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2017 Las Vegas Trade Spotty, 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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2017 Vegas Outlook: Decent, But Cautious, Buying

Buyers at the 2017 JCK Show will likely stick to their open-to-buy plans, but take few chances on new lines or extra stock. Plus: An overview of retail sales, auction headlines.

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Luxury Firms Adjust to the Era of Diminished Opulence

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

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Exceptional Freeform Tanzanite and Oregon Sunstone Rings

A family sources, designs, and carves gems for extraordinary jewelry and pieces.

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US Retailers Continue to Cite ‘Challenging’ Environment, Synthetic Melee Detected

Economists recognize that the decline in middle class purchasing power is directly affecting some consumer products – including jewelry.

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De Beers Optimistic as Sales Revive; Luxury Houses Remain Cautious

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

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

Examines Jaipur’s role as a colored stone cutting and jewelry manufacturing center, with profiles of 17 companies and their factory, trading, and retail operations.

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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 Jewelry Industry

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

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