May 2013

KP suspends the Central African Republic

Johannesburg--Rebel violence in the Central African Republic has prompted the Kimberley Process (KP) to temporarily suspend the nation, meaning that the industry needs to avoid trading in rough diamon... read more..

Lucara nets $25M at first large stone tender

Mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. reported that its first tender of big and “exceptional” rough diamonds garnered a total of $24.9 million, or $30,468 per carat. Vancouver, Brit... read more..

Working to make it OK

“It’s funny what you find out about Oklahomans,” jeweler Tim Lewis told me on the phone last Thursday. “Tragedy happens. We get up, dust ourselves off, thank God and go on.”Lewis, co-owner of Lewis Je... read more..

Celebrity Jewelry Gawk – Silver showdown

While gold and platinum are popular choices for celebrities, many accessorize with sterling silver, whether it’s for a movie premiere, celebrity gala or TV show appearance.Blackened silver, silver wit... read more..

A social media nightmare

By now, I am sure many of you have seen the episode of Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares featuring Arizona restaurant Amy’s Baking Company Bakery Boutique & Bistro.The episode, which marked the f... read more..

IDEX Online: Diamond prices to rise 6 percent a year

Diamond prices will rise by an average of 6 percent annually through to 2020 due to constrained supply not being able to meet rising demand from China and India, according to BMO Capit... read more..

Watches of Baselworld 2013

The introduction of more mid- and entry-price watch lines, an affinity for blue dials and timepieces created in the Art Deco style were among the trends observed at Baselworld 2013. Basel--The in... read more..

Jewelry inspired by love tested by war

When Meghan Coomes’ grandparents first met at a park in Louisville, Ky., they didn’t have any idea that the very glue of their impending romance would inspire a line of jewelry.But it did, and their g... read more..

The need for greater mobility

We’ve published a few columns and articles this year on the growing importance of mobile commerce, also known as “m-commerce,” in today’s marketplace.Among them were two pieces by columnist Tom Marciw... read more..
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