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Leviev Wins High Court Battle Over Angola Deal
(RAPAPORT) The Independent: Arkady Gaydamak, the wealthy father of the former Portsmouth FC owner Sacha, yesterday lost the latest stage in his $2 billion High Court battle against former business partner and so-called King...
Marketing Apr 16, 2014 The Independent
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Civil Society Groups Say New Marange Licenses Need Monitoring
(RAPAPORT) NewsDay: Civil society organization blasted President Robert Mugabe for granting exploration licenses to private mining companies in spite of poor monitoring mechanisms that have resulted in some companies allegedly plundering the country's vast...
Mining Apr 14, 2014 NewsDay
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Jewelers of America Opens Registration for Cost of Doing Business Survey
Press Release: Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry marketplace, has opened its annual benchmarking survey of retail jewelers, the "Cost of Doing Business" survey, at www.profitplanninggroup.com/jewel....
Retail Apr 14, 2014 Jewelers of America
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Sotheby's NY April Sale Highlights Colored Gems
Sotheby’s New York annual spring auction of magnificent jewels will offer more than 450 lots with a combined presale total of $37 million on April 29. One of the highlights from the auction is a 15.23-carat, VS2,...
Retail Apr 14, 2014 Jeff Miller
U.S. Jewelry Store Sales +4% to $3B
U.S. jewelry store sales rose 3.7 percent year on year to $2.914 billion in February, which included Valentine's Day. The rate of sales growth was identical to that of one year ago. Meanwhile, the consumer price...
Retail Apr 14, 2014 Jeff Miller
Christie's to Auction $25M Vivid Blue Diamond
(RAPAPORT) Sky News: The world's largest flawless fancy vivid blue diamond is expected to fetch up to $25 million (GBP 15 million) when it goes on sale at Christie's next month.Christie's New York has proudly displayed The Blue,...
Gemstones Apr 13, 2014 Sky News
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Profile: Jean-Daniel Pasche
The Federation of the Swiss Watch Industry is a privately run, non-profit association that represents more than 90 percent of all Swiss watch manufacturers. Jean-Daniel was appointed president of the federation in 2002 after having served as its...
Watches Apr 13, 2014 Rapaport News
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London Bourse Awards Honorary Membership Status to Varda Shine
The London Diamond Bourse granted Varda Shine an honorary membership in recognition of her long standing service to the diamond industry. The recognition marks one of very few times the bourse granted this privilege. Shine...
Marketing Apr 11, 2014 Jeff Miller
PGI-USA, Designer Monique Lhuillier Partner for Platinum
Platinum Guild International USA (PGI-USA) is partnering with bridal, fashion and jewelry designer Monique Lhuillier to support and promote platinum jewelry.Lhuillier is known for bridal and ready-to-wear collections, but her foray into jewelry...
Marketing Apr 11, 2014 Jeff Miller
West Gains Injunction Against Unauthorized Seller of Tungsten Carbide Rings
Press Release: Trent West, the owner of nine patents related to the concept and manufacture of Tungsten Carbide rings in the U.S., has gained an injunction against Bijou Max LLC of Los Angeles, California, prohibiting the...
Financial-Legal Apr 11, 2014 Trent West
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Khumalo Steps Down From Mbada CEO Post
(RAPAPORT) New Zimbabwe: Mbada Diamonds' CEO, Patience Khumalo, has resigned from the company, she confirmed last night.Khumalo, speaking exclusively to the Business Chronicle, said, "I was the first employee and I was always...
Mining Apr 11, 2014 New Zimbabwe
Banks Tighten Lending, Require More Cash From Diamantaires
(RAPAPORT) Times of India: The Indian diamond industry, accounting for $28 billion in revenue, is heading towards a stormy phase as banks drastically reduce lending. This move is on account of rough prices rising too fast, while there...
Financial-Legal Apr 11, 2014 Times of India
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Michael Hill Intl.'s Same-Store Sales +5%
Michael Hill International reported that preliminary revenue increased 10.5 percent year on year to $350 million (AUD 372.1 million) for the nine months that ended on March 31. Comparable-store sales rose 5.4 percent....
Financial-Legal Apr 11, 2014 Jeff Miller
Mandira Bedi to Exhibit New Saree Line at Tara Jewellers
Press Release: Tara Jewellers is hosting an exhibition to showcase its fine jewelry collection along with elegant sarees by the talented and versatile Mandira Bedi at the Tara Jewellers store located at Feroz Gandhi Market, Ludhiana...
Marketing Apr 11, 2014 Tara Jewellers
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Trade Relations
If the golden rule for real estate is location, then for the diamond industry it is all about relationships. Not only on a personal level between dealers, buyers and suppliers, but also diamond bourses are increasingly...
Polished Markets Apr 10, 2014 Avi Krawitz
Rapaport TradeWire April 11, 2014
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Research Apr 10, 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 10 at 4 p.m. Apr. 10 Apr. 4 Chng. $1 = Euro 0.720 0.729 -0.009 $1 = Rupee 60.09 60.19 -0.1...
Financial-Legal Apr 10, 2014 Rapaport News
Market Comments 4/10/2014
Polished markets stable but buyers are increasingly price sensitive as cutters try to raise prices due to expensive rough. Cutting center liquidity tightening due to high rough prices and GIA backlogs. Rough trading slows with premiums reduced on the secondary market. Zimbabwe plans UAE diamond...
Research Apr 10, 2014
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
POLISHED: Some softness in demand and activity this week with very few overseas buyers in the area. Shortages of goods continues as does the liquidity crunch. Round -1 point: Good demand: $300-$500 whites. Fair demand:...
Research Apr 10, 2014 Rapaport News
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Pinar Oner Offers Buyers Show Special at Couture 2014
Press Release: Luxury Turkish jewelry designer Pinar Oner of Pinar Oner Design Atelier is offering an incredible show special to qualified buyers at The Couture Show to be held at the Wynn Hotel in Las Vegas May 29 to June 2, 2014.Wanting...
Manufacturing Apr 10, 2014 Pinar Oner Design Atelier
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