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08 / 19

18th Paris Gemmological Rendez Vous takes place September 9, 2019

During a period of many challenges to the natural diamond industries, we are very proud to host many distinguished members of the diamond industry.

08 / 19

Forevermark aims to sell 250,000 diamonds in India this year

In the global fraternity of Forevermark, we (India) are the largest market in terms of volume.

08 / 19

Diamonds are once more cut again in Yellowknife

Almod is committed to training a local workforce, and to create employment opportunities at the diamond polishing plant.

08 / 18

Couples today have a better idea of what they want in a ring

Bucking tradition, a growing number of young couples are opting for alternative engagement rings

08 / 18

Diamonds, gems and jewelry not included in tariff delays for imports from China.

US jewelry industry leaders have been trying in vain to prevent jewelry products to be included in tariff hike on imports from China.

08 / 15

MJSA Education Foundation awards $10K in scholarships

The five winners range from an undergraduate at the beginning of her studies to several professional jewelers seeking additional skills to advance their careers.

08 / 13

DIPLOMAT Show to debut in Florida, September 4 - 6, 2019

Organizers of new jewelry shows realize they need to concentrate on networking opportunities and education, in addition to merchandizing and buying prospects.

08 / 13

IDEX Report from IIJS: Diamond demand low, gold jewelry affected by high gold price

The last two days of the International India Jewellery Show, held at Mumbai's Bombay Exhibition Centre, saw a low turn-out.

08 / 12

LVMH buys into fashion design house of Stella McCartney

"LVMH's belief in the ambitions and our values as the global leader in sustainable luxury fashion [is] truly impressive.

08 / 12

Millennials Gen Z to radically transform the the luxury market

Generational shifts are hard to adapt to, and this coming one that will be brought about by the Gen-Zs will magnify the trends driven by Millennials.

08 / 11

A summer season contemplation: Lessons of the Furious Janitor - by Robert James

"Nobody gets to be the president of a company unless they know every job. You have to be able to do every job, including how to clean the toilets and polish the floors."

08 / 11

Louis Vuitton celebrates 160 years of artistic collaboration in LA

The exhibition has 180 items from the French fashion house's archive on display. The items are displayed in ten vibrantly colored rooms

08 / 09

Stuller appoints new leaders

The giant, Lafayette, Louisiana-headquartered merchandise and services supplier for jewelry professionals worldwide is rejuvenating its top management.

08 / 09

Chinese consumers go for diamond jewelry

"Diamonds are increasingly being bought to celebrate occasions such as landing a new job, securing a promotion or other personal achievements in a broader sense."

08 / 09

Vicenzaoro September 2019 show to focus on sustainability

The program introduces show visitors to the topic and "culture of sustainability, communicating the importance and looking at the best and most effective practices.

08 / 09

IDEX on-site report: 36th edition of India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) opens

With more exhibitors, and with the show's floor space expanded, this year's IIJS is the largest to date, with more than 2,500 booths.

08 / 08

Millie Bobby Brown new face of Pandora

The two-time Emmy nominee and UNICEF's youngest-ever Goodwill Ambassador, Brown has signed a two-year contract with Pandora.

08 / 08

Second Jewelers for Children Day to be held September 28

Retailers across the country will run promotions in their stores to celebrate the industry's success of helping thousands of children through the JFC charity partners.

08 / 06

US jewelry sales drop further in July

The US jewelry sector's performance stands in shrill contrast with the overall performance of the country's retail sector.

08 / 06

IDE launches second 'Fly to Buy' campaign

The response in the trade to last year's 'Fly to Buy' campaign was overwhelmingly positive and brought many international buyers to the exchange. 

08 / 06

Euromonitor: Walmart is India's leading retailer number 1

Walmart is followed by its US rival Amazon in the list. India's own Future Group and Reliance Retail are in the fourth and fifth place.

08 / 05

JA's inaugural National Convention celebrates innovation

"We were thrilled to tackle tough topics - like the political climate, macro-economics...and innovation in retail tech - in a relaxed and celebratory setting."

08 / 04

Polished diamond prices remain stable in long term

During the past 48 months of our reporting, polished diamond prices have been very stable and decreased less than two percent.

08 / 04

WGC reports on gold demand Trends for second quarter

Gold demand was 1,123 tons in second quarter of the year, due to record-breaking central bank purchases.

