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DIAMONDS’ TRUE FREE MARKET: A PROFILE OF THE WHOLESALE TRADE

The wholesale trade plays a critically important role the geographically diverse jewelry market. It is extremely efficient in matching suppliers to buyers.

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THE STORY OF ISRAEL’S DIAMOND INDUSTRY IS THAT OF THE COUNTRY ITSELF

Just 100 years earlier, what is today the densely-packed diamond business district of metal and glass skyscrapers was largely open fields.

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MID HOUSE OF DIAMONDS CERTIFIED AS COMPLIANT WITH RJC CODE OF PRACTICES

The Code of Practices defines responsible ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards for the gemstone and jewelry business.

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IN SEPTEMBER, ALL ROADS LEAD TO HONG KONG

Considered the world’s largest jewelry trade show, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair this year will feature 3,600 exhibitors and about 60,000 visitors.

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IJL LONDON 2017

IJL 2017 PROVIDES A VIEW OF UK DIAMOND MARKET IN A POST-BREXIT WORLD

As the 2017 edition of  United Kingdom’s premier jewelry show winds down, the market is provided insights as to what will happen to the diamond market when the country exits the European Union.

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THE MOST VALUABLE METER IN THE PIPELINE, THE JEWELER’S COUNTERTOP

Following a journey that began deep below the earth’s surface, the stone travels across the counter in a jeweler’s store, and instantly adds more than 50 percent to its value. Part 4 of a 4-part series.

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DIGITAL MARKETING IN A BRAVE NEW WORLD

With the emergence of the Internet as the primary communications platform, a company website backed by social media has become an absolute necessity.

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POLISHED DIAMONDS, ON THE CUTTING EDGE

The midstream of the diamond pipeline is the sector responsible for transforming the stone into a product that is valued by consumers, converting it from a nondescript mineral into a true luxury product. Part 3 of a 4-part series.

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MID TO SALUTE UK JEWELLERY MARKET AT IJL SHOW IN LONDON

Each September, jewelers from around the world gather at International Jewellery London (IJL), the United Kingdom’s’ leading trade event for the international jewelry industry.

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ROUGHLY SPEAKING, TRAVELING FROM THE DEPTHS OF THE EARTH

The anchor of the diamond trade is its rough diamond sector, which on an ongoing basis generates a steady flow of merchandise from mine to market. Part 2 of a 4-part series.

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SPECTACULAR RED STONE GETS TOP BILLING IN 2017 ARGYLE PINK TENDER

The 2.11-carat gem called the Argyle Everglow is said by Argyle to be the largest fancy red diamond ever to feature in the 33-year history of the pink tender.

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A JOURNEY ALONG THE DIAMOND PIPELINE

The diamond pipeline is the figurative pathway along which natural stones travels from  the depths of the earth to the ring upon the finger of a bride. Along that journey – from mine to marketplace – it accumulates value. Part 1 of a 4-part series.

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NO REASON TO FEEL BLUE ABOUT FANCY BLUE COLOR PRICES

While registering a moderate 0.8 percent rise between the first and second quarter of this year, fancy blue colored diamond prices were on average 5.5 percent higher than where they stood during the second quarter of 2016.

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DEFENDING THE INTEGRITY OF THE DIAMOND SUPPLY CHAIN

Reputation is a critical factor in maintaining consumer confidence, especially for a non-essential luxury product. If that reputation is damaged, consumers may simply choose to spend their discretionary income in other ways.

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SELECTING THE CORRECT API STRATEGY

API is not a one size fits all option, and a company would be wise to consider the various strategies available before taking the plunge. Part 3 of a 3-part series.

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THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC

Natural-color black diamonds generally are completely opaque, with a high luster, which provides the stones with a metallic appearance.

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API – A MYRIAD OF OPTIONS

The ability of the store to offer online a large variety of inventory that is relevant to its customers is of critical importance, and increasingly the preferred tools are APIs. Part 2 of a 3-part series.

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ONLY WANT TO SEE YOU IN THE PURPLE RAIN

Natural fancy purple diamonds make up only two-tenths of 1 percent all fancy colored diamonds, meaning that, regardless of size, they generally are worth more per carat than most other diamonds in the fancy color range.

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THE INTERNET DOES NOT COMPETE WITH IN STORE SALES, IT’S PART OF THEIR FUTURE

The online market phenomenon is not killing the traditional brick and mortar store, but it is forcing it to rethink the way it does business. Part 1 of a 3-part series.

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AUTUMNAL BROWN SHADES OF COGNAC, CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE

To popularize fancy brown diamonds, Rio Tinto  began a massive marketing campaign that referred to them by a variety of more attractive and frequently appetizing names.

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 A DIAMOND SALUTE TO THE USA ON INDEPENDENCE DAY

MID House of Diamonds honors American Independence Day with five glittering milestones set by diamonds in the United States.

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GOING GREEN THE NATURAL WAY

The source of the green color in natural stones is their being exposed over millions of years underground to radioactive minerals located in close proximity, such as uranium.

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MAKING AND REPORTING THE GRADE

There are several basic criteria according to which a diamond is graded. The four Cs form the basis of any diamond grading report, or, as they commonly are called in the trade, diamond grading certificates.

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RED HOT AND RARE

Predominantly red diamonds are one of the rarest items found in nature. This refers to a stone with red as the primary color, with no secondary hues colors.

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VIVID CANARY OR MELLOW YELLOW

Yellow diamonds are considered fancy colored when they fall outside the traditional D-to-Z color range. While rare, they are more common than pink, blue and red fancy colors.

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AFTER TWO TOUGH YEARS, ASIAN DIAMOND AND JEWELRY MARKETS SET FOR RECOVERY

Better results by Asia’s largest jewelry retailer was indicative of a general improvement in the region’s luxury markets, which had been in slowdown since the second half of 2015.

