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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HK Fair breaks records

The 32nd edition of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair attracted a record-breaking 3695 exhibitors from 49 countries/regions and 59,116 buyers from 157 countries and regions.

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Pandora teams up with Disney

Pandora has entered into a strategic alliance with The Walt Disney Company which will see the launch of a charm collection featuring ‘inspirations from Disney’s beloved characters’ this November.

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Dora set to give away a honeymoon

RJ Scanlan, the distributor of Dora wedding rings in Australia and New Zealand, is giving the brand’s customers the chance to win a European honeymoon valued at $7000 in a new in-store promotion.

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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.

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.

HK Fair breaks records

The 32nd edition of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair attracted a record-breaking 3695 exhibitors from 49 countries/regions and 59,116 buyers from 157 countries and regions.

Ring price helps predict divorce rates

Couples who spend the most on their engagement rings are most likely to end up divorced, according to a new report by two economics professors at Atlanta’s Emory University.

Retailers call for lower interest rates

The Reserve Bank’s decision to keep the cash rate on hold at 2.5 percent may not provide enough support for retailers in the lead-up to Christmas, according to the ARA.

Rio Tinto tiara heads to China

Rio Tinto has created a white and champagne diamond encrusted tiara to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Chinese jeweller, Chow Tai Fook.

Bevilles begins rebranding roll-out

Less than five months after restructuring the business, Bevilles Jewellers is celebrating its 80th Birthday with the opening of a new head office and the rollout of its new-look stores.

TAG turns electric

TAG Heuer has joined forces with the world’s first-ever electric car open championship, the FIA Formula E Championship.

Satine set to dazzle Powerhouse

The ‘stunt double’ for the diamond-studded Satine neckpiece worn by Nicole Kidman in Moulin Rouge is now on display at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum.

JAA appoints new Board

JAA members voted to adopt a new Constitution and elect a new, much smaller, Board at the association’s AGM on September 1.

Gemfields moves into sapphire market

Gemfields, the world’s largest producer of coloured gemstones currently best known for its Zambian emeralds and Mozambican rubies, has moved into the Sri Lankan sapphire market.

Diamond demand reaches record highs

Global demand for diamond jewellery reached a record high of US$79 billion in 2013, according to De Beers’ inaugural Diamond Insight Report.

Rio donates rough to Smithsonian

Rio Tinto has donated ‘a significant sample’ of Australian rough diamonds to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.

Gary Kokozian passes away

Gary Kokozian, the founder of Kokozian Jewellery Manufacturing, passed away this month after a 10-year struggle with multiple myeloma.

Petra sells blue for US$27.6m

Petra Diamonds has sold the 122.52 carat blue diamond recovered from its Cullinan mine in June for US$27.6 million.

Tiffany changes design direction to a T

Tiffany’s new design director, Francesca Amfitheatrof, is making her mark on the iconic brand with the launch of her first jewellery collection and talk of possibly changing the brand’s iconic packaging as well.

Pandora teams up with Disney

Pandora has entered into a strategic alliance with The Walt Disney Company which will see the launch of a charm collection featuring ‘inspirations from Disney’s beloved characters’ this November.

Sofia launches jewellery collection

Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has joined forces with America’s biggest jewellery retailer, Kay Jewelers, to launch her first jewellery collection.

Sydney diamond wholesalers face tough times

Two of Australia’s leading diamond wholesalers faced tough times in July – Miller Diamonds went into liquidation on July 18 and Storch & Co entered voluntary administration on July 31.

Diamond lands in English village

A diamond launched into space by London-based jewellery retailer, 77 Diamonds, has landed near the village of Lea in Gainsborough.

Patek Philippe’s ‘Holy Grail’ up for grabs

The world’s most famous watch, the Henry Graves Supercomplication, will be up for auction at Sotheby’s Geneva November 2014 Watch Sale with many expecting it to sell for over US$17 million.

Dora set to give away a honeymoon

RJ Scanlan, the distributor of Dora wedding rings in Australia and New Zealand, is giving the brand’s customers the chance to win a European honeymoon valued at $7000 in a new in-store promotion.

Distell takes on Lucet Mundi

Distell International has been appointed the Australia and New Zealand distributor for Lucet Mundi personalised jewellery.

Bell & Ross arrives in Oz

Lion Brands has announced that it has secured the Bell & Ross luxury watch brand for Australia and New Zealand.

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