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Queen Chooses Turquoise and Diamond for Coronavirus Address

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Queen Elizabeth's jewelry attracted almost as much attention as her message when she made an historic TV address on the coronavirus crisis. Keen royal observers were intrigued to see her wearing...
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JBT Credit Ratings will Reflect Impact of Coronavirus

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Credit ratings on 70,000 jewelry firms will take account of the impact of coronavirus, says the Jewelers' Board of Trade. The non-profit organization says its reports will now include a business's rating...
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Coronavirus: Tiffany pledges $1m and Will Match Staff Donations Dollar for Dollar

Tuesday, April 07, 2020

Tiffany is donating $1m to fight coronavirus and pledging to match dollar for dollar any contributions by its 13,000 employees. The New York-based jeweler's philanthropic foundation...
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Perfumes Inspired by Graff's Historic 302ct Diamond

Monday, April 06, 2020

Billionaire British jeweler Laurence Graff has launched a perfume range inspired by his 302.37-carat emerald-cut Lesedi La Rona diamond. A collection of six fragrances...
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Coronavirus: Anglo American's Aid to 90,000 Workers

Monday, April 06, 2020

Anglo American, parent company of De Beers, has detailed a wide-ranging package of health and social care measures for its 90,000 employees worldwide during the coronavirus crisis...
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US Jeweler who Survived Armed Raids Dies After Contracting Coronavirus

Monday, April 06, 2020

A US jeweler who was shot in one of several robberies at his store has died of coronavirus-related complications. Randy Flatau, 70, ran Randy's Fine Jewelers, in Beaumont, south-east Texas...
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Polished Diamond Price Index Slides 1.6 per cent during March

Sunday, April 05, 2020

The IDEX Polished Diamond Price Index slid 1.6% in March as coronavirus effectively brought trading to a standstill. The previous month had seen an overall drop of 1.27%, also impacted by Covid-19....
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AGS to Hold its First Virtual Conclave

Sunday, April 05, 2020

The American Gem Society (AGS) is to hold its first virtual Conclave after coronavirus forced the cancelation of the actual event in Denver, Colorado. It will feature up to eight hours of online education...
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Alrosa Boss Sells Half His Shares to Fight Coronavirus

Sunday, April 05, 2020

The CEO of Russian mining giant Alrosa has sold half his stake in the company and donated the proceeds to fighting coronavirus. The sale of Sergey Ivanov's shares raised RUB18.5m ($240,000)...
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Coronavirus: Sister of ex-De Beers Boss Donates $52m for Medical Aid

Sunday, April 05, 2020

The sister of former De Beers diamond boss Nicky Oppenheimer has matched his billion-rand ($52m) donation to South Africa's coronavirus battle. Mary Oppenheimer's money will help ...
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