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Fancy colour diamond prices stabilse in Q1 2018

Fancy colour diamond prices stabilse in Q1 2018

The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) has confirmed that fancy colour diamond prices showed signs of stabilising in the first quarter of 2018. The Fancy Color Diamond Index (FCDI) indicated an overall rise of 0.1% in Q1 2018 for fancy colour diamonds across all sizes and saturations. Continuing the trend from 2017, prices of blue

De Beers successfully tracks first diamonds from mine to retail

De Beers Group today announced that it has successfully tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of its industry blockchain platform, marking the first time the group’s diamonds have been digitally tracked from mine to retail. An immutable and secure digital trail was created for a selection of rough diamonds mined

NAJ partners with leading organisations to launch diamond terminology guideline

The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) together with eight of the leading diamond industry organisations (AWDC, CIBJO, DPA, GJEPC, IDI, IDMA, WDC and WFDB) has launched a diamond terminology guideline to help encourage full, fair and effective use of a clear and accessible definition for diamonds, synthetics diamonds and imitations of diamonds by all sector

De Beers unveils plans to pilot programme to support artisanal miners

De Beers Group announced it is preparing to pilot a programme called GemFair to create a secure and transparent route to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (SM) diamonds. GemFair will use dedicated technology to record ASM production at mine sites that meet demonstrable ethical standards, with the aim of purchasing of rough diamonds

Brides-to-be expect engagement ring worth no more than £1,500, study claims

Goldsmiths has revealed that the amount women expect fiancees-to-be to spend on engagement stands at no more than £1,500. The Goldsmiths report, which questioned almost 2,000 brides and wedding guests, revealed the average UK bride-to-be expects their partners to pay no more than £1,500 on their engagement ring, While it is a long standing tradition

REVEALED: Challenges retailers and suppliers face in the bridal jewellery market

Despite bridal returning to a position of being the bread and butter product category for many jewellery retailers, it does not come without its challenges. In fact, there are challenges both retailers and suppliers are having to overcome to make sure this sector in the UK jewellery industry shines. For some the ever-growing bespoke element

BAFTA AWARDS: Stars opt for subtle jewels to accompany solidarity dress code

Continuity to stand against Hollywood’s sexual abuse scandal, stars wore subtle diamond to accompany their black attire at this year’s British Academy Film Awards. On the red carpet at the Royal Albert Hall, the majority of guests wore diamond jewellery to allow their black outfits to do the talking at the 71st edition of the awards

REVEALED: The hidden cost of jewellery sold by 13 major brands

Human Rights Watch has today released a report scrutinizing the hidden cost of jewellery created by 13 major jewellery brands, which collectively generative over $30bn (£21bn) in annual revenue. In a report titled ‘The Hidden Cost of Jewellery: Human Rights in Supply Chains and the Responsibility of Jewellery Companies’, the Human Rights Watch has analysed

GUEST COLUMN: A beginner’s guide to diamond pricing

Words by Ehud Laniado I can hardly express my passion about diamond pricing enough. While 2017 has seen diamond prices continue to decline, I believe that retailers who have a sound understanding of diamond prices will be able to purchase in a more cost efficient way and improve their bottom line. I believe diamonds are

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