Hey, everybody. Earlier than I begin, I’d like to say a brand new function I hope so as to add to this weblog, known as “Meet the Miner.” This might contain speaking to individuals who work within the artisanal sector, digging up supplies like diamonds, gem stones, gold, and platinum.
I’ve already thought up a bunch of questions relating to working circumstances, pay, security, and so forth. However I’m questioning if any of you had something you’d wish 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 nice, the dangerous, 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 – jckonline.com.
This week: The worth of small diamonds goes up. Ought to the watch business embrace lab-grown diamonds? And a take a look at individuals who cover engagement rings in meals. All under.
Jewellery gross sales rebounded in January, says Mastercard
– People “reluctant” to make large purchases, says Fed survey
– Luxurious demand stays robust amid consumer weakness
– Luxurious watch gross sales make up for falling volumes in mid-market
De Beers inspecting “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 approach to track diamonds
Diavik Diamond Mine’s life prolonged till 2026
Zimbabwe and India search fresh diamond deal
India establishing 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 deliver 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 digital camera discovered outside jeweler’s home
Christina Miller Dwelling Room session on recycled gold (video)
Swarovski names new chief monetary officer
Scarcity of skilled 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 companion of the Chicago Cubs
A take a look at Jimmy Carter’s cufflinks
Susan Lucci chats about her love of bijou with JCK
Kendra Scott discusses celebrities’ favorite jewelry
Disgraced artwork vendor’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?
The New Yorker visits the Tucson gem show
From the Podcast
The Jewellery District, Episode 89: Visitor Malyia McNaughton
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