On gathering precious and semi-precious stones for mineral collections in Russia

During the USSR period, trading and dealing in precious stones - both in their rough (natural) and processed (cut and polished) forms – was forbidden for the country’s citizens. They were only allowed to possess cut and polished precious...

14 january 2019

How the diamond legend was created

In 1973, the Memoirs by Arseniy Zverev, a prominent People's Commissar (Minister) of Finance of the USSR, who held this position from 1938 through 1960, were published. There is one interesting paragraph about diamonds in this book “One of...

09 january 2019

Van Cleef and Cartier Are The RealReal’s Top Resale Jewelry Brands

(jckonline.com) - Pre-owned luxury retailer The RealReal recently released its annual Holiday Resale Report, which details the brands that best held their original retail value (and therefore may be the best investments) on the site over the previous year. In...


Can China’s Debt-Ridden Youth Continue to Prop Up Luxury’s Future?

(jingdaily.com) - Luxury brands’ “Great Chinese Dream” is largely dependent upon China’s millennial and Gen-Z shoppers, who Bain & Company estimated would account for 46 percent of luxury purchases in the market by 2025. But what if this promising outlook is partially...


Don't Poke the Bear!

(jewellermagazine.com) - The first text came in at 3:43am Las Vegas time. It was a press release from De Beers announcing the launch of Lightbox Jewelry, the company’s new collection of synthetic diamonds. The irony is so thick in that I was at Newark airport fewer than 24 hours...

14 january 2019

ZCDC eyes 4.1 mln carats this year – report


Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) is planning to lift its output to 4.1 million carats of diamonds this year from 2.8 million carats last year, according to the state-controlled Chronicle newspaper.

CIBJO approves newest Blue Book, providing guidance for responsible sourcing in the jewellery sector


The Board of Directors of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has approved the first edition of the Responsible Sourcing Book, which provides a framework and guidance for due diligence related to the responsible sourcing of gemstones and precious metals in the jewellery sector.

Lucapa’s Lulo diamonds set for historic sale in Angola


Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML) is set for a historic international competitive bid process for the sale of diamonds from the Lulo mine in Angola, according to Lucapa Diamond, which has a 40 percent stake in the mine.

De Beers’ Forevermark boosts sales – report


De Beers said sales of Forevermark jewellery jumped 8 percent last year, which was almost double the 4.4% increase for the US jewellery industry.

Diamond industry veteran to launch synthetic diamond venture


Patrick Evans, former Dominion chief, who believes that natural reserves will run dry by the middle of the century, is set to launch a synthetic diamond venture.

ALROSA launches operations in Zimbabwe


ALROSA, the world leader in diamond production, announced the launching of operations in the Republic of Zimbabwe.

IDE’s first tender to be held during IDWI 2019


The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will hold its first tender during the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) from January 27 – 31, 2019 at the IDE’s International Tender Center, says a press note from the Exchange.

Angola extends fight against illegal diamond mining

14 january 2019

Angola has extended an operation, which seeks to combat illegal diamond mining and immigration, to cover seven provinces, according to Angop news agency.

The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

At IDE, we encourage innovation throughout the bourse and have even opened a technological incubator to host start-ups - Yoram Dvash

A first generation diamantaire, Yoram Dvash founded ‘Y Dvash Diamonds Ltd’ in 1991 in Israel. While the company grew and made progress under his leadership, Dvash joined industry organizations such as the Israel Diamond Manufacturers Association (IsDMA)...

09 january 2019

Cooperation and collaboration are the development trend of today

Pavel Grankin runs the Slava Group of companies and holds the Slava trademark (‘Slava’ means ‘Glory’ in Russian). He has graduated from the Mozhaisky Military Space Academy. He did his military service at the Plesetsk Сosmodrome from 1987 to...

04 january 2019

De Beers speaks on Zim invitation to explore for diamonds again

De Beers’ exploration team landed in Zimbabwe in 1993 and left in 2006, however, they first prospected for diamonds in Marange in the late 1990s. Harare, under the leadership of the then president Robert Mugabe, alleged that De Beers looted diamonds...

24 december 2018

The Kimberley Process mulling over broader definition of "conflict diamonds"

The participants of the recent Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting hosted by the European Union in Brussels carried their work to completion on November 16, 2018 but were left with a home work on their hands to be done before the next convention under...

17 december 2018