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Taiwan Plans Inaugural Intl. Jewelry Exhibit in Nov.
Taiwan will host its first international jewelry exhibition, the Taiwan Jeweler & Gem Fair, at the Taipei World Trade Center, Hall 3, from November 15 to 18. Besides showcasing internationally renowned jewelry companies, the...
Marketing Sep 04, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Apprentice Alum Partners with Timex for NYC Marathon
Entrepreneur and TV personality Bill Rancic, best known as the initial winner of NBC's "The Apprentice," will partner with Timex when he competes in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3. The watch...
Marketing Sep 04, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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National Associations Launch Anti-Patent Troll Campaign
In an attempt to recover from $80 billion bilked yearly by patent trolls, four associations joined forces today to launch a print and radio campaign asking Congress to stop this unethical business practice that effects many companies...
Financial-Legal Aug 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Sotheby's NY Jewels Auction Highlights Important Diamonds
Sotheby’s first autumn jewelry auction on September 24 in New York offers pieces from both estate and private collections, and includes a 19.51-carat, E, VVS2, type IIa emerald-cut diamond ring by Harry Winston from the family...
Retail Aug 26, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
L2 Says Companies Still Miss Digital Marketing Opportunities
Although companies are using multiple marketing platforms more than ever to engage their customers, many are still missing opportunities to influence brick-and-mortar sales and improve the customer experience, according to today's L2's Intelligence...
Marketing Aug 15, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
DGSE's 2Q Revenue +3%, Loss Narrows to $1M
Revenue for DGSE Companies Inc. rose 3.3 percent year on year to $29.5 million for the second quarter that ended on June 30. Cost of goods sold increased 2.8 percent to $25.4 million. The company...
Financial-Legal Aug 13, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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Mugabe's Re-Election May Signal Mining Troubles
The re-election of Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe may cause problems for the mining industry, according to a report by Business Monitor International (BMI), which warns that foreign investors may sour on the country due to the...
Mining Aug 13, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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Eid Al Fitr Spurs Jewelry Sales
Retailers were rewarded with an increase in sales during the Eid Al Fitr holiday weekend, with companies reporting a rise of about 5 percent to 20 percent compared with last year, according to Gulf News. Several jewelry stores were...
Retail Aug 13, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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Millenials Favor Mobile Luxury Ads
While advertising in traditional media may still be the best way to attract affluent Generation X and baby boomer consumer groups, especially given that magazines are the top influencer for those groups, The Shullman...
Marketing Aug 12, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Gili Opens Stores in Mumbai and Jaipur
India's first jewelry brand, Gili, opened new stores in Thane, Mumbai and Jaipur, bringing its total number of Indian retail outlets to 33. "With rising demand for diamond jewelry across cities, we have chosen malls that are strategically located to cater to the new consumer looking...
Retail Aug 07, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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De Beers Re-Opens Hong Kong and Macau Stores
De Beers Diamond Jewellers announced the re-opening of its Hong Kong and Macau stores following renovations. The refurbished stores feature De Beers' "The Jeweller of Light" concept, which utilizes a blend of glass and light to showcase...
Retail Aug 06, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Celebs Jumpstart IIJW at Beti Show
More than 80 celebrities added their glamour to the sparkling array of jewelry presented in the Beti show as The India International Jewellery Week (IIJW) 2013 opened on Sunday. Beti, a joint initiative between the Gitanjali Group...
Retail Aug 05, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
JSA Report Shows a Decrease in Crime for First Half of 2013
Jewelry-related crime is down in the U.S., according to the Jewelers' Security Alliance (JSA), which just released its six-month preliminary crime report. Instances of robbery, burglary and theft all decreased from 2012, with $7.2...
Retail Aug 01, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Birks & Mayors Arranges New Financing Deal, Reports 1Q Sales +2%
Birks & Mayors Inc. and Varilease Finance, Inc. entered into a lease agreement on July 24 that will cover up to $3 million in costs associated with remodeling three Florida Mayors stores into the "shop in shop" format, a model the company launched last year. The financing should be repaid...
Retail Aug 01, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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UN Peacekeeping Mission Extended in Côte d'Ivoire
After a unanimous vote, the United Nations (UN) Security Council extended its peacekeeping operations in Côte d'Ivoire until June 30, 2014 with the intention of protecting citizens, facilitating disarmament, reforming security and demobilizing...
Fair Trade Jul 30, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
Kay Jewelers Designs New Pro Football Hall of Fame Rings
Kay Jewelers is about to make history as the new designer of the official Pro Football Hall of Fame rings. For the 50th anniversary of the awards, the officials wanted a new look - a change that's only happened...
Retail Jul 30, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
DTC SA to Join De Beers in Black Empowerment Plan
Ponahalo Holdings will acquire a 26 percent stake of the Diamond Trading Company South Africa (DTC SA) in a deal approved today by De Beers. Ponahalo is a Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) partner of De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM).The business will transfer as a going concern under section 197 of the Labour Relations Act....
Mining Jul 30, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
French Authorities Increase Jewel Heist Value to $136M
French authorities boosted the value of the jewelry stolen at a French resort July 28 from $53 million to $136 million, making the robbery at the Carlton Intercontinental Hotel in Cannes one of the world's biggest heists. The...
Gemstones Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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DEF Names Good Awards Honorees
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) unveiled the winners of the third annual Good Awards this past evening as Forevermark, JCK and Fred Meyer Jewelers. The formal ceremony is slated for January 9, 2014 at the...
Fair Trade Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
UN Mission in DRC Denounces Civilian Abuse
A United Nations peacekeeping mission visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Saturday their alarm over reports that the March 23 Movement (M23) was forcefully recruiting members and allegedly killing and illegally detaining civilians. The United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the...
Fair Trade Jul 29, 2013 Sandra Mardenfeld
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