Monthly Archives: May 2014

Brilliance Debuts Proprietary Diamond-Finding App

Brilliance.com strives to be “the Kayak.com for diamonds”

Brilliance—the online retailer that recently launched a program that sends shoppers 3-D molds of engagement rings to try on—has debuted an app that helps consumers educate themselves on diamonds and narrow down their buying options from the retailer. 

Brilliance.com strives to be “the Kayak.com for diamonds.”

E-newsletter Date: 
Thu, 2014-05-29

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Zale Shareholders Approve Sale to Signet

Will this engagement be marked by a Celebration Diamond or a Leo?

Despite vocal opposition by a group of dissident investors, Zale shareholders approved the acquisition by its longtime rival on May 29.

Zale did not respond to requests for comment at press time.

While the acquisition still could face some legal challenges—including one shareholder possibly seeking “appraisal rights” and a group of class action lawsuits—Signet sent out a release announced it has “completed the acquistion.” 

Despite vocal opposition by a group of dissident investors, Zale shareholders approved the acquisition by its longtime rival on May 29.

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10.93 Carat Diamond Ring Sells for $1 Million at Christie’s

Courtesy Christie’s 

The 10.93 ct. diamond ring

The Christie’s Paris Jewels auction exceeded expectations, bringing in $ 8,206,462 in sales.

The top sale was a 10.93 ct. baguette diamond ring, flawless, D color, VVS2, type IIa, sold to an anonymous buyer for $ 1,000,347.

The Christie’s Paris Jewels auction exceeded expectations, bringing in $ 8,206,462 in sales.

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Woman Finds Pearl in Oyster

A woman discovered a pearl while eating raw oysters in Virginia Beach, Va.

Maureen Kelly was dining at Ocean House Waterfront Seafood Restaurant when she made her discovery. The oyster was from the Chesapeake Bay.

The odds of finding a pearl this way are one in 10,000 to one in 12,000, depending on the mollusk, Beth Firchau, curator of fishes at the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, told The Virginian Pilot.

A woman discovered a pearl while eating raw oysters in Virginia Beach, Va.

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5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of May 26

Antwerp under threat, diamond dental implants, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week:

– EU again considering diamond sanctions. Antwerp braces for fallout.

Antwerp under threat, diamond dental implants, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.

E-newsletter Date: 
Wed, 2014-05-28

JCK Staff

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