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Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017

IIDGR’s proprietary technology gives polished diamonds unique identity

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a unit of the global diamond giant, De Beers, grades natural stones and is also using its proprietary inscription technology to inscribe a unique identification on tables of each...

07 november 2017

In future, only those who offer innovative designs will survive

A science graduate from Madras University, Srinivasan's one-man venture with just 10 employees launched in 1984 has now grown into the present Emerald Group, in about 3 plus decades. The Group from Southern India is one of the largest jewellery manufacturing...

30 october 2017

Conditions are still very difficult - Ernie Blom

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...

23 october 2017

Rio Tinto’s Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender delivers record result

14 november 2017
Rio Tinto’s 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection of 58 rare pink, red and violet diamonds from its Argyle mine has delivered a record result, reflecting strong global demand for these increasingly rare diamonds, says a press note from Rio Tinto.
The 2.11 carat Argyle Everglow became the most valuable diamond in the Tender’s 33-year history and was won by Optimum Diamonds LLC, a New York-based company which also won Argyle Liberte, an exceptionally rare 0.91-carat violet diamond.
David Shara, CEO- Optimum Diamond said “Optimum Diamonds is delighted to have won the Argyle Everglow and the Argyle Liberte. Both fit with Optimum’s quest for the truly exceptional in the world of fancy coloured diamonds.”
The Argyle Avaline was acquired by the international luxury jewellery house, Graff. Its founder and chairman Laurence Graff said “We have always been passionate about pink diamonds, acquiring these incredible miracles of nature is a pleasure and an honour. We will take great care to respect the delicate beauty of Argyle Avaline as we craft a setting for this exquisite and exceptionally rare diamond.”
Rio Tinto Copper & Diamonds Sales & Marketing vice president Alan Chirgwin said “We are delighted with the 2017 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender results. The market fundamentals for pink diamonds – strong demand for a product that is both limited and finite – continue to support their significant value appreciation.”

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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