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May 30, 2015 – Las Vegas. With over 300+ guests in attendance from  retailers, wholesalers, designers and affiliates, NCDIA’s Night of Color: Las Vegas 2015 was hosted at MiX Lounge in the Delano Hotel.  Natural Color Diamonds are the most exciting category in the industry today and our guests were excited to share the stories behind vast array of colors available today.

“An evening where the industry comes alive more than ever” – Kunming Trading Co. (Hong Kong)

At this years’ “Night of Color” event, attendees had a great opportunity to connect and discuss current trends, issues and marketing strategies with their colleagues in the industry in a casual atmosphere. We had a great turnout and announced a special Champagne Diamond Toast – during this toast one guest was able to win a Natural Champagne Diamond, guests were lining up to visit NCDIA Educational Director Thomas Gelb to see if they had a Natural or CZ stone. Nice Diamonds was proud to have partnered with NCDIA to sponsor this event.

 

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Champagne Diamond Toast sponsored by Nice Diamonds – Nadav Gurevitch (centered) of Novel Collection with Nilesh and Kalpesh Sheth of Nice Diamonds. Nadav was the lucky winner of the 1ct Natural Champagne Diamond!

People come to Las Vegas not just for buying and selling, they come there for educational seminars, networking and mainly to update themselves and their staff about the current trends. – Nice Diamonds (USA)

Our goal at NCDIA is to increase awareness of color diamonds at retail and consumer level through education. Additionally, NCDIA provides its members with marketing and educational tools to increase their business and improve their bottom-line. NCDIA would like to thank it’s sponsors Brinks Global, Kassoy, Nice Diamonds a & J.Fine, Inc.

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NCDIA was proud to announce it’s brand new Educational Course program, this course will be both online and in person. This course will cover both the market and technical fields of Natural Color Diamonds, we encourage our industry to educate themselves in the world of natural color diamonds and to share your knowledge with your staff and customers stated Gino Di Geso, NCDIA Director

“An amazing night filled with ideas and fellowship. If you are in the Natural Color Diamond business, this is an event not to be missed.” – Denney Jewelers (USA)

“NCDIA’s cocktail event in Las Vegas is lots of fun and a great way to meet and greet old friends and new people too! Mark this in your calendar for next year as the event gets bigger and better!” – Solomon’s Jewelers (USA)

“When you look into the dazzling facets of a color diamond, you become spellbound. It is hard to look away. Each one tells a unique story of a profound transformation of enormous energy and of endless time, NCDIA offers the much needed educational information that can assist the industry to learn more about these beautiful diamonds” – Hartmann’s (Denmark)

 

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Thank you to our sponsor Brinks Global!

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NCDIA presents – JCKopoly! Collect and win a Free Membership and Pink Diamond Necklace!

JCKopolyCollectAttending retailers for the upcoming JCK Las Vegas trade show will have an opportunity to earn a 1 year NCDIA Retail membership and Natural Pink Diamond Butterfly Pendant by participating in NCDIA’s JCKopoly!

The retailer who collects the most stickers in the correct position will win the grand prize! In order to earn a sticker, retailers will use the NCDIA JCKopoly board as a NCDIA exhibitor list. Not only can you earn a grand prize but you will have the opportunity to visit NCDIA members to develop new vendor relationships, and to source a beautiful array of Natural Color Diamond products!

The winner will be announced during the “Night of Color: Las Vegas” event on May 30, 2015 – 9pm at MiX Lounge – Delano Hotel.

Natural Pink Diamond Butterfly Pendant –
0.19cts, all pave set in 18kt pink gold and stationed on a 18kt white gold necklace, valued at $2000!

Don’t miss this opportunity to interact with designers, wholesalers and manufacturers to learn about the latest news, trends and highlights in the world of Natural Color Diamonds!

 

NCDIA JCKopoly 2015

 

Rules/Guidelines:

Retailers attending JCK must visit exhibiting NCDIA members/affiliates to earn 1 sticker. The retailer with the most stickers in the correct position will win the grand prize of a 1 year free Retail membership and a Natural Pink Butterfly Pendant!

Retailers must return the completed form to NCDIA booth L126 for entry. The first retailer to submit a completed board will win. If no one turns in a complete board, then the retailer with the most stickers will win. The winner will be announced during the “Night of Color: Las Vegas” event on May 30, 2015 – 9pm at MiX Lounge – Delano Hotel.

In order to earn a sticker, retailers will use the NCDIA JCKopoly board as a NCDIA exhibitor list. Not only can you earn a grand prize but you will have the opportunity to visit NCDIA members to develop new vendor relationships, and to source a beautiful array of Natural Color Diamond products!

Pink Diamond Butterfly Necklace: Contains Natural Pink Diamonds with a total weight of 0.19cts, all pave set in 18kt pink gold and stationed on an 18kt white gold necklace, valued at $2000!

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Natural Color Diamonds Sell at Heritage Auctions!

At the New York three-day luxury sale at Heritage Auctions, jewelry sales reached nearly $9 million – with several important pieces selling for more than half a million dollars.

In terms of finished jewelry, top sellers at the Fine Jewelry Auction included a stunning heart-shaped ring, by Chopard, that is crafted in gold and features a 5-carat Fancy Light Pink Diamond center stone. The stone is outlined with a row of diamonds set in gold that form the heart shape of the ring. That  piece sold for $605,000. Another top lot was also from Chopard: an ultra-feminine fancy-cut pink diamond bracelet weighing 6 carats. That piece sold for $485,000.

