ICA issues collateral damage warning

The United States’ Tom Lantos ‘Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008’, which bars Burmese rubies and jadeite from entering America via third party countries, may cause collateral damage in Burma, according to The International Colored Gemstone Association.

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Charm wars get personal

In Pandora Jewelry, LLC v. Chamilia, LLC the United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled that the interchangeability of Chamilia and Pandora beads “only promotes competition and choice for consumers”.

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Miller launches Passion8 jewellery

The Passion8 jewellery range consists of rings, pendants and earrings featuring “Australia’s most well cut brightest diamonds in superior quality white and yellow gold and platinum jewellery settings”.

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Marks offers advice

Percy Marks owner Cameron Marks has joined forces with seven other “bridal experts” to provide up-to-the-minute wedding advice on the internet.

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Standards Australia launches Millesimal System

Standards Australia has introduced two new standards for gold, silver, rolled gold and plated jewel-lery in Australia.
Developed to stamp out consumer confusion around claims and jewellery markings, the new Stan-dards will provide Australian jewellers,

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Pandora continues pink support

Pandora plans to continue raising money for the National Breast Care Foundation by selling ‘pink ribbon’ beads.
Last year the company raised $70,762 for the NBCF from sales of two beads designed by Pandora designer Lone Frandsen.

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Gem experts meet in Coober Pedy

A French professor specialising in opals and coloured diamonds, Australia’s leading colour gemstone expert and Asia’s top jade authority were the key speakers at the Gemmological Association of Australia’s national conference in Coober Pedy.

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Jewellery fabrication set for global recovery

After a 24 percent year-on-year drop in the first half of this year, global jewellery fabrication is expected to record a six percent year-on-year increase in the final half, according to GFMS’s Gold Survey 2008 update.

ICA issues collateral damage warning

The United States’ Tom Lantos ‘Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008’, which bars Burmese rubies and jadeite from entering America via third party countries, may cause collateral damage in Burma, according to The International Colored Gemstone Association.

Charm wars get personal

In Pandora Jewelry, LLC v. Chamilia, LLC the United States District Court for the District of Maryland ruled that the interchangeability of Chamilia and Pandora beads “only promotes competition and choice for consumers”.

Miller launches Passion8 jewellery

The Passion8 jewellery range consists of rings, pendants and earrings featuring “Australia’s most well cut brightest diamonds in superior quality white and yellow gold and platinum jewellery settings”.

Bvlgari opens flagship in Melbourne

Following the opening of its first Australian twinstore in the Sydney CBD last year, Bvlgari will open an even larger one in Melbourne this month.

Marks offers advice

Percy Marks owner Cameron Marks has joined forces with seven other “bridal experts” to provide up-to-the-minute wedding advice on the internet.

JAA issues diamond alert

The Jewellers Association of Australia has warned jewellery retailers and suppliers to keep away from inaccurately graded diamonds.

Standards Australia launches Millesimal System

Standards Australia has introduced two new standards for gold, silver, rolled gold and plated jewel-lery in Australia.
Developed to stamp out consumer confusion around claims and jewellery markings, the new Stan-dards will provide Australian jewellers,

Pandora continues pink support

Pandora plans to continue raising money for the National Breast Care Foundation by selling ‘pink ribbon’ beads.
Last year the company raised $70,762 for the NBCF from sales of two beads designed by Pandora designer Lone Frandsen.

Gem experts meet in Coober Pedy

A French professor specialising in opals and coloured diamonds, Australia’s leading colour gemstone expert and Asia’s top jade authority were the key speakers at the Gemmological Association of Australia’s national conference in Coober Pedy.

Hearts on Fire closes 120 accounts

The Hearts On Fire company has begun closing 120 retail accounts in the US to “consolidate and strengthen its family of independent retail jewelers”.

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