Have Russians fallen out of love for jewelry?

In recent years, while reading the press, one can often come across opinions that the popularity of jewelry in Russia is plummeting, and the interest towards jewelry among the population is waning. Naturally, this issue is arousing concern on the part...

10 june 2019

What We Call Man-made Diamonds Could Ultimately Determine Their Success

When Signet jewelers’ (NYSE: SIG) e-commerce subsidiary James Allen began offering man-made diamonds in May, the company added an additional search tab to the site: “Earth-created diamonds” or “Lab-created Diamonds.” Up until this point, websites...

03 june 2019

You’re Not Imagining It: We All Want Smaller Diamonds Now

(cosmopolitan.com) - Think about it. When’s the last time you saw a huge-ass, wait-is-that-actually-real diamond on the perfectly manicured finger of your #Engaged friend’s “Some personal news!” Insta post? Even scrolling through the #ISaidYes hashtag on the ’gram, you’ll...

14 june 2019

Lab-grown diamonds to get sustainability standard certification

(mining.com) - Organizations behind lab-grown diamonds continue to push to conquer the market. As miners of the precious stones are struggling across the board, particularly those unearthing cheaper and smaller gems where there is too much supply, companies producing...

13 june 2019

Diamonds: Tears of the Gods

(blogs.scientificamerican.com) - Humans have been captivated by diamonds, the planet’s hardest natural material, for nearly five thousand years. In Egypt, they were incorporated into the ankh, symbolizing the sun. People in ancient India thought they must be created by lightning, and...

12 june 2019

Mountain Province announced the discovery of a first new kimberlite discovery at Gahcho Kué in 20 years

14 june 2019

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the discovery of a new kimberlite at its Gahcho Kué Joint Venture (GKJV) leases.

Lucara mulls best way to sell 1,758-ct diamond recovered at Karowe

14 june 2019

Lucara Diamond Corporation, which recently recovered a 1,758-carat diamond at its Karowe mine in Botswana, is considering the best way to sell the world’s second largest diamond in modern history.

Botswana Diamonds’ associate gets nod to sell diamonds from Thorny River bulk sampling

14 june 2019

Botswana Diamonds said its 40%-owned Vutomi has been granted permission to sell diamonds recovered during bulk sampling at their Thorny River project, in South Africa.

ALROSA earns over $2 mln from sales of polished diamonds in Israel

14 june 2019

ALROSA, a global leader in diamond mining, held a tender for polished diamonds of own manufacture in Israel. The company’s cutting division – DIAMONDS ALROSA organized the tender.

GJEPC presents pre-budget proposals to the Indian government

14 june 2019

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) has been talking with the Government of India to address major Banking Issues affecting G&J industry.

KP stakeholders to discuss interdependent value chain at the KP Intersessional Meetings in Mumbai

13 june 2019

Two so-called Intersessional Meetings of the Kimberley Process (KP) participants, which will take place in Mumbai, India, starting from June 17, will focus on an interdependent value chain, where risk is not equally distributed, said Stephane Fishler, World Diamond Council President.

GJEPC’s India Silver & Fashion Jewellery BSM held at Jaipur

13 june 2019

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India , kick started India Silver & Fashion Jewellery Buyer Seller Meet (BSM), in the pink city of Jaipur at Rajasthan from 12– 14 June 2019.

‘Only two active diamond explorers in South Africa’

13 june 2019

Perceptions of South Africa as high risk investment destination under the previous administration of President Jacob Zuma, has resulted in a lack of appetite for diamond exploration in the country, according to a senior manager of Botswana Diamonds.

Design is the key to all markets

Besides being an astute businessman, Mumbai-born Laksh Pahuja is a designer par excellence known globally for his awe-inspiring unusual jewellery pieces. Trained at the Gemological Institute of India and Harrow College of Art England, Laksh combines...

10 june 2019

Mutual mass destruction will not serve anybody’s purposes

The recent moves by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including its letters urging some companies to abide to the revised edition of FTC Jewelry Guides and the explanations from FTC attorney Robert Frisby posted on the FTC website were...

03 june 2019

Pavel Sokolov: Every stone has its beauty

THE ‘GEMSTONES BY SOKOLOV’ brand has been popular for over 25 years. The aim of this company is to supply any kind of gem studs to the Russian market including the unique ones except diamonds of any cut. The product range by the SOKOLOV Company is very...

27 may 2019

“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019