In March 2020, the world faced a sudden and unexpected disruption to everyday life on a global scale. Consumerism was turned on its head, and shopping habits shifted drastically, almost overnight.
Of course, the biggest shift was the move to online shopping and digital experiences. In mid-2020 in the US, between 30% and 50% of[…]
The fashion industry has a problem, and it’s called sustainability.
Fashion is a truly global and complex industry, connecting raw materials suppliers, manufacturers, brands and consumers in every corner of the world. It’s also a massive one, expected to reach a value of $1.7 trillion in 2021.
Here at Sarine, diamond technology is what we are all about, and it has been our singular focus for over 30 years in the industry. That’s why we are honored to sponsor the Rapaport Podcast Special Series, “Technology and the Diamond Trade”.
For three decades, Sarine’s technological developments have taken the diamond industry to ever greater heights of accuracy, cost efficiency and excellence.
The road from rough diamond to polished jewel is long and winding.
From its birth at the mine to the jewelry setting in the retail store, a diamond passes through many hands, processes, and stages.
Tracing the true provenance of diamonds has always been tricky, if not near impossible. And in recent years, traceability has become[…]
If there was a clear underlying trend in the retail sector of the diamond and jewelry industry in 2019, one that will definitely be a factor again in 2020, it is the personalization of the diamond selling experience. In a nutshell, it involves telling the story behind the stone and telling consumers the romantic tale of its[…]
With the massive growth in online shopping year after year, it may seem that the internet is the store of the future. However, according to Forbes, brick-and-mortar stores account for 90% of retail sales in North America. While ‘e-commerce’ is a hot buzzword in retail sales, the in-store experience is still the leading driver for[…]
Fact: India is the global center of diamond manufacturing. The vast majority of the world’s rough diamonds (85%) are polished in India. With so much focus and fanfare on the manufacturing side of the industry, it is important to take note of changes occurring in the Indian diamond and jewelry retail sector as well.
We’re already well into the year, but 2019 is shaping up to be a bold one in diamonds and jewelry. Designers are pushing the envelope with new, creative styles, and reaching back to revive retro trends. Whether it’s a new fancy diamond shape, an engagement ring worn on the pinky, or a chunky chain of heavy yellow gold, 2019 is[…]