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People meet and mingle at the entrance to the JCK Show.
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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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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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2016 GJX show at Tucson
Tucson 2016

An overview of the 2016 gem shows.

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Rubellite rough.
Tourmaline and Sapphire from Nigeria

An update on Nigerian coloured stone production is obtained at the Tucson 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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The Argyle Pink Diamonds in a row: oval shaped Fancy Deep pink, cushion cut Fancy purple pink, cushion cut Fancy Red, radiant shaped Fancy red and radiant shaped Fancy Deep gray violet.
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Hong Kong 2017: Demand Up, But Spotty

A market report from the September Hong Kong show, including the Argyle tender, synthetic diamonds and coloured gemstones.

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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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