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FTC guides for the terms “hand-made” etc.

By Erika W. In light of recent forum discussions on hand-made jewelry and jeweler disclosure, check out the FTC Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries. From the FTC: § 23.3 Misuse of the terms "hand-made," "hand-polished," etc. (a) It is unfair or deceptive to represent...

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Diamond and Jewelry News Roundup – July 2011

By Erika W. Some of the latest stories in diamond and jewelry news... BBC News: Gold price hits new record on US debt fears The price of gold has hit a new record high of $1,615 an ounce as concerns grow about the delay in US Congress agreeing a new debt ceiling. Read the article at BBC News. Getty Image...

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Royal Asscher Opens Flagship Store in Tokyo

By Erika W. On July 15, 2011 Royal Asscher opened its first flagship store on Ginza Street in Tokyo, Japan. The new store, which was opened in cooperation with the company's Japanese partner Nagahori Corporation, represents the company's first flagship in Asia. Royal Asscher will open a flagship in Beijing by...

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Breaking News – Terrorist Attack Hits Mumbai Diamond District

By Erika W. According to international press, three coordinated bombings hit Mumbai between 6:50pm and 7:00pm on July 13. Targeted were the Zaveri Bazaar, the Opera House district, and the neighborhood of Dadar. JCK will be blogging live news as they get more information. Our hearts go out to those affected by...

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Video: Rapaport’s State of the Diamond Industry 2011

By Erika W. Globalization was the focus of Rapaport's State of the Diamond Industry speech at JCK 2011. The diamond industry is facing changing global demographics that are bringing new economic demands. Rapid growth in India and China and projections of continued currency warfare will drive diamond prices for th...

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Kimberley Process Meeting Updates from Kinshasa DRC

By Erika W. *Updated June 27, 2011 Thursday's meeting ended in a stalemate with the civil society coalition walking out of the Kimberley Process intersessional, which is being held in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The meeting's focus is on KP compliance of diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange...

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From Rob Bates: People Don’t Trust Jewelers, and Their Websites Stink, Too

By Erika W. JCK's Rob Bates shares some Cutting Remarks from the 2011 GIA Symposium. Bates reports on a Gallup poll that ranks jewelers with "lawyers and members of Congress," after asking Americans, "What professions do you trust?" We read his blog with great interest, as our unique diamond and jewelry commun...

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Diamond and Jewelry News Roundup – June 2011

By Erika W. From JCK: Synthetic Diamond Production Could Hit One Million by 2020 Lab-grown diamond production could hit one million carats by the end of the decade, Gemesis CEO Steven Lux announced at the GIA Symposium May 31. Read the article at JCK Online. Synthetic pink diamonds posted by luckylux S...

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