent to 2.626 million...
Rough Markets Jul 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
WJA Awards Scholarships to 11 Students
The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) awarded $21,000 in scholarships to 11 students attending trade school and college degree programs for jewelry making and design in the fall 2015 and spring 2016 school year. This...
Marketing Jul 17, 2015 Jeff Miller
U.S. Jewelry Price Index Falls 3% in June
The U.S. consumer price index (CPI) for jewelry dropped 3.1 percent year on year to 165.43 points in June, which was the lowest reading for the month since 2010. Meanwhile, the CPI for...
Research Jul 17, 2015 Jeff Miller
Chrono24 Secures $23M in New Capital
Luxury watch marketplace Chrono24 secured a $22.8 million series A investment from private equity firm Insight Venture Partners. Chrono24 intends to use the funding to open new sales and customer service offices in the U.S....
Watches Jul 17, 2015 Jeff Miller
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WDT, Naughty Diamonds, Rajas Rathna and Michael Hill Receive Trademarks
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the trademark "Arctic Circle Diamonds" to Worldwide Diamond Trademarks (WDT) Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada on July 7 with registration number 4766841. Worldwide Diamond applied for the...
Financial-Legal Jul 17, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Michael Hill's FY Sales +3% to $366M
Michael Hill International reported that sales rose 3.4 percent year on year to $366 million (AUD 495.6 million) for the year that ended on June 30. Same-store sales improved only 0.7 percent. In Australia,...
Financial-Legal Jul 17, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Lucara's July Rough Diamond Tender Achieves $69M
Lucara Diamond Corp.'s July tender of exceptional stones achieved $68.7 million, or $41,028 per carat. The tender featured 14 single stone lots from Karowe production, all of which were sold. A 341.90-carat, type IIa rough...
Rough Markets Jul 17, 2015 Jeff Miller
Swatch Group's 1H Sales +2%, Profit -19%
Swatch Group's sales rose 2.2 percent year on year to $4.4 billion (CHF 4.192 billion) during the first half of 2015. Profit fell 19.4 percent to $572 million (CHF 548 million). In the company's watches...
Watches Jul 16, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Dominion Diamond Shareholders Elect Board of Directors
Shareholders of Dominion Diamond Corporation elected all nominees presented for election to board of directors at the 2015 annual meeting. The mining company's board includes Graham G. Clow, Robert A. Gannicott, Daniel Jarvis, Tom Kenny, Manuel...
Mining Jul 15, 2015 Jeff Miller
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