TAGS record breaking Dubai tender to be held from 6 to 12 October

Trans Atlantic Gems Sales (TAGS) record-breaking rough diamond tender is being held at the Dubai Diamond Exchange in Dubai from the 6th to the 12th October 2021, says a press note from the company.


CIBJO releases precious metals special report

With fewer than six weeks to go to the opening of the 2021 CIBJO Congress on November 1, 2021, the third of this year’s CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released.


iTraceiT to help the diamond and jewelry industry become more transparent

iTraceiT, a new and independent technology and service provider, will soon launch a robust and user-friendly traceability solution for the diamond and jewelry industry.


Chinese diamond miner apologises to Marange headman – report

Anjin Investment, a joint venture between China’s Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company (AFECC) and Matt Bronze, an investment vehicle controlled by Zimbabwe’s military, has apologised to Headman Chiadzwa for resuming operations in Marange...


Catoca denies polluting DRC rivers that killed 12 people

Sociedade Mineira de Catoca which produces 75% of Angola’s diamonds, has denied leaking heavy metals from its mine in the northern part of the country.


Specialty Jewelry - The Long Decline

06 november 2020

(idexonline.com) - Few jewelers have escaped unscathed from the coronavirus pandemic. When times are hard, as they unquestionably are now, the very rich can still afford their Argyle pinks and the very poor will still spend a few bucks on cheap and cheerful costume jewelry. But the sector that suffers most is the squeezed middle - or the US specialty stores that sell high-end watches and rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings made of precious gems and metals. Not so many years ago, back in 1987, there were just over 30,000 specialty jewelry stores. Today there are just 18,353, according to the latest figures from the JBT (Jewelers Board of Trade).