Sustainable development of diamond mining companies as an indicator of the harmonious development of the industry

Nowadays, every company - except the laziest one - reasons about the sustainable development (SD). The issues related to responsible business, commitment to the ESG criteria, the publication of non-financial statements are becoming more relevant...


PGI Report: Platinum jewellery sales continues to grow in Q1

The recent report ‘Platinum Jewellery Business Review (PJBR) Q1 2021’ released by Platinum Guild International (PGI) indicates that platinum jewellery retailers and manufacturers reported a sustained recovery across three of four key...

19 july 2021

Second Hand: Have Watch Makers Missed the Moment?

( - Selling second hand watches is big business. And it's about to get a lot bigger.  By 2025 the market for pre-owned luxury timepieces could reach $32bn globally. That's more than half the size of the total market for new luxury watches...


Signet Makes Inspired Turnaround

( - Cutting through the corporate jargon that is typical of its earnings reports and strategic plans, Signet Jewelers — under the leadership of CEO Gina Drosos — has a clear vision of its objectives and the role it plays in the sector. “We want to be — and...


Sotheby’s Sells 101 Carat Diamond To Cryptobuyer

( - Sotheby’s decision to sell a 101.38 ct. pear-shape D color flawless diamond at a single-lot auction that allowed cryptocurrency was a weird, audacious gamble—that appears to have paid off. On July 9, the diamond, which was given the techy name of the...

23 july 2021

Anglo records EBITDA of R63 bln in H1


Anglo Platinum has recorded earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortisation (EBITDA) of R63.3 billion in the first six months of 2021, a 385% increase from R13.1 billion in the first half of 2020.

IIJS Premiere 2021 to be held in Bengaluru from 15 to 19 September


India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere 2021, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s (GJEPC) flagship trade show is being organised in physical form from September 15 to 19, 2021 at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) in Bengaluru.

HKTDC twin jewellery events open in Hong Kong


The HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, opened on 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and will run until 29 July.

Zim gold output improves following central bank intervention – report


Zimbabwe's gold output improved last month by 75% to 2,924 tonnes from 1,668 tonnes in May following incentives introduced by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), according to the local media.

Petra reports 109 incidents of illegal incursions onto Williamson in three months


Petra Diamonds has reported 109 incidents of illegal incursions onto its 75%-owned Williamson mine, in Tanzania during the period from 1 April to the end of June 2021.

ALROSA structurally reduces emissions


As part of its investment programme, ALROSA has launched a project to convert its vehicles from gasoline and diesel to natural gas to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost economic efficiency, the company's media communications service reported.    

RZM Murowa decamps from Sese school after three years of contentious diamond exploration


RZM Murowa, a subsidiary of RioZim has agreed to decamp from a school in the Sese area of Chivi where it explored for diamonds for three years, according to the state media. The Herald reports that it took a mediation committee consisting of the community representatives, RZM Murowa and government officials to end the acrimony.

Anglo boosts Q2 own mined PGMs production

23 july 2021

Anglo American says own mined production of Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) increased by 65% in the second quarter of the year to 709,200 ounces, following a strong recovery from the Covid-19 lockdowns in the second quarter of 2020.

Silver and diamonds - the "daily bread" of jeweler

GRINGOR is a St. Petersburg-based modern jewellery manufacturing company established in 2002. It successfully develops and implements the innovations, many of which resonate with the Russians and the people abroad. In 2012, GRINGOR was awarded the honorary...


Willie Nagel, a gentleman, who would have the strength and stamina to deal with business leaders and politicians, passes away

By Alex Popov

Willie Nagel passed away on July 14th. Friday he was buried in Israel. I was flying from New York with a stopover in London when it happened. Being unable to be there and express my feelings to Adam and Toni, I would like to...

20 july 2021

Diamond industry's reaction to KP impasse

The Kimberley Process Civil Society Coalition (CSC) recently said that it is planning to approach the United Nations (UN) over the impasse on the redefinition of conflict diamonds and the principles of responsible sourcing. The CSC representative...

19 july 2021

Natural and LGDs are two segments of the industry that will have to learn to coexist together

Having now completed half a decade in the diamond jewelry exporting and wholesaling industry, Anmol Bhansali received formal training on Diamonds from GIA in addition to a lengthy training in jewelry wholesaling from the factories at Goldiam. He has...

12 july 2021

L'ÉCOLE Van Cleef & Arpels: our mission is to share the jewelry culture with as many people as possible

France has gradually begun to lift quarantine restrictions on places of cultural recreation, including museums starting from May 19, 2021. The world-renowned L'ÉCOLE, School of Jewelry Arts (L'ECOLE des Arts Joailliers) Van Cleef & Arpels...

05 july 2021