BlueRock receives green light to mine throughout the year

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei diamond mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa, has been granted permission to move to 365-day operations.


AIGS Lab launches app to verify its gemstone reports

The AIGS Lab has launched an app that can verify AIGS gemstone reports, creating additional protection for customers.


ALROSA reports on the status of suspended Mir mine

ALROSA described the decision-making concept regarding the development of its currently suspended Mir mine in a press release distributed on Monday. It says that following the analysis of several options for deposit opening and deep level development...


AGD Diamonds - sales in 2018 remained steadily growing

AGD Diamonds reported that the diamond sales in 2018 remained steadily growing and significantly exceeded the 2017 results in terms of value.


Angola to hold first rough diamond tender in Israel

Angola’s national diamond-trading company, Sodiam, is set to hold its first rough tender in Ramat Gan, Israel, according to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE).


The Jewelry Industry Shrank Again in 2018

19 february 2019
( - The traditional jewelry industry continued to consolidate in 2018, with 1,064 North American jewelry companies discontinuing operations last year, though the number of companies entering the business rose nearly 30 percent, according to the annual statistics compiled by the Jewelers Board of Trade (JBT). The 1,064 discontinuances break down to 893 retail jewelers (852 in the United States, 41 in Canada); 106 wholesalers (100, United States; 6, Canada); and 65 manufacturers (61 in the United States; 4 in Canada.) The catchall term discontinuances encompasses companies that ceased operations, merged or were acquired, or filed for bankruptcy. The numbers are almost on par with those logged in 2017, when 886 North American jewelry companies ceased operations.