What the year of the Fire Rooster brings us: many a carat makes…

On February 27, 2017, the New Year finally came by the Lunar Calendar. Today, when the Orient determines the global diamond market development trends, the Fire Rooster - the symbol of this year - hopefully will make the life of diamantaires brighter...


Refinery Discrepancy

Gold weighted bullion bars are a traditional symbol of welfare and one of the most popular investment tools. Many lines of profession – starting from a geologist to a smelter furnace-operator - are engaged in making a bullion bar, and its manufacture...

17 july 2017

Having stemmed flow of conflict diamonds, new WDC acting president to stay course

(miningweekly.com) - The World Diamond Council (WDC) will stay its course, focused on its primary mission of curbing the trade in conflict diamonds, under new acting president Stephane Fischler, who took the helm on July 1 from Andrey Polyakov, who has resigned...


Mercury Polished Diamond Prices: Polished Prices Keep Sliding in June

(ehudlaniado.com) - Polished diamond prices declined by another 0.6% in June 2017 compared to the prior year, according to the Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™), an index of polished diamond transaction prices. This is the 31st consecutive month that the...


Could 3d printing change diamond mining as we know it?

(en.israelidiamond.co.il) - 3D printing has gained in popularity in recent years, and has filtered in the jewelry business. For example, UK jewelry making supplier Cooksongold has unveiled its latest Advanced Metal Powder at the Baselworld Jewellery Fair, enabling 3D Printing technology...

21 july 2017

GJEPC's 34th IIJS slated for 27-31st July; ‘Prelude to IIJS 2017 – B2B jewellery fashion showcase’ on 26th July


The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, in partnership with Diamond Producers Association (DPA), will present the first-ever ‘Prelude to IIJS 2017, a B2B fashion showcase event on 26th July 2017 in Mumbai one day before the 34th edition of their annual India International Jewellery Show (IIJS), starting from 27th-31st July 2017. The Machinery Section is being organised at Hotel Lalit Mumbai from 28th-31st July 2017.

Soo Kee's JV with Global Crown to tap China's bridal market


Singapore's Soo Kee Group has entered into a joint venture with Global Crown Group Holding, the parent company of a gold jewellery manufacturer and distributor in China, to tap the country's booming bridal market.

Botswana Diamonds secures adjacent ground to Vutomi


Botswana Diamonds said it was granted a prospecting licence over an additional 1,000 hectares east of and contiguous to the Vutomi prospect at Frischgewaagt in South Africa.

Polished topaz imitating rough diamonds disclosed by HRD Antwerp


Two large, near-colourless rough stones weighing 50.08 and 38.18 ct were submitted to HRD Antwerp department to determine their quality. The results indicated that the gemstones, believed to be diamonds, were actually topaz.

Two suspects arrested on attempted theft of Sarine's Intellectual Property


Two suspects of Indian nationality have reportedly been arrested in Tel Aviv on suspicion of attempting to illegally obtain Sarine's confidential intellectual property, says a press release from the company.

ALROSA Group’s production results for the first half-year 2017


Diamond mining by ALROSA Group in January to June 2017 amounted to 19.3 million carats, growing by 14% year-on-year. Increased diamond grade, 19% on the average, made the growth possible.

Federal Security Service of Russia is inspecting the building of ALROSA’s United Selling Organization


Officers of the Federal Security Service of Russia are conducting investigative actions and seizure of documents in the building of the United Selling Organization of ALROSA, TASS reported on Monday citing a source from the law enforcement agencies.

Endiama offers diamond mining areas to artisanal miners in Lunda Sul


Angolan state-owned diamond mining company, Endiama has decided to allocate mining areas to the youths, women and former combatants to explore through co-operatives in the eastern Lunda Sul Province.

"The government should financially support the setting up of skills development units and Gems and Jewellery parks" suggests Sanjeev Agarwal, CEO, Gitanjali Exports Pvt Ltd.

Sanjeev Agarwal has a unique combination of experience encompassing FMCG, Banking & Finance and the Luxury Retail Sectors with Unilever, Cadburys and Deutsche Bank. Sanjeev’s next move to World Gold Council as Managing Director (India-subcontinent)...


Virtual Possibilities of Jewellery Market

Online jewellery trading in Russia – since it started boosting and becoming more popular among the consumers - is of keen interest among the market players and is a topical issue. Dmitry Zamyshlyaev, Deputy Head of the Federal State Enterprise ‘Assay...

17 july 2017

Too early to say good days are back, but the industry is witnessing changes

Rajesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd has more than 20 years standing in the diamond industry shouldering major responsibilities at Kiran including planning, developing and managing global marketing, sales and distribution of polished goods...

10 july 2017

The task of all the jewellery community is to back up the history of natural diamond, its myths, its reputation of a rare and most precious gem

Russkaya Yuvelirnaya Kompaniya No. 1 Holding comprising the Moscow jewellery factory of the same name and the retail chains in Novosibirsk and Moscow manufactures exclusive jewellery pieces and sells them on the Russian market. It specializes in making...

03 july 2017

SA’s Vutomi project can start production end of 2018 – John Teeling

Botswana Diamonds entered into an option and earn-in agreement with Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties, a private diamond exploration and development firm in South Africa last February. It agreed to pay Vutomi a total of £942,000 in cash, of which...

26 june 2017