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De Beers’ Forevermark Launches Virtual Try-On for Online Jewelry Shoppers

By Erika W. How many Pricescope members have wanted to try on jewelry from their computers? Thanks to Holition, a UK company dealing in 3-D reality technology, we can. Holition has collaborated with De Beers to launch "My Forevermark Fitting," a site that allows users to virtually try on the company's diamond j...

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The Bold and The Burly – “Diamond Divers” on Spike TV

By Erika W. Like Ice Road Truckers? A new burly man reality drama is coming to Spike TV. The network has picked up "Diamond Divers," a series following a crew of divers and sailors searching for diamonds off the coast of South Africa. Ten episodes are in the works. The show will air in 2012. From Spik...

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Bubble-icious – Gold Prices Plunge

By Erika W. Safe Haven? Gold prices drop below $1,600 after hitting a record $1,920 per ounce just weeks ago. JCK News: Gold Price Sees Biggest Slide in Decades The price of gold experienced its biggest three-day plunge in decades, sinking below $1,600 an ounce, more than 15 percent lower than the ...

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Diamond and Jewelry News Roundup – September 19, 2011

By Erika W. Some of the latest stories in diamond and jewelry news... 2011 Emmy Awards Jewelry Jewelry Insider: 2011 Emmy Awards Jewelry Roundup: Red, Rubies and Rip-Roarin' Earrings Just Jared: All Photos of 2011 Emmy Awards Brooke Burke wears Sethi Couture diamond earrings and necklace at the ...

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Rob Bates – Yes, There Really is a “New Normal”

By Erika W. In his annual address at JCK where he discussed "The New Normal," Martin Rapaport's advice to retail jewelers was to “sell diamonds to rich people.” In a world of diamond-encrusted iPhones and iPads, a $3.8 million dollar diamond purse, and a $43 million diamond ring made entirely out of diamon...

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Jewelers of America Industry Scholarships Available

By Erika W. Jewelers of America is offering scholarships to employees of JA Member stores who are at least 18 years old. Scholarships fund up to 80% of education costs from providers including GIA, Diamond Council of America (DCA), Jewelers Education Foundation of American Gem Society (JEF), and Gemmological As...

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Most Expensive Jewelers in the United States?

By Erika W. According to Bundle.com, the most expensive jeweler in the U.S. is Harry Winston in New York City. Results were based on average receipt amounts pulled from millions of transactions from July 2010 to June 2011. Harry Winston tops the list with an average sales receipt of $8,388. It's no surprise ...

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The Knot Survey – Average Price for an Engagement Ring? $5,200

By Erika W. The average price for an engagement ring is $5,200 according to a survey by XO Group Inc., owners of TheKnot.com and WeddingChannel.com. The company's Engagement & Jewelry Study, a survey of 10,000 U.S. brides and 1,000 U.S. grooms, polled those who were married or engaged in the last year. Rounds a...

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