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Coloured gemstones: a spectrum of opportunities

The uniqueness of coloured gemstones may be what attracts consumers but it is the health of Australia’s gemstone businesses that is a testament to the quality products available. LUCY JOHNSON reports. Read more »

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Defying drought: retailers reflect on dry spell

How can regional retailers change how they do business to counter difficult times? LUCY JOHNSON speaks to those who have tweaked their operations to adapt. Read more »

Diamonds and youth: Millennials and Gen Z drive sales

The De Beers’ fifth annual Diamond Insight Report has found that Millennials and Gen Z consumers accounted for two-thirds of global diamond jewellery sales in 2017. Read more »

’Diamonds are a girl's best friend’ trademark sold

The trademark and website domain for the phrase “Diamonds are a girl's best friend” – made famous by Marilyn Monroe in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - has been sold for US$50,000 (AU$71,000). Read more »

Meghan Markle dons Karen Walker earrings

Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle has shown her appreciation for local brands after sporting Karen Walker Jewellery while on her Australian tour. Read more »

Digital fingerprint unveiled at Emerald Symposium

The Second World Emerald Symposium was recently held in Bogota, Colombia, followed by the 2018 CIBJO Congress. Read more »

Diamond Guild Australia launches Tears initiative

The Diamond Guild Australia Jewellery Awards was held in Melbourne on 16 October where the group launched a charitable project in support of mental health awareness. Read more »
CCTV footage of the perpetrator. Police are appealing for anyone with information to come forth.

Woman injured during Highpoint jewellery robbery

Police are investigating a jewellery store robbery in Melbourne’s West, which left a woman in her 80s injured during a “violent attack” earlier this month. Read more »

More watch companies call time on Baselworld

Three watch firms in as many weeks have given notice of quitting Baselworld in what has been a tumultuous quarter for the fair since the Swatch Group’s departure. Read more »
The largest diamond in the Diavik Stars of the Arctic Tender– the ‘Vega of the Arctic’, a 177.7-carat rough

Canadian diamonds sparkle in Rio Tinto tender

Rio Tinto has unveiled the three diamonds that will feature in its latest tender, offering top pieces yielded from Diavik Diamond Mines in Canada. Read more »
Andrew Bone moderated panels at the RJC’s annual general meeting in Moscow, Russia earlier this year

Responsible Jewellery Council boss quits

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced the resignation of its executive officer Andrew Bone. Read more »

Australian Opal Centre seeks patrons

Moves are afoot to construct a state-of-the-art Australian Opal Centre (AOC) building for education, training and certification. Read more »


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