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Two people walk past a Kay Jewelers storefront.
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Jewellery Sales Show Modest Rise; Higher End Soars

US Christmas jewellery sales increased slightly from 2018. Online buying surged, while foot traffic in retail stores slowed.

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Three loops of diamond ribbons form a bow around a ruby framed by more diamonds.
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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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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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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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Ruby-bearing gravel bed in Mugloto.
Update on Gemstone Mining in Northern Mozambique

Recounts an expedition to Mozambique’s important deposits of ruby, spinel and tourmaline, which have yet to be fully explored.

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2016 GJX show at Tucson
Tucson 2016

An overview of the 2016 gem shows.

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Wheel of Light Numinous pendant
Wheel of Light’s Mesmerising Optics

A closer look at the Spectrum award-winning pendant from Nature’s Geometry.

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A 24.18 ct. cut-cornered, rectangular, mixed cut Fancy Intense blue diamond flanked with tapered baguette-cut diamonds.
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A Vivid Spring 2016 Auction Season: Sales Totals Near $800 Million (£555 Million)

The spring 2016 auction season was one for the record books, achieving nearly $800 million (£555 million) in sales between March and July and featuring the costliest gemstone ever to be sold at a public sale.

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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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