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HONG KONG JEWELLERY & GEM FAIR

JUNE HONG KONG JEWELLERY & GEM FAIR SPRINGBOARD TO WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING MARKETS

This year the show will celebrate its 30th anniversary, with about 2,200 exhibitors from 41 countries and regions, serving 25,000 professional buyers.

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PRETTY IN PINK

There are probably no gemstones that more effectively capture the public imagination than pink fancy colored diamonds, and they have done so for centuries.

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MID WRAPS UP SUCCESSFUL JCK SHOW, SETS SIGHTS ON HONG KONG

In the opinion of MID’s team in Las Vegas, if anything, the 2017 JCK Show show was better than the one in 2016.

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WITH 8,000 STONES, MID’S DIAMOND INVENTORY IS THE LARGEST AND MOST VALUABLE AT JCK

 MID’s exhibition booth, which is greeting buyers from all over the world, is located in the Diamond Plaza, at Bayside, Level 1, stand B52017.

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SINGING THE BLUES, THE FANCY COLORED DIAMOND WAY

Blue diamonds are exceedingly rare, constituting less than one-tenth of a percent of all fancy colored diamonds.

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A FIRESTORM OF FANCY COLOR DIAMONDS

A 6.1-carat pink diamond ring given by actor Ben Affleck to actor and singer Jennifer Lopez in 2002 created a sensation that raised the public profile of this most rare of diamond categories.

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REGISTER TO ENJOY THE FULL POWER OF MID ONLINE

For registered users, the MID Online service is not simply a search tool, but a comprehensive business application, which even enables clients to customize and embed the application on their own websites, allowing their customers to search the MID database, as if it were their own.

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IT’S SHOWTIME FOLKS: THE WORLD RETURNS TO JCK IN LAS VEGAS

For four days, through June 9, the 2017 JCK Show in Las Vegas will grab the attention and the imagination of the American and international trades, and for the 20th year running MID House of Diamonds will be there in full force

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BUYING AND SELLING DIAMONDS ON TECHNOLOGY’S CUTTING EDGE

In developing its online sales platform MID sought to accomplish two goals: offering the access, choice and immediate response provided by e-commerce, while maintaining the confidence of clients who were used to physically examining the diamond.

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MID ON THE TRADE FAIR ROAD: 11 SHOWS, 8 COUNTRIES, 43 DAYS

For 43 days over the coming 12 months, teams of MID sales executives will staff company booths at a variety of diamond and jewelry trade fairs in eight different countries, essentially bringing the company, its people and its merchandise directly to its market.

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SERIES OF HIGH-PROFILE AUCTION SALES BRING FANCY-COLOR DIAMONDS BACK INTO SPOTLIGHT

Sotheby’s magnificent jewelry sale on May 16 features pink and blue diamond earrings that together could bring in more than $68 million. In April a pink diamond broke records when it sold for $71.2 million in Hong Kong.

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MID USES SPECTACULAR DIAMONDS AND TECHNOLOGY TO DRAW CLIENTS INTO BOOTH AT CARAT+ IN ANTWERP

MID’s Belgian team has employed a various of means, both classic and cutting edge, to draw in buyers traversing the exhibition area at the CARAT+ show.

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FIVE REASONS TO VISIT THE MID BOOTH AT THE CARAT+ SHOW IN ANTWERP

There literally are thousands of reasons to visit MID’s booth at CARAT+, most of them round, brilliant or fancy shaped. But here are another five.

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MID TO EXHIBIT AT PREMIERE EDITION OF CARAT+ IN ANTWERP

The new trade show is being billed as the only international fair today catering exclusively to buyers of loose diamonds, diamond jewelry and diamond-related services.

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KIM KARDASHIAN $1 MILLION DIAMOND CHOKER

PREGNANCY BLING: KIM KARDASHIAN WANTS A $1 MILLION DIAMOND CHOKER AS PUSH PRESENT

Kim Kardashian is expecting a new baby any day now, but she’s also expecting something else entirely: a push present worth about $1 million.

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HOW MUCH DID COUPLES SPEND ON A DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING IN 2015?

HOW MUCH DID COUPLES SPEND ON A DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING IN 2015?

Every year around Christmas, The Knot – a huge wedding online resource in the US – publishes results of The Knot 2015 Jewelry & Engagement Study.

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5 JEWELRY TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2016

FROM OVER-SIZED EARRINGS TO CHOCKERS: 5 JEWELRY TRENDS TO WATCH FOR IN 2016

2016 has begun, and like every new year, it too will try to bring fresh, exciting trends in fashion and accessories. Since not every year can witness the re-invention of the wheel…

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MARRIAGE PROPOSALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

I DO! 7 MIND-BLOWING MARRIAGE PROPOSALS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Last week, a Belgian publication called Flair Magazine made some international buzz with an original campaign: under the motto “If you want it done right, do it yourself”, the magazine launched an “Ask him to marry you” campaign, encouraging women to propose their partners.

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DIAMOND CUT POLISH SYMMETRY

DIAMOND CUT/POLISH/SYMMETRY

Having a hard time finding a gift for your loved one on Valentine’s? According to a recent survey by the National Retail Federation on Valentine’s Day spending trends, you can’t go wrong by sticking to one of these three classics – candy, a night on the town and of course – a piece of jewelry.

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Visit Las Vegas in June 2016 for the best in Jewelry, Entertainment, Events and Attractions

JCK Las Vegas  is one of the premier jewelry events on the calendar with over 23,000 retailers and over 2,300 exhibitors from around the world showcasing new products, designs and trends from around the world.

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