CIBJO president advocates case for small business enterprises during UN’s high-level political forum

Speaking at a meeting of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), which took place during the United Nation’s 2019 High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has...

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World Diamond Congress: WFDB-IDMA joint plenary slated for Nov 2020 in Hong Kong

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) have announced that the next World Diamond Congress will be held in Hong Kong from November 2-5, 2020.

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GIA certified a $10 mn diamond jacket - report

Fashion designer Farrah Gray and jeweler Peter Marco created a jacket featuring 460 flawless diamonds worth $10 mn, according to parade.com.

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Botswana Diamonds raises £250k to fund exploration, progress SA bulk sampling

Botswana Diamonds has raised £250,000 before expenses through the placing of 50 million new ordinary shares to fund its operations in in Botswana and South Africa.

19 july 2019

China reports a 3.5% rise in 1H jewellery sales

China’s the National Bureau of Statistics has revealed that jewellery sales in China rose 3.5 per cent year on year during the first half of 2019.

19 july 2019

Mercury Polished Diamond Price Index: Only Smaller Sizes Improve

27 december 2018
(ehudlaniado.com) - Prices of smaller goods recovered in November, responding to rising demand. Larger goods, however, suffered from further price declines. The Mercury Diamond Global Tracker™ (MDGT™) averaged 110.1 in November 2018, down 1.30% from October. Polished diamond price increases are a typical cyclical trend in November, as holiday season purchases drive demand. November is historically a period of rising demand for polished diamonds by retailers during the November-December holiday season. In the past few years, demand by jewelry manufacturers peaked in September, followed by a minor slide in October and a rise in November. The question is what goods are in demand, and therefore rising, as opposed to those items that are in lesser demand.