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Donahue Named Director of the MJSA Education Foundation
MJSA appointed Peggy Jo Donahue as the director of the non-profit MJSA Education Foundation. Donahue is well-known throughout the jewelry industry for her broad-ranging contacts and communication skills. Donahue formerly served as the director of public...
Manufacturing Apr 24, 2014 Jeff Miller
Jwaneng Mine, Botswana
De Beers 1Q Production +18%
De Beers production rose 18 percent year on year to 7.532 million carats in the first quarter of 2014, Anglo American reported. The increase was largely due to easy comparisons since one year ago production was impacted...
Mining Apr 24, 2014 Deena Taylor
Rio Tinto
Indian Jewelers Visit Argyle Diamond Mine
Press Release: Twenty leading Indian jewelry companies have made a historical first visit to Rio Tinto’s Argyle diamond mine in the remote east Kimberley region of Western Australia. India, traditionally a diamond manufacturing hub for...
Polished Markets Apr 24, 2014 Rio Tinto Diamonds
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Sotheby's Expects to Narrow Its 1Q Pre-Tax Loss by 81%
Sotheby’s reported that preliminary net auction sales rose 40 percent year on year to $730 million for the first quarter that ended on March 31. The improvement was primarily due to a $113 million, or a 34 percent increase...
Financial-Legal Apr 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
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CIBJO Ethics Commission Publishes Special Report
Press Release: With fewer than four weeks away before the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the fifth of the CIBJO commissions' special reports has been released. Prepared...
Fair Trade Apr 23, 2014 CIBJO
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Robert Graham Licenses Jewelry Collection From Barton Como
Retailer Robert Graham has signed a license agreement with Barton Como for a men's jewelry collection that will debut in the fall 2014, with cufflinks and tie bars. The partnership marks Robert Graham's...
Retail Apr 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Sponsors Sign Up For the Second Rings of Strength Tour
Press Release: Sponsors for the second edition of the Jewelers for Children Rings of Strength Tour in Las Vegas, Nevada have already stepped up to support the second installment of the very successful 2013 kick-off. As of April...
Marketing Apr 23, 2014 Jewelers for Children
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David Yurman Partners With Liya Kebede Foundation
Press Release: In celebration of Mother's Day, David Yurman, the U.S.-based premier jewelry and timepiece designer, announces its partnership with supermodel, Liya Kebede and her charity, The Liya Kebede Foundation (http://lkfound.org) in support...
Marketing Apr 23, 2014 David Yurman
Richline Prepares Its 11th Annual May is Gold Month
Press Release: Richline Group Inc. announces the eleventh annual May is Gold Month™ event. This annual online and in-store initiative brings many of the finest jewelry retailers in the world together to celebrate the...
Marketing Apr 23, 2014 Richline Group
Kama Jewellery Launches 'Fleur Collection'
Press Release: Akshaya Trithiya is one of the most auspicious days on the Hindu calendar to mark new beginnings and investments. To help bring in more prosperity Kama Jewellery, the retail arm of Kama Schachter, one Asia’s...
Marketing Apr 23, 2014 Kama Jewellery
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Forevermark Sponsors Keynote Address at AGS Conclave
Press Release: Forevermark, the diamond brand inscribed with a promise of beauty, rarity and responsible sourcing, was a lead sponsor at the American Gem Society’s (AGS) 2014 Conclave. The opening luncheon keynote address given...
Marketing Apr 23, 2014 Forevermark
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Jewelers Need a 'De Beers Home Run' to Attract Millennials
De Beers marked a huge success for the jewelry industry when "Diamonds Are Forever" convinced post-WWII consumers in the U.S. to celebrate an engagement milestone with a diamond. And while this tagline worked very well for...
Marketing Apr 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Chain-Store Sales +2%
U.S. chain-store sales increased 1.9 percent year on year for the week that ended on April 19, according to the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) and Goldman Sachs. Comparable-store sales improved just 0.4...
Research Apr 23, 2014 Jeff Miller
Mwana Africa Plc
Mwana's 4Q Production Doubles
Mwana Africa, a multi-commodity mining and development company, reported that diamond production at its Klipspringer slimes retreatment project in South Africa more than doubled to 12,383 carats during the fourth quarter that ended on March...
Mining Apr 23, 2014 Deena Taylor
GIA Appoints Crimmin as Vice President of Lab Operations
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) appointed Matt Crimmin as vice president of laboratory operations. He will report to Tom Moses, GIA's executive vice president and chief laboratory and research officer, and be responsible for overseeing...
Gemstones Apr 23, 2014 Deena Taylor
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Petra's 3Q Revenue +55% to $164M
Petra Diamonds reported that revenue rose 55 percent year on year to $163.9 million during the third quarter that ended on March 31 as production rose and rough prices firmed. The company sold 905,781 carats during...
Mining Apr 23, 2014 Deena Taylor
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Gitanjali Seeks Loan to Revive Business
(RAPAPORT) Times of India: Jewelry firm Gitanjali Gems, which owns the brands Nakshatra, Gili, Sangini and Asmi, is seeking to raise an additional loan of $278.3 million (INR 17 billion) in a second attempt to revive its business. The...
Polished Markets Apr 23, 2014 Times of India
Supply Shortages Means Diamond Prices Will Only Rise
(RAPAPORT) Daily Telegraph: Diamonds may be forever, but supplies are fading fast. After two fruitless decades of diamond exploration, mining companies are now scraping the bottom of their existing assets, facing a seemingly inevitable...
Rough Markets Apr 23, 2014 Daily Telegraph
DGSE Names New CEO
DGSE Companies Inc. appointed James D. "Dusty" Clem as chairman, president and CEO. Clem will step in immediately to replace James Vierling, who resigned as CEO and director of the Dallas-based precious metal and jewelry wholesaler...
Retail Apr 23, 2014 Deena Taylor
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ALROSA's 1Q Production +6%
ALROSA’s diamond production rose 6 percent year on year to 7.9 million carats in the first quarter that ended on March 31. The company noted that increased output stemmed from mining higher-grade ore at the Jubilee...
Mining Apr 22, 2014 Deena Taylor
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