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JCK Las Vegas 2019
How JCK Virtual Compared with the Real Deal
The first JCK Virtual show, which ran from August 11 to 14, was a chance to test a new exhibition model that, if successful, could help companies do business during the coronavirus era. The event was free...
Polished Markets Aug 24, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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JCK to Hold Virtual Las Vegas Show
JCK will hold a virtual version of its Las Vegas jewelry shows in an effort to help the industry reconnect following the cancellation of most trade events due to the coronavirus pandemic. The weeklong fair, scheduled for...
Polished Markets Jun 14, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
JCK Las Vegas Canceled for 2020
The 2020 JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows have been canceled, the events’ organizer has confirmed, as the coronavirus continues to sweep across the globe.“This decision was made in response to the unprecedented challenges...
Polished Markets Apr 22, 2020 Rapaport News
Couture
More Las Vegas Trade Fairs Canceled
Emerald Expositions has canceled its Couture and Antique Jewelry & Watch shows amid restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The organizer scrapped the two events due to a government shutdown of unnecessary business operations, a moratorium...
Polished Markets Apr 01, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Postpones Las Vegas Shows
JCK Postpones Las Vegas Shows
The organizers of the JCK Las Vegas and Luxury jewelry shows have delayed the fairs due to growing concerns over the coronavirus.“Our top priority is the health and safety of our exhibitors, attendees, industry...
Polished Markets Mar 18, 2020 Rapaport News
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NY Shows Canceled as Outbreak Spreads
Two additional industry events will not take place this month as fears of the coronavirus continue to escalate.Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has postponed its Expo, while JA New York has canceled its...
Polished Markets Mar 11, 2020 Rapaport News
JCK Las Vegas 2019
JCK Las Vegas to Go Ahead
The JCK Las Vegas and Luxury shows will take place as planned, their organizer has confirmed, allaying fears the coronavirus would jeopardize the events.“At this time of global concern, Reed Exhibitions and...
Polished Markets Mar 04, 2020 Rapaport News
Hong Kong during coronavirus Jan 2020
Hong Kong Shows Postponed Due to Coronavirus
Organizers of two upcoming jewelry trade shows in Hong Kong have postponed the events as the coronavirus continues to spread beyond mainland China.The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which was due...
Polished Markets Feb 04, 2020 Joshua Freedman
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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
JCK lab grown
JCK Lab-Grown Section Shows Rising Demand
At JCK Las Vegas, lab-grown-diamond exhibitors havemushroomed nearly as much as opinions about the stones themselves. Toaccommodate growing market needs, organizers debuted the Lab-Grown DiamondNeighborhood at the 2018 edition of the trade fair.“There may have...
Polished Markets Jul 10, 2019 Jennifer Heebner
Lucara
Botswana Proposes Lucara Investment
The government of Botswana is said to have expressedinterest in buying shares in Lucara Diamond Corp., the owner of the country’shigh-value Karowe diamond mine. “I have proposed…Lucara allow [the] government to invest inthe company,” President Mokgweetsi Masisi told...
Mining Jun 24, 2019 Rapaport News
Rapaport breakfast JCK Las Vegas 2019
Martin Rapaport at JCK: Watch the Full Speech
The diamond industry must invest in new products andethically sourced natural diamonds to boost profitability and counter thegrowth of synthetics, Martin Rapaport, Chairman of the Rapaport Group, stressedat the annual Rapaport Breakfast in Las Vegas....
Polished Markets Jun 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Couture Awards
Jade Trau Wins Couture’s Best in Bridal
Designer Jade Lustig of Jade Trau won the top Couture prizefor her double-banded diamond engagement ring on Saturday in Las Vegas. The jeweler received the Best in Bridal accolade at theCouture Design Awards. Fifteen awards...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Sands Expo
Video: Vegas Show Sees Light Traffic
The JCK Las Vegas show ended Monday, with participants notinga decline in buyer traffic and exhibitors at this year’s event. Sentiment amongdiamond suppliers was relatively weak, as buyers were conservative, and overalldealer trading...
Polished Markets Jun 04, 2019 Avi Krawitz
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RapNet Members Say ‘No’ to Synthetics
The RapNet community has voted overwhelmingly againstintroducing services for the lab-grown-diamond sector. Members voted by 79% to 21% against the trading platformlisting synthetics on the site. They also rejected a lab-grown pricelist, with 74%...
Mining Jun 03, 2019 Rapaport News
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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
Firestar
Nirav Modi Assets Set for Vegas Auction
A selection of jewelry and intellectual property belonging to Nirav Modi’s FirestarDiamond and Fantasy businesses will be up for auction at the JCK Las Vegas show. The sale will feature $3.5 million worth of Nirav Modi jewelry,...
Retail May 29, 2019 Rapaport News
RapNet to Vote On Synthetics
RapNet to Vote on Synthetics
RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, May 22, 2019, Las Vegas … RapNet, the world’slargest diamond trading network with daily listings of over $7.4 billion, willbe voting on whether it should provide diamond listing and pricing services...
Polished Markets May 22, 2019 Rapaport
GIA M2M
First Chinese Retailer Joins GIA’s M2M
Chinese retailer Laelim Jewelry and Belgian manufacturer IGCGroup will collaborate to test the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) M2Mtraceability program. Laelim is the first Chinese jeweler to participate in the project, it said last week. The...
Rough Markets Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
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US Polished Imports Rise in May
US polished-diamond imports increased 7% year on year in May, a peak month for the trade due to preparations for the annual Las Vegas shows in early June. Shipments were still lower than the same month in 2013,...
Polished Markets Jul 23, 2018 Rapaport News
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