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.
WA-based Linneys has launched an online store to coincide with the release of its 2015 ‘Beautiful Reflections’ jewellery collection.
The Dale Carnegie organisation will help members of Nationwide Jewellers buying group increase their sales in 2015 and beyond.
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.
The Breguet Classique Chronometrie has won the main prize, the Aiguille d’Or award, at the 14th annual Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Geneve.
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 Australian Pearls has launched a jewellery collection incorporating the “centuries old art of Guilloche”.
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.
A platinum ring set with a 4.71 ct paraiba tourmaline by Leon Mege was the winning design at the 2015 AGTA Spectrum Awards.
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.
Wuyi Wang, the research and development director for the GIA, will update the industry on the latest developments in the world of synthetic diamonds at a seminar in Sydney next week.
Swiss watchmaker Patek Philippe has celebrated its 175th anniversary with the launch of a collection of commemorative timepieces headlined by the US$2.6m Grandmaster Chime.
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.
An 8.1 carat purple-pink diamond was sold for a record-breaking US$17.8m – US$2.1m a carat – at Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction on October 8.
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.
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.
UK-based Lolo & Galago is planning to create a fine jewellery collection with a 3D printer that can print directly in precious metals.
Rio Tinto has created a white and champagne diamond encrusted tiara to celebrate the 85th anniversary of Chinese jeweller, Chow Tai Fook.
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.
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 members voted to adopt a new Constitution and elect a new, much smaller, Board at the association’s AGM on September 1.
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.
Global demand for diamond jewellery reached a record high of US$79 billion in 2013, according to De Beers’ inaugural Diamond Insight Report.
Rio Tinto has donated ‘a significant sample’ of Australian rough diamonds to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC.
Gary Kokozian, the founder of Kokozian Jewellery Manufacturing, passed away this month after a 10-year struggle with multiple myeloma.
Petra Diamonds has sold the 122.52 carat blue diamond recovered from its Cullinan mine in June for US$27.6 million.
Pandora Australia and New Zealand has been named Supplier of the Year for 2014 by Leading Edge Group Jewellers.
Twenty-eight-year old Rhys Turner has been named Jeweller of the Year at the JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards.
Bolt International has launched Swarovski’s lolaandgrace jewellery brand in Australia and New Zealand.
After years of industry rumours, Apple has unveiled its long-awaited smart watch.
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.
De Beers has launched a new stand-alone business, the International Institute of Diamond Valuation, to study the second-hand diamond market.
Rio Tinto has unveiled the 55 pink and red diamonds that make up its 30th annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender.
The Seiko Corporation of America, a subsidiary of Seiko Watch Corporation, has opened the first Seiko boutique in the US.
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.
Modern Family star Sofia Vergara has joined forces with America’s biggest jewellery retailer, Kay Jewelers, to launch her first jewellery collection.
Lion Brands has added Alpina Watches to its suite of independently-owned Swiss brands.
De Beers has updated its sales model to enable more businesses to purchase its rough diamonds through Global Sightholder Sales.
Pure Grown Diamonds has created the world’s biggest gem-quality grown diamond – a three carat, round brilliant-cut K colour, SI1 clarity, stone.
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.
A diamond launched into space by London-based jewellery retailer, 77 Diamonds, has landed near the village of Lea in Gainsborough.
Timesupply has secured the distribution of the Coeur de Lion jewellery brand in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
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 International has been appointed the Australia and New Zealand distributor for Lucet Mundi personalised jewellery.
Lion Brands has announced that it has secured the Bell & Ross luxury watch brand for Australia and New Zealand.