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LONDON - DECEMBER 07:   A jeweler examines a brilliant cut 1.01 carat diamond on December 7, 2006 in London, England.  The  UN General Assembly passed a resolution on December 4, 2006 backing the Kimberley Process, a global initiative aimed at preventing "conflict diamonds" from funding warfare and civil unrest.  The issue will be highlighted by the forthcoming release of the new Leonardo Di Caprio film "Blood Diamonds"  (Photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images)

London Diamond Bourse appoints ethical issues advisor

London Diamond Bourse appoints ethical issues advisor

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has announced the appointment of Katherine Chappell as its special advisor for ethical issues to its council of management. Chappell is a longstanding member of the LDB and a specialist in fairtrade principles. Her appointment has been made to help enhance conversations around responsible sourcing and strengthen the Bourse’s understanding

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Firm’s traceability tech to instil ‘confidence and trust’ for jewellers

The Gübelin Gem Lab, one of the world’s leaders in the analysis of precious gemstones has launched a new technology to trace emeralds back to their origins. The Emerald Paternity Test is designed to offer jewellery brands a new level of transparency when sourcing emeralds, aiming to instil confidence and trust, so says the company.

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Amore targets jewellery retailers with new PoS offering

Jewellery brand Amore is pushing a new display and packaging offering which it hopes will improve sales of its pieces for retail partners. Its new point of sale and packaging are designed to drive brand development in stores and will be offered to progressive retailers who want to offer Amore Oro as a quality, mid-market,

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:  Shoppers walk along New Bond Street in Mayfair which is the most expensive avenue in Europe for retail rents on September 22, 2010 in London, England. Findings from retail estate agents claim that over the past year rents on New Bond Street have risen to 536 GBP per square foot, exceeding that of the Champs-?lys?es in Paris. In comparison, New York's Fifth Avenue, which is the world's most expensive shopping street, has rents of approximately 1180 GBP per square foot.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Industry experts discuss how the luxury jewellery market will evolve this year

Jewellery industry experts reveal how they believe the luxury jewellery market will evolve this year. Significant factors will include Brexit, and consequently the Pound, and the way consumers shop online. Frost of London founder, Dino D’Auria, predicts a very good year for luxury jewellery. He explains: “I envisage a very good year ahead largely due to

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COLLECTION: Unicorns and rainbows shine for Jana Reinhardt

Award-winning jewellery brand Jana Reinhardt has launched a brand new collection called Rainbows & Unicorns. Just as the name suggests, the new handmade range features colourful and playful rainbows and unicorns. Tapping into the current trend for jewellery which makes consumers joyful, this unique collection features unicorn pendants, rings and earrings, alongside gemstone-adorned rainbow designs.

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Bangkok jewellery fair expects to see £382m in trade deals

The 59th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair has projected it will generate in excess of £382 million worth of trade deals. Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has confirmed that major importers and buyers from key export markets of gems and jewellery will attend the show next month. It expects to see 20,000 international visitors, bringing together

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Brand new jewellery retail gem set to open in Cotswolds

A new jewellery retailer specialising in gemstones is set to open later this year in the Cotswolds. The owner, Helen Plumb, is a gemmologist and collects gems from around the world which she has turned into necklaces, rings, bracelets, cufflinks and more. The shop in Winchcombe will feature rubies collected from Thailand, amber from Burma

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