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Survey: US Store Sales of Silver Jewelry Up 16% in 2016

Survey: US Store Sales of Silver Jewelry Up 16% in 2016

A survey conducted on behalf of the Silver Institute reveals a rise in silver jewelry sales in the US in 2016: The average store growth in 2016 for silver jewelry sales was 16%, while 8% of stores reported an increase of over 25%. dditionally, silver jewelry sales accounted for 35% of retailers’ overall jewelry sales in terms of volume

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  • US Polished Diamond Imports Flat, Price Per Carat Rises in January 2017

    US Polished Diamond Imports Flat, Price Per Carat Rises in January 2017

    Government data quoted by Rough & Polished shows that US polished diamond imports remained flat at $1.77 billion in January. By volume, polished imports fell 8% to 840,669 carats year-on-year. Price per carat rose 8% to $2,099 year-on-year

  • A Pastor From Sierra Leone Finds a 706-Carat Diamond

    A Pastor From Sierra Leone Finds a 706-Carat Diamond

    One of the world’s largest diamonds ever found was uncovered by a Christian pastor in eastern Kono region. The stone is now being stored in the country's central bank. The president assured that the selling process would be transparent and to the highest bidder

  • Jewelry-Linked Crimes in the US Rise 6% in 2016

    Jewelry-Linked Crimes in the US Rise 6% in 2016

    The JSA annual report shows that the total number of crimes committed against US jewelry firms increased from 1,177 in 2015 to 1,245 in 2016 - an increase of 5.8%. Total dollar losses from crimes committed against US jewelry firms increased 4.5% to $72.4 million in 2016

  • Christie’s to Offer the Rare 25.27-Carat Jonker No. 5 Diamond for Sale

    Christie’s to Offer the Rare 25.27-Carat Jonker No. 5 Diamond for Sale

    Auction House Christie’s in Hong Kong is set to offer the Jonker No. 5 diamond at its Spring auction on May 30. The Jonker No. 5 diamond is part of a diamond collection cut from the massive 726-carat Jonker rough diamond, which was discovered by Jacob Jonker in 1934

  • Analysis: Gold Price to Reach $1,300 by the End of 2017

    Analysis: Gold Price to Reach $1,300 by the End of 2017

    A look at the performance of gold prices so far in 2017, as well as a forecast of its performance by the end of 2017. To date, gold price on the Comex market in New York has gained nearly 10% from the beginning of the year

  • New KP Chairperson Robert Owen-Jones Talks about His Vision

    New KP Chairperson Robert Owen-Jones Talks about His Vision

    In an interview, the new Kimberley Process Chairperson Robert Owen-Jones talks about a myriad of issues – from improving the efficiency of the Kimberley Process to the issue of synthetic diamonds

  • Alrosa’s Board Elects Sergey Ivanov as President

    Alrosa’s Board Elects Sergey Ivanov as President

    Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond producer, has made it official: According to a press release, the supervisory board Alrosa has elected 36-year-old Sergey Ivanov as President at a meeting on March 13, 2017

  • From Aluminum to Titanium: Three Materials that Add Color to Jewelry

    From Aluminum to Titanium: Three Materials that Add Color to Jewelry

    How is the use of new metals, including titanium, ceramic, and aluminum adding color to today’s jewelry pieces? A look into some unique jewelry pieces. The most prevalent new metal is titanium, which jewelry designers love thanks to its strength and lightness

  • HK Show Signals Optimism in Asian Diamond Markets

    HK Show Signals Optimism in Asian Diamond Markets

    The Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, which ran from February 28 and closed March 4, was the first major gem show this year, and may signal a trend in the global diamond industry and in Asian markets specifically

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