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Diamond Jeweler Zale Comparable store sales up 5.8%

Zale Corporation (NYSE: ZLC) today announced its financial results for the first quarter ended October 31, 2011. Fiscal First Quarter 2012 Results Revenues for the quarter ended October 31, 2011 were $351 million, an increase of $24 million, or 7.3%, compared to $327 million in the same period last year. Comparable store sales, which are… Keep Reading

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Paragon Diamonds Awarded kimberlite Dyke Prospecting Licence

Paragon Diamonds Limited, the African-focussed diamond explorer and developer announces the award of a second kimberlite licence in Lesotho to its 85% owned subsidiary Botle Diamonds (Pty) Ltd (“Botle”). Botle is a  Lesotho exploration company incorporated on 29th November 2010, and held through Paragon’s 98.5% stake in International Diamond Consultants (IDC). The Motete Dyke Licence consists of… Keep Reading

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Archive: Why we are leaving the Kimberley Process

The diamond trader looked me in the eye and said “If I don’t buy them somebody else will”. He was talking about blood diamonds from Angola, Sierra Leone and elsewhere. It was 1997 and I was sitting in a cramped and anonymous office in Antwerp. I had just returned from investigations in Angola that revealed… Keep Reading

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Paragon Diamonds Awarded kimberlite Dyke Prospecting Licence

Paragon Diamonds Limited, the African-focussed diamond explorer and developer announces the award of a second kimberlite licence in Lesotho to its 85% owned subsidiary Botle Diamonds (Pty) Ltd (“Botle”). Botle is a  Lesotho exploration company incorporated on 29th November 2010, and held through Paragon’s 98.5% stake in International Diamond Consultants (IDC). The Motete Dyke Licence consists of… Keep Reading

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U.S. Marshals To Hold National Jewelry Auction, Includes Jewelry that Belonged to Convicted Embezzler Sue Sachdeva

The U.S. Marshals Service is holding a national jewelry auction, with nearly 900 lots of jewelry, diamonds, watches and collectible coins, live in Austin, Texas, and simulcast on the Web atwww.txauction.com Friday and Saturday. A preview will be held at the Austin Convention Center Thursday from noon to 5 p.m. CST. The U.S. Marshals Service consolidates… Keep Reading

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Saskatchewan mining industry projected to benefit from more than $50 billion of capital investment over the next 20 years

Canada’s mining industry has the potential to make almost $140 billion of capital investment in Canada over the next five years and it’s anticipated Saskatchewan will benefit from more than$50 billion of capital investment over the next two decades. Mining is a $7.1 billion industry in Saskatchewan and the province benefited from $3.1 billion in capital expenditures in 2010, the largest recipient of mining… Keep Reading

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DIAMOND MANUFACTURER SUNNEX BVBA CERTIFIED BY THE RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) announced today that Sunnex BVBA, the Antwerp-based diamond cutting and polishing manufacturer, has achieved certification meeting the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Member Certification System. “RJC is very pleased to congratulate Sunnex BVBA on its certification. The successful verification assessment was conducted by Stefaan Beirens from… Keep Reading

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Firestone Diamonds Appoints Directors

Firestone Diamonds plc (“Firestone” or “the Company”), the AIM-quoted diamond mining and exploration company (ticker: AIM: FDI), announces results of the annual general meeting and the appointment of directors.  Annual General Meeting At the annual general meeting (“AGM”) of the Company held earlier today, all resolutions were duly passed.  Appointment of directors The Company is… Keep Reading

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AGTA GemFair™ Tucson Introduces Member Preferred Pricing Program

AGTA will be launching the AGTA Member Preferred Pricing Program at the 2012 AGTA GemFair™ Tucson.  This program is designed to encourage Member to Member business and provide additional incentive to travel to Tucson. Look for this sign at the show The Preferred Pricing Program provides AGTA Members with a 5% discount off purchases made with  participating exhibitors at the 2012… Keep Reading

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Bella Ideale Diamonds has relocated its corporate headquarters and distribution center to Carlsbad

Bella Ideale Diamonds, a Carlsbad on-line retailer of fine jewelry at discounted prices, announced today that it has relocated its corporate headquarters and distribution center to 2382 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA. This move was necessary to accommodate the expansion of business and services being provided by the company. “With the addition of personnel and… Keep Reading

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