Fake for the rich, expensive for the poor

It is easy to see: today De Beers with its "eternal" conservative values fixed in the minds of young people involuntarily gets into confrontation with the ideology of Apple based on "here and now" and – is losing to it! You can repeat...

13 august 2018

Angola crafts new path for diamond sector, loosens Dos Santos’ family grip

The election of João Lourenço as Angola’s new president last September after almost four decades of Jose Eduardo dos Santos’ rule has brought so much hope in the southern African country, which is one of the leading crude oil and diamond producers. Dos...

30 july 2018

Scientists Solve Mystery Of How Rare Blue Diamonds Are Formed

(techtimes.com) - A team of scientists analyzes 46 blue diamonds to trace how deep in the earth do they come from and how exactly do they get their precious color. Blue diamonds or type IIb diamonds are particularly rare. The scientists said barely one-hundredth of 1...


The Iceberg of Diamonds and Climate Change

(yams.news) - One of my favorite quotes is by the Greek philosopher Heraclitus who said that “Change is the only constant in life.” Wikipedia states that “Heraclitus was famous for his insistence on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe…”...


Hong Kong Retailers See Flourishing Sales, But US-China Trade War Likely to Have Impact

(idexonline.com) - Retailers in Hong Kong, the critical pathway to the vital diamond and jewelry market in mainland China, have been seeing excellent figures since the start of this year after a year or more where store sales dropped alarmingly. The retail industry has...

15 august 2018

Japan gets its second Royal Asscher stand alone store in Fukuoka


Royal Asscher has opened a new flagship boutique in Fukuoka Tenjin, the leading downtown shopping district in the Kyushu region.

ALROSA will hold an auction for the sale of large diamonds in Israel


ALROSA, the world’s largest diamond miner, will hold an auction for the sale of special size rough diamonds (weighing over 10.8 carats) in Israel in the period from August 19 to September 6, 2018.

Registration opens for 2018 World Diamond Congress in Mumbai


The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that registration has opened for the 2018 World Diamond Congress. The biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) will take place in Mumbai, India, from October 23 to 25.

Botswana's Okavango H1 diamond sales drop 16pct to $260 mln – report


Botswana’s state-owned Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) recorded a 16 percent drop in sales in the first half of 2018 to $260 million, according to Reuters.

Mountain Province registers lower price per carat at 6th diamond sale


Mountain Province Diamonds said it raked in $22.2 million (C$28.9 million) from 334, 751 carats sold at its recently concluded sixth diamond sale of the year.

IIJS 2018: A glorious show concludes with promise of healthy lifeline to G&J trade

15 august 2018

The 35th edition of the India International Jewellery Show IIJS organised by GJEPC concluded in Mumbai yesterday with a note of positivity and cheer for the entire trade. IIJS, a premium annual event received all-around support with over 40,000 visitors from over 800 cities across 80 countries attending and previewing exhibitions of over 1300 exhibitors; and registering a healthy $1205 mn order book.

Gem Diamonds makes history with recovery of 12th +100 ct stone since Jan

15 august 2018

Gem Diamonds said it has recovered a 138 carat, top white colour Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho. The company said this was the twelfth diamond of over 100 carats recovered from the mine in 2018 and a record in terms of the number of diamonds of this size unearthed in a year.

Stornoway Diamond Q2 core earnings slide to C$6.4 mln

15 august 2018

Stornoway Diamonds’ adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was C$6.4 million, representing a 13.1 percent drop of adjusted revenues compared with $16.8 million, a year earlier, representing 39.5 percent of revenues.

Changing preconceptions in the diamond and financial markets

Eli Avidar is a man on the move…literally. In April, the former Israeli diplomat stepped away from the CEO’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange, a position he had held for more than two years, and from the Israel Diamond Institute, where he had been...

13 august 2018

Chasing a dream…

Elina Chan, MD of Shenzhen Shi Qing Yu Zhubao Ltd completed her higher education from Xiamen University and Master’s degree from Hong Kong University. To achieve her dream to start a business, Elina gave up numerous job opportunities in Hong Kong and...

06 august 2018

Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

It is not a secret that the rate of kimberlite discovery in Botswana has dropped considerably and research has shown that termites can help diamond explorers have an understanding of the transport mechanism of kimberlite indicator minerals from the kimberlite...

30 july 2018

In another fifty years, we’ll have a different scale of valuation, and all those items of natural origin – including diamonds – will sharply increase in price

Within the framework of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, the World Diamond Museum hosts an exhibition of the Qatar Museums at the State Historical Museum in Moscow – "Pearls: Treasures of the Seas and the Rivers," that opened on 11 July...

24 july 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Zim jaunt: We are interested in Kaapvaal Craton

Botswana Diamonds and Vast Resources, recently signed a memorandum of understanding to prospect for diamonds in Zimbabwe. The two companies will exchange information derived from past exploration on areas prospective for diamonds in the southern African...

09 july 2018