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Gubelin gemstone ratings
Colored Gemstones Get New Ratings System
Switzerland’s Gübelin Gem Lab has launched a scoring system for colored gemstones based on wine ratings, claiming that the industry lacked a common method of describing quality and uniqueness.The numerical scale takes into account...
Gemstones Nov 24, 2020 Rapaport News
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GemGenève Cancels 2020 Fair
The organizers of Swiss gem and jewelry show GemGenève have canceled this year’s event as travel restrictions and health precautions have made it too challenging.The coronavirus “has made it impossible for GemGenève to be the interactive...
Polished Markets Aug 31, 2020 Rapaport News
Watchmaker
Watch Exports to Hong Kong and US Still Weak
Swiss watch exports dropped heavily in June as continued slowdowns in Hong Kong and the US outweighed a recovery in China.Total shipments fell 35% year on year to CHF 1.13 billion ($1.21 billion), the fourth consecutive monthly decline,...
Watches Jul 21, 2020 Rapaport News
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Baselworld 2021 Show Canceled
The organizer of Baselworld has called off the next edition of the show, scheduled for January to February 2021, following a revolt over timing and refunds.MCH Group said it had reached an agreement with exhibitors and...
Watches May 07, 2020 Rapaport News
Diamond manufacturing in Antwerp
Belgian Exports Slump as COVID-19 Hits US
Belgium’s polished-diamond exports dropped 51% to $513.7 million in March, reflecting the impact of the coronavirus on global shipments.Exports to the US fell 47% to $152.9 million, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, as the pandemic...
Polished Markets Apr 28, 2020 Rapaport News
Rolex display window
March Shutdown Hits Swiss Watch Exports
Swiss watch exports slumped in March amid continued market pressures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.Shipments slid 22% to CHF 1.36 billion ($1.4 billion) for the month, with most markets declining significantly, the...
Watches Apr 21, 2020 Rapaport News
De Beers Botswana
De Beers Sight Still On Despite Travel Ban
De Beers’ upcoming sight in Botswana will still take place despite the country’s ban on arrivals from the US, China, India and Belgium, the miner has confirmed.“While this is an extraordinary situation and COVID-19 has...
Rough Markets Mar 18, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Watches and Wonders 2019.
Geneva Watch Fair Canceled; Baselworld Still On
The organizers of the Watches & Wonders Geneva show have canceled the April event due to the coronavirus. Baselworld is still set to take place, as it stands.Switzerland’s Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie said it was its “duty” to anticipate...
Watches Feb 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Martin Siegel
Hamilton Jewelers Mourns Martin Siegel
Martin Siegel, the chairman of Hamilton Jewelers who wasinstrumental in growing the US retailer’s brand, died on December 17, thecompany announced. He was 86. Born in New Jersey, Siegel joined his father’sfine-jewelry business on leaving the army...
Retail Dec 19, 2019 Rapaport News
Sierra Leone
Rapaport Proposes Sierra Leone Diamond Reform
RAPAPORT PRESSRELEASE, April 17, 2019, New York … The Rapaport Trade Mission to Sierra Leoneattracted a strong group of 29 international diamantaires and jewelers. Participants were from theUS, India, UAE, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Canada, Spain, and...
Fair Trade Apr 17, 2019 Rapaport
Basel
Basel to Drop Prices by up to 30%
Baselworld will reduce booth prices by 10% to 30% at next year’sshow and move diamond dealers to a more attractive location, organizers have confirmed. Management will reopen Hall 2, which was empty at the 2019show, and place...
Polished Markets Mar 27, 2019 Rapaport News
Gassan Diamond factory in Amsterdam
CIBJO Won’t Bow to FTC Diamond Definition
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) is likely tokeep the word “natural” in its definition of diamonds for the time being,according to the organization’s president.The Switzerland-based group will probably not amend theentry in its Blue Book...
Financial-Legal Oct 11, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Swiss Watch Trade Ticking Along Nicely
Swiss-watch exports grew 5% in May amid stronger demand ingreater China and the US.Global shipments of Swiss timepieces came to $1.82 billion(CHF 1.8 billion) for the month, the Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry reported...
Watches Jun 24, 2018 Rapaport News
De Grisogono
De Grisogono Confirms 28 Layoffs in Switzerland
Luxury jeweler De Grisogono will cut 28 jobs atits Swiss operation following disappointing sales. The final figure is lower than the 31 positions it hadpreviously expected to slash, the company said last week. The Geneva-headquartered firm...
Retail May 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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High-End Slump Forces Layoffs at De Grisogono
Swiss-based luxury jeweler De Grisogonoplans to cut up to 41 positions after a challenging high-end market resulted inpoor sales.“Despite considerable investments and allthe efforts of employees, [salesof high jewelry] have not reached anticipated levels,due in part to challenging conditions...
Manufacturing Apr 11, 2018 Rapaport News
Patek Philippe Baselworld
There’s Life in Baselworld Yet
Baselworld 2018, which ended Tuesday, saw a year-on-yeardecline from 1,300 exhibitors to approximately 650, and was shortened fromeight days to six. Considering that the world’s largest watch and jewelry fairhosted 1,500 participants in 2016,...
Watches Mar 28, 2018 Anthony DeMarco
smash and grab
US Jewelry Crimes Rise to 1,394 in 2017
Increases in cyber theft and smash-and-grab robberies are contributing to higher crime levels in the US jewelry industry, the Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) saidin a report last week.The total number of jewelry crimes reported to the JSArose...
Retail Mar 21, 2018 Rapaport News
Bucherer
World Makes More Time for Swiss Watches
Swiss watch exports continued to rebound in November as shipments to China grew by the highest margin in more than two years. Total exports across all watch categories rose 6% year on year to $2 billion (CHF 1.98billion), the Federation...
Watches Dec 21, 2017 Rapaport News
Swiss watches
Hong Kong Jump Boosts Swiss Watch Exports
Swiss watch exports increased in July as trade with HongKong and China continued to improve and shipments of high-end watches grew.Total exports increased 3.6% year on year to $1.76 billion(CHF 1.7 billion), the Federation of the Swiss...
Watches Aug 22, 2017 Rapaport News
israel
Israel Diamond Industry Enjoys Rare Growth
Israel’s polished diamond exports bounced back in thefirst quarter as orders from Switzerland and the US grew during the period.Outbound polished shipments jumped 16% to $1.7 billion in the January-to-March period, according to the nation’sMinistry of Industry,...
Polished Markets May 08, 2017 Rapaport News
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