08 / 04

FCRF: pink diamonds outperformed blues and yellows in second quarter of year

Pink diamonds showed an upturn of 0.4 percent in for the second quarter of the year, compared to a 0.5 percent decrease for the second quarter of 2018.

08 / 04

JA elects Hilly Wesche as Board Chair, names new board

The new Chair is a Past President of the Florida Jewelers Association, speaker for Jewelers Education Foundation, past Vice Chair of the Leading Jewelers of the World.

08 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - July 2019

Price developments in sizes from 0.90 ct. up to three carats were positive, with the 1.00-1.24 carat range showing 2 to 3.5 percent rises.

08 / 01

Plumb Club offers webinar on effective marketing to savvy females

Among webinar's topics: :What do retail jewelers need to understand about women as consumers and purchase influencers?"

08 / 01

LVMH reports strong earnings for first half 2019

LVMH's earnings rose 15 percent in the second quarter of 2019, to $14 billion, with the largest market growth coming from fashion and leather goods.

08 / 01

Summer reading: "Decoding the personalization paradox"

The paper is to help retailers and brands apply "personalization at scale." and allows its users to learn more about consumers' needs, desires and concerns.

07 / 30

CIRCA to become world's leading buyer of pre-owned luxury jewelry and watches

Consumers own more than $1 trillion of fine jewelry and watches, and the global secondary market for consumer-owned luxury jewelry and watches exceeds $8 billion per year.

07 / 30

Greenland Ruby is first colored gemstone miner to join RJC

RJC helps companies of all sizes, throughout the jewelry supply chain, meet the rising ethical demands of peers, consumers, financial institutions, and civil society.

07 / 29

Avraham Eshed named 2019 Israel Diamond Industry Dignitary

After more than 50 years of uninterrupted work in diamonds and colored gemstones, Eshed is recognized for his achievements and his contribution to Israel's diamond industry and trade.

07 / 29

Axios: store closures don't mean retail is dead

Many established retailers are effectively harnessing online sales to combine with their in-store sales, and many online-only brands now are opening physical stores.

07 / 29

Alex and Ani sue Bank of America

Bank of America has been both driving Alex and Ani towards bankruptcy and milking it for tens of millions of dollars in fees.

07 / 25

First Israel Diamond Week in Shanghai declared a success

Dvash: we must bring our Chinese partners closer with an aim to show the many advantages in working with members of the IDE

07 / 25

Tiffany and Costco in court for another round about engagement rings

In 2017, Costco was ordered to pay Tiffany $25 million for using the Tiffany & Co. name in connection with the sale of non-Tiffany brand diamond engagement rings.

07 / 24

Fashion designer Stella McCartney calls on consumers to protect the plant.

The campaign, which began on July 23, is supported by a social media initiative. A video series, "How to Save the World," features across the brand's accounts.

07 / 21

US retail performs better than expected in June

"These are impressive results showing that the consumer remains engaged and that consumer spending gave a boost to the economy in the second quarter."

07 / 20

Richemont's watch sales drop slightly in June

Richemont stated that watch sales were more subdued during the first three months of the year as it has introduced most of its new timepieces this year during the second quarter.

07 / 18

AWDC to discontinue financing of WTOCD

"As a result of the high cost of labor in our country, almost the entirety of our diamond manufacturing has relocated abroad. This has put the WTOCD in a difficult situation"

07 / 18

Soon there will be Breakfast at Tiffany's - in Mumbai

It is expected that Tiffany's first Indian foothold will be at Mumbai's Jio World Centre mall, which is to open in April 2020.

07 / 18

CIBJO urges UN to support small business enterprises

In the jewelry business, employment and company ownership are overwhelmingly vested with SMEs, most of which are family owned.

07 / 18

Chow Tai Fook sees lower sales in second quarter

Currently, Chow Tai Fook's store network counts 3248 doors, 114 more than in the first quarter of the year.

07 / 17

Swatch Group to fight grey market dealers

The grey market has deprived Swatch of hundreds of millions in revenue during the first half of the year.

07 / 17

IEG's "Gold Italy" to take place October 26-28 in Arezzo

Buyers and exhibitors are encouraged arrange meetings by means of the innovative digital Business Matching platform.

07 / 17

The World Gold Council publishes 2019 "mid-year outlook"

Weaker economic growth may possibly soften gold consumer demand, but structural economic reforms taking place in India and China will support demand in those markets.

