Robotics Solutions from STPL helps revive diamond industry

The Indian diamond industry has been hard hit by Covid-19 for the past few months finding it difficult to restart due to lack of artisans. However, two diamond processors from Gujarat have restarted their units, carrying out production routine despite...


Indian diamond industry may halt purchases of all diamonds from 10 to 31, July

The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India along with four other industry bodies have again issued an appeal to industry members to halt all purchases of diamonds between 10 and 31 July.


Diamond smuggling rising in Zim – report

The smuggling of Zimbabwean diamonds to Mozambique is on the rise following the closure of official border posts to curb the spreading of Covid-19, according to a study conducted by the Kimberly Process Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC).


India’s jewellery show ‘IIJS Premiere’ rescheduled to January 2021

India’s largest jewellery trade show, the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere, has been rescheduled due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to a press release from the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC)...


Hong Kong jewellery sales dip 69.7% in May

Jewellery sales in Hong Kong this last May fell 69.7 per cent y-o-y, according to the latest data from the Census and Statistics Department of Hong Kong.


De Beers Sightholders Embracing Synthetics

27 november 2019

( - Few in the diamond industry were surprised by the news that Rosy Blue chief Dilip Mehta had launched an independent lab-grown business. It’s been an open secret for months that major manufacturers of natural diamonds have been exploring the sector, Rosy Blue being just one of them. A significant number of De Beers’ approximately 80 sightholders are already trading in synthetics or considering doing so, market consultants told Rapaport News. Many of them are focusing on the engagement-ring market, and are working under separate names from their natural businesses to ensure clear segregation.