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  • De Beers embarks on polished diamond business

    The De Beers Group of Companies will start selling its own polished diamonds, starting with a pilot auction scheduled for June. A broad selection of polished stones manufactured directly from its rough diamonds will be presented during the sale, according to the company.

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  • Unexplored Ekati pipe could yield 16m carats, says Dominion

    Dominion Diamond Corporation reported that an untapped section of the Ekati Diamond Mine in Canada has a potential mineral resource of 16 million carats.

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  • Ultra-rare blue and pink diamonds break auction records

    The exceptional “Apollo and Artemis” diamond earrings smashed auction records when they sold for a total of $57.42 million at Sotheby’s Geneva in May.

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  • Resplendent sapphire sparkles in dynamic market

    Symbolising love, commitment and wisdom, the sapphire – especially stones in pure, rich shimmery blue – has been an endless source of fascination and delight in many cultures. Coveted for its beauty by serious collectors, this gemstone has been associated with legends and myths, and has been worn by the nobility for centuries. In separate interviews with JNA, some of the world’s most established gemstone dealers explain the allure behind one of the world’s most beloved gemstones.

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  • Pearl jeweller making inroads into China market

    Zhejiang Angeperle Co Ltd is making tremendous gains in China’s pearl jewellery market by leveraging its strong pearl sourcing capabilities, design and manufacturing strengths, and competitive pricing strategy.

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  • Diamonds glitter in global campaigns

    Designer brands, jewellery houses and industry associations recently pulled out all the stops to showcase the brilliance of diamonds.

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  • Precious metal analyser

    Fischer Measurement Technologies (India) Pvt Ltd unveiled a new addition to its Goldscope series of precious metal testing machines.  Goldscope SD 01 uses X-ray fluorescence for “fast, cost-effective and non-destructive” analysis of jewellery, coins and precious metals, the company said.

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  • Busch expands jewellery tools portfolio

    Busch Gmbh & Co KG of Germany has expanded its range of modern tools for jewellery manufacturing.  The company’s AU series, which consists of 1AU, 38AU, 414AU and 446AU, now offers the 1Z-AU tool in ISO sizes of 002, 003 and 004.

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  • HK jeweller dazzles with classic collection

    Prestige Jewellery Mfr Ltd of Hong Kong is showing no signs of slowing down despite a more challenging business environment.  According to Jennifer Cheng of Prestige Jewellery, the company relies on close to four decades of jewellery manufacturing expertise, premium-quality products and loyal customers to sustain its growth over the coming years.

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  • The jeweller and the tree of boundless creativity

    Liu Ming Ming, founder of Dashu Jewellery Design Workshop, was born in 1983 in Shandong Province, China. A graduate of the School of Gem Studies of the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, Liu is an independent and state-registered art jewellery designer. He is also a regular guest at international jewellery exhibitions in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. In this interview, Liu talks about his creative process, his growth as a designer and China’s growing demand for custom-made jewellery.

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  • Lao Feng Xiang sets sights on international growth

    Lao Feng Xiang Co Ltd (Lao Feng Xiang) is dedicated to carrying forward its goldsmithing heritage. In recent years, the brand expanded its international presence by leveraging its strengths – heritage of craftsmanship, design capabilities and innovative manufacturing.

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  • June Hong Kong Fair to showcase new attractions

    The June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair is marking its 30th anniversary this year with a host of exciting attractions, including the launch of the CORE Pavilion – a dedicated area for jewellery companies that have supported jewellery and gem fairs in Hong Kong over the years and consider Hong Kong as the platform from which they grow their businesses.

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  • Legor highlights legacy of expertise

    Founded in 1979 as a multinational company in Vicenza, Italy, the Legor Group has risen to become a global leader in the supply of alloys and galvanic treatments for the jewellery industry. In 2005, Legor expanded its reach in major global markets. It currently has a presence in seven strategic locations namely Hong Kong and China, Southeast Asia, Turkey, the US, Russia and Europe.

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  • Cindy Chao: Breaking boundaries in fine jewellery design

    Born into a family of artists, Taiwanese jewellery designer Cindy Chao is known for her exceptional gemstone-setting techniques and three-dimensional jewellery pieces.  She established her eponymous brand, Cindy Chao The Art Jewel, in 2004 and began a fulfilling journey to becoming one of the most promising figures in the world of jewellery design. In 2016, she was invited to join the 28th Paris Biennale des Antiquaires, becoming the first female Asian jewellery designer to participate in the event.

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  • The wonder of pearls

    Anna Gaia, CEO of Italy-based Utopia, is making pearl jewellery an indispensable and essential part of women’s collections everywhere. The daughter of Paolo, one of the pioneers in the global pearl trading sector, Gaia is blazing a new trail in the family-owned company’s illustrious history with the launch of Utopia, a luxury brand that places the pearl at the very heart of its business. In an interview with JNA, Utopia’s CEO talks about the pearl jewellery brand’s recent accomplishments, highlights the company’s exceptional collections and shares her thoughts on the future of the pearl industry.

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  • Resplendent sapphire sparkles in dynamic market

    Symbolising love, commitment and wisdom, the sapphire – especially stones in pure, rich shimmery blue – has been an endless source of fascination and delight in many cultures. Coveted for its beauty by serious collectors, this gemstone has been associated with legends and myths, and has been worn by the nobility for centuries.  

    Read more

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