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Analysts View Chinese Demand as Strong Opportunity for Tiffany
Tiffany & Co. will benefit from China's increasing demand for jewelry coupled with the country's low rate of diamond penetration, especially as marriage rates increase, according to Sterne Agee analysts Ike Boruchow and...
Research Apr 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
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USPTO Approves the 'Le Vian Exotics' Trademark
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the trademark "Le Vian Exotics" to Le Vian Corporation of Great Neck, New York on April 15 with the registration number 4514707.Le Vian first used "Le Vian...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Angola Begins Construction of a Diamond Museum
(RAPAPORT) Angola Press Agency: The construction and assembly of the "Diamond Museum" is estimated at $718 million (AOA 70 billion) and may take three years, reported the chairman of the board of the National Diamond Company...
Rough Markets Apr 18, 2014 Angola Press
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Zale's Shareholders to Vote on Signet Acquisition May 29
Zale Corporation set a date for a special meeting of its shareholders to consider and vote on the proposed acquisition by long time rival Signet Jewelers Ltd. The special meeting will be held on May 29, 2014, at 8 a.m....
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
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ZIMRA Chases Marange Miners; Mbada Wants Positive Press Coverage
(RAPAPORT) Zimbabwe Independent: Diamond mining companies operating in the Chiadzwa area of Manicaland are in the line of fire amid revelations that the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) will garnish them to recover a combined total of $45...
Mining Apr 18, 2014 Zimbabwe Independent
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Lazare Kaplan's 3Q Revenue -6%
Lazare Kaplan International provided an operational update on its third fiscal quarter that ended on February 28, for which revenue declined 5.9 percent year on year to $14.3 million. Net sales fell 9.2 percent to $13.9...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
Rapaport Melee Diamond Index Up 5.4% in 1Q 2014
PRESS RELEASE, April 19, 2014, New York: The Rapaport Melee Index (RMI™) for small diamonds increased by 5.4% to 137.60 during the first quarter of 2014. Year on year the index is up 1.9% from its...
Polished Markets Apr 18, 2014 Rapaport
Sarine Technologies Announces Quazer3
Press Release: Singapore Exchange mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd. (U77:SI), a worldwide leader in the development, manufacturing, marketing and sale of precision technology products for the planning, processing, evaluation and measurement of diamonds and gems,...
Technology Apr 18, 2014 Sarine
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CIBJO Commission Report Qualifies Glass-Filled Rubies
Press Release: With fewer than five weeks before the opening of the 2014 CIBJO Congress in Moscow on May 19, 2014, the fourth of the CIBJO commissions' special reports has been released. Prepared by the...
Gemstones Apr 18, 2014 CIBJO
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Simply Diamonds Acquires M.A. Reich & Co.
Press Release: Simply Diamonds, a division of Jay Gems in New York announced that it has acquired color stone and diamond jewelry manufacturer M.A. Reich & Co. wholesale and manufacturing division. The terms of the...
Manufacturing Apr 18, 2014 Simply Diamonds
Kingswood Company Sponsors Regional Women's Business Event
Press Release: The Ohio River Valley Women’s Business Enterprise Council held its annual conference from April 13 to 15 in Columbus, Ohio. The Kingswood Company, a certified Women Business Enterprise (WBE) by WBENC, was proud to serve...
Marketing Apr 18, 2014 Kingswood Company
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Ruling Favors Expert Opinion Supporting OGI Systems Patent Case
Press Release: The Belgian Supreme Court ruled against Sarine in the patent case opposing OGI Systems. The patent case has been ongoing in Belgium since 2005 regarding OGI's 3D diamond mapping apparatus (Rough...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2014 OGI Systems
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Aaron Faber Gallery Plans Special Events for Brides & Grooms
Press Release: As we bid adieu to one of the coldest winters in history, Aaron Faber Gallery welcomes spring by honoring the season of love with “An Exploration of the Bridal Affair,” a series of events and month long exhibition...
Marketing Apr 18, 2014 Aaron Faber Gallery
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U.S. Jewelry Price Inflation -3%, Watch Index +1%
The U.S. consumer price index (CPI) for jewelry declined 2.6 percent year on year to 172.12 points in March, which was just a touch higher than February.Despite the decrease, the jewelry CPI in March marked...
Research Apr 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
Market Comments 4/17/2014
Polished trading quiet due to holidays. Cutting center demand slows with weaker market conditions and high rough prices. ALROSA 2013 production +7% to 37M cts., revenue +12% to $4.7B, profit -5% to $885M. Rio Tinto 1Q production +13% to 3.7M cts. Luk Fook 4Q same-store sales -10%....
Research Apr 17, 2014
Rapaport TradeWire April 18, 2014
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Research Apr 17, 2014 Rapaport
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Rapaport Diamond Industry Stock Tracker
The following lists diamond-industry public companies and their share price changes for the week ending April 17 at 4 p.m. Apr. 17 Apr. 10 Chng. $1 = Euro 0.723 0.720 0.003 $1 = Rupee 60.31 60.09 0.2...
Financial-Legal Apr 17, 2014 Rapaport News
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
POLISHED: Market softness observed in the local polished market. Very few overseas buyers are visiting, shortages of goods continues and liquidity remains very tight. Round -1 point: Good demand: $300-$500 whites. Fair demand:...
Research Apr 17, 2014 Rapaport News
Appeals Court Upholds Most of Conflict Minerals Law
Press Release: On April 14, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its opinion in the appeal of National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), et. al., versus the Securities and Exchange...
Financial-Legal Apr 17, 2014 JVC
A Royal Co. Launches Vision360 Photography System
Press Release: Vision360 (patent pending) is latest innovation from A Royal Co. and developed specifically for diamonds (polished and rough) and jewelry. A Royal is a Surat-based research, development, engineering and manufacturing company that is engaging...
Technology Apr 17, 2014 A Royal Co.
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