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2017 Las Vegas Trade Patchy, Designers and Diamonds Lead

Designers respond to market trends; demand for diamonds better than expected. Plus: Holiday season diamond marketing campaign gets funding boost.

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Innovative cultured necklaces available at Mastoloni’s AGTA booth.
Cultured Pearl Market Update

A report from Tucson on the outlook of the pearl market.

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Pearls, shells, and jewelry on table
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The Lure of American Freshwater Pearls: Revisiting the Latendresse Family

John Latendresse is known as the father of American cultured pearls. He was also a great natural pearl collector and left his family a remarkable natural pearl collection. The Latendresse family is well recognised in the American pearl industry and has long supported GIA pearl research. Come with us to revisit this family and their pearl collection.

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Luxury Firms Adjust to the Era of Diminished Opulence

Baselworld 2017: Luxury jewellery designers rethinking blingy, gem-laden looks for more artistic designs. Pink Star diamond sells for $71 million (£56 million).

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A view of downtown Hong Kong – with a freeway traveling through it.
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U.S. Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment; Synthetic Melee Detected

Economists are recognising that the decline in middle-class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewellery.

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Fall 2016 Gems & Gemology Cover
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Autumn 2016 G&G: CVD Synthetic Diamonds Survey, Reversible Colour Change in Blue Zircon

A summary of the content found in the Autumn 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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A scattering of rough diamonds
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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

De Beers holds largest cycle (sight) in more than two years. Luxury sales have begun to rise again after a negative year.

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Gems & Gemology Spring 2016 Cover
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Photoluminescence Review and Gem Material from Unusual Locales in the Spring 2016 G&G

A summary of the content in the Spring 2016 issue of Gems & Gemology.

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Top Gems Continue to Set Records at 2015 Auctions

The auction houses had another successful year − helped by record-setting bids − a bright spot in an otherwise difficult year for the industry.

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De Beers Reduces Rough Prices – Too Little?

De Beers reduces rough prices at May sight, undisclosed treated diamonds submitted to GIA, and Sotheby’s and Christie’s sales break auction records − again.

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