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SSEF Launches Service Identifying Pearl Species
The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has introduced a service that determines a pearl’s species using DNA fingerprinting.The Basel-based laboratory has substantially expanded its database and capabilities, enabling it to identify each of the eight oyster...
Technology Jun 03, 2020 Rapaport News
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Expectations High as Hong Kong Show Opens
Hong Kong’s polished diamond trade stagnated in 2016, but dealers are hoping this week’s International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will spark an improvement for the year ahead.“There was a bit of a pause last...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2017 Avi Krawitz
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GIA Seeking Diamond Researchers
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is calling on qualifiedresearchers to apply for full-time academic research in mineralogy, geology,physics, materials science and other fields related to gemology. The Richard T. Liddicoat Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at the GIA’s California...
Polished Markets Jan 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Pearl Necklace Sets World Auction Record at Christie’s
The spring auction season in New York kicked off without much fanfare at Christie’s, where its sale of magnificent jewels tallied up $41,951,125 against a $40 million presale estimate. The event had some highlights, such...
Gemstones Apr 15, 2015 Amber Michelle
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Sotheby's Jewelry Sales Reach Record $603M in 2014
Sotheby’s worldwide jewelry auctions totaled $602.5 million in 2014, representing a new record for the auction house. During the year, Sotheby's sold more than 3,900 jewelry lots, 77 jewels topped $1 million and 69 percent...
Polished Markets Jan 30, 2015 Jeff Miller
Galatea's Momento Pearl Captures Digital Content, Special Moments
Jewelry brand Galatea: Jewelry by Artist unveiled its near field communication (NFC) empowered Momento Pearl™, defining it as the first cultured pearl to enable shared digital content on a compatible mobile device. Taking smart jewelry to the...
Technology Dec 10, 2014 Jeff Miller
Christie's Geneva Jewel Auction to Highlight Diamonds, Pearls
Christie’s Geneva will conduct its fall sale of magnificent jewels on November 11, featuring more than 390 lots. The jewelry auction is estimated to achieve a sales total in excess of $80 million. The auction is led by a pair...
Polished Markets Oct 27, 2014 Jeff Miller
Bonhams Jewelry Sale Achieves Strong Prices for Pearls
Bonhams fine jewelry sale in London achieved $6.7 million (GBP 4.2 million) with natural pearls experiencing impressive prices. Seventy-five pearls, fastened with a diamond clasp, was the most valuable lot of the sale...
Gemstones Sep 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
Sustainable Pearls Forum Presentations, Videos are Now Available Online
Press Release: The Sustainable Pearls forum took place June 20 in Hong Kong, bringing pearl industry leaders together to discuss the importance of sustainability to cultured pearls. This event included companies such as Paspaley, Robert Wan,...
Gemstones Sep 12, 2014 CIBJO
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Japan Jewelry Fair 2014 Opens August 26
The Japan Jewelery Fair 2014, organized by UBM Japan Ltd. and the Japan Jewelery Association will be held August 26 to 28 at the Tokyo Big Sight Exhibition Center, East Halls 2 and 3. Show organizers anticipate more...
Marketing Jul 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Cavalieri Outlines Pearl Sector Sustainability Framework
Press Release: CIBJO's president, Gaetano Cavalieri, presented an outline for sustainability in the cultured pearl sector, emphasizing that a comprehensive approach must be taken that addresses economic, environmental and social responsibility. He was speaking at the...
Gemstones Jun 24, 2014 CIBJO
Tiancheng's Spring Jewels Auction Highlights Fine Jadeite, Rubies
Auction house Tiancheng International will hold its spring sale of jewelry and jadeite on June 8 in Hong Kong, featuring a "no reserve" section of 70 lots and included in 360 lots of Chinese and Western jewels that are...
Gemstones May 09, 2014 Jeff Miller
Pair of Natural Pearls Achieve Record Price at Doyle New York
Doyle New York auctioned a pair of rare natural pearls for $3,301,000, setting a record for a pair of natural pearls, according to the firm. In May 2013, Sotheby's Geneva sold a pair of natural pearls from the collection...
Gemstones Apr 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
Hong Kong March Show
Strong Demand in HK for Top Quality Gems
Despite worldwide market instability, Hong Kong’s export growth has continued its double-digit increases. According to government figures for 2013, exports of loose pearls and gemstones totaled $16.6 billion, an increase of nearly 12 percent over...
Gemstones Mar 04, 2014 Nancy Sindt
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HK Diamond, Gem Show Opens to Strong Traffic
The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened to the trade on March 2 at the Asia-Expo center, hosting 1,500 exhibitors and many long lines of buyers who were registering. This event marks...
Retail Mar 03, 2014 Nancy Sindt
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Christie's to Hold Online-Only Jewelry Sale
Christie's will hold an online-only statement jewels sale between February 25 and March 6, 2014.The sale consists of 80 lots and includes a variety of colored stones, diamonds, jadeite, cultured pearls and watches at, what the auction...
Gemstones Feb 13, 2014 Deena Taylor
GIA Collaborates With Bahrain on Pearl Testing Facility
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) signed an agreement with the Bahrain Ministry of Industry and Commerce and the Bahrain Economic Development Board (EDB) to develop the country's Gemstone and Pearl Testing Laboratory (GPTLB)...
Gemstones Jan 09, 2014 Jeff Miller
Christie's London Sale Features Tiaras, Natural Pearls
Christie’s London will hold its sale of important jewels, featuring tiaras, pearl jewelry and historical pieces on November 27. Leading the selection of tiaras, dating from the mid-Victorian era up to the 20th century, is a magnificent...
Retail Nov 04, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Japan Jewellery Assoc. Selects Eight Design Winners
The Japan Jewellery Association 2013 Design Awards recognized eight submissions out of 126 entries this week. Organizers narrowed the original round of entries to 38, totaling 59 pieces of jewelry, for display in the exhibition hall...
Gemstones Aug 27, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Christie's Schedules an Online-Only Auction From Hong Kong
Press Release: Christie’s is delighted to announce Hong Kong Jewels, the online‐only sale of jewelry pieces, comprised of more than 90 lots with price points accessible to a wide range of collectors. This enchanting array of diamonds, colored stones,...
Gemstones Aug 19, 2013 Christie's Hong Kong
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