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Growing up with Gen Z
Growing Up with Gen Z
Despite all the nights of lost sleep over whether millennials will still want to buy diamond jewelry, it turns out this group is not so dissimilar to previous generations. Generation Z, though — now aging into relevance — is a different...
Polished Markets Jun 16, 2020 Rachael Taylor
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Swarovski Hires First Creative Director
Swarovski has appointed Giovanna Battaglia Engelbert as its first creative director as part of the company’s new business realignment.Engelbert, who has worked as a creative director, international editor and fashion consultant for luxury brands for...
Retail May 20, 2020 Rapaport News
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Robert Buchbauer Takes Helm at Swarovski
Swarovski has appointed Robert Buchbauer CEO of the family-run business as part of a management reorganization.Buchbauer, who is the great-great grandson of company founder Daniel Swarovski, will retain his role as chairman of the executive board. The restructuring,...
Retail Apr 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Self-Purchasing Females Choose Tiffany
Tiffany & Co. is the jewelry brand women are most likely to buy for themselves, MVI Marketing found in a survey.Some 35% of female consumers would spend their money on products from the luxury-jewelry brand, while...
Retail Feb 05, 2020 Rapaport News
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Swarovski Debuts Lab-Grown Diamond Colors
Crystal brand Swarovski introduced 16 new synthetic-diamond colors at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week.The new hues fall into four creative categories in which Swarovski claims to play a role, it said last week. Each of the four...
Retail Jan 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Gem Symposium to Hold Synthetics Debate
The Sixth Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference will feature a roundtable debate on marketing lab-grown diamonds.The conference will take place from May 15 to 17 in Thessaloniki, Greece.Michael Schlamindger of Swarovski and Mark Cullinan of Cullinan Diamonds will...
Polished Markets Jan 28, 2020 Rapaport News
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Lab-Grown Sector Gears Up for Eco Audit
Six synthetic-diamond companies have signed up for apilot program aimed at creating a sustainability standard for the sector. SCS Global Services, a third-party auditing specialist,will analyze companies’ environmental, social and governance records, with thegoal...
Polished Markets Oct 15, 2019 Rapaport News
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Tara Jewels Files for Chapter 11
Tara Jewels LLC and parent company Tara Jewels Holdings havefiled for bankruptcy, each listingbetween $10 million and $50 million in outstanding liabilities. Wholesaler Tara Jewels LLC currently claims to have between$500,000 and...
Retail Jun 26, 2019 Rapaport News
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble
Was Vegas Worth the Gamble?
As rain fell for about five minutes on the typically sunbaked Las Vegas strip on the opening day of the JCK show, one couldn’t help but sense things might be a bit different this year. Was...
Polished Markets Jun 13, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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Swarovski Plans Move into Natural Diamonds
Swarovski, the Austrian jeweler famous for its cut-glass crystals, is preparing to launch its natural diamond operations, Nadja Swarovski, head of corporate communications and design services, said in a panel discussion at the JCK Las Vegas...
Polished Markets May 31, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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Groups Join Forces on Responsible Sourcing
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) and the ColouredGemstones Working Group (CGWG) will collaborate to help companies in theindustry implement responsible sourcing for gemstones such as rubies, emeraldsand sapphires.The groups will develop management tools...
Gemstones May 22, 2019 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
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Chow Tai Fook, Swarovski Back Sourcing Program
Chow Tai Fook and Swarovski have led a consortium ofinvestors in a digital jewelry program that claims to reduce sourcing time byup to 80%. Atelier Technology — which launched in January — aimsto connect the supply chain and...
Polished Markets Dec 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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Self-Purchasing Women Prefer White Gold – Poll
White gold is the most popular metal for self-purchasingmillennial women, with yellow gold trailing in last place, according to a survey by MVI Marketing.MVI conducted the survey in July among 1,001 US women aged25 to 40 with an annual of income...
Retail Aug 08, 2018 Rapaport News
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Swarovski Consolidates Its Lab-Grown Brands
Swarovski has transferred its lab-grown diamond line,Diama, to its Atelier Swarovski division as part of a restructuring of itsproducts. The move comes as part of the company’s efforts toconsolidate all its “created-diamond” jewelry under one brand. The...
Retail Jul 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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Stop the Lies, Penelope Cruz
As the glitterati gathered for a swank cocktail party on theAvenue des Champs-Elysées to mark Paris Fashion Week, Penelope Cruz (pictured, right) was busyposing for the cameras alongside Nadja Swarovski (left). The Spanish model...
Retail Jul 05, 2018 John Costello
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Alrosa Moves to Strengthen India Base
Russian diamond miner Alrosa has opened its first office in Mumbai as part of aneffort to strengthen ties with Indian diamond manufacturers. The new location, housed in the Bharat Diamond Bourse, willbe headed by Jim Vimadalal...
Mining Apr 22, 2018 Rapaport News
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Birks Gets New Omni-Channel VP
Canada-based jewelry retailer Birks Group hasappointed Aurélie Pépion vice president of omni-channel sales and operations. Pépion (pictured) has more than13 years of management experience with luxury brands. She was most recently themanaging...
Retail Apr 12, 2018 Rapaport News
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WJA Honors Women Who Drive Equality
The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) has announced thehonorees for its Visionary Awards, the newest category in its Awards forExcellence. The awards, which will take place in New York in July,recognize those aimed at advancing...
Polished Markets Feb 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa to Open India Office
Alrosa plans to launch a representative office in Mumbai inMarch, appointing former Rio Tinto and Swarovski executive Jim Vimadalal tolead the operation. The base will focus on relationships with the Indian market,rather than engaging...
Mining Jan 25, 2018 Rapaport News
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