07 / 17

CIBJO's Ethics Commission head discusses pearl industry at UN

Properly managed, a pearl farm can serve as a source of gainful employment and community development, both directly and through the secondary economies its nurtures.

07 / 16

Indian diamond manufacturers demand GJEPC take action against defaulters

"Average and honest members and their businesses have been tremendously hurt and affected due to these culprits and this has resulted in our credibility hitting rock bottom."

07 / 15

First Israel Diamond Week in Shanghai signals new era of cooperation

The Israeli delegation, led by IDE President Yoram Dvash and IDE Managing Director Eran Zini, includes 16 diamond companies.

07 / 15

Indonesian delegation visits IDE

The meeting between both parties was "about exchanging knowledge and establishing trade relations in the diamond industry and they agreed to promote cooperation.

07 / 09

Social Venture, Levin Sources, launches new service to help SMEs ensure product sustainability

"We hope that this service will empower SME jewelers to source more responsibly, in ways that can provide a sustainable market for ethical provenances."

07 / 09

Alrosa sells $3million worth of goods at auction in New York

Among these were eight colorless and 12 fancy colored diamonds. Most of the colored diamonds were graded as Fancy Yellow and Fancy Intense Yellow.

07 / 09

Meet Mouawad's Dragon Yellow and White Diamond Suite,

At the heart of the Dragon necklace is the 54.21 carat Mouawad Dragon diamond, the largest round brilliant vivid yellow diamond in the world.

07 / 09

Cargo terminal at Surat airport expected to operational in weeks

Spice Jet is currently the only company offering high value item shipping, transporting $6.5 billion of polished diamonds from Surat to Mumbai in 2018.

07 / 07

Vivien Johnson of the Dragonfly Initiative appointed WJN Supply Chain Ambassador

Johnson was appointed in recognition of her work supporting female jewelers across the value chain to achieve sustainability in their sourcing practices.

07 / 04

US watch and jewelry sales back in black in April

Market growth in the US retail jewelry sector remained subdued, compared to the sales results of the same month in 2018. Year-over-year, total jewelry and watch sales grew 1.5 percent in April.

07 / 04

Challenging times for the Hong Kong luxury goods market

Sentiment has worsened since March due to the lingering effects of the trade war reducing high-quality tourism traffic into Hong Kong.

07 / 03

India's PNG Jewellers to distribute Forevermark all over India

India's PNG Jewellers to distribute Forevermark all over India Summary: PNG Jewellers have launched an exclusive line of jewellery called the 'Fab5' that is set with Forevermark diamonds.

07 / 03

Diamonds from Marange excluded by Blue Nile

Zimbabwe's NGO, the Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) welcomed the etailer's decision

07 / 03

IDMA and WFDB announce 39th World Diamond Congress to be held in Hong Kong

However, IDMA and WFDB delegates will first gather at the biennial Presidents' Meeting, September 23-25 in Dubai

07 / 02

GIA to offer distance education at Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Students in China have the option for on-campus or distance education programs. More than 500 students have graduated from these programs at SJTU.

07 / 02

JA to hold its first National Convention in July, in New York

JA's upcoming program will delve deeply into what is happening in Washington D.C.

07 / 02

JCK sums up 2019 JCK Las Vegas show

The show was back at the Sands Expo and The Venetian, with 1.2 million square feet of exhibition space.

07 / 01

IDE Launches "I Love Natural Diamonds"campaign

The campaign highlights the unique and extraordinary features of natural diamonds and to differentiate real from fake.

07 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - June 2019

Like in previous months, price developments in rounds remain few and sporadic with mixed trends and especially in sizes under a carat rather subdued.

06 / 30

China will not surpass US in retail sales due to trade conflict

China currently has a 21.1 percent share of the world's retail market and the US has a 21.9 percent share.

06 / 30

Amish Shah to lead panel at Gem & Jewellery Conclave Manthan

Panel will discuss the advances in the LGD technology, production and, most importantly, the consumer demand that is fueling the category

06 / 30

Jewelers of America goes on annual lobbying trip to DC

JA has been organizing annual meetings between the US jewelry and key lawmakers in D.C. for years.

06 / 30

Tara Jewels LLC filed for Chapter 11 in New York

Among its current clients are companies such as Signet, Zales, Walmart, Sterling and Dicia Jewelry

06 / 26

Vicenzaoro to feature T.Evolution hub for technological innovation in September 2019

In September, Vicenzaoro will present the most advanced innovations in the jewelry manufacturing industry

06 / 26

WFDB Executive Committee discussed synthetics at meeting in Israel

Among issues discussed were synthetic diamonds and their impact on the global diamond industry.

