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Jaipur, India: The Global Gem and Jewellery Power of the Pink City

Examines Jaipur’s role as a coloured stone cutting and jewellery manufacturing centre, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading and retail operations.

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A 4.10 ct colorless diamond “slice” pendant with black inclusions set in white gold and surrounded by colorless to brown pavé diamonds by Rachel Boston, London. Photo courtesy Rachel Boston
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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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De Grisogono’s “Crazymal” collection introduced in Basel combines humor and craftsmanship to a luxury line. This pink flamingo ring is 18k gold, pink sapphire and colorless diamonds. Courtesy of De Grisogono
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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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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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Many diamond dealers are facing high rough inventories in all sizes and qualities, except the largest goods. Some estimates place the stock overhang at three to four months. Photo by Robert Weldon/GIA
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De Beers’ Sight Highlights Market Disarray

The results of the final De Beers’ sight for goods destined to be sold for Christmas were affected by manufacturers who had little appetite for rough that could not be cut profitably.

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This 1,111 carat rough unearthed in Botswana last year will be sold by Sotheby’s later this year. Courtesy of Lucara Diamond
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Better Than Expected: Hong Kong Demand Buoys Market

Encouraging demand at the March Hong Kong Gem and Jewellery Show has buoyed the industry’s mood.

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Shenzhen: The Frontier of China’s Gem and Jewellery Industry

All jewellery professionals are familiar with the city of Shenzhen, a global jewellery manufacturing centre and a leader of China’s fast-growing gem and jewellery industry. Join the GIA team as we tour the city and discover more about its leading jewellery brands.

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Abstracts; Summer 2009

This article, from the Summer 2009 issue of Gems & Gemmology, is a compilation of abstracts of important gemmology-related articles published outside of Gems & Gemmology.

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