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Zimnisky: Hard to protect lab-diamond price as production methods, economics improve

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, said it will be very difficult for the lab-diamond manufactures to protect price as production processes and economics improve. He told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive...

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De Beers’ Forevermark now in Indonesia

13 april 2018
De Beers said its Forevermark diamond brand has opened in Indonesia in partnership with the country’s premier jewellery company, Central Mega Kencana (CMK).
The Indonesia launch meant Forevermark would now be available in 26 markets globally.

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Image credit: De Beers Group


“We are delighted to be launching Forevermark in the fast-growing Indonesian jewellery market, with our market-leading partner CMK,” said Forevermark chief executive Stephen Lussier.
“Forevermark’s brand promise continues to resonate very strongly across the world, and we look forward to exploring the potential for further new market launches as the brand goes from strength to strength.”
It would initially be sold in 12 stores in the CMK network in the Jakarta region, with plans to expand further in the near future.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished

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