06 / 26

New York-based online jeweler Enchanted Diamond files for bankruptcy

Reportedly, the online jeweler scammed customers out of thousands of dollars in unfulfilled orders.

06 / 26

Royal Asscher releases two new patented cuts to celebrate 165th anniversary

Royal Asscher introduces two new, patented cuts: the Royal Asscher Oval Cut and the Royal Asscher Cushion Cut.

06 / 25

Trump's tariffs taunting to Indian diamond industry

Currently, the United States account for about half of the India's diamond exports, at an estimated value of $24 billion.

06 / 25

Times of India: Two leading Indian companies said to be in financial trouble

The firms are unable to pay off their debts to their banks, saw their credit lines withdrawn, and are basically bankrupt.

06 / 23

DCA gets grant from GIA for scholarships

DCA graduates and grant recipients will be provided with continued education at GIA.

06 / 23

Christie's Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence auction achieves $109,271,875'

Over the course of the sale, three world auction records were set for Indian works of art and 29 lots achieved over $1 million.

06 / 23

Dubai Diamond Conference to be headlined by disruption and technology

Diamond professionals to gather at Almas Conference Centre in September to debate technology, market and commercial disruption

06 / 18

ICA GemLab to take part in the Gemmological Laboratories Zone at June Hong Kong show

ICA GemLab will offer its Premium Report at the show, with the express service charge waived.

06 / 18

HRD Antwerp opens new drop-off point in London in combat against LGDs

HRD Antwerp seeks to access the Europe's largest jewelry market to advance its diamond and jewelry grading reports.

06 / 18

June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair to feature Gemological Laboratories Zone

Industry stakeholders will have a chance to stay on top of the latest innovations, research studies and evolving technologies impacting gemology.

06 / 18

Bain & Co. Luxury consumer market to grow, also in 2019

The global luxury goods market expands to €260bn in 2018, with similar growth forecasted for 2019

06 / 18

U.S. retail sales improved in May 2019

U.S. retail sales improved in May 2019, putting at rest expectations that the US economy would be shrinking

06 / 18

Media Tycoon Patrick Drahi buys Sotheby's for $3.7 Billion,

Drahi said that he was making the acquisition "for my family, through my personal holding, with a very long-term perspective."

06 / 16

Post Vegas: Jewelers for Children honors Judy Fisher and Dave Bonaparte

Since 1999, the industry has donated $56.7 million to help children in need. This year, $1.3 million was donated.

06 / 16

Jewelry Industry Summit opens up new membership opportunities

The Jewelry Industry Summit is moving its business model to that of a membership-based organization.

06 / 13

Alrosa tenders more than $2 million of polished in Israel

Alrosa continues its sales tour in Israel and promised it will hold two more tenders of polished still this year

06 / 13

GJEPCl expresses concern about overall growth of the sector.

GJEPC Chairman Pramod Agrawal asked India's Finance Minister to resolve the industry's most pressing issues.

06 / 12

Alrosa sales come to $1.5 billion in first five months of 2019

"We see the market entering its seasonal slowdown phase. The India's cutting and polishing sector is still facing a challenge of financing." 

06 / 12

Ever heard of "Portrait Diamonds?"

Christie's New York auction of unique and historic Golconda diamonds includes a "portrait diamond," a unique, flat diamond that was part of a turban's decoration.

06 / 11

Polishing plants in Gujarat cut production by half

The Times of India (ToI) reported that most of the diamond units have cut production by shutting down 80 percent of their machines.

06 / 11

Sarine launches "Sarine Diamond Journey"

Sarine's Diamond Journey Official Partners program comprises of select diamond manufacturers who will be able to supply goods meeting the retailers' criteria, offering verifiable imagery rather than declarative statements.

06 / 11

Women's Jewellery Network (WJN) announces new Ambassadors

After eight weeks of applications, more than 100 applicants and 28 days of intensive interviews, the Women's Jewellery Network (WJN) announced its new cohort of Ambassadors this week.

06 / 10

Costco sold a diamond ring for $400,000

Costco lists only one ring priced at $400,000: a platinum ring, set with a round brilliant of 10.03 carat, VS1 clarity, I color.

06 / 10

Christie's sells vivid purplish pink diamond for $7.5 million

The 3.4-carat stone, set in a ring by the house of Moussaieff, was auctioned by Christie's Asia in Hong Kong on May 28.

06 / 10

Foreign Policy lists famous, expensive diamonds

"The most wanted diamonds in the world are also the most expensive ones. So, let's check the top most expensive diamonds in the world."

06 / 09

Post Las Vegas: RJC says partnerships will achieve transformative change.

RJC emphasized that "product integrity and disclosure across the value chain to protect consumer confidence is the most important issue.

06 / 09

Post Las Vegas: Ritani launched its new "virtual shelf" technology at JCK

Virtual Shelf, to give independent jewelers immediate digital access to over 250,000 diamonds and jewelry pieces

06 / 06

The 2018 Diamond Pipeline: Faking the Diamond Dream

Established in 1989 by founding editor Chaim Even Zohar, the current Diamond Pipeline was researched and authored by Pranay Narvekar of Pharosbeam Consulting, with Chaim Even Zohar.

06 / 12

Waiter at Le Vian Charity event for children with cancer donates $200, is offered job by top donor

A waiter who donated $200 at Le Vian's fundraiser for Las Vegas children's and cancer charities, is hired by the event's top donor

06 / 05

Signet expands existing sourcing protocols to diamonds, platinum and silver

Signet's Conflict Minerals Report reflects the complexity and breadth of the jewelry supply chain and demonstrates the company's commitment to continuous improvement.

06 / 05

Alrosa unveils its diamond tracing platform at JCK

The diamonds and their accompanying digital, personalized content will first be offered to diamond dealers. However, at a later stage, the platform may also be made accessible to retail jewelers.

06 / 02

GIA to mark country of origin on reports for colored diamonds

The service scientifically matches faceted D-to-Z - and now also natural colored diamonds - to their original rough to confirm the gem's country of origin.

06 / 02

Registration opens for 2019 Bharat Diamond Week

The second edition of the Bharat Diamond Week last October hosted more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world who did business with 150 Indian exhibitors of polished goods.

06 / 02

Mahiar Borhanjoo appointed CEO of DFL Group and UNI Diamonds

"He has led companies through transformative and progressive change, balancing the age-old legacy of diamonds with cutting-edge technology."

06 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - June 1, 2019

As in previous months, there were few price changes, with three-carat rounds the exception

05 / 30

Venus Jewel first Indian and global company to hold RJC provenance certification for diamond origin

"Venus Jewel is committed to ethical and transparent business practices as they lie at the core of the founders' values since the very inception of the company."

05 / 29

WDC Director: Empowering women empowers the diamond industry

Toward the Las Vegas shows, Marie Chantal Kaninda, Executive Director of the World Diamond Council, sent an important message to the diamond industry.

05 / 28

GGTL launches the Cullinan Diamond Report: a "First Real Diamond Fingerprint Report"

The Diamond Fingerprint Report was developed in partnership with Mark Cullinan, honoring the Cullinan family.

05 / 28

Futurist Agency aids Plumb Club program

Plum Club executive: "We received feedback from retailers that there is a gap in our industry for aggregated, up-to-date consumer research that is valuable to them."

05 / 27

IDEX introduces BoxxStars, a revolutionary service for stars and melee diamonds

Buying sized star and melee diamond has been standardized by the BoxxStars Service, a new service offered by IDEX Guaranteed Diamond Transactions.

05 / 27

CIBJO: Harmonized gemological standards to promote fair jewelry trade

CIBJO calls on gemological community to create a harmonized set of grading standards, practices and nomenclature

05 / 27

Las Vegas: RJC to talk about all things sustainability and responsibility

A panel will gather under the title: "Return on responsibility, a conversation about instilling trust through responsible business practices."

05 / 23

Jewelers of America opens nomination period for its GEM Awards

JA's GEM Awards honor the achievements of individuals and companies whose work raises the visibility of fine jewelry and watches.

05 / 23

Paola De Luca to speak at COUTURE about impact of digital era on jewelry design

The talk will address how consumer behavior and social changes not only impact the jewelry industry and other luxury market segments, but also have their effect on product directions, purchasing and communications.

05 / 22

LGDC to create first sustainability standard in the diamond and jewelry market.

Lab grown diamonds are uniquely positioned in the diamond and jewelry market to carry a sustainability standard. This standard will clearly set the benchmark for transparent