GIA, in conjunction with the Harvard Business School (HBS), hosted a four-day global leadership program for 44 senior executives representing gem and jewelry firms from 15 countries at the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Mass from April 28- May 1. The custom curriculum was based on the renowned HBS case study method and examined topics ranging from strategy to customer centricity, challenges facing the industry to leading high performance teams.
Gemfields’ inaugural auction of rough rubies and corundum from its 75 percent-owned Montepuez ruby deposit was held in Singapore from June 12-17. It reported to yield gross auction revenues of $33.5 million and an overall average value of $18.43 per carat. 57 out of the total 62 lots of high and low quality rough rubies and corundum were sold, representing approximately 91-percent of the lots offered. The proceeds will be fully repatriated to Montepuez Ruby Mining Limitada. “Adding the revenues from our maiden ruby auction to those derived during this financial year from rough emerald and beryl sales implies aggregate consolidated revenues (from rough gemstone sales) in excess of $143 million,” said Ian Harebottle, CEO of Gemfields.
Fine jewelry brand Crow’s Nest illustrates key elements from Walt Disney’s upcoming blockbuster Maleficient with something sparkling! A limited-edition collection of jewelry was created exclusively for the film starring Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning.
Thorns, horns, dragons, feathers and fire have been translated into an exquisite seven-piece collection of statement rings, bracelets and ear cuff. Each intricate piece is set in rhodium with black diamonds, featuring a pear shaped onyx stone in contrast to green tsavorite. The hero fire ring is set with red and yellow sapphires in gold.