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Umicore Precious Metals Canada: A celebration 100 years in the making

Umicore may be a multinational company with more than 14,000 employees worldwide, but when its Canadian operation calls, clients still know it by its previous name—Imperial Smelting and Refining. That’s because Imperial has been a staple in the Canadian jewellery … Continue reading

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Ready, set, sparkle (Part 5)

Making a statement with stone settings Part 5 of 9 By Llyn L. Strelau My technique for creating settings for these three distinctive fancy cuts is to first model the stones using CAD, a somewhat painstaking process requiring careful measurement … Continue reading

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Critical cuts (Part 5)

Premium and branded diamonds are the industry’s darlings, but are they worth the cut? Part 5 of 6 By Diana Jarrett These days, retailers are trending toward producing their own exclusive in-house brands to gain an edge over their competition. … Continue reading

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Simon Thomas takes over CJB reins

CJB Insurance’s vice-president Simon Thomas has been appointed the company’s president. In his new role, Thomas will be responsible for the firm’s day-to-day operations, including marketing and customer relationships. “[I] will continue to build on the high levels of service … Continue reading

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Kimberley’s green light on Marange diamonds (Part 2)

Amber if not flashing red Part 2 of 4 By Ian Smillie In order to make sense of where we are with the Kimberley Process, we have to go back quite a few years. The KP was designed to end … Continue reading

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Back to basics (Part 1)

A step-by-step guide to sizing problematic rings Part 1 of 5 By Tom Weishaar After leaving college, I found my first job as a bench jeweller working in a ‘job shop.’ In those days, I was aiming toward opening my … Continue reading

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