Platinum’s rare nature gives it additional value and appeal

Huw Daniel is the CEO of Platinum Guild International, overseeing market development activities in China, Japan, India and the USA, on behalf of the platinum producers of South Africa. Before taking up this role in 2015, Huw ran PGI USA for 12 years...

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Marco Carniello: We want to continue to be the engine boosting the jewellery industry

Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) is a leader in Italy in the organisation of trade fairs and one of the main operators in the trade fair and conference sector at European level, with structures in Rimini and Vicenza, as well as further sites in...

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There is a significant need for smart and technological financial solutions in the diamond industry

MDPS, the Israeli start-up Fintech company from the Mazalit Group is gearing up to enter the diamond industry soon. Zeev Maimon, the CEO of MDPS is also the Founder / CEO of MAZALIT, a B2B payment platform designed and dedicated to the global diamond...

30 august 2021

The future for synthetics lies in that it has become possible to grow a stone you want and make what you want out of it

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23 august 2021

De Beers’ GemFair ropes in more than 160 Sierra Leone artisanal miners

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16 august 2021

LVMH Sales +16% to $31B

10 february 2012

Revenue rose 16 percent year on year to $31.2 billion (EUR 23.7 billion) for luxury group LVMH during 2011 and profit jumped 22 percent to  $7 billion (EUR 5.3 billion), Rapaport retports. Specifically for the watches and jewelry segment,  revenue nearly doubled to $2.6 billion (EUR 1.95 billion) in large part due to the integration of Bulgari. LVMH reported that organic revenue, which reflects comparable-store sales and exchange rates for the watches and jewelry segment rose 23 percent.
LVMH watch and jewelry brands continued sustained growth across all geographies, according to the company.  TAG Heuer made a splash with the launch of two exceptional products entirely developed and manufactured by its own workshop: the Mikrograph 100 and the Mikrotimer Flying 1000. Hublot continued its innovations with the launch of Masterpieces, the new watch collection of Grandes Complications, and extended its store network. Zenith benefited from the renewal of its emblematic lines which demonstrate the first class craftsmanship of its Manufacture. Bulgari's  performance was strong and the collections, which were developed around the theme Serpenti, a symbol for the jewelry maison since the 1950s, were very well received.
Bernard Arnault, the chairman of LVMH, said that 2011 results highlighted  the power of the group's brands. ''Our businesses enjoyed excellent momentum and profit from recurring operations passed the threshold of  5 billion euro for the first time. The agreement with the Bulgari family was one of the key moments of the year. In 2012, LVMH intends to further strengthen its global leadership position in high quality products by relying on its sound, long-term strategy."