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Bharat Diamond Bourse Announces 2019 Bharat Diamond Week

It will be on October 14-16, 2019.

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(PRESS RELEASE) MUMBAI, INDIA – Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, has announced to host the 2019 edition of its Bharat Diamond Week from October 14-16, 2019. Thus, BDB will be building on the huge success of the two Bharat Diamond Week events held in 2018.

The second edition of 2018 saw more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world who did business with 125 Indian exhibitors of polished diamonds.

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Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the Bharat Diamond Week, said: “We are looking forward towards the launch of 2019 edition of the Bharat Diamond Week, 14 to 16 October. BDW invites buyers across the globe as well as within India. Selected buyers will be allotted complimentary hotel accommodation. Members of Bourses affiliated to WFDB will be always at a priority. This is also an inter-bourse show which proved to be such a successful concept last year. We are building on those first two shows to take it to the next level with higher numbers of exhibitors and many more buyers. As with the 2018 shows, we want to create maximum coverage for our small and medium-size companies.”

Above all the guest of honor to BDW 2019 is the vice president of WFDB and president of Shanghai Diamond Exchange Lin Qiang with the Members of SDE.

BDB President Anoop Mehta said: “The inaugural shows and the high level of demand from visitors and exhibitors alike showed that we had to stage a show in 2019. The exhibitors will again be treated to typical warm and welcoming Indian hospitality as we show them that our diamond companies can supply them with absolutely any diamond they need in any shape, size or color.

“Each Indian company that wins the right to display at the Bharat Diamond Week is entitled for one booth only. Trading of Synthetic or Lab Grown Diamonds are banned in BDB, therefore there is no room for synthetics or lab grown diamonds in BDW.”

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Mr Mehta added: “These inter-bourse events have proven their value at other diamond exchanges also, and it is only right that India, as the world’s primary cutting and polishing centre, should hold a fair to showcase the diamonds that we have available for sale. The Bharat Diamond Week puts buyers directly in touch with suppliers in a convenient setting, saving time and expenses as the exhibitors and their goods can be easily and quickly found, thus making the fair an efficient visit. We will be announcing further details in coming weeks.”

The biggest attraction for the show is that being a pre Diwali time, it’s the perfect opportunity for best buying deals.

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DPA Announces New CEO

Lieberherr to step down at year end, with ex-Ralph Lauren marketing executive to become new DPA CEO.

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(PRESS RELEASE) The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) announced that Jean-Marc Lieberherr has decided to step down from his role as CEO at the end of his current contract period on December 31, 2019. David Kellie will join the organization in December 2019, enabling a smooth transition of leadership.

Jean-Marc has filled key leadership positions at the DPA since it was formed in December 2015, initially as its first Chairman, then as its CEO.

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David is a highly experienced marketer with a track record of success at a range of consumer brands, including 14 years at Ralph Lauren where he held a number of positions, including corporate senior vice president, global marketing & advertising. He has most recently been with Watches of Switzerland, which has provided him with valuable insight into the needs and opportunities for diamond category marketing.

Jean-Marc Lieberherr said: “This is an emotional moment for me after four years of association with the DPA, but I am proud of what has been achieved since the DPA was created, and especially since it received increased funding from June 2017. The DPA now has strong teams and foundations in place to capture the opportunities that lie ahead and it is time for a new leader to take the organization through its next phase of development. I am confident that the DPA will play a critical role in the diamond sector in the years to come and am grateful to the DPA teams and Members for supporting me through what has been a life-changing adventure.”

David Kellie said: “I am delighted to be joining the DPA at such an exciting time, both for the organization and for the diamond sector. As people search for authentic products with enduring meaning, there are outstanding opportunities to grow consumer demand for diamonds. A growing number of women are buying for themselves, there are already high levels of acquisition from younger consumers, and the number of middle class households around the world is growing rapidly, so there is a very bright future ahead of us. It is a real privilege to have the opportunity to work with such a magical product, a true miracle of nature, in such a fascinating industry.”

Stephen Lussier, Chairman of the DPA, said: “Jean-Marc was one of the DPA’s founding members and helped steer the development of the organization from the beginning. On behalf of the entire board we thank Jean-Marc for his leadership, his commitment to the mission of the DPA and his energy in building the organization during its formative years.

“We are very pleased to have someone of David’s calibre to take over as DPA CEO, especially given the organization’s key marketing role. David brings extensive experience to the DPA having led traditional and digital marketing programs across the major global markets. He is extremely well equipped to lead our marketing teams as we seek to inspire ever more consumers of all ages across the world with the ‘diamond dream’.”

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Stuller Introduces Modern Brilliance

New lab-grown diamond jewelry collection now available.

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(PRESS RELEASE) LAFAYETTE, LA — Premiering just in time for the holiday season, Stuller announces the launch of its brand new lab-grown diamond jewelry collection, Modern Brilliance.

“With the rise in popularity of lab-grown diamonds, we felt the demand and need for a lab-grown diamond jewelry collection,” says Alisse Gregson, diamond fashion product manager. “This collection offers both essential styling as well as bold on trend fine jewelry at accessible price points.”

Modern Brilliance has approximately 50 finished jewelry styles, including earrings, necklaces, rings and bracelets, all of which are available in 14K white, yellow and rose gold. It also offers bigger looks, such as line bracelets, for a better value.

“This collection truly sets itself apart by offering trendy lab-grown fine jewelry to the industry,” says Alix Gonsoulin, vice president of fine jewelry, bridal, and findings. “By carrying lab-grown diamond jewelry, business owners can expand their customer base with not only a new story to tell, but the accessible price points for those who may otherwise not buy diamond jewelry at all.”

To view the Modern Brilliance Collection visit, www.stuller.com/modernbrilliance

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Lark & Berry Launches Engagement Rings Collection

It offers cultured diamonds made in the UK with 100% renewable energy.

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(PRESS RELEASE) Sustainable luxury jewelry brand Lark & Berry announces a collection of direct-to-consumer engagement ring options to meet increasing customer demand. Lark & Berry is the first brand in the world to offer cultured diamond engagement rings made in the UK with 100% renewable energy.

Lark & Berry offers a selection of curated, classic engagement ring designs with customizable options including metal selection such as 18K gold and platinum and stone sizes that range from 0.5ct up to 5 carats. Prices start at $2,380 for a 0.5ct ring and $4,700 for a 1ct ring. Customers can also choose from a wide range of diamond cuts from the classic round to princess, emerald and cushion cuts among others. Lark & Berry will continue to offer bespoke engagement ring services.

“Since our launch in 2018, luxury fans have been asking us for engagement rings,” states Lark & Berry founder Laura Chavez. “At Lark & Berry, we very much champion cultured diamonds jewelry as the “now” option that allows independent women and men to gift themselves—but of course, when wedding bells begin to chime in our fans’ lives, we want to be there for them, and give them the exact cultured diamonds rings they desire to compliment their everlasting love for their partners.”

“For these new cultured diamond engagement rings, I’m thrilled to announce that our customers can choose diamonds made in a UK lab that grows them with 100% renewable energy,” continues Laura Chavez. “It’s amazing to see that cultured diamonds are always moving towards becoming the most sustainable they can be, and it is only a matter of time before all labs use most, if not all of their energy from renewable sources. This debunks the argument that a lab grown diamond produces more carbon emissions than mining does. A cultured diamond will always be the most sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly option when it comes to diamonds.”

Lark & Berry’s new engagement rings are now available online here, in its Marylebone, London flagship store as well as by appointment in the Central district of Hong Kong.

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