According to Jill Burgum, Senior Director of Fine Jewelry at Heritage Auctions, natural color diamonds attracted particular attention. In fact, the auction selection of color diamonds (typically small in size) included Fancy yellows, Fancy pinks and more.  Colored diamonds are certainly more rare than white (colorless) diamonds.

Chopard fancy light pink diamond ring, sold for $605,000.

Chopard fancy light pink diamond ring, sold for $605,000.

The demand for unmounted, loose stones was also evident  – with one 8-carat diamond, H color and internally flawless in clarity, fetched $221,000. There was also a 16.87-carat unmounted diamond that hailed from the Kelsey Lake Mine in Colorado. That stone set a record as the largest polished diamond on record with a North American origin. It was cut from a 28.20-carat rough diamond, and was sold with a letter from the Diamond Company N.L. that described the stone’s discovery. That bauble sold for $185,000.

This 6-carat fancy pink diamond bracelet from Chopard sold for $485,000.

This 6-carat fancy pink diamond bracelet from Chopard sold for $485,000.

Information courtesy of Heritage Auctions and Forbes

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Chasing Rainbows – Color Diamonds continue to gain ground

By Deborah Yonick – MJSA Journal

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Image courtesy of Gem Platinum

Thirty years ago you couldn’t give away a color diamond, especially yellows and browns, diamond dealers quip. Now, color diamonds represent the most exciting part of the diamond business. Not only are they more widely used in fashion jewelry, color diamonds are making inroads in bridal jewelry as well. Members of the Natural Color Diamond Association share their take on what’s happening in this increasingly important niche market.

Greater Awareness

“High flying auction results and media publicity surrounding celebrities receiving and showing off color diamonds has created a huge increase in the desire for these remarkable stones,” says Jeffrey Post of Gem Platinum in New York City.

Color diamonds were among the biggest sellers in jewelry auctions in 2014. Among the highest-priced jewels auctioned off were vivid blue diamonds, with the 9.75-carat Zoe Diamond selling for more than $32 million, setting a new world auction total price record for a blue diamond. Last year also saw many record-setting rare color sales, including an 8.41-carat flawless fancy vivid pink diamond, which fetched $17.7 million, and a 100.09-carat Graff vivid yellow diamond (the largest yellow cut precious stone in the world) that sold for $16.3 million. From the world’s top auction houses to Hollywood’s major red carpets, fancy color diamonds in dazzling jewels have been everywhere. “Definitely the end consumer has become much more aware and savvy of natural color diamonds,” says Pratima Sethi of Sethi Couture in San Francisco. “This makes it more exciting for designers to create pieces knowing that consumers are not just intrigued by color diamonds, but also are appreciative of them.”

Wider Audience

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There’s been a shift in the natural color diamond market to appeal to a larger audience. “As the majority of designs incorporating pink and other natural color diamonds have been stylistically more arty, contemporary, or unusual, we’ve found that over the last five years more mainstream/everyday designs are incorporating natural color diamonds,” says Michael Neuman of Mondial Pink Diamond Atelier in Sydney, Australia. “This indicates a much wider audience has accepted color diamonds as an option.”

One area many dealers cite as a large source of color diamond growth in 2015 is bridal jewelry. An increase in color diamonds as an alternative to traditional white is appearing not just in engage- ment and wedding rings, but also in jewelry worn on the wedding day. “With consumers wanting true uniqueness, color diamonds offer that personalization,” says Sethi. “Younger clients especially appreciate the characteristics of color diamonds.”

However, to develop a niche in color diamonds, Sethi notes that it’s critical to offer various price points, and not just focus on larger statement pieces. “It’s important to note that color dia- mond jewelry can be affordable, which makes it even more inter- esting to capture a younger, newer buyer to the market, and grow them into more sophisticated color diamond jewelry.”

Dealers also expect to see customers ready to move beyond the regular fancy yellows and pinks, notes Harsh Maheshwari of Kunming Trading Co. in Hong Kong. “Brownish pinks, greenish yellows, yellowish oranges, are all items that will move this year,” he says. However, Post notes, as demand outstrips supply as more retailers enter the market segment and more consumers discover color diamonds, prices for natural color diamonds will continue to rise.

Personalization Rules

Diamonds exist in nature in almost every color. Natural color diamonds vary from the faintest shades of pastel pink, brown, or yellow to the most deep, vivid shades of blue, green, and orange, with colors such as red, purple, and black extremely rare. This range of available colors allows jewelers to easily personalize pieces for their customers.“The beauty of color diamonds is that all colors hold a unique and different appeal,” says Sethi. “From a designer’s perspective, I’ve found that someone seeking a more earthy organic style tends to favor the warm tones of champagne, cognac, golden yellow, and burnt orange. Someone seeking a more classic, traditional style and is well versed in white diamonds tends to lean in to color seeking intense yellows or canary diamonds. Someone with a more feminine and romantic aesthetic would favor pink diamonds.”

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Image courtesy of Kunming Trading Co.

Color diamonds also lend themselves to individual detailing that has personalized meaning for clients. “We’ve incorporated green diamonds to represent Irish heritage for a client, blue diamonds for the birth of a boy, and pink diamonds for baby girls,” says Rohan Milne of Rohan Jewellery in Leederville, Australia.

And not only can this personalization trend help customers stand out with unique color diamond pieces, it also helps the jewelers who create them stand out. “The vast colors, shapes, and sizes have attracted a whole new clientele to my business and really helped my jewels stand apart from other designers,” says designer Kristin Hanson of New York City. “Natural color diamonds bring fine jewelry to life and add so much possibility for design compared to classic white diamond jewelry.”

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Image courtesy of Kristin Hanson

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