Worldwide jewelry sales rise by 4% in 2018 - ALROSA

Global sales of diamond jewelry grew by 4% in 2018 compared with last year and amounted to $85.9 billion.


RAPAPORT organises melee auction in Belgium

Rapaport Auctions is organizing a melee auction in Belgium from March 25-27, AWDC reported.  


Namdia receives 78 bids from potential diamond buyers

Namibia’s state-owned diamond trading company, Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) has received 78 applications from potential diamond buyers around the world, according to local news reports.


ALROSA changes its client policy to maximize profit

ALROSA, a Russian diamond mining company, intends to modernize its client policy to increase the company's profit, FINMARKET.RU reports, citing the company's CEO, Sergey Ivanov.


Synthetic diamond coating is a new challenge for gemmologists

A study concerning a yellow crystal submitted for analysis to the Far East Geological Institute (FEGI) showed that the stone was a synthetic moissanite covered with a thin diamond film, says a report in the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA)...


Okavango Diamond Co. Signs Up for GIA’s Mines to Market Program

13 july 2018
( - Botswana’s Okavango Diamond Co. says that it will participate in a pilot of the Gemological Institute of America’s (GIA) Mines to Market (M2M) program. The M2M program, which JCK profiled in May 2017, is a digital platform that scientifically matches a rough diamond with the resulting polished, thereby letting a consumer track a diamond on its journey down the pipeline. It includes an M2M app that provides customers with details of the diamond’s story.