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IGI launches national cable TV consumer advertising campaign

IGI(NEW YORK) - In the interest of increasing consumer awareness and confidence in the diamond and fine jewelry industry, International Gemological Institute (IGI) North America - a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) - has launched a national cable campaign to air on Fox News, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, HLN and Time Warner Cable NY1 News.

Yellow Fever – Life In The Facet Lane

yellow diamondFancy colored diamonds are increasingly  popular now for both bridal jewelry  and simply for those to whom over the top luxe is the thing to have.

Fancy colors when referred to diamonds  simply means that the diamond has a distinct and attractive body color. Best part is these  tints are completely natural. All fancy color  diamonds came from the ground with its  gorgeous tint. And they are exceedingly  uncommon finds.

JSA reports info sharing, excellent police work continue to decrease crime against jewelry industry

(NEW YORK) - Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) has released its 2015 Annual Crime Report covering crime against the jewelry industry in the U.S. The total number of crimes against the industry decreased from 1,381 in 2014 to 1,177 in 2015, a decrease of 14.7%. Total dollar losses also decreased from $77.8 million in 2014 to $69.3 million in 2015, a decrease of 10.9%.

FBI releases details of $4.8 million NC gold truck robbery

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Agents identified the alleged ringleader as Adalberto Perez, 46. He was arrested this week at his home in the Miami suburb of Opa-Locka, Florida, almost exactly a year after the March 2015 robbery in Wilson County, North Carolina. Two accomplices remain at large.

It appears the case was cracked when a friend of Perez came forward just a few months ago. According to an FBI affidavit unsealed in federal court this week, the friend said Perez spent about a year preparing for the heist.

Forbes shares the best jewelry on the red carpet at the 2016 Oscars

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Diamonds and white metals, mostly platinum, were the stars of the 88th Academy Awards red carpet jewelry presentation Sunday. Earrings were big with chandeliers, geometric designs and large drops. There were plenty of bare necks but when necklaces were worn, they were outsized and dramatic.

The winner was Charlize Theron who appeared near the end of the event wearing $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston Diamonds. The show stopper was the 48-carat Secret Cluster Diamond Necklace, which was complemented by Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings, 15.49 carats, Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring with Micropave, 8.78 carats, Micropave Diamond Band Ring, and Queen Diamond Ring, 7.44 carats, all set in platinum.

Tiara clad plane “biter” suspects class envy

page sixArt curator Stacy Engman admits she was wearing a tiara on a flight from Istanbul to New York, but she denies she bit the woman sitting next to her in first class.

“I am really traumatized. I’ve never been involved in anything like this,” Engman told me. “This whole thing is crazy.”

The glamorous New Yorker — who works with museums around the world — was in Paris for the couture shows and then on a Mediterranean shoot for her “Yacht Life” photo series in W magazine.

Rapaport reports polished diamond prices firm in February

1-carat RAPI™ rises for 4th consecutive month

(NEW YORK) – Rapaport has reported polished diamond prices rose in February continuing the uptrend evident since November. Shortages continue to support the market while trading slowed during the month as dealers in China and Hong Kong took vacation during the Chinese New Year period. The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat, GIA-graded diamonds rose 0.3 percent in February. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds advanced 0.4 percent and RAPI for 0.50-carat diamonds grew 0.7 percent. RAPI for 3-carat diamonds fell 1.2 percent. 
RAPI for 1-carat diamonds increased 1.3 percent during the first two months of the year but remains 7.8 percent below levels recorded one year ago.