In a world where transparency is more and more the standard, our business must address the lab grading issue willingly

Jeweler-Designer Arnaud Flambeau started his career in the jewelry business in 1993 at European Gold Company CLAL as Key Account Manager for the Jewelry Division, where he was in charge of international brands like Cartier or VCA and their subcontractors...


Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

BlueRock resumes production at SA diamond mine


BlueRock Diamonds has resumed production at its Kareevlei diamond mine in South Africa after identifying a fault in the cone crusher within the crushing circuit, which has been affecting throughput.

ALROSA launches football collection of diamonds on the occasion of 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA TM


The collection consists of 32 round diamonds, 0.3 carats each, named after the countries - participants of the 2018 FIFA WORLD CUP RUSSIA TM. All diamonds are of high quality, D to F color and VVS2 to IF clarity, they were mined in Russia and cut by ALROSA's subdivision - DIAMONDS ALROSA, in keeping with the best traditions of the world-famous Russian cut.

Diamcor revises offering to C$3,5 mln


Diamcor Mining has decided to reduce the size of the previously announced non-brokered private placement of up to C$5 million to C$3,5 million as it managed to source vendor financing for a portion of the equipment being installed at the Krone-Endora at Venetia Project, in South Africa.

The School of Jewelry Arts offers its courses in the heart of Paris


This summer L’École des Arts Joailliers (The School of Jewelry Arts) launches a session of courses to learn from jewelry, taught in English or French, according to a note from the School.

Global sales of diamond jewelry have grown by 7% in Q1

22 june 2018

In Q1 2018, sales of jewelry with polished diamonds in the main global consumer markets have grown by 7% as compared to the last year. This is evidenced by the analysis conducted by ALROSA experts based on the data of retailers and the states' national statistics.

Global diamond industry lays foundation for Kimberley Process 2.0 during KP Intersessional meeting in Antwerp

22 june 2018

From June 19 to 22, Antwerp was the host city for the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional meeting. This year, the European Union occupied the KP Chair.  The global diamond community - consisting of diamond-producing and trading countries, the diamond industry and civil society - gathered together to assess the current state of affairs and look forward to the future of the KP.

Trans Hex to continue prospecting high-priority areas, posts R187m loss

22 june 2018

Trans Hex said prospecting at its West Coast Resources operations in South Africa will continue to target high-priority areas that may identify additional resources for mining.

Zim court bars ZCDC from entering Mbada Diamonds concessions

22 june 2018

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has been barred the Supreme Court from entering all diamond concessions owned by Mbada Diamonds in Marange.

Eli Avidar appointed president of Carats.io

22 june 2018

Carats.io’s Board of Directors appointed Eli Alvidar, who served as managing director of the Israel Diamond Exchange and the Israel Diamond Institute and is currently vice president of The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO), as president of the company.

ALROSA to revise output plan at its International underground mine due to stricter health and safety policy

21 june 2018

ALROSA's management decided to revise output plan at its International underground mine as the company toughens its approach to health and safety management, though its 2018 production plan remains unchanged.

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