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Buyers are gradually taking notice of a relatively new gemstone from Mozambique that dealers aptly describe as enthralling. Purple garnets, they said, are commanding attention in the trade because of their deep, rich colour; competitive price and overall individuality.
Some industry players refuse to attribute market uncertainties to a decline in consumer spending power. According to them, what the sector lacks are fresh and innovative products that could excite buyers and give added value to their portfolios. Here’s a look at zultanite, an emerging gemstone that is starting to catch the imagination of traders and connoisseurs alike.
December is undeniably a month of celebration, with eager shoppers rushing to get their hands on the best gifts for loved ones and friends. A recent industry survey revealed that buyers are likely to purchase gold jewellery as gifts, with bracelets as their number one pick.
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a part of the De Beers Group of Companies, reinforces its leading role in the field with regular launches of state-of-the-art diamond grading equipment. Through continued research and product development, the institute is further enhancing its expertise to foster consumer confidence and transparency in the trade.
Russia has, over the centuries, carved a niche for itself in the jewellery world with its artistic and distinctive creations that boast scintillating gems and unparalleled craftsmanship. Jewellers today keep their country’s rich jewellery-making legacy alive through modern adaptations of age-old techniques.
Online shopping has proved a popular option for young consumers. But though research finds that physical stores and online shops complement each other, and the future of retail lies in a combination of both channels, such strategies appear to be feasible only for big companies. Opportunities however still abound for smaller and traditional businesses in the retail sector.
There have been many luminaries in the field of high jewellery but one of the most renowned is Harry Winston. His name is synonymous with legendary diamonds, dignitaries and philanthropy. This quintessential jeweller added sparkle to the industry, thanks to his bold attitude towards jewellery making.
Celebrated jeweller to the stars Fawaz Gruosi, founder of Swiss high jeweller de Grisogono, rose to fame by forging his own path in jewellery design. Armed with a defiant artistic spirit, he chose to buck the trend and use unconventional materials and bold designs to create his jewellery – some of which have become among the most iconic pieces in the jewellery world.
For centuries, Germany has displayed an expertise in jewellery design and manufacturing that rivalled legendary masters all over Europe. JNA looks into developments that are changing the landscape of Germany’s manufacturing industry and how the country’s jewellers are braving the elements.
Acclaimed as one of nature’s greatest gifts, pearls have fascinated the world for many centuries. Amid ever-changing consumer behaviours and the prevalence of contemporary jewellery designs, pearls have time and again proven their resilient nature and eternal beauty. JNA’s cover story centres on the evolution of pearl jewellery through masterpieces by Hong Kong-based South Sea pearl producer Rio Pearl.
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand has mapped out a fresh direction for 2018, which focuses heavily on international expansion, fostering consumer confidence and developing digital platforms as Thailand moves to become a global gemstone and jewellery trading hub.
Sustaining a brand is no easy task, especially in an environment as competitive as the jewellery industry. Niessing though has been impressing jewellery lovers with its innovative designs for over a century.
Lab-grown diamonds should be viewed as a choice for consumers rather than a threat to the industry, according to ALTR Created Diamonds. The lab-grown diamond house cites full disclosure, modern marketing and a consumer-centric approach as crucial to establishing legitimacy for the product category.