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The Keys to Dating a Diamond Ring
Suzanne Martinez, co-owner of Lang Antiques in San Francisco, explains how to distinguish the real from the repro.How difficult is it to date diamond rings? As with all types of forensic work, one clue is not conclusive. It is not unusual...
Polished Markets Dec 30, 2019 Phyllis Schiller
Lightbox to Debut at Bloomingdale’s, Reeds
De Beers will partner with two major retailers topromote Lightbox, its brand of affordable lab-grown diamond jewelry. Lightbox’s $800-per-carat jewelry is set to be soldin select Bloomingdale’s stores, including in New York City and San Francisco,...
Retail Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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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
How Retailers Can Entice Chinese Tourists
You don’t have to be in China to sell to Chinese people.That’s the message from luxury marketing experts, who point out that tourists,students and immigrants from the world’s largest fine-jewelry consumer have ahuge impact on the...
Marketing Oct 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Luk Fook Expands San Francisco Presence
Luk Fook has opened its second retail store in San Francisco’sChinatown, as the Hong Kong-based jeweler continues to target Chinese expats aroundthe world.The retailer, which has had a presence in North Americasince 2003, launched the...
Retail Sep 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Jewelry Buyer CIRCA Opens Office at Union Square in San Francisco
International jewelry, diamond and watch buyerCIRCA opened its new office in the Union Square neighborhood of San Francisco.The new base, after “years” in the U.S. city’s financial district, will betteraccommodate the demand for...
Polished Markets Jan 25, 2016 Rapaport News
Shreve & Co. to Relocate to Union Square in San Francisco
Shreve & Co., which occupied 200 Post Street in San Francisco for 109 years and was unable to renew its lease in April, found a new location and will be moving to Union Square. Glen Ross,...
Retail Jun 08, 2015 Jeff Miller
Israeli Diamantaire Allegedly Flees With Millions
An Israeli diamantaire has disappeared after allegedly taking millions of dollars from fellow Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) members.Daniel Shaked, a diamantaire from Kfar Saba, who is in his late 40s, is suspected of asking a number of individuals to partner...
Polished Markets Feb 08, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
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Yael Designs Opens Showroom in San Francisco
Yael Designs opened its first jewelry showroom in San Francisco's popular Union Square neighborhood. Customers may visit the showroom by appointment.The showroom is located at 49 Geary Street, a famed art gallery building that houses more...
Marketing Dec 10, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Emerson Family Buys Van Craeynest Manufacturer
The Emerson family of Redlands, California purchased Van Craeynest, an 86-year old San Francisco-based vintage Victorian jewelry manufacturer. The Van Craeynest and Emerson families were working together on the transition to not only keep...
Manufacturing Mar 14, 2012 Jeff Miller
Balfour Sports Creates San Francisco Giants Championship Jewelry
The San Francisco Giants baseball team partnered with Balfour | Sports to create a limited-edition Championship Fan Jewelry Collection in celebration of the Giants' 2010 World Series victory. The higher-end jewelry choices include rings, pendants or cufflinks, featuring the Giants logo and an option to add white and...
Manufacturing Apr 11, 2011 Jeff Miller
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