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  Based on my experience at the HKTDC International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show held at the AsiaWorld Expo in Hong Kong last week exhibitors exclaimed that while foot-traffic at the show was lighter than expected, the buyers in attendance came ready to purchase     MANUFACTURED LOOSE DIAMONDS The trade saw an aggressive buyers’ market, despite fewer Chinese buyers turning up following a later than usual Chinese New Year  There was a particularly strong buyer buzz in the Hong Kong, India, USA, and China Pavilions amongst diamond manufacturers Demand for manufactured goods was notably high in pointers and certified goods, especially 030 – 1 cts...

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With the rise of millennials came the rise of alternative and quirky bridal trends, jewelry included Alternative bridal designs offer a certain uniqueness that is appealing to young consumers These brides no longer want a 2 carat engagement ring In fact, some don’t want a diamond at all! Wearing unique settings, diamond bands, or gemstone rings has become an option for those brides that either want to stand out from their peers or those that would rather spend that money elsewhere, like on a honeymoon or a home In a time where being socially conscious and politically aware has become trendy, today’s brides have also begun to take a company’s sustainability and social...

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2018 PANTONE COLOR OF THE YEAR: Ultra Violet   The color of the year may not seem that important to you right now, but as we move forward into 2018 you will begin to notice this Ultra Violet color in your favorite fashion trends, home decor, and even jewelry It may not take form in an entirely purple couch, or purple dresses on every rack, but you will notice this color subtly insert itself into the stores you frequent When looking at how the Pantone color of the year is going to affect jewelry trends we immediately think of gemstones!  Amethyst, Tanzanite, and Sapphire are some of the most popular purple gemstones These gemstones make for beautiful jewelry as they can...

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Getting to know the Melee Market Diamonds have been 'traded' for hundreds of years In the early days, transactions were informal and not influenced by anything other than the buyer's desire for the stone However, industry stakeholders quickly realized that there was money to be made as the buying and selling of diamonds became more formalized and frequent This realization resulted in the formation of the global diamond market, as it's known today   On a broad scale, the global diamond market accounts for the trade of all diamonds, everything from top top quality to industrial quality diamond material used to produce tools and equipment  This article will examine a...

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