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BlueRock resumes production at SA diamond mine

BlueRock Diamonds has resumed production at its Kareevlei diamond mine in South Africa after identifying a fault in the cone crusher within the crushing circuit, which has been affecting throughput.

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ALROSA launches football collection of diamonds on the occasion of 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA TM

The collection consists of 32 round diamonds, 0.3 carats each, named after the countries - participants of the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA TM. All diamonds are of high quality, D to F color and VVS2 to IF clarity, they were mined in Russia and cut by...

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Diamcor revises offering to C$3,5 mln

Diamcor Mining has decided to reduce the size of the previously announced non-brokered private placement of up to C$5 million to C$3,5 million as it managed to source vendor financing for a portion of the equipment being installed at the Krone-Endora...

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The School of Jewelry Arts offers its courses in the heart of Paris

This summer L’École des Arts Joailliers (The School of Jewelry Arts) launches a session of courses to learn from jewelry, taught in English or French, according to a note from the School.

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Global sales of diamond jewelry have grown by 7% in Q1

In Q1 2018, sales of jewelry with polished diamonds in the main global consumer markets have grown by 7% as compared to the last year. This is evidenced by the analysis conducted by ALROSA experts based on the data of retailers and the states'...

22 june 2018

E-Commerce Site Memo Lets Consumers Try Before They Buy

15 june 2017
(nationaljeweler.com) - Debra LaBudde has decades of experience advising companies on new and unexploited markets. So when she founded her own company last year, she focused on what she contends is just such an opportunity: fine jewelry. “I think there’s kind of an untapped market, believe it or not, for fine jewelry,” LaBudde explained. “(I saw) an interesting opportunity in the marketplace that, in my mind, hasn’t been well served, and that ultimately could create a larger market.” Memo is LaBudde’s answer to what she feels is missing in single-channel retail models—the tactile, personal access to jewelry that is found in a brick-and-mortar experience, coupled with the convenience and accessibility of online shopping. Memo’s “complimentary home try-on” period bridges this gap.

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