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Juwelo, Silverline Merge to Form elumeo Group
Berlin-based Juwelo TV Deutschland GmbH and Silverline Distribution Ltd. of Hong Kong merged to form elumeo SE. The new company has more than 1,100 employees worldwide and combines human capital and business processes...
Technology Sep 02, 2014 Jeff Miller
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IGI's D-Show Opens in Bangalore
Press Release: The International Gemological Institute (IGI) – the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute – today announced its fourth IGI D-Show, held in Bengaluru’s Taj Westend, September 1 to 3. A unique buyer-seller knowledge...
Marketing Sep 02, 2014 IGI
Jewelers of America
Jewelers of America Releases the 2014 Cost of Doing Business Report
Press Release: Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has released the 2014 Jewelers of America Cost of Doing Business Report, an invaluable benchmarking tool for...
Marketing Sep 02, 2014 JA
Jeweler & Restaurateur Trade Places, Bring Humor to the Customer Experience
Jeweler Cathy Tivol, the CEO of Tivol, and Joy Stehney, the co-owner of Oklahoma Joe's Bar-B-Que, of Kansas City, Missouri, traded jobs for a day to see what happens when the businesses take on new leadership....
Marketing Sep 02, 2014 Jeff Miller
AWDC Hosts DRC Economic Mission Meeting on Sept. 5
Press Release: In October 2014, a group of Belgian business people will embark on a major AWEX/FIT economic mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). This mission is organized by Jérôme Roux, Belgium’s economic representative in the DRC....
Rough Markets Sep 02, 2014 AWDC
NAJA to Award ACE It Conference Scholarship; Application Deadline is Nov. 1
Press Release: The National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA) is pleased to announce that it will award an ACE© It Appraisal Conference Scholarship to a deserving gemology student. NAJA invites GIA, FGA, FGAA, FGG, FCGmA, RGA students to apply...
Marketing Sep 02, 2014 NAJA
Botswana Diamonds
Botswana Diamonds Appoints McFarland as a Director
Botswana Diamonds appointed Anne Margaret McFarland as a non-executive director. McFarland, 53, has extensive experience in resources in Russia and for 15 years, she worked as a senior finance executive for Glencore, BP and Russian conglomerates. She holds...
Mining Sep 02, 2014 Jeff Miller
Sierre Leone
Diamond Miner Octéa Says Ebola Not Affecting Operations
Octea Diamond Group said that its operations at the Koidu diamond mine have not been directly impacted by the outbreak of the Ebola virus in the region. Brett Richards, Octéa's CEO, said that the...
Mining Sep 02, 2014 Ronen Shnidman
Eurostar Diamond Traders Ensures Diamond Authenticity
Press Release: Eurostar Diamond Traders proudly presents a unique combination of two state-of-the-art machines guaranteeing 100 percent natural diamonds. With the introduction of a unique combination of the two machines Eurostar Diamond Traders guarantees rough...
Manufacturing Sep 02, 2014 Eurostar Diamond Traders
Namdeb CEO Named Africa's Most Influential Women in Business
(RAPAPORT) All Africa: Namdeb's CEO, Inge Zaamwani-Kamwi, was named the winner of the Africa Most Influential Women in Business on Heroes Day, August 26, while attending the national commemoration activities at Heroes Acre in Windhoek....
Mining Sep 02, 2014 All Africa
Letseng Mine
Letšeng Mine Operations Not Affected by Lesotho Political Crisis
Gem Diamonds reported that the unfolding political crisis in Lesotho has not disrupted operations at its flagship Letšeng mine located in the country.Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane, fled the country on Saturday for South...
Mining Sep 02, 2014 Deena Taylor
Sierre Leone
Ebola Virus Hurts Sierra Leone Diamond Production
Diamond mines in Sierra Leone have cut back on production as the spread of the Ebola virus in the region has left artisanal miners afraid to work the alluvial mines in the country’s east. Sierra Leone will...
Mining Sep 01, 2014 Ronen Shnidman
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Hong Kong's Big Three
The major Hong Kong-based jewelry companies are well positioned for further growth despite the significant drop in earnings so far this year. However, each has embarked on a different strategy to capitalize upon the projected...
Retail Sep 01, 2014 Ronen Shnidman
Mountain Province
Mountain Province Sees Possible 20 Years of Production at Gahcho Kué
Mountain Province Diamonds owns a 49 percent stake in the Gahcho Kué diamond project in Canada's Northwest Territories. Patrick Evans is a former South African diplomat and mining company executive who has served as Mountain Province CEO...
Mining Aug 31, 2014 Rapaport News
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Businesses Back Fairtrade Foundation's Bridal Campaign
Press Release: Retailers, jewelers, designers, goldsmiths and casting houses have signed up to take part in the Fairtrade Foundation’s bridal campaign "I Do" in the U.K. next spring 2015.Encouraging British couples to choose Fairtrade gold when...
Fair Trade Aug 29, 2014 Fairtrade Gold
GIA Hosts Workshop, Alumni Event in South Africa
Press Release: Following the International Mineralogical Association’s (IMA 2014) 21st general meeting in Gauteng, South Africa, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer a gemology workshop taught by some of the world’s top researchers....
Marketing Aug 29, 2014 GIA
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Gem-A Releases Revamped Diamond Course Notes at IJL
Press Release: The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) is releasing the brand new course notes from their internationally renowned diamond diploma at this year's International Jewellery London (IJL) from August 31 to September 2 at Olympia....
Research Aug 29, 2014 Gem-A
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U.S. Jewelry & Watch Sales +4% to $6B in July
U.S. jewelry and watch sales rose 4.3 percent year on year in July, according to preliminary government calculations and the increase represented the strongest monthly gain so far this year. Earlier this month, and...
Research Aug 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
ALROSA's Udachniy mine
ALROSA's Sales +27%, Profit +58% to $624M
ALROSA reported that revenue increased 27 percent year on year to $2.83 billion (RUB 104.8 billion) for the first half that ended on June 30. Cost of sales rose 28 percent to $1.4 billion (RUB 50.1 billion)....
Financial-Legal Aug 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
Market Comments 8/28/2014
Market sentiment weak with liquidity difficulties for manufacturers as banks tighten credit. Polished suppliers offer greater discounts to generate cash as rough and polished inventory levels remain high. Low expectations in India for Hong Kong show but Hong Kong dealers hoping show will increase...
Research Aug 28, 2014
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