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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Ups and Downs of 2016 Make for an Uncertain 2017

The diamond industry was slow to recover in 2016 and coloured gems got a welcome shot in the arm. Mixed signals leave no clear indicators for 2017.

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Economists Foresee Bright Holiday Season

National Retail Federation predicts a strong increase in holiday sales; U.S. ban on Myanmar ruby and jade lifted; diamond market report.

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