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Hey, everybody. Earlier than I begin, I’d like to say a brand new function I hope so as to add to this weblog, referred to as “Meet the Miner.” This might contain speaking to individuals who work within the artisanal sector, digging up supplies like diamonds, gems, gold, and platinum.

I’ve already thought up a bunch of questions relating to working situations, pay, security, and many others. However I’m questioning if any of you had something you’d need to ask an artisanal miner. This function isn’t meant to be an argument for or in opposition to artisanal small-scale mining (ASM). It simply goals to make sure the miners’ voices are a part of the dialogue. We hope to get sincere solutions that cowl the great, the unhealthy, and the ugly.

You probably have something you want to ask, or suppose you’ll be able to assist facilitate this, please write me at rbates – at –

This week: The value of small diamonds goes up. Ought to the watch business embrace lab-grown diamonds? And a have a look at individuals who disguise engagement rings in meals. All under.


Jewellery gross sales rebounded in January, says Mastercard

– People “reluctant” to make massive purchases, says Fed survey

– Luxurious demand stays sturdy amid consumer weakness

– Luxurious watch gross sales make up for falling volumes in mid-market


De Beers analyzing “all choices” for Forevermark

– Charles Stanley’s farewell letter, with lab-grown warning


De Beers lifts costs of smallest rough diamonds


De Beers’ new CEO says hello


Bloomberg: Is Botswana Enjoying Hen With De Beers?

– Botswana press: 54-year relationship faces “acid test” (subscription)


Why Africa “bleeds” diamond revenues


“Progress” in European Union sanctions on diamonds

– G7, EU searching for option to track diamonds


Diavik Diamond Mine’s life prolonged till 2026


Zimbabwe and India search fresh diamond deal


India organising heart for lab-grown diamonds

– Surat diamond business switches picture from natural to “mixed”


Will watch business say “I do” to lab-growns?


IIA Applied sciences wins lab-grown patent dispute in opposition to De Beers subsidiary


Apple Watch loses struggle in patent battle

– Why the Apple Watch patent fight matters


Cartier, Tiffany finish commerce secrets and techniques dispute


Breitling opens six new boutiques


Pandora takes benefit of property downturn as it opens new stores

– Catching up with Pandora’s creative directors


Fink’s jewelers to open two new flagships


Luxurious manufacturers purpose to tackle Cartier love bracelet


Malls search to convey purchasing facilities closer to home


Why Jewelers Mutual Group purchased Luxsurance’s digital vault app


Are eBay and Etsy additionally taking 50% fees?


Jewellery Designer Showcase sued over Ponzi allegations  (subscription)


Nirav Modi gems go on sale for $1.5 billion


Secret surveillance digicam discovered outside jeweler’s home


Christina Miller Residing Room session on recycled gold (video)


Swarovski names new chief monetary officer


Scarcity of educated watchmakers “threatening industry”


How Sarah Martin Rowe went from opera to jewellery


Nancy Ajram is Tiffany & Co.’s first Arab brand ambassador


C.D. Peacock named jewellery associate of the Chicago Cubs


A have a look at Jimmy Carter’s cufflinks


Susan Lucci chats about her love of knickknack with JCK


Kendra Scott discusses celebrities’ favorite jewelry


Disgraced artwork supplier’s household returns uncommon royal jewels to Cambodia


Bride-to-be reveals she was behind botched beach proposal


When did individuals begin hiding engagement rings in food?


Media Watch

Lab-grown diamond articles in Deccan Herald and South China Morning Post

The New York Occasions on tennis bracelets and “erotic” watches

The New Yorker visits the Tucson gem show


From the Podcast   

The Jewellery District, Episode 89: Visitor Malyia McNaughton



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