The leading monthly news magazine for the world's jewellery trade; diamond, pearl, gemstone and jewellery-making equipment and supplies sectors in Asia. Every month Jewellery News Asia features original reports by experienced journalists. By providing the latest information on key facts, figures and trends, readers will stay ahead of their competition, and therefore make better business decisions. Jewellery News Asia contains the most valuable information you need about Asia: news from Asia, news from the rest of the jewellery world and how it affects Asia, reports on trade figures, auction results, company news, new designs and products. Since its launch in 1983, Jewellery News Asia has been the leading regional publication chosen by the world's jewellery industry. It is the publication that the industry professionals choose to read and where they prefer to advertise.
March 2012 Issue 331
Highlights of this Issue:La Peregrina: A love affair with pearls. More than 500 years since its discovery in the Gulf of Panama, La Peregrina continues to inspire awe and raise awareness on the incomparable beauty of the queen of all gems – the pearl. In December, La Peregrina fetched more than $11.84 million in Christie’s “Evening Sale of Legendary Jewels from the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor,” breaking two world auction records – for a historic pearl against the previous record of $2.5 million set by La Regente at Christie’s Geneva in 2005, and for a pearl jewel – surpassing the $7 million record paid for The Baroda Pearls at Christie’s New York in 2007.
The return of 'slow design.' The “slow design” movement is gaining momentum in the gemstone and jewellery world, an industry veteran said in a seminar held on the sidelines of VicenzaOro Winter. "Just like the ‘slow fashion’ movement, ‘slow design’ is making its presence felt in the jewellery industry,” said Paola De Luca, head of Trend Vision Jewellery + Forecasting – a permanent research centre that serves as an independent authority for the scientific analysis and interpretation of new trends and consumer behaviour.
China snaps up coloured diamonds. The natural fancy coloured diamond business is booming in Asia as consumers in China and other fast-growing emerging markets develop a deeper appreciation for the beauty and rarity of these unique gems, a gemstone and jewellery manufacturer said.