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A Look Back — and Forward — After 40 Years in the Gem and Jewellery Industry

Russell Shor reflects on the people, gems and stories he’s encountered as he’s covered the industry over the years.

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Patrick O’Shea stands in front of a staircase at the Javits Center in New York City.
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The Curious Life of Patrick O’Shea: From Ballistics Detective to Gemmologist and Jewellery Designer

Patrick O’Shea’s life’s journey led him down many career paths until they all came together as a designer who specialises in masonic jewellery.

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2019 in Review: Diamond Trade Begins Recovery, Jewellery Retail Sector Blooms Late and Extraordinary Auction Sales

2019: A year of ups and downs in the gem and jewellery industry, including diamonds, retail, auction sales and laboratory-grown diamonds.

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A rectangular cut Fancy Deep blue diamond is framed by two pear shaped diamonds.
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Diamond Market in Recovery and Top-End Auction Results

World’s two largest diamond producers say market is stabilising after several months of severe cutbacks in rough sales. Christie’s and Sotheby’s sales.

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A diamond necklace that features a 100.02 Fancy Intense yellow diamond. The pendant is done in the shape of a musical instrument.
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Bullish Predictions for 2019 Seasonal Sales Despite Concerns; Sotheby’s Hong Kong Auction Sales

US seasonal sales predictions are better than expected. Sotheby’s Hong Kong auction features a 100 ct yellow diamond necklace by GIA alumna Anna Hu.

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US Consumer Confidence Remains Strong; Alluvial Diamond Tracking and Illegal Gold

US consumer confidence has kept the economy from sliding into a possible recession. Plus: Sustainable trends for diamonds and gold.

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A pile of rough diamonds.
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US Government to Industry: Know Your Supply Chain; De Beers and Alrosa Cut Rough Sales

De Beers and Alrosa slashed rough diamond sales after ABN AMRO’s says it will no longer finance rough purchases for goods that can’t be cut profitably.

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Bank Suspends Credit for ‘Unprofitable’ Rough Diamonds

De Beers and Alrosa slashed rough diamond sales after ABN AMRO’s says it will no longer finance rough purchases for goods that can’t be cut profitably.

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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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Trade Hopes for a Bright 2019 Vegas Show

All eyes are on the upcoming jewellery sales events in the US – the Luxury and JCK shows in Las Vegas – as business slows down in other parts of the world.

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