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JEWELRY

Japan Times
LIFE / Digital / ON: TECH
Sep 17, 2016
Crowdsourcing design and tech
Designing jewelry just for fun
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 11, 2016
Tiny bead from Bulgaria may be world's oldest gold artifact
It may be just a tiny gold bead — 4 mm (1/8 inch) in diameter — but it is an enormous discovery for Bulgarian archaeologists who say they have found Europe's — and probably the world's — oldest gold artifact.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
May 10, 2016
The Medici loved trinkets of power
For over three centuries the Medici family dominated Renaissance Florence and much of its economic, political and cultural life. In the arts, the wealthy family is largely remembered for its patronage of painting, sculpture and grand architecture, but a new exhibition at the Tokyo Metropolitan Teien...
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Dec 1, 2015
Otto Kunzli's real 'statement jewelry'
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WORLD
Nov 19, 2015
Small Canadian firm finds second-biggest gem-quality diamond ever
A small Canadian diamond company has found what it says is the world's second-biggest gem-quality diamond ever recovered, and the largest in more than a century, at its mine in Botswana.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 1, 2015
'The Art of Bvlgari: 130 Years of Italian Masterpieces'
Sept. 8-Nov. 29
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Aug 4, 2015
Art nouveau's jewels in the crown
As Parisians of the late 19th century reveled in the heady optimism of economic prosperity and enjoyed the innovations spurred by the ongoing Industrial Revolution, Sarah Bernhardt, the most famous actress and muse of the time, became enamored by two trendsetters: Rene Lalique, then a jewelry maker,...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jul 17, 2015
Gold Gundam replica highlights extensive exhibition on famed series
Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewelry K.K. unveiled a pure gold replica of a Gundam robot at a press preview Thursday for an exhibition titled "The Art of Gundam."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 25, 2015
Diamonds not forever as Japanese offload jewels for cash
Diamonds aren't necessarily forever. At least not in Japan, where jewelry owners are unloading unwanted jewels for cash at a record pace and shipping them off to buyers in China and India.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Society
Jun 4, 2015
'Pyonghattan': Unofficial economy brews up bling for North Korea's growing middle class
Nail salons, massage parlors, cafes and other signs of consumerism were unheard of in rigidly controlled North Korea just a few years ago, but they are slowly emerging in one of the world's last bastions of Cold War socialism.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 28, 2015
Tiffany's sales dive 30% on weakened yen, first stage of tax hike
American luxury jewelry retailer Tiffany & Co. said Thursday that sales in Japan in the February to April quarter plummeted 30 percent from a year earlier to $122 million amid a weakening yen and declining consumer spending.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 13, 2015
Cartier ruby nets record $30.42 million
A Burmese ruby weighing 25.59 carats sold for a world record 28.25 million Swiss francs ($30.42 million) at a Tuesday auction that saw strong demand for colored stones and exceptional natural pearls, auction house Sotheby's said.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 11, 2015
Peruvian ice cap harbors pollutants tracing conquistadors' silver slave mines
After vanquishing the Inca Empire with superior weapons and a touch of treachery, the Spanish conquistadors sought to satisfy their lust for riches by forcing multitudes of native people to toil in silver mines in dire conditions that claimed many lives.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 3, 2014
Platinum 'Frozen' calendar goes on sale for cool ¥100 million
A jeweler in Tokyo's Ginza shopping district on Wednesday put on sale a ¥100 million 2015 calendar made of platinum and featuring images from the hit Disney animation "Frozen."
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 4, 2014
Hong Kong's luxury retailers lose sales as protests mar 'Golden Week' holiday
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong have disrupted business and hit share prices of luxury goods companies, ruining what is normally one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Sep 4, 2014
Hashimoto's rings shine with history
The Hashimoto Collection of rings is the largest number of works to be donated to the National Museum of Western Art since it was originally established to house the Matsutaka Collection of artworks in 1959. Received in 2012, this vast collection of hundreds of rings from all ages and nations is also...
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 7, 2014
Synthetics strike fear in the heart of world diamond industry
Diamonds are a girl's best friend — but only if they are natural.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Art
Jul 3, 2014
'The Rings from the Hashimoto Collection of the National Museum of Western Art'
To commemorate Kanshi Hashimoto's 2012 donation of 870 pieces of jewelry from the Hashimoto Collection, The National Museum of Western Art is showcasing around 300 of the 760 rings in the collection. These rings — many encrusted with diamonds and other gems — represent various periods of history,...
Japan Times
JAPAN / GENERATIONAL CHANGE
May 4, 2014
Jewelry innovator Shiraki puts ethics at the heart of beauty
Natsuko Shiraki, a jewelry designer and CEO of Tokyo-based jeweler Hasuna Co., vividly remembers the shocking experience in southern India that changed her life.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 10, 2014
'Ethical' gold mines tried in South America
Tucked between two desert ridges in southern Peru, Relave looks like any of the hundreds of ramshackle mining towns that blight the landscape in the world's sixth-largest gold exporter.

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