When I was a novice journalist 15 years ago, my first editor told me, "Under any circumstances, never disclose the inner workings to the reader, do not tell him what you want from him - let him get to everything by himself." It seems to me...

22 may 2017

Are banks diamantaires' best friends?

Indian banks have supported the Indian gem and jewellery industry over the years, so much so that today the sector has grown to become a world leader. However, in recent times due to many unfortunate incidents of defaults resulting in NPAs, banks have...

15 may 2017

Colored diamonds, the focus for Mediterranean Gem And Jewelry Conference

Now in its third year, the annual Mediterranean Gem and Jewelry Conference, which this year took place in Syracuse, Sicily in mid-May, provided participants with an opportunity to immerse themselves in the world of colored diamonds and their characteristics...


Diamond rings: How much are they really worth?

(pix11.com) - Kay Jewelers is one of the largest retail jewelry chains in the country. They advertise heavily. "You see the commercials. Every kiss begins with Kay," said Brandon Lewis, a steamfitter from Staten Island. "I thought it was the right place...


Undisclosed Mined Diamonds Infiltrate Supply Chain of Luxury Lab Diamond Jeweler

(prnewswire.com) - Ada Diamonds, the world's leading luxury purveyor of laboratory-grown diamonds, recently discovered a number of undisclosed mined diamonds mixed into multiple parcels of laboratory-grown melee diamonds, ranging from 0.01 carats to 0.06 carats. The...

23 may 2017

ALROSA and Endiama sign agreement to develop Luaxe diamond field


ALROSA will develop the new Luaxe diamond deposit in Angola.

Alrosa foreign clients who invest in diamond cutting in Russia should get preferences on rough diamonds - Trutnev


(Interfax) - Foreign cut diamond producers who are clients of Alrosa and open cutting facilities in Russia should get preferences in purchases of rough diamonds from the Russian diamond miner, Deputy Prime Minister Yury Trutnev, whose brief includes Alrosa, said.

World Diamond Mark to launch Part of You diamond retailer promotion campaign


The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMА) will hold a Keynote Talk at JCK LUXURY show in Las Vegas to launch its global diamond retailer promotion campaign named Part of You, as well as its brand-new B2C website www.passion.diamonds.

Sarine Group revenue up 5% in Q1 2017


Sarine Technologies Ltd’s 5% increase in Group revenue y-o-y for the first quarter ended 31 March 2017 is attributed to good manufacturing pick up once again in the diamond industry.

Christie’s Sells 92ct. Heart Pendant for $15M


The largest heart-shaped, D-flawless diamond ever offered at auction fetched $15 million at Christie’s in Geneva on Wednesday, the company reported.

Dominion Diamond announced maiden resource at Leslie Pipe at Ekati

23 may 2017

Dominion Diamond Corporation announced a maiden resource at the Leslie kimberlite pipe at the Ekati Diamond mine.

IDE opens internet marketing wing

23 may 2017

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has opened a new wing dedicated to promoting internet marketing among its members, as per a press note from IDE.

North Arrow gets $4M financing from private placement

23 may 2017

North Arrow Minerals announced that it has closed the non-brokered private placement for gross proceeds of $4 million.

Tanzania to cautiously extend ban on export of rough gemstones from tanzanite

Tanzania, which imposed a ban on the export of rough tanzanite more than 1 gram to encourage local beneficiation, said it will cautiously extend the moratorium to other precious stones in the country once it has the capacity to cut and polish all gemstones...

22 may 2017

De Beers sees sales volumes returning to “more normal” levels

De Beers registered a higher than usual volume of sales in the first quarter following a “strong” rebound in demand levels for lower value stones during the first sales cycle of 2017. The unexpected introduction of demonetisation in India late last year...

15 may 2017

If not gemologists, who else will maintain the image of diamonds in consumers’ eyes?

The Moscow State University’s Gemological Centre created in 1995 trains the specialists in rough and polished diamonds, colour gems, jewellery, characterization, expert evaluation, grading and marketing. The MSU’s lecturers and researchers, scientists...

10 may 2017

Manufacturing should be in line with market demand

Ernie Blom, the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) for the third term, has served on a range of industry bodies as an executive as well as chairman for many years, including Chairman, Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa; Chairman...

02 may 2017

South African investors have little appetite for investments

A business and technical leader in the diamond exploration and mining industry, James Campbell has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry and is currently Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc. His immediate past role was Chief Executive...

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