Russia wants restriction on CAR diamonds lifted

Russia wants a restriction on diamond exports from the Central African Republic (CAR), an official has said.


Zimbabwe gets tough on holders of mining title for speculative purposes

Zimbabwe is set to get tough on holders of mining title for speculative purposes, mines minister Winston Chitando has said.


WGC Report: Healthy gold retail market but lacks awareness

The World Gold Council (WGC) released its new consumer research report, which surveyed 18,000 respondents in China, India, North America, Germany and Russia.


IDI to feature 21 exhibitors in its ‘Israel Diamond Pavilion’ at HKJMA Show

The Israel Diamond Pavilion, organized by the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) will have 21 companies under its roof at the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show, November 28 to December 1, 2019.


De Beers offers buyers flexibility – again

De Beers continued offering flexibility to its diamond buyers at the just ended ninth sales cycle of the year as midstream trading conditions are still in the process of rebalancing.


Disruption: Why the Big Luxury Brands Should Be Scared

28 october 2019
( - With regards to luxury, bigger used to always be better. The history and heritage of top luxury houses were seen as assets that those brands could capitalize on until the end of time. But while that may have been true a decade or two ago, today, things have changed dramatically. Many of those so-called heritage brands are suffering, whether they’re in jewelry, fine wines, luxury cars, fashion, fine watchmaking, luxury retail, or bespoke shoemaking. A lot of brands — even after a century of growth and unbridled success — have suddenly started to lose ground, leaving management teams puzzled about what happened and what they should do about it. But there are recurring patterns that can be addressed when a heritage brand starts to fail.