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Fake Chanel jewellery haul seized at Manchester Airport

Fake Chanel jewellery haul seized at Manchester Airport

Customs officers at Manchester Airport have intercepted nearly 60 sets of counterfeit Chanel jewellery after a crackdown on fake imports in the run-up to Christmas, Professional Jeweller has learned. The earrings and pendent sets had a value of approximately £3,000, according to Border Force officials, which seized the goods in recent weeks. The fake jewellery

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 24:    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre on October 24, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. There are 14 days until the the presidential election.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Diamonds and jewellery to benefit from Trump victory, claims industry maverick

Donald Trump’s election victory coupled with Republican control of Congress is expected to support increased demand for diamonds and jewellery, a leading diamond maverick has claimed. Martin Rapaport, chairman of the diamond group Rapaport, whose Rapaport Price List is a primary source of diamond price and market information, predicts that the result of the US

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Exclusive fairtrade collection launch marked by a Peruvian visit to Wales

Roger Arcos Ponte from Macdesa Fairtrade mine, Peru, will visit Clogau’s Welsh gold mine in Gwynfyndd, Snowdonia to mark the launch of an exclusive collection made from a blend of fairtrade certified and locally sourced Welsh gold. On September 29, the Macdesa Fairtrade mine will exchange tips on traditional mining techniques and share a unique


Global gems and jewellery to glitter at Bangkok trade show

It has been confirmed that around 800 exhibitors from 30 countries will trade at the forthcoming September edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair. The  Bangkok’s biannual gems and jewellery tradeshow will be taking place in September despite reports from the Thai Gem and Jewelry Traders Association that the show had been postponed. The

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Rio Tinto reveals largest violet diamond from Argyle mine

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Pink Diamonds business has unveiled the largest violet diamond recovered from the Argyle mine in Western Australia. The 2.83 carat polished oval shaped diamond, known as the Argyle Violet, will be the dazzling centrepiece of the 2016 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, the annual showcase of the rarest diamonds from the Argyle mine.

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Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction expected to raise more than £78 million

Christie’s will hold its Magnificent Jewels auction at the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues in Geneva on 18 May 2016. More than 280 lots estimated in excess of CHF 110 million (£78 million) will be on offer, including the Oppenheimer Blue diamond and jewels from the collection of H.S.H. Gabriela Princess zu Leiningen. Jewels from

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Fossil supports female artisans with ME to WE social enterprise collaboration

Fossil and social enterprise company ME to WE have combined forces to launch an exclusive accessories collection that supports the work of female artisans around the world. The Fossil x ME to WE collaboration, created in partnership with Fossil designers and artisans in Kenya, features “a robust celebration of colour, craftsmanship, and one-of-a-kind artisanal jewellery”.


More synthetic diamonds soon to be introduced into the jewellery industry, says GIA

Researchers from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) anticipate a surge in large high-pressure, high-temperature (HPHT) synthetic diamonds to be introduced into the jewellery industry.  This follows a visit in early March 2016, where the researchers visited a diamond factory in China and obtained 50 crystals ranging from 0.5 to 1.2 carats. “All of the crystals – which were

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Retail investment soars in Europe

Investments in European retail businesses increased by 41% to reach €62.6bn in 2015, according to new figures. Global real estate company, Savills, said shopping centre investment volumes surpassed the previous peak reached in 2007, when €22.2 billion was invested in the market. This has been attributed to investors being attracted by a strong demand for

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 12:  A flag for a Tiffany & Co. store hangs along Wall Street in Manhattan on January 12, 2015 in New York City. Shares in the luxury jewelry chain fell on news of weaker than expected holiday sales. Sales in November and December dropped 1 percent to $1.02 billion worldwide.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Strong U.S. dollar affects Tiffany’s financial results for 2015

Tiffany has released its 2015 full year and fourth quarter results, reporting an overall 2% rise in full year sales in local currencies, but an overall 3% decline as sales and earnings were negatively affected by the strong U.S. dollar. The figures covered the financial results for the 12 months of last year, and the