The world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry has signed onto De Beers’ pilot program for diamond blockchain Tracr, the first retailer to join a growing number of big diamond industry names trialling the platform.
Fashion search platform Lyst has confirmed a new round of financing on the part of luxury giant LVMH. While the terms weren’t disclosed, various reports put the amount both at “over” or “below” $60 million.
Christian Dior has named Charles Delapalme to be its new managing director of commercial activities. The appointment takes effect on June 15, 2018. He replaces Serge Brunschwig, who left Dior to become CEO of Fendi.
Global consumer demand for diamond jewellery hit $82 billion in 2017, up 2% from the previous year, with the US leading growth for the fourth consecutive year, according to a De Beers Group study published on Thursday.
Online luxury retailer Yoox Net-a-Porter (YNAP) will be delisted from the Milan Stock Exchange on June 20 after Cartier owner Richemont reached nearly 95 percent of YNAP’s ordinary shares after a takeover.
The Global Brand Counterfeiting Report 2018 was published on Monday, revealing a growing problem in the luxury industry, where online sales of fake goods accounted for 31% of total counterfeiting-related losses in 2017.