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Debating Tiffany & Co.’s Rubedo

By Erika W. Tiffany & Co.'s Rubedo metal alloy has sparked debate, as industry professionals and consumers question the metal content and the prices of these rose-colored jewelry pieces, which were introduced last February. According to an article in The New York Times, Rubedo is approximately 55 percent coppe...

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Quick Fix: Richline Group Debuts Jewelry Vending Machine

By Erika W. Hankering for some jewelry...and quickly? On May 5th, Richline Group debuted a jewelry kiosk at the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders expo in Omaha. The "Precious Express" kiosk looks like an ATM and vending machine hybrid, dispensing jewelry, gold coins, and other items from Borsheims, which is owned...

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Defining “Pearls,” Warren Buffett Works the Jewelry Counter, and Other News

By Erika W. Some of the latest stories in diamond and jewelry news... Idex: Definition of 'Pearl' on CIBJO Agenda What does a consumer expect to see when the object put in their hand is called "pearl?" JCK: Warren Buffett Scores in Second Stint as Jewelry Salesman On May 6, f...

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Hope Diamond Barbie

By Erika W. Barbie and diamond aficionados were beside themselves when Mattel unveiled the Hope Diamond Barbie in February of 2012. The doll sports a replica of the most famous blue diamond in the world...and a sleek navy blue gown. Designed by Robert Best (creator of the Mad Men doll collection), the Hope Diam...

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Gems & Gemology Launches Free iPad App

By Erika W. GIA's quarterly journal, Gems & Gemology, has launched an iPad app, which is available for free on iTunes. The app will reach a broader audience by presenting the latest gemological information to iPad users in addition to exclusive content--including gem-related videos and expert interviews. G&G's ...

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Tiffany & Co. Unveils New Setting for The Tiffany Diamond

By Erika W. Tiffany & Co. has unveiled a new diamond setting for the legendary Tiffany Diamond in celebration of the company's 175th anniversary. The 128.54 carat antique cushion-cut yellow diamond is now set in a platinum necklace featuring 20 Lucida® and 58 brilliant-cut diamonds, which total over 120 carats....

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Diamond Jewelry Prices, Gold Prices, Pinterest on the Rise, and Other Jewelry News

By Erika W. Diamond jewelry and gold prices are on the rise, and so is Pinterest. A largely female user group is pinning images of fashion, recipes, homes, art, and jewelry to an infinite number of virtual pinboards. The exponential growth is not only attracting consumers, but jewelers are using the tool to...

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The Atlantic: The Strange (and Formerly Sexist) Economics of Engagement Rings

By Erika W. The Atlantic's Matthew O'Brien discusses the economics of engagement rings in a new article: The Strange (and Formerly Sexist) Economics of Engagement Rings Why do men buy diamond rings for our fiancées? There's the emotional story. We enjoy making grand gestures of commitment to the people we...

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