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...


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.


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


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

Don't Poke the Bear!

14 january 2019
(The Jeweller Magazine) - 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 earlier, where someone who works for one of the laboratory-grown companies was telling me they now own 200 reactors and that business was great. The discussion motivated me to become more knowledgeable about what synthetic diamonds actually cost to grow and I had been researching the costs. How expensive is a reactor? What are their growth rates and labour costs? I concluded that the cost to produce these goods is far below what the current sellers are claiming. In fact, my friend at the airport told me the cost of their laboratory-grown crystals was twice what it cost them for mined diamonds.