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USPTO Approves 'Orchidea,' 'Who's Your Jeweler?' and 'Lux Crown' Trademarks
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) issued the trademark "Orchidea" to Lili Diamonds of Israel on December 9 with the registration number 4651030. Lili Diamonds filed for the trademark on December 23, 2013 to represent...
Financial-Legal Dec 19, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Peakstone Completes Recapitalization of Ashford.com
The Peakstone Group, an investment bank that specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory and raising capital for middle-market clients, completed its recapitalization transaction for Ashford.com with Prudential Capital Partners. Financial details were...
Watches Dec 19, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Organized Retail Crime Drives Up Instances of Return Fraud
Loss prevention executives estimated that organized retail crime groups will cost the industry $3.8 billion in fraudulent returns this Christmas season and $10.9 billion for the entire year, according to the National...
Retail Dec 19, 2014 Jeff Miller
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De Beers Jewellers Debuts New Frost Collection
De Beers, The Jeweller of Light, debuted its new pieces in the Frost collection in time for Christmas gifting. The collection was inspired by the play of light on ice formations, whereas Frost pieces appear to capture "a moment...
Marketing Dec 19, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Nasdaq Approves Listing for Mountain Province Diamonds
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. was approved for listing its shares on the Nasdaq under the symbol "MDM." Trading is expected to begin on December 31, 2014. The junior miner's common stock will continue to trade...
Financial-Legal Dec 19, 2014 Jeff Miller
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New Jersey Identifies 10,000 Cash-For-Gold Violations
The New Jersey State Office of Weights and Measures identified 10,000 violations at 71 jewelry stores in connection with cash-for-gold schemes. The most recent round of investigations also resulted in the state confiscating 35 unauthorized scales from...
Financial-Legal Dec 19, 2014 Jeff Miller
World Diamond Conference India
Normalizing the Diamond Trade
The World Diamond Conference that took place last week in New Delhi, India, created a buzz in the industry that, frankly, needed a bit of a pick-up considering the state of the market. It’s not often that...
Polished Markets Dec 19, 2014 Avi Krawitz
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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 December 18 at 4 p.m. Dec. 18 Dec. 11 Chng. $1 = Euro 0.814 0.807 0.007 $1 = Rupee 62.99 62.54 0.5...
Financial-Legal Dec 18, 2014 Rapaport News
Market Comments 12/18/2014
Warning: Polished prices under continued pressure with sellers lowering prices as demand for cash exceeds demand for diamonds. While some hot spots persist, overall market sentiment is negative. Rough prices coming down as sightholders reject about 20% of overpriced rough at estimated $600M De Beers Dec....
Research Dec 18, 2014
Rapaport TradeWire December 19, 2014
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Research Dec 18, 2014 Rapaport
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Rapaport Weekly Indian Market Report
POLISHED: Low demand with weak trading activity dominates the local polish market. Overseas buyers are still cautious and remain price sensitive and domestic buyers are concerned about the weakening rupee...
Research Dec 18, 2014 Rapaport News
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Gem Star Spearheads Alfred Sung Fine Jewelry Collection
Press Release: Mimran Group Inc. and Gem Star Inc. are pleased to announce the signing of a global licensing agreement for ALFRED SUNG fine jewelry. Gem Star will spearhead an international campaign featuring the...
Manufacturing Dec 18, 2014 Gem Star
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R2Net - JamesAllen Secures $25M in Funding
Press Release: R2Net - JamesAllen.com, one of the two largest diamond and bridal jewelry ecommerce platforms in the U.S., announced today that is has secured $25 million in growth funding from Israel Growth Partners (IGP)....
Financial-Legal Dec 18, 2014 JamesAllen
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Frederick Goldman Names Nouvo Mode to Represent Sales in Canada
Press Release: Leading wedding and engagement ring manufacturer Frederick Goldman Inc. announced that Nouvo Mode will represent sales and distribution for the Goldman, ArtCarved and TRITON brands in Canada beginning in January...
Manufacturing Dec 18, 2014 Frederick Goldman
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Panama Diamond Exchange, CIBJO to Provide Educational Programs
Press Release: The Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE) and CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, have agreed to join forces in providing educational programs for the gemstone and jewelry sectors across Latin America, instilling...
Marketing Dec 18, 2014 PDE
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India's Polished Diamond Exports +11% in November
India's polished diamond exports jumped 10.8 percent year on year to $1.559 billion in November, according to preliminary data from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council.By volume, exports rose 41.8 percent to 2.59 million...
Manufacturing Dec 18, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Lucapa to Start Alluvial Mining at Lulo in January
The Lucapa Diamond Company will being mining next month at its Lulo alluvial concession in Angola, where the miner plans to target high-grade diamond ore bodies. During the first phase, Lucapa anticipates that...
Mining Dec 18, 2014 Ronen Shnidman
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Bovet 1822 and Asprey Form Distribution Partnership
Pascal Raffy, the owner of watchmaker BOVET 1822, became a shareholder and board member of luxury jeweler Asprey and, in addition, the jeweler will present BOVET timepieces in the U.S. at boutiques in Beverly Hills and Miami....
Watches Dec 17, 2014 Jeff Miller
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U.S. Online Christmas Retail Sales +15% to $42B
U.S. online retail sales rose 15 percent year on year to $42.451 billion for the first 44 days of the Christmas season, through December 15, according to digital metrics firm comScore Inc. The most recent workweek,...
Marketing Dec 17, 2014 Jeff Miller
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NRF: 17% of Christmas Shoppers Purchased Jewelry or Precious Metal Item
Slightly more than 9 percent of U.S. consumers who purchase gifts for the Christmas festival have completed their shopping, according to an updated survey conducted by Prosper Insights & Analytics for the National Retail Federation...
Marketing Dec 17, 2014 Jeff Miller
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