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Two different coloured earrings have sold for more than US$57 million, setting an auction record. Image courtesy: Sotheby's

‘Most valuable pair of earrings’ fetch record price

A pair of contrasting coloured diamond earrings established a world auction record after selling for more than US$57 million (AU$76 m). Read more >>
Pandora's sales in Australia continue to rise, with the 2017 Q1 results just released

Pandora maintains momentum with ‘strong’ Australian performance

Pandora has reported another overall sales rise for the first quarter of 2017, with Australia again being one of the company’s top performing markets. Read more >>
The GIA discovered a natural-synthetic composite. Image courtesy: GIA, Sood Oil (Judy) Chia

GIA uncovers natural diamond with synthetic ‘overgrowth’

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has uncovered a natural diamond with a blue synthetic coating, and has warned that other ‘hybrids’ might be on the market. Read more >>
West End Collection has secured the distribution rights to Swarovski Group's Adore jewellery range

West End Collection secures Swarovski’s latest brand

Watch supplier West End Collection is branching into the jewellery sector, having secured the distribution rights to Swarovski Group’s stand-alone fashion jewellery range Adore. Read more >>
The JAA has appointed a new board director after the position was recently vacated

New appointment made to JAA board

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has appointed a new board member after former board director Brett Bolton vacated his position. Read more >>
A Les Georgettes Australian subsidiary business is set to open this year

Duraflex ceases Les Georgettes jewellery distribution

Duraflex Group Australia (DGA) will cease distribution of Les Georgettes next month following news that the French jewellery company will establish a subsidiary business in Australia. Read more >>
JAA executive director Amanda Hunter has resigned from her position

Amanda Hunter resigns; 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow cancelled

The Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) has announced the resignation of its executive director, Amanda Hunter, and the cancellation of the 2017 JAA Jewellery Tradeshow. Read more >>
The buying groups statement encourages the industry to support the IJF at Darling Harbour

Buying groups call for unity: urge industry to support one jewellery fair

Australia’s three buying groups have released a joint statement calling on jewellery retailers and suppliers to support the International Jewellery Fair (IJF) at Darling Harbour, organised by Expertise Events. Read more >>
Bolton's departure from the board is the third JAA resignation in less than a year

Another JAA board member resigns

Brett Bolton has stood down from his position as director on the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA) board. Read more >>
An analysis is being conducted to determine if jewellers should fall under the government's anti-money laundering scheme

Jewellers may fall under anti-money laundering regime

The Federal Government is consulting members of the jewellery industry in order to assess the potential costs and benefits of an anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) regime. Read more >>
The GIA’s new device is capable of testing stones both loose and set in jewellery

GIA releases synthetics detector for diamond jewellery

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced a testing device that is capable of separating natural diamonds from suspected synthetics regardless of whether the stone is loose or set in jewellery. Read more >>
Apple recently lodged a complaint against Swatch Group over the watchmaker’s use of the phrase ‘Tick different’. Image courtesy: <a href="" target="_blank">Swatch</a>

Swatch and Apple clash, again

Swatch Group and Apple are in another trademark dispute; this time involving the Swiss watch conglomerate’s use of the phrase ‘Tick different’. Read more >>

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