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The zircon was found in Jack Hills, Western Australia. Image courtesy of John Valley

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World’s oldest gemstone discovered in Australia

Scientists have confirmed that a tiny zircon gemstone discovered on a remote rock outcrop in Australia is the oldest known material of any kind formed on Earth. Read more »
Police are “covering all possibilities” to recover the stolen Argyle diamond

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Stolen Argyle diamond still missing

Contrary to previous suspicions, a rare pink diamond stolen from a Cairns jewellery store was not swallowed by the alleged thief, and is yet to be found. Read more »
The JAA will now find a replacement for its current CEO Ian Hadassin

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Jewellers association looks for new CEO

The Jewellers Association of Australia has announced that it will be looking for a new Chief Executive Officer after it revealed that Ian Hadassin would be leaving in June. Read more »
The JAA and the ACCC are working together to clear up potentially misleading online advertising

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Online jewellery retailers in ACCC sights

The spotlight is now being put on the pricing practices of internet jewellery traders in the wake of the ACCC’s successful case against Zamel’s.
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The report noted that jewellers who anticipate and capitalise on industry trends will find success

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Report predicts ‘glittering future’ for jewellery

Continued growth of global brands with opportunities in fine jewellery are the key predictions for the jewellery industry, according to an international report.  Read more »
Duraflex's Phil Edwards believes retailers should adjust how they view jewellery beads

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Beads, more than a jewellery fad?

The continued popularity of beads and charms indicates that the items are key components of the jewellery industry, with one local supplier even suggesting it is time they be treated as a category in their own right. Read more »
Revenue in Australia increased 10.2 per cent in 2013

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Pandora jewellery announces record profits

Exceptional results in all regions, including Australia, has seen Pandora post record figures across the board and a massive 35.4 per cent increase in group revenue for 2013. Read more »
The acquisition will make Signet the largest jewellery chain in the world

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Jewellery merger creates world’s largest retailer

Signet Jewelers’ recent acquisition of long time rival Zale Corporation will make it the largest jewellery chain in the world, with six recognisable retail brands across three countries. Read more »
Police suggest the stolen Argyle diamond has been swallowed

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Rare Argyle diamond possibly swallowed in theft

An English tourist suspected of stealing and swallowing a AU$200,000 Argyle diamond has been arrested trying to leave the country. Read more »

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ACCC picks on jewellery retailers?

Running any form of retail business these days is tough, and it can be made all the more difficult by government legislation. COLEBY NICHOLSON asks; is the ACCC unfairly targeting jewellery retailers? Read more »
Australian Diamond’s netball captain Laura Geitz was on hand to display the diamond to guests

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Diamonds shine at Forevermark launch

A 12-carat square-cut diamond and an appearance by the Australian Diamonds netball team captain added sparkle to the launch of De Beers Group’s Forevermark brand. Read more »
The study found that luxury purchases are shifting from “having” to “being”

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‘Experience’ the key to luxury jewellery sales

A new report into luxury spending has found that consumers are increasingly seeking experiences rather than possessions; indicating the importance for retailers, including those in the jewellery industry, to assess their service offering. Read more »
Michael Hill reported a steady financial result

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Michael Hill jewellery sales on track

Michael Hill International has released its full financial results for the six months ended 31 December 2013, showing an operating revenue increase of 9.8 per cent on the same period last year. Read more »
The two diamonds add to a growing list of impressive stones discovered at the mine

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Two 160-carat diamonds found at one mine

London-based miner, Gem Diamonds, has announced the discovery of two “exceptional” 160-carat diamonds from its Letšeng mine in Lesotho. Read more »
Controversial Bitcoin is now accepted as a form of digital payment by Shiels

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Australian jeweller accepts Bitcoin payments

Shiels Jewellers is believed to be the first Australian jewellery retailer to accept Bitcoin's digital currency for online sales, claiming it is easier, faster and has opened up more sales opportunities internationally than traditional payment methods. Read more »

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