Second-hand diamonds and the last retreat of the Wild West in the diamond pipeline

Diamonds are forever, but the term of their ownership is limited, and not only for physiological reasons. More than $ 80 billion worth of diamond jewelry is sold every year across the world. Some part of this jewelry is returned by buyers to vendors...

12 november 2018

On the motives to establish the diamond industry in the USSR

The overwhelming majority of the historians in Russia and abroad consider that the Soviet diamond industry was established mainly to overcome the dependence of the USSR on the import of industrial diamonds. Prior to the onset of the Yakutian fields development...

06 november 2018

Potential for growth in China’s jewellery market

( - China’s jewellery market is recovering following several difficult years. Significant improvements have already been made but more could be done to meet the needs of China’s modern consumers. Gerry Chen, Director of Trade Engagement in China for the...


New diamond company related to Isabel dos Santos

( - It is being established as a new private diamond trading company in Belgium and the sources following the process describe it as a "solution" to circumvent the embargo introduced by Angola’s President João Lourenço through the state-owned SODIAM...


3 Real Challenges Artificial Intelligence Will Raise for Luxury Brands

( - Like it or not, artificial intelligence (AI) is going to take over the luxury industry, and some brands are already using AI in some of their new digital marketing campaigns. Brands need to anticipate this revolution and adapt their strategies...

14 november 2018

Alrosa exit Sunland Minerals JV with Botswana Diamonds, new partner enga


Botswana Diamonds said it now wholly-owns Sunland Minerals, having acquired for a nominal sum the 50 percent stake previously held by Alrosa as part of their joint venture. Its full ownership allowed for a new investor to enter as a new joint venture partner.

Mountain Province Diamonds announced the results of its latest diamond sale


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the preliminary results of its latest diamond sale which closed on November 14th 2018.

VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show begins with a spectacular start


VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (VOD DIJS) was declared opened on 14 Nov at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) by His Excellency Butti Saeed Al Ghandi, Second Vice Chairman of the DWTC.

Graff unveiled polished from 1,109ct. Lesedi La Rona


Graff Diamonds has showcased the first of more than 60 diamonds it plans to polish from the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona rough stone it bought last year.

Senior customs officials address GJEPC’s Open House at Jaipur


At an Open House organised by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in Jaipur on 13 Nov several customs related issues were discussed by the industry, according to a report in

Diamond mining brings higher tax revenues into budget of Arkhangelsk Province


As of October 2018, diamond miners paid more than 2 billion rubles to the regional budget in the form of mineral extraction tax, which is up 22% compared with the last year, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forest Industry of the Arkhangelsk Province.

‘Diamond industry must deliver on its promise’


A coalition of concerned civil society organisations has called on the diamond industry should deliver on its promise that consumers can trust the diamonds they purchase are sourced, traded, and processed responsibly.

Mountain Province Diamonds announced September 30, 2018 Quarter end results


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced its financial and operating results for third quarter ended September 30, 2018.

If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

“We'll only work with mines and suppliers that can prove full and unquestionable traceability”, assures David Zabinsky, CEO, TRIGEM

Armed with a Bachelor of Science in Government & Legal Studies, and Spanish from Bowdoin College (Maine, USA), a multi-faceted professional, David Zabinsky has both international public and private sector experience, most recently managing an...

06 november 2018

The diamond market sentiment is cautious at the moment, especially in Europe

Born in Switzerland, Angelika Mavridou relocated to Thessaloniki (Greece) with her family, only to establish her own business JEWELLS GALLERY LTD, which was later transformed to S.A. Prior to venturing into her own business, she studied Gemology...

29 october 2018

Zimnisky talks about pink diamonds, De Beers’ Lightbox

An independent diamond industry analyst and consultant said although exceptional and ‘one-off’ diamonds are hard to assign a value to them, the Pink Legacy will likely fetch $2.64 million per carat when it goes under the hammer next month in Geneva...

22 october 2018

An alliance between a diamond producer and a diamond manufacturer in Russia is simply inevitable and necessary

What is a diamond manufacturer’s margin composed of? What is the profession of diamond processing engineer about? How much time does it take to become a diamond cutter? How does a polishing factory work? The Russian Cut, is it alive? Lightbox from De...

15 october 2018