Angolan diamond cooperatives resume exploration

Angola has allowed 16 diamond exploration cooperatives to resume their operations that were halted last September during the country’s "Operation Transparency", according to local news reports.

15 february 2019

Petra Diamonds may take 5-10 years to clear Cullinan debt – report

Petra Diamonds, which acquired the Cullinan mine from De Beers in 2008, said it will take between five and 10 years from the opening of the new section to clear the debts related to the South African mine.

15 february 2019

No need for gemologists at DTC Botswana, Okavango Diamond – official

Botswana does not need gemologists at Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) or Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) as they are not involved in polishing and cutting of diamonds, a government official has said.    

15 february 2019

GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019

The Gem&Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019 powered by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and co-partnered by the DPA (Diamond Producers Association) on Feb 13, the...

15 february 2019

‘Qatar Show’ embraces evolution and growth for the 2019 edition

Organisers of the Qatar Show have announced the 16th edition of the exhibition, which will be held between 20 and 25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

15 february 2019

The Top 8 Trends That Shaped the Luxury Industry of 2018 in China

23 january 2019
(Jing Daily) - The luxury industry in China moves fast. Aside from normal challenges like fickle customer tastes, 2018 saw new tax laws, growing consumer debt, and an unprecedented trade war in China, all of which had Western brands scrambling to make adjustments. But despite the doom and gloom, some marketing ideas and brand collaborations led to positive gains this year, and breakthrough technology is likely to help certain companies continue to dominate the luxury market in 2019 and beyond. Here, Jing Daily offers our year-end look at the 8 (traditionally a lucky number in China) top trends of the year.