Second Bharat Diamond Week to Take Place in October

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) announced that the second edition of Bharat Diamond Week will take place from October 8-10 at BDB in Mumbai, India.


Polished diamond exports from India up 5% in June

Polished diamond exports from India rose by 5,07% in June, 2018, as compared to a year earlier. Total exports from the gem and jewellery sector increased only by 0,9% in the period under review.


ALROSA has taken the leading position internationally in total shareholders returns index according to Boston Consulting Group

ALROSA, the world’s largest mining company, was ranked second among international mining companies with market capitalization of more than $4 bn  in total shareholder returns (TSR) rating “The leaders of value adding 2018” of Boston...


Rio Tinto announces second quarter production results

Rio Tinto announced today that during the secnd quarter the production at the Argyle diamond mine saw a rise of eight per cent in volume terms, compared to the second quarter of 2017 due to an increase in tonnes processed following improved plant availability...


Tsodilo upbeat as evaluation of BK16’s first diamond package shows promise

Tsodilo Resources said an independent evaluation of a package of diamonds recovered from its BK16 project, in Botswana, was shown to be $197.68 per carat.


Not for the faint-hearted: Ira Savoie loves the lively challenge of jewelry appraising

04 july 2018
(southernjewelrynews.com) - For the past 17 years, Ira Savoie has been appraising jewelry of all sorts for the people of New Orleans and beyond. Sometimes, it’s business as usual at his appraisals-while-you-wait studio; other times things get animated as he delivers an unwelcome truth. With over 40 years of experience in jewelry, including an impressive retail career, Ira stays busy seven days a week at Savoie Fine Jewelry Appraisers. He is one of only 20 independent certified gemologist appraisers with the American Gem Society and the only AGS independent certified gemologist appraiser in Louisiana. He is a graduate gemologist with the Gemological Institute of America, a senior member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers, and past president of Jewelers of Louisiana.


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