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Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook Sales Slump
Hong Kong-based jeweler Chow Tai Fook has reported adownward trend in sales across both mainland China and Hong Kong in the secondfiscal quarter. Same-store sales of gold products — at branches open for atleast 12 months...
Retail Oct 17, 2019 Rapaport News
Diamond Trade with Loupe
Diamond Trade Cautious Ahead of Holiday Season
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, October 7, 2019, Las Vegas…Diamond market sentiment was weak in September after the Hong Kong show demonstrated a slowdown in Chinese demand.Buyers from mainland China are cautious. The US-China trade war,...
Polished Markets Oct 07, 2019 Rapaport
HK show Sept 2019
Hong Kong Show Reflects Slow Chinese Demand
The timing of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & GemFair was unfortunate, coming amid a wave of anti-government demonstrations inthe city. But for many participants, the political tensions were masking thebigger issue: Chinese...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa colored polished diamond HK show 150
Alrosa to Hold Second True Colors Auction
Alrosa will offer more than 200 polished coloreddiamonds at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair in September. The True Colors auction will feature a pear-cut, 18.07-carat, intense-yellow diamond which is internally flawless, the...
Polished Markets Aug 25, 2019 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: Oversupply, Tariffs and Silver Linings
As trade members return from their summer vacations, the Rapaport editorial team outlines the industry’s prospects for the rest of the year. It’s volatile out there with all the talk of recession, rumblings...
Polished Markets Aug 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong airport protest
Trade Seeks Discount for Hong Kong Show
The Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA)is asking the organizers of the September show for a 25% discount for itsmembers, citing difficult market conditions due to the trade war and socialunrest in the city....
Polished Markets Aug 15, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HK protest
Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show
Diamond traders have raised concerns ahead of next month’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, as mass protests have caused chaos and dented local demand. The show will still take place as planned,...
Polished Markets Aug 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Hong Kong retail
Protests Dent Hong Kong Retail Outlook
Retail sales in Hong Kongare set to fall by 5% in 2019, with the decline expected to be even sharper inthe luxury-goods market, which includes jewelry. The new estimate, publishedlast week by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), is a downgrade on its previousforecast. The...
Retail Jul 03, 2019 Rapaport News
Luk Fook
China Expansion Spurs Luk Fook Growth
Luk Fook’s revenue and profit grew in fiscal 2019, driven by an expansion of its network in mainland China.Overall revenue for the Hong Kong-based jewelry retailer rose by 9% to HKD 15.86 billion ($2.03 billion) in the year ending...
Retail Jul 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Caryl Capeci Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook Launches US Hub
Hong Kong-based jeweler Chow Tai Fook has launched abusiness hub in Boston that will supply products and services to US retailers. Chow Tai Fook North America (CTFNA) will operate as awholesaler, offering customized diamond...
Polished Markets May 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby's
Blue Diamonds Fail to Sell at Sotheby’s
Sotheby’s failed to find a buyer for three blue diamonds at its Hong Kong auction Tuesday. A cut-cornered, rectangular step-cut, fancy-vivid blue, 3.32-carat diamondring, valued at $5.9 million to $7.6million, was left unsold. The center stone...
Polished Markets Apr 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s
88ct. Oval Diamond Fetches $14M
A rare oval diamond sold for nearly $14 million at Sotheby’sin Hong Kong Tuesday, beating its high estimate. The oval brilliant-cut, 88.22-carat, D-color, flawless, typeIIa stone is one of only three oval diamonds over...
Polished Markets Apr 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Hong Kong March 2019 show
Oversupply an Issue at Hong Kong Show
Dealers at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show expressedconcerns about sluggish polished demand and an oversupply of goods in the wholesalesegment.Inventory moved slowly despite busy traffic at the fair, which began this...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Sotheby's
Rare 88ct. Diamond to Lead Sotheby’s Hong Kong
A flawless white diamond with a high estimate of nearly $13million will head up April’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction atSotheby’s in Hong Kong. The oval brilliant-cut, 88.22-carat, D-color, flawless, typeIIa stone is one of only three...
Polished Markets Feb 20, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucapa 46ct pink
Lucapa Predicts Premium from Angola Reforms
Angola is set to host its first diamond sale under newrules designed to improve transparency and prices.Sodiam, a state-owned diamond-marketing company, will this month offerseven large stones from Lucapa Diamond Company’s Lulo mine, including...
Rough Markets Jan 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HK
Hong Kong Luxury Sees Rare Drop
Retail sales of jewelry and other luxury items in Hong Kongdeclined for the first time in 17 months as global economic uncertainties impacted consumer sentiment.Revenues from jewelry, watches, clocks and other valuablegifts dropped 3.9% to HKD...
Retail Jan 06, 2019 Rapaport News
Bitcoin
Analysis: Crypto Firms Betting on Diamonds
Somewhere between the volatility of cryptocurrencies and thestability of diamond prices lies an opportunity for investors. That is, atleast, what several new initiatives to create diamond-backed crypto-coins arebetting on.In fact, developers of these coins, or “tokens,”...
Technology Dec 11, 2018 Avi Krawitz
HK
Hong Kong Polished Imports Climb
Polished-diamond imports to Hong Kong increased 11% in thethird quarter, according to data from the Diamond Federation of Hong Kong,China. The average price of imports jumped 15%, offsetting the lower volumes —a trend that reflects a shift...
Polished Markets Nov 18, 2018 Rapaport News
Bonhams
Bonhams to Sell Rare Chameleon Diamonds
Bonhams’s jewelry sale in Hong Kong will spotlight a rarenecklace featuring the largest collection of chameleon diamonds offered atauction, according to the company. The piece — which will lead the Rare Jewels andJadeite sale on November...
Polished Markets Oct 31, 2018 Rapaport News
Hong Kong skyline
China Positive Amid Short-Term Uncertainty
So far, 2018 has been a positive year for the diamond trade, with the US and China, the two largest diamond-jewelry markets, showing steady growth. In fact, in China, the jewelry-retail sector has experienced positive...
Research Oct 09, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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