ADTC moves into Sydney

Melbourne-based Australian Diamond Trading Corporation will open a new office in Sydney early next year to meet ‘a strong demand for diamonds’ in NSW.

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Rapaport calls for end to ‘over-grading’

Just one month after banning EGL International diamond grading reports on his diamond trading website, Rapaport Group chairman Martin Rapaport has called on the jewellery industry to take action against the ‘systematic over-grading’ of diamonds.

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Road Show gets bigger

The third annual Australian Jewellery Road Show has been hailed a success by organisers – and is destined to become even bigger next year with the addition of two new exhibitors.

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Perth couple win Dora honeymoon

A West Australian couple has won the major prize, a European honeymoon valued at $7000, in RJ Scanlan’s Dora wedding ring promotion.

Mr Baxter set to help men propose

Sydney jeweller Kate McCoy has joined forces with wedding planner Bree Taylor to create ‘Mr Baxter’ – a business designed to help men “execute a memorable proposal”.

Webb heads Showcase Jewellers

JIMACO’s board of directors has appointed Carson Webb as the senior executive of JIMACO Ltd and its subsidiaries.

Russians overtake Americans in ‘fake diamond’ race

Just six months after US based Pure Grown Diamonds announced that it had created the world’s biggest colourless diamond, Russia’s New Diamond Technology has announced that it has superseded the American record by more than two carats.

Bremont opens in New York

Six years after launching its luxury timepieces in the US, British watch manufacturer Bremont, is set to open its first standalone store in New York.

Tribe Trading relaunches byBiehl

One year after the closure of Karin Adcock’s House of Brands, Danish jewellery brand byBiehl has been relaunched in Australia by Tribe Trading.

De Beers claims branding success

De Beers claims US consumers’ growing preference for brands is helping retailers achieve Forevermark diamond jewellery prices 10 to 15 per cent above generic diamond jewellery.

Lion takes on JEANRICHARD

Lion Brands has been appointed the official distributor of Swiss watch brand JEANRICHARD in Australia and New Zealand.

ADTC moves into Sydney

Melbourne-based Australian Diamond Trading Corporation will open a new office in Sydney early next year to meet ‘a strong demand for diamonds’ in NSW.

Michael Clarke teams up with Hublot

Swiss watch manufacturer Hublot is set to increase its profile in Australia and New Zealand next year with its official entry into the cricket world.

JAA ‘endorses’ six diamond grading labs

Following recent local and international controversy about the over-grading of diamonds, The JAA National Industry Advisory Council has released a list of six independent diamond grading laboratories that it endorses.

Citizen opens US flagship

Just three months after the opening of Seiko’s first boutique in the US, the Citizen Watch Company has opened its first US flagship store.

9.75ct blue shatters diamond price record

A 9.75 rare fancy vivid blue diamond has sold for US$32,645m – a new world auction record price for any blue diamond and a new world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.

HK set to double the dazzle again

Following the success of its inaugural ‘T‘wo Shows, Two Venues’ jewellery fairs in March, the HKTDC is expecting next year’s fairs to be even better.

TAG Heuer takes on marathons

As part of its new strategic direction, TAG Heuer is entering the world of sports marathons as a partner and official timekeeper.

Rapaport calls for end to ‘over-grading’

Just one month after banning EGL International diamond grading reports on his diamond trading website, Rapaport Group chairman Martin Rapaport has called on the jewellery industry to take action against the ‘systematic over-grading’ of diamonds.

Linneys launches online store

WA-based Linneys has launched an online store to coincide with the release of its 2015 ‘Beautiful Reflections’ jewellery collection.

Road Show gets bigger

The third annual Australian Jewellery Road Show has been hailed a success by organisers – and is destined to become even bigger next year with the addition of two new exhibitors.

Breguet wins horological Grand Prix

The Breguet Classique Chronometrie has won the main prize, the Aiguille d’Or award, at the 14th annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.

$3 million hat turns heads in Melbourne

The world’s most expensive hat, a $3m headpiece adorned with diamonds and green beryl, was a head-turner at Australia’s most fashionable day of racing, the Victoria Derby Day.

Kailis finds enlightenment

Kailis Australian Pearls has launched a jewellery collection incorporating the “centuries old art of Guilloche”.

Vicenzaoro set for major revamp

Following the success of Vicenzaoro Fall 2014, which attracted over 18,000 visitors, the fair organiser is now planning major changes to the gold and jewellery trade fair.

Rio Tinto’s pink tender delivers

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has delivered “exceptional results” for Rio Tinto by achieving the highest average price per carat since its launch in 1984.

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