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De Beers: Global Diamond Jewelry Demand +3% in 2014

jewelry(IDEX Online News) – Global diamond jewelry demand increased 3 percent in 2014 to reach $80 billion, according to the De Beers Group of Companies, which released its Diamond Insight Report 2015on September 21st. The report also cites a 6 percent increase in rough diamond production value to $19 billion.

Despite a troubled market, De Beers says the jewelry demand increase marks the fifth year of consecutive growth since the global downturn.

The company’s figures point to growth in each of the top five diamond-consuming markets of the US, China, Japan, India and the Gulf states, which together account for some 75 percent of worldwide demand.

Jewelry LED makes LED lighting easy and affordable

LEDTry and compare for free, fit existing sockets- no rewiring

(ATLANTA) - Jewelry LED introduces a smart, affordable line of LED lighting created specifically with the jeweler in mind. Designed to fit most traditional jewelry store lighting fixtures, Jewelry LED not only offers the latest LED technology in varying brightness, but they encourage retail owners to try a bulb before buying.

“We want our store owners to discover just how much LED enhances the jewelry in their cases,” remarks Jewelry LED owner Sunny Aiya. “We know they are working with limited budgets that make rewiring for LED difficult, which is why we use only LED lighting that is fitted to plug right into their existing sockets.”

Why swallowing a 6 carat stolen diamond is not a good idea

diamond surgeryThis will not go down in history as one of your big jewel heists. There were no secret tunnels dug into safes or masked men with guns and carefully planned getaways. Maybe, actually, it’s as much a medical story. Laxatives, these days, just aren’t what they used to be.

It all began with a very smiley couple sampling the wares of one of the diamond merchants at the 56th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair, according to the Bangkok Post.

JSA increases reward for female robber

The Jewelers Security Alliance (JSA) has upped the reward they are offering for information leading to the arrest of a female robbery suspect from up to $5,000 to up to $10,000. The female robber is suspected of carrying out 3 robberies in three southeastern states – Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.  In each instance the robber was female, armed with a gun, acting alone, wore no disguise and tied up employees. The unusual robberies were covered on Good Morning America earlier this week. Watch The video below.

2 men tell Polish TV they have proof mysterious Nazi gold train exists

nazi goldTwo men told a Polish TV station on Friday they have “irrefutable proof” that they found a Nazi train that is said to be laden with gold.

Identifying themselves as Andreas Richter and Piotr Koper, the men appeared on TVP.INFO. Richter confirmed to The Associated Press he had found the train.

Authorities in the southwestern city of Walbrzych said last month that two men had contacted them through lawyers claiming they had found an armored train that could possibly contain valuables and weapons. The report has sparked a gold rush around the city, where tales have circulated since World War II that the Nazis hid a train fill of gold from the Soviet Army in early 1945.

Dallas Task Force Helps Put Violent Criminals Behind Bars

Tjewelry stolen in texas armed robberieswo Texas men who committed violent jewelry store robberies in the Dallas/Fort Worth area were recently sentenced to lengthy prison terms thanks to an FBI-led task force that helped bring them to justice. The case is a classic example of local and federal law enforcement officers working together to make their communities safer.

For a seven-month period between 2013 and 2014, Michael Demon Jackson and Mark D. Whitfield robbed numerous jewelry stores at gunpoint, in part to feed their heroin habits. Last May, after pleading guilty to the crimes, Jackson was sentenced to 594 months in federal prison, just shy of 50 years. In June, Whitfield received a 309-month prison term.