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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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GIA JCK 2019 Panel: Consumers Care Where Their Jewellery Comes From

Consumers want to know that the components of their jewellery – gemstones, diamonds and precious metals – are responsibly sourced.

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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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Active GIA Alumni Members: More Than 100,000 Strong

Our alumni association hit a milestone recently when we surpassed 100,000 active members. This is significant for all of us because it gives us more opportunities for networking, mentoring and connecting with more people who have a passion for what we do.

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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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Alrosa Claims Wider Role in Diamond Market with Hong Kong Auction

Alrosa, the once-aloof Russian diamond producer, is asserting itself into the world diamond market.

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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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Smaller 2018 Basel Fair is Still Biggest Rare Gem Showcase

Business at the scaled-down Baselworld 2018 Show was spotty. Some jewellery brands and gem dealers had respectable sales, but others found slow trading.

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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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Survey Shows Diamond Sales Increased Last Year

Retail sales of diamond jewellery worldwide totalled an estimated US $77.5 billion (£60.0 billion) in 2017, up from $74.6 billion (£57.8 billion) in 2016, according to a survey by Tacy/Pharos Beam Consulting.

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