Amber heavyweights to be put up for sale

The Kaliningrad Amber Combine (part of the Rostec State Corporation) announced an online auction of exclusive amber to be held on October 27 at 12:00 local time (13:00 Moscow time) online. The bidding will take place on the electronic...


CTF tests its lab-grown brand 'Cama' on Tmall website

Hong Kong-based giant retailer Chow Tai Fook (CTF) has recently launched its lab-grown brand ‘Cama’ on a Chinese business-to-consumer website, according to reports in the media.


Tiffany & Co. partners with Reliance Group to launch e-commerce platform in India

Tiffany & Co., in partnership with Reliance Group of India, has launched its local e-commerce site, The online portal will mirror the products seen in offline stores and sell the iconic jewellery Brand's collections of gemstones, diamonds...


KPCSC demands an end to the flow of ‘conflict diamonds’

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), which acts as an observer of the Kimberley Process on behalf of civil society, has demanded action from members of the diamond mining and jewellery industries to stop the ‘ongoing flow of...

22 october 2021

Antwerp welcomes DRC minister of mines

Antwerp, led by umbrella organization AWDC welcomed the new minister of mines of the Democratic Republic Congo, Antoinette N’Samba Kalambayi and the general directors of the ministry’s two main diamond institutes, the Center for Evaluation, Expertise...

22 october 2021

How Are Luxury Brands Juggling the Paradox of Exclusivity and Inclusivity?

17 february 2021

(Content Commerce Insider) - Following the recent online debut of their collaboration on the Prada Fall/Winter 2021 menswear collection, co-creative directors Raf Simons and Miuccia Prada engaged in a livestreamed conversation with college students from around the world, with students faces projected on enormous portrait screens, dwarfing the two designers. One student from Ghana asked whether luxury can exist in the absence of wealth, noting that in his country local artisanal craft is most valued. Miuccia Prada responded that fashion must evolve to be more open and accessible, closing with, “If you have anything to propose, stay in touch!” That exchange between a student and the head of a global fashion powerhouse illustrates a new level of approachability and inclusivity that has been emerging in the luxury industry.