Lie detector: Russian scientists invent the instruments to fight against polished diamond fraudsters

Detectors enabling to distinguish between natural rough and polished diamonds and synthetic ones appeared in Russia. This shows the joint efforts of the Russian diamond miners, scientists and jewelers to stand against the inflow of synthetic diamonds...


The "Jubilee" Speeches

The renewed “long-term” strategy of ALROSA for 2018-2024 gave rise to a lively discussion, which was pro-actively joined by the CEO of ALROSA itself. The key issue was the lack of any plans among the company's management to restore the flooded underground...

03 december 2018

Analysis: A Crisis in Melee

( - Among the standout trends that have taken shape in the diamond trade this year is the poor performance of small and cheaper stones. But the drop in the so-called melee market has not been sudden. Supply levels in the midstream were high during the 2008...


Although Sliding, Jewelry Retail Prices Remain High

( - After reaching a historic record high in 2017, consumer prices of fine jewelry have softened so far in 2018. However, jewelry retail prices are still high, which may explain a number of consumer trends. Are these prices fueling demand for lab-grown...


The jewellery collection made in innovation granulation technique awarded Grand Prix at Russian Diamond Line 2018

In early December, the jewellery design contest results were summed up and the winners of the contest were announced; for a decade, this contest has served as the platform for the popularization of the designers’ projects of the Russian jewelers as well...

07 december 2018

GJEPC pushes for new diamond pricing policy in Zimbabwe


The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India has appealed to the Zimbabwean government to consider scrapping the reserve price on its diamonds, according to

Signet reports third quarter fiscal 2019 financial results


Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced its results for the 13 weeks ended November 3, 2018.

WWF names the most environmentally friendly companies


The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) of Russia has published a 2018 rating of openness in the field of environmental responsibility among the mining and metallurgical companies operating in the country.

Lucapa recovers 78 carat white diamond at Mothae


Lucapa Diamond has recovered a 78 carat white diamond at its 70 percent-owned Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho.

ALROSA November sales of rough and polished diamonds reached $274.0 million


ALROSA, the world leader in diamond production, announces diamond sales results for November and eleven months of 2018.

Karelian Diamonds announced positive drilling results from Riihivaara Kimberlite discovery in the Kuhmo region


Karelian Diamond Resources plc (“Karelian Diamonds”), the diamond exploration and development company focused on Finland, announced positive drilling results from its Riihivaara Kimberlite discovery in the Kuhmo region of Eastern Finland.

Mozambique to certify diamonds – report


Mozambique is expected to set up an executive secretariat for diamond certification early next year, according to AIM news agency citing Radio Mozambique.

Major jewelry retailers expect sales slow-down in Hong Kong during holiday season


Luk Fook and Chow Tai Fook, the two major jewelry retailers in Hong Kong predict sales growth to slow down during the important holiday season due to US-China trade tensions and the depreciation of the yuan currency, as per a report in

The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.


I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 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