Botswana Diamonds decries dearth of funding for diamond exploration

Botswana Diamonds said there is a “very little” appetite for funding diamond exploration by financiers.


Pallinghurst gets strong backing for Gemfields takeover

Pallinghurst said it received 96 percent support from its shareholders for the Gemfields takeover – making its offer wholly unconditional.


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the results of its recently completed fifth diamond sale.

The results from the fifth sale are elevated in part from the inclusion of a selection of the fancies and specials won by the Company otherwise scheduled for inclusion in the sixth sale, which will occur in the second half of July.  


Christie’s Sells Rockefeller Emerald For $5.5M, Sets Auction Record Per Carat Price

The top sale at Christie’s New York Magnificent Jewels was the Rockefeller Emerald, sold on behalf of a private American collector to jeweler Harry Winston, for $5,511,500, which set a new world auction record per carat of $305,000.


Birks’ US Stores Drive Growth

Birks Group’s revenue grew in the past fiscal year as the Canadian retailer significantly increased its sales in the US.


Has GIA Invented the Synthetic Diamond “Black Box”?

21 april 2017
(jckonline.com) - At last year’s forum on undisclosed lab-grown diamonds, Gemological Institute of America chief laboratory and research officer Tom Moses noted that jewelers have long yearned for an easy-to-use, synthetic-sniffing “black box” that costs $99 and fits on a countertop. Last week GIA announced a device which, while not filling those exact criteria, comes pretty close.


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