India's NMDC sells diamonds worth $ 16.54 mn via e-auction

India’s premier public sector miner National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) has auctioned rough diamonds worth over $16.54 mn via e-auction, beating a slowdown in India’s gems and jewellery sector, says a report in Ultra News.


De Beers’ Forevermark inscribes two millionth diamond from Namibia

De Beers’ Forevermark diamond brand said it has inscribed its two millionth diamond, a 3.48 carat round brilliant that was mined, cut and polished in Namibia.


DMCC and Western Australia bilateral relationship to grow

DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) aims to strengthen ties with Western Australia after top officials meeting in Perth.


US Jewelry-Store Sales Up in March

Sales at specialty US jewelry stores reached $2.31 billion in March, a 3.3% increase from the previous year, according to provisional figures from the US Census Bureau.


Zim diamonds revenue continues on downward spiral

The Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe said the country’s diamonds revenue between January and May 12 dropped to $27 million from $51 million, a year earlier.


Tiffany, Trump, Jewelers, and Politics

17 may 2017
(jckonline.com) - Tiffany & Co. waded into the always-contentious political waters with a note to President Trump regarding climate change, which appeared on its Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feeds, and as an ad in The New York Times. What makes this gesture notable is that Tiffany didn’t just profess support for the environment—something brands do on a regular basis. It took an explicit stand about a specific issue (the Paris Climate Agreement), and aimed it a public figure (President Trump, who reportedly named his daughter after the retailer). Whether or not you agree with Tiffany’s point of view, the question is: Should the brand—or any brand—take a political position?


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