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VIDEO: Forevermark discusses ethical diamond practices

VIDEO: Forevermark discusses ethical diamond practices

A representative from diamond jewellery brand Forevermark joined Positive Luxury’s ‘Positive Week’ to discuss the benefits of being a brand that cares in the luxury industry. During the event, which was designed to promote ethical practices in business, head of communications for Forevermark, Jo Blake, participated in a debate with Daniella Vega, head of sustainability at

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EXCLUSIVE: Ethical jeweller convinced that lab-grown diamonds are the future

Leading ethical jewellery brand Cred has weighed in on the natural versus lab-grown diamonds debate, arguing that synthetic pieces are more sustainable than mined counterparts. Brand owner, Alan Frampton, introduced synthetic, lab-grown diamonds into the Cred jewellery range two months due to the added sustainability they offer. He told Professional Jeweller: “At Cred, we started

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EXCLUSIVE: Lab-grown diamonds win transparency debate, argues Stephen Webster

British jewellery legend and MBE, Stephen Webster, has given a vote of confidence in support of laboratory-grown diamonds, saying synthetics are more sustainable than their natural counterparts. Mr Webster, creative director of the eponymous brand, was part of Positive Luxury’s guest panel during Positive Week. While the jeweller, who has stores in the UK and

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iKuria launches first engagement ring collection

London-based fine jewellery brand iKuria has launched its very first engagement ring collection. Ikuko Kurahone, the designer and founder of the brand, has named the collection “In Love Again”, reflecting how married couples can fall in love with each other again and again during the long journey of their marriage. The collection also introduces a

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Synthetic screening device rolls out across jewellery industry

The De Beers Group of Companies has announced that the industry’s first synthetic screening device for set jewellery ‘SYNTHdetect’ is now available for delivery. The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) is introducing the SYNTHdetect to its portfolo. The device has been designed to allow jewellery retailers to quickly and easily ensure the

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Authenticity cited as key driver of diamond sales among millennials

Millennials are adopting a ‘less is more’ mentality when it comes to purchasing high-end goods, according to a new study. The study, from American company Real is a Diamond, found that 89% of participants look for authenticity when buying luxury items such as diamonds. It also identified that 94% of the highest earning millennials prefer

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Sunshine Exim supports retailers with new website tools

Jewellery trade supplier Sunshine Exim has introduced new functions to its website to further support retailers. New functions include a tool which retailers can use to create complimentary personalised marketing materials and a gemstone weight calculator application. Retailers can access the new bespoke marketing tool via their trade log-in area, where a selection of pre-defined

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Petra Diamonds reports record production and revenue levels

Petra Diamonds has revealed a production and revenue increase for the year ended 30 June 2017. In its Trading Update ahead of its preliminary results for the year, Petra has reported a 8% increase in production to four million carats, while revenue is up 11% for $477 (£366m). Both of these growths represent record levels

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Firms behind coloured diamonds scam shut down

An Insolvency Service investigation has led to two companies involved in the valuation and selling of fancy coloured diamonds being shut down. IGL Labs UK Limited (IGL) and Diffraction Diamonds DMCC (Diffraction) have both been wound up in the public interest after a hearing in the Companies Court. The petition to wind up IGL was issued

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