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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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Headwinds Slow 2019 Vegas Business, Lab-grown Diamonds Proliferate

Decent demand for finished jewellery, but less for loose gems. Plus: Lab-grown diamonds and responsible, sustainable business practices.

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Diamond Research Gives Clues to the Formation of the Continents

Mineral inclusions trapped in diamonds reveal the continents’ construction – and help GIA researchers date diamonds.

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De Beers Ups Supply; US Federal Trade Commission Warns About ‘Eco’ Claims

DeBeers responds to fluctuations, and the FTC issues warnings on laboratory-grown diamonds. Plus: 302.37 ct Graff Lesedi La Rona is revealed.

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Laboratory-Grown Diamonds: Demand Rises, Prices Fall

The proliferation of laboratory-grown diamonds into the market continues to dominate industry news. Plus: Natural Diamonds and the Kimberley Process

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Diamond Market Forecast: Declining Credit, Soft Prices and Lab-Grown Diamonds

Despite the generally strong year for jewellery retail, the diamond industry continues to face problems with credit, patchy demand and soft prices.

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US Holiday Season Opens Well, Despite Volatile Markets

The US holiday shopping season is looking positive, despite signs that an economic slowdown may be coming in 2019. Plus, more auction sales records.

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A large piece of rough, left, with a portion cut out of it, and six cut and polished diamonds produced from the cut out piece of rough.
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Chipping Away at 1,109 ct Lesedi La Rona

Graff reveals the first polished diamonds produced from the Lesedi La Rona, one of the largest pieces of rough ever mined. Plus, other market news.

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National Retail Federation Predicts a Cheery Holiday

The building blocks are in place for a strong 2018 U.S. holiday season. Plus, diamond market updates and upcoming auctions.

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A large piece of rough diamond sits on some rocks.
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2018: A Good Year for Finding Mega-Diamonds

The three diamond mining companies that specialise in digging up large stones have found some really big ones during the first quarter of the year.

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Crowds of people on the trade show floor.
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Typhoon, Trade Wars and Currency Lows Dampen Hong Kong Shows

Business at the September Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Shows was patchy, despite a strong world economy. Buyers left early to avoid Typhoon Mangkhut.

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