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With synthetic diamond production becoming even more sophisticated, gemmological laboratories face the challenge of constantly upgrading their synthetic diamond detection capabilities. IIDGR is blazing a fresh trail in this arena with the launch of two state-of-the-art instruments.
Rising to prominence in the 1990s and driving fashion retail ever since, fashion buyers are experts in dealing with the highly complex nature of market shifts. They are responsible for establishing brand recognition and meeting a set profit margin by refining product portfolios in terms of price, style and assortment.
The jewellery retail landscape is fast evolving as consumer preferences change with the advent of digital platforms and shifting priorities. Jewellers should thus adjust their mindsets, offer experiential retail settings, and rebrand their products and themselves to remain relevant in the market.
Italian fine jewellery manufacturers are flexing their creative muscles anew with eclectic jewellery collections that celebrate intricate craftsmanship and unmatched artistry. In this issue, JNA takes a deeper look into the business strategies, expansion plans and design philosophies of major Italian jewellers, and how these companies have successfully sustained their top position in the global fine jewellery industry.
Multicolour sapphire layouts and Kashmir sapphires from the new Azad Kashmir mine in Batakundi, a town in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, are sparking buyers’ interest, a coloured gemstone dealer said recently.
East Systems HK is presenting a system of laser-marking machines. According to the company, direct material laser marking is a “fast, low-impact and effective way” to permanently mark parts and materials.
Heraeus Precious Metals Global Business Unit has finalised the acquisition of Swiss precious metals processor Argor-Heraeus. As a result, Argor-Heraeus is now entirely owned by Heraeus, the company announced recently.
Established in 1973, Hong Kong-based On Tai Jewellery has achieved high praise for its tradition of fine craftsmanship and design expertise. The family business, which traces its roots to 1930s Shanghai, is in the hands of third-generation jeweller Lisa Lee, the creative force behind her namesake brand, Lisa Lee Joaillerie. In an interview with JNA, Lee talked about her passion for jewellery design, her finest collections and her business outlook.