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Amsterdam museum tells story of diamonds
AMSTERDAM, October 9, 2013 – The Diamond Museum Amsterdam takes you on a journey that began 3 billion years ago, 200 kilometres under the surface of the earth, and which ends in the ring on your finger. A visit to the museum, located on Paulus Potterstraat 8 near the Rijksmuseum, is an education spanning the early discoveries in India, commercial mining in Africa starting in the 19th Century, and exhibits about  



Spice up your evening with Colored Diamonds 
One of the greatest feelings in the world is getting all dressed up, feeling like a million dollars and ready to hit the town to show everyone what you’ve got. In order for that to happen you need to have the proper equipment, i.e., stunning eveningwear, to-die-for heels, and of course, the blingiest bling you can get your hands on. If you really want to knock everyone off their feet, your bling must be extraordinary.



IGI certifies gems in Antwerp diamond district 
ANTWERP, February 26, 2012 - In the heart of the Antwerp diamond district, dozens of expert gemologists are hard at work in the labs of the International Gemological Institute (IGI), certifying diamonds, gemstones and jewellery. “The consumer wants to know what they are purchasing. A certificate gives them peace of mind,” said Roland Lorie, CEO of the IGI, which was founded in Antwerp in 1975  ... Full Article



Buoyant Chinese, Russian jewel demand at Dubai Shopping Festival 
DUBAI, February 4, 2012 – Jewellers spoke of increased demand this year from Chinese and Russians as the Dubai Shopping Festival wrapped up. The month-long Dubai Shopping Festival ends on February 5. Dubai Shopping Festival takes place every winter with its array of discounts, competitions, prizes, fireworks and entertainment, attracting holiday makers from around the globe  ... Full Article



Mumbai’s Bandra offers wide choice to jewel shoppers 
MUMBAI, January 10, 2011 - A visit to the retail jewellers clustered around Turner Road in Bandra, a smart district of north Mumbai, revealed a variety of Indian finished fine jewellery creations to suit all budgets. Shops such as Saga, VM Jewellers and Popley Eternal stock fine jewels set with 22-carat gold, diamonds and gemstones, such as sapphires, emeralds and rubies, often at more competitive ... Full Article



Magical Marylebone’s Christmas cheer 
LONDON, December 10, 2011 - Marylebone High Street’s most original shop window is Cox & Power’s with portholes displaying its wares. Inside are show pods instead of showcases. Creative director Tony Power is positive about Christmas: “We’ll benefit from our loyal client base. There’s a polarisation in the market with a demographic shift. We’re seeing older men and women of 45+ who live or work  ... Full Article



Iguatemi mall reveals splendour of Brazil gemstones
SAO PAULO, July 24, 2011 – A visit to Iguatemi, one of the most upmarket shopping malls in Sao Paulo, reveals the vibrancy and variety of colours of Brazilian gemstones set into fine jewels with 18-carat gold and silver. Heavily-guarded Tiffany & Co has a prime location at the front of the shopping complex which houses many other brands such as Cartier and Swarovski. Alongside Tiffany’s signature ... Full Article



Unwind after BASELWORLD: visit the German Black Forest
FELDBERG, Germany, April 3, 2011 – A ski holiday in the German Black Forest is the perfect way to unwind after a challenging week at BASELWORLD. Some slopes were still open at the end of March at Feldberg, above the delightful Hotel Feldberger Hof, with private ski lessons available at a local ski school for 38 euros an hour. A daily ski pass costs 24 euros per person, granting access to well-run ski ... Full Article



Wedding ring designs, tastes changing – German jewellers
October 24, 2010 – Wedding ring designs and tastes are evolving, with warm colours and narrower, more feminine shapes becoming increasing popular, German jewellers polled by the inhorgenta trade fair said. Gone are the times when the choice of wedding rings offered by jewellers was very limited, and all had to be round and made of gold. ... Full Article



Zaveri Bazaar is dazzling shopping hub – despite the monsoon
MUMBAI, India, August 21, 2010 - Zaveri Bazaar is home to a vast array of jewellers selling 22-kt yellow gold jewellery, silverware and gemstones. A reporter braved the heavy monsoon rains on a visit this week to several of the small jewellery stores packed into the narrow lanes of the bazaar in South Mumbai. Hallmarked 22-kt gold bangles and chains are widely available. Shop assistants will quote ... Full Article



What’s ahead for Sloane Street jewellers?
LONDON, March 2010 - Sloane Street has two distinct parts. At the Knightsbridge end, a huge block of flats is rising; tourists flock to Harrods and stay in nearby hotels. On one corner is Boodles facing Harvey Nichols, whose jewellery department includes Garrard, Annoushka, Vancox and Sevan Bicacki. Further down are Graff and Bulgari. At the Sloane Square end Leblas and Cassandra Goad face Cartier ... Full Article


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Diamond Bourse of Canada stages Grand Opening
TORONTO, February 14, 2010 - The Diamond Bourse of Canada, the first diamond exchange in Canada, held its grand opening at the Ontario Bar Association Conference Centre in Toronto on January 27. “It’s only logical for Canada to establish a full-fledged bourse,” said Avi Paz, president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), according to the WFDB’s website. ... Full Article



Shopping in Dubai? Visit the world’s tallest building too
DUBAI, February 14, 2010 – Shopping for jewellery in Dubai? Tourists might also want to go up the world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa, which towers over The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment centre. The Burj Khalifa dominates the skyline as visitors approach The Dubai Mall, which houses many of the world’s leading jewellery brands. Tourists can take a 55-second ride to the 124th floor ... Full Article



Jewellery demand subdued during Dubai Shopping Festival
DUBAI, February 13, 2010 – Demand for gold jewellery has been subdued during the Dubai Shopping Festival due to the global economic crisis, the soaring and volatile gold price, uncertainty fostered by Dubai’s debt problems, and insufficient promotion, jewellers say. On a visit on a Sunday afternoon this month to the gold souk in downtown Dubai City and the gold souk of The Dubai Mall, the largest ... Full Article


Welcome to Dubai (Cut)
Patent-cut diamonds are not new. People have been trying to develop new designs and diamond cuts for years, but the real key to patent-cut success is marketing. That is, there is not much sense in having something patented if it doesn’t sell, and a healthy marketing budget goes a long way towards generating those sales. Like any “normal” commercial process, the aim is to sell as many products to as many ... Full Article



The Pandora phenomenon
When Karin and Brook Adcock started their Sydney-based jewellery business in 2004, they never imagined for a second that, within five years, they would be employing more than 200 staff and achieving annual revenues measured in the many tens of millions. Nor did they dream that in fulfilling their goals they would change the face of the Australian jewellery industry and that their products would ... Full Article



Vicenza "Glam Room" showcases innovation, fuses fashion with jewels
VICENZA, Italy, May 17, 2009 - The Glam Room at the Vicenza "Charm" trade fair is a window for innovation and experimentation, merging jewellery with fashion, says Cristina Salvi, head of international marketing. Exhibitors at the Glam Room showcased jewellery with multi-functionality -- such as Caserta-based Amle's horn brooch that can be transformed into a bracelet. "The more flexible ... Full Article


   
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