Press release – De Beers Group announced [February 03] the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auctions) for the first sales cycle of 2021.
Sales and diamond production dropped sharply in 2020 for De Beers Group, as COVID-19 had a “profound impact” on global diamond supply and demand, the company said.
The GIA said it recently received more stones with counterfeit GIA report number inscriptions on their girdles.
Consumer spending on diamonds exceeded expectations in the fourth quarter of 2020 and has continued through early 2021, according to a top industry expert.
Increased synthetic-diamond production led to a price drop last year, giving lab-grown a greater share of the fashion-jewelry market, according to Bain & Company. Production of lab-grown diamonds has seen double-digit growth over the past two years, reaching 6 million to 7 million carats in 2020, Bain said Monday [February 8] in its annual report on […]
The diamond supply chain will return to pre-pandemic levels between 2022 and 2024, led by economic recoveries in China and the US, according to Bain & Company.
This year, the high jewelry collections have once again and very ostensibly given top billing to fancy cut diamonds. These diamond cuts require mastery and dexterity and are the very essence of the high jewelry collections. To understand their subtlety, we asked Stephan Wolzok, CEO of Rubel & Ménasché, to share his experience as a […]
The Maison Van Cleef & Arpels recently unveiled its new high jewelry collection, “Sous les Étoiles, heavenly dreams”, taking us on a flight beneath starry skies. Constellations, comets, Cepheids, dust tails, Milky Ways, stars, planets, the sky could not fail to be an inspiration to Van Cleef & Arpels, which loves dreams and nature. The […]
To counter the absence of “live” courses, exhibitions or conferences, the Van Cleef & Arpels School of Jewelry Arts is offering video conferences on the themes which it holds most dear: jewelry know-how, the history of the art of jewelry and discovering stones. Accessible once a month by registration, in English or French, the talks […]
Profoundly broken things can be made whole again, and even improved upon.
Weddings may have hit some speed bumps in in 2020, but the pandemic hasn’t slowed down engagements.
“A history of style, art deco”, a new collection of high jewelry from Maison Boucheron: delving into the archives; and an androgynous manifesto
At the end of January Maison Boucheron launched its new collection of high jewelry: “A history of style, art deco”. The collection sketches out a masculine-feminine dressing room for which Claire Choisne, Artistic Director, drew her inspiration from the Maison’s Art Deco Archives with a free interpretation of almost exclusively diamond-paved pieces on which emeralds […]