World News

Paz calls for single diamond marketing body

Avi Paz, the president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, has called on the key players in the global…

Fair war erupts in New Zealand

The Jewellers & Watchmakers of New Zealand annual trade fair is facing increased competition this year with the announcement that…
Dark purple pearls on a granite

Dubai hosts world’s first pearl forum

The Dubai Pearl Exchange, a subsidiary of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, will host the inaugural World Pearl Forum next month.…
The Wittelsbach Diamond

Blue diamond sells for US$24 million

The Wittelsbach diamond, a 17th century cushion-shaped fancy deep grayish blue VS2 diamond weighing 35.56 carats, has sold for US…

Inspirational Indonesia

Jenny Berich discovers the hidden treasures from the world's largest archipelago.
Luxury watches in a large watch display case.

Changing times

Economists may be forecasting gloom and doom but watch suppliers and retailers remain confident that timepieces will continue to perform…

London shines

London's premier jewellery event, IJL 2008, sparkled with the latest designs from more than 800 English and international jewellery exhibitors.

ICA issues collateral damage warning

The United States’ Tom Lantos ‘Block Burmese JADE Act of 2008’, which bars Burmese rubies and jadeite from entering America…

Charm wars get personal

A US Court has ruled that Chamilia Jewellery’s personalised bracelets and necklaces do not infringe upon Pandora’ s patent.

Michael Hill moves into US market

Michael Hill International has bought 17 stores in the US from Chicago-based retailer Whitehall Jewellers.
Wind farm in picturesque hillside.

Jaeger-LeCoultre teams up with DiCaprio

Jaeger-LeCoultre has teamed up with Leonardo DiCaprio to raise money for the environment with the 'Time to Care' program.

Hearts on Fire closes 120 accounts

Hearts On Fire has begun closing 120 of its retail accounts in the US to “consolidate and strengthen its family…