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Canada Approves Joint Venture Between De Beers, Mountain Province Diamonds to Develop Gahcho Kue Diamond Mine

Diamond industry giant De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds entered into a joint venture to develop the Gaheho Kue diamond mine in Northwest Territories.

Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development, approved the project on Tuesday. With the green light, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board could begin processing the JV's application for water and land use permits.

The age of luxury watches

Lustrous gold in all its glory was the Malayali’s only idea of accessorising until a few years ago. In those days, the oval shaped watch set in yellow gold adorned every housewife’s wrist like a proud piece of jewelry.

Bold Italian Jewelry Designs From The VicenzaOro Tradeshow

For quality in fine jewelry design, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything better than what the Italians produce. It’s a combination of artistry and craftsmanship that is unparalleled in the world of jewelry making. It doesn’t matter if it’s hand- or machine-made or a combination of both. If it’s Italian, the general notion is that there’s an inherent level of quality in design and execution.

Italian Designer Marco Bicego to Visit James Free Jewelers in Montgomery, Ohio

Internationally acclaimed jewelry designer Marco Bicego will introduce many of his latest designs in a rare public appearance at James Free Jewelers in Montgomery, Ohio (a Cincinnati suburb) on Thursday, November 14. Bicego will mingle with fans and engrave his autograph on select pieces during the visit from 4:00-8:00 p.m. It will be one of just two appearances he is planning in the Midwest during an upcoming trip to the United States.

Buccellati brings more luxury to Oak Street


The high-end Italian jewelry-maker opened its flagship U.S. store Friday morning on the Gold Coast. Its target is people with enough cash to afford its merchandise, which starts at $300 but can easily reach more than $1 million for custom-made, one-of-a-kind pieces. Buccellati is known for its "eternity rings" that start at about $10,000.

Dubai gold trade hurt by new Indian import tariffs


With gold the most expensive non-essential item on India's import bill, the country's government, in moves to curb a bulging current account deficit, hiked the duty on gold bullion imports three times this year to a record 10 percent, while increasing the import duty on gold jewellery to 15 percent.

This Fall 5 Cannot-Miss Jewelry Exhibits


If you find yourself in New York City, San Francisco, London, or Paris this fall, make a beeline to these exhibits, which will remind you of the jewelry trade’s inherent beauty, wonder, and mystery.

First Look at Bulgari\'s Baubles


Ever since the announcement of "The Art of Bulgari: La Dolce Vita & Beyond 1950 - 1990" the city's been abuzz with anticipation. And for good reason. The show, which officially opens on Saturday, Sept. 21, at the de Young is one of the most exquisite exhibitions to hit town.

West Coast premier of Masters of Dreams held at GIA


A group of nearly 200 industry leaders, local officials and jewelry connoisseurs gathered for The West Coast premiere of the jewelry documentary Masters of Dreams, which was screened at GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) headquarters in Carlsbad. The screening coupled with a sunset reception was held on September 18.

Large Italian Delegation to Take Part in Israel Buyers\' Week

A delegation of more than 30 Italian jewelers and diamond buyers will take part in the August 26-29 US & International Diamond Week in Israel.

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