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The mining process insufficiently protects human rights, campaigners say
Wealthy clients tap Baird & Co for bespoke items made from precious materials
News in brief: Bulgari’s omnichannel concept; Donnersmarck Diamonds at Sotheby’s
Producers of natural gems are unnerved by cheaper, cleaner synthetic jewels
It’s the hottest stone in fashion, but the coloured gem is as scarce as it is seductive. Why are we struck with scarlet fever?
Beijing seeks control of mineral resources for high-tech electronics industry
SS Nujoma sets sail to mine for higher-value gemstones off Namibian coast
Groups led by De Beers grapple with challenge of young adults eschewing marriage
Why have there been so many large stones on the market? And will we soon see more?
Western luxury brands are taking big steps into Chinese ecommerce
Recycling gems from existing pieces is temptingly lucrative
‘I aspire to become a modern version of Tiffany’
Think the trend for wearing lots of earrings is just for teenagers? Think again
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Over the past 20 years, jewellers have revived the quest for sparklier, more attention-grabbing diamond cuts
Saws, hammers, white-hot metal . . . considerable effort goes into making a diamond ring
Women in Mexico must balance their desire for joyful self-expression through jewellery with fears of crime
Deakin & Francis creates new collection in celebration of its 230th anniversary
If you are going to propose, have you considered an engagement crown? Or a betrothal nose ring?
Sotheby’s estimates the Lesedi la Rona’s value at $70m
A new advertising campaign hopes to turn millennials into enduring lovers of diamonds
De Beers, world’s largest gem producer by value, warns of unstable economic environment
The enthusiasm of British Indians for giving gold to newly-weds continues but tastes are changing
Could new technology have stopped the Goodwood House robbery?
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