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NRF Creates Small Business Retail Council
The National Retail Federation (NRF) created a Small Business Retail Council to organize, recruit and engage Main Street merchants and independent community retailers in grassroots advocacy activities. It is intended that the new council represent...
Marketing Jul 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
WJA Celebrates Awards Night in New York
Press Release: The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) bestowed hall of fame honors and awards for excellence in 10 categories at the association's 2014 Awards for Excellence gala, held on Monday, July 28, 2014, at Pier 60 on the...
Marketing Jul 29, 2014 WJA
U.S. Consumer Confidence Index +13%
U.S. consumer confidence rose 13 percent year on year to 90.9 points (1985=100) in July, according to the Conference Board Consumer Confidence Index®. The Index was also up from 86.4 points in June. Compared with one year...
Retail Jul 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
OMEGA Commercial Features Rory McIlroy
The OMEGA watch company produced a new television commercial with golfing brand ambassador Rory McIlroy, using the soundtrack "Hall of Fame" by Irish alternative rockers The Script. McIlroy said, “At the end of my career...
Watches Jul 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
Petra's Two Finsch Diamonds
Petra Shareholder Sells 43M Shares
Petra Diamonds reported that its second-largest shareholder, Awal Bank BSC, placed 43 million shares with financial institutions for about $139 million, representing a 12 percent discount from the July 28 closing price. Awal Bank,...
Financial-Legal Jul 29, 2014 Deena Taylor
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TW Steel Creates Mitchell Niemeyer Special Edition Timepiece
TW Steel collaborated with Dutch DJ sensation Mitchell Niemeyer to create the Mitchell Niemeyer Special Edition (TW313), oversized, canteen bracelet model watch. This timepiece displays an exclusive dial, which mirrors Niemeyer's favorite tattoo design,...
Watches Jul 29, 2014 Jeff Miller
GJEPC, DDC to Hold India Diamond Week in New York
Press Release: The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) and Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York will present India Diamond Week at the DDC from August 11 to 14, 2014. Around 100...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2014 GJEPC
Kimberley Gears Up for Diamond Summit
(RAPAPORT) DFA: The Kimberley Diamond Symposium and Trade Show will be held from September 10 to 13. A similar symposium was held in 2007. Robbie Cameron, spokesman for RCA Conference Organisers, who are hosting the symposium, said yesterday that following the financial crisis of 2008 and...
Mining Jul 29, 2014 DFA
Letseng Mine
Gem Diamonds 1H Letšeng Revenue +14%
Gem Diamonds reported that rough diamond sales from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho rose 14 percent year on year to $53.8 million in the first half of 2014. The average price of the goods rose 58 percent mainly...
Mining Jul 29, 2014 Deena Taylor
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Stuller, Simon Golub & Sons and Toscow Receive Trademarks
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the trademark "Mystara Diamonds" to Stuller Inc. of Lafayette, Louisiana on July 22 with registration number 4573707. Stuller applied for the trademark on September 19, 2013 and...
Financial-Legal Jul 28, 2014 Jeff Miller
Pandora's Baltimore Office Workforce to be Less Than Announced
(RAPAPORT) Baltimore Sun: Pandora Jewelry announced this past week that it will move its regional headquarters for the Americas region into a large chunk of a Baltimore tower and showcase its brand along the...
Retail Jul 28, 2014 Baltimore Sun
gahcho kue
Mountain Province Appoints Banks for $370M Facility
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. selected three banking institutions to arrange and underwrite a senior secured term loan facility of up to $370 million to fund the company's share of construction costs at the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located...
Financial-Legal Jul 28, 2014 Jeff Miller
Panama Diamond Exchange
Panama Exchange Appoints Blommaert for Business Development
The Panama Diamond Exchange appointed Dirk Blommaert as its business development director, a newly created role to advance the position of the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center worldwide. Blommaert will also promote the bourse...
Marketing Jul 28, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Leading Britain Casting Houses Offer Fairtrade Gold
Press Release: Five of Britain’s leading casting houses supplying semi-finished gold product to the jewelry trade are proud to include Fairtrade gold and precious metals as part of their offering. The landmark move means that...
Marketing Jul 28, 2014 Fairtrade Gold
ogi systems
OGI Systems Launches Service Center in New York City
Press Release: OGI Systems Group is pleased to announce the recent purchase of its New York City office headquarters located at 10 W. 46th Street. These offices represent OGI’s investment as a permanent presence in the rapidly growing North...
Technology Jul 28, 2014 OGI Systems
Jwaneng Mine, Botswana
Debswana, Union Clash Over X-Ray Machines
(RAPAPORT) Agence de Presse Africaine: Debswana diamond mining company said Monday it would go ahead with the use of x-ray machines to deter diamond theft despite strong opposition from the Botswana Mining Workers Union (BMWU).The...
Financial-Legal Jul 28, 2014 Agence de Presse Africaine
Israel Diamond Exchange
DBC President to Visit Israel for International Diamond Week
Press Release: David Gavin, the president of the Diamond Bourse of Canada (DBC), will participate in the International Diamond Week to be held September 1 to 4, at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE). Gavin will be accompanied by several members of the...
Polished Markets Jul 28, 2014 IDE
Finsch Mine
Petra's Revenue +17% in 2014
Petra Diamonds reported that revenue rose 17 percent year on year to $472.6 million during the fiscal year that ended on June 30 as production rose and rough prices firmed. The company sold 3,134,706 carats during...
Mining Jul 28, 2014 Deena Taylor
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Stornoway Sees Potential for Large Diamonds At Renard Mine
Stornoway Diamond Corporation recently closed a $886 million financing deal that will enable it to build its Renard mine in Quebec - one of a handful of new diamond mines that will commence production in the next few years....
Mining Jul 27, 2014 Rapaport News
Court Date Set for Williamsville Jeweler Accused of Selling Fake Diamonds
(RAPAPORT) Buffalo News: The Williamsville jeweler who had been scheduled for sentencing on his guilty plea to scheming to defraud at least 89 customers out of $630,000 over a 16-year period by selling them fake diamonds and other...
Financial-Legal Jul 27, 2014 Buffalo News
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