Âme’s Manhattan boutique is continental winner of Prix Versailles 2021 in the Special Prize Interior in the Shops & Stores category for North America

The Secretariat of the Prix Versailles 2021 announced earlier this month that the Manhattan boutique of Âme was awarded the Special Prize Interior in the Shops & Stores category for North America. Âme is among the 70 continental winners of the Prix Versailles...

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B2Gold eyes gold assets in Zimbabwe

B2Gold, which owns mines in Africa and Asia, has shown interest in acquiring gold assets in Zimbabwe, according to media reports. Bloomberg quoted the chief executive of the Canadian company Clive Johnson as saying that it held talks with Harare “to...

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Rough diamond prices up 10% on supply concerns

The surge in diamond prices coupled with a possible supply-side constraint has sparked concerns among the diamond exporters of Surat and Mumbai, as they have robust orders in hand from the US, China and the Far East, according to a report in Economic...

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Expert sees low grade, but profitable kimberlites in Angola

A diamond consultant has said that any company willing to mine diamonds in Angola should be prepared to get low grades, but profitable kimberlites. “There is nothing to worry about as the low grades are mainly Type 2 diamonds,” SRK Consulting Canada’s...

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Christie's Jewels Online: The London Edit results

Christie's Jewels Online: The London Edit (12 to 26 November) realised a total of £4,230,250/$5,655,844/€4,936,702.  The top lots of the sale were a Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond of 1.02 carat, which achieved £400,000/$534,800/€466,800...

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Good News For Luxury? 60% Of China’s College Kids Expect To Be Millionaires

26 october 2021

(jingdaily.com) - The hashtag #over 60 percent of college students think that their yearly earnings will reach one million within ten years after graduation# appeared in the hot search list on Weibo, attracting widespread attention. The topic has now hit 530 million views. China Youth Daily, an employment survey for college students from all over the country, recently revealed surprising numbers — 70 percent of interviewed college students born after the 2000s will prioritize their professional careers over their intimate relationships. Additionally, as many as 68 percent of them estimated they would be earning one million yuan ($155,000) yearly within ten years of graduating. The results of the survey have opened lively debates on social media: Some netizens consider it a good signal that young people refuse to engage in “lying flat 躺平,” meaning not willing to do anything and that they are ambitious enough to dream about earning a high salary. Meanwhile, others believe these college students are way too naive with their unrealistic income expectations.