Young people in China have become the main force of jewellery consumption

Armed with a Bachelor's degree from Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai, as well as majoring in Franchise Management, Wang was greatly influenced by his parents in the field of jewelry. This has resulted in his unique opinions about innovative design...


ZCDC re-orients diamond valuation plan as it seeks ‘right market price’

At some point experts claimed that the Marange diamond fields contained between 2 and 7 billion carats of raw diamonds and that Zimbabwe was sitting on over 25 percent of the known diamond deposits in the world. Others even put the value of the Marange...

12 march 2018

Art historian Valentin Skurlov: "Faberge, like all court jewelers, actively used diamonds"

Valentin Skurlov is a historian of jewelry art, a candidate of art history, an honorary academician of the Russian Academy of Arts, a scientific secretary and a herald master of the Faberge Memorial Foundation, and a research consultant for the Fabergé...

05 march 2018

Ari Epstein: The diamond trade is stable again

Ari Epstein, CEO of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), dwelled on the results of the past year and the current situation in the diamond market in his interview to Rough&Polished.

26 february 2018

Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

19 february 2018

Rise in jewelry sales and expansion in China drives Chow Tai Fook's growth in Q3

12 january 2018

Chow Tai Fook reported a sharp rise in gem-set-jewelry sales in Hong Kong, while expansion in mainland China also helped drive growth in its fiscal third quarter, says a press release from the company.
According to the company, overall retail sales grew 12% in the mainland and were flat in Hong Kong. However, same-store sales at branches open for at least one year increased 5% in both regions.
Same-store sales for gem-set jewelry was up 22% in Hong Kong and Macau in the quarter, while gold products fell 1%. In mainland China, same-store sales of gem-set jewelry went down 1%, but gold grew 8%.
CTF opened a net 77 stores during the three months that ended December 31, of which 74 were in China and three in Hong Kong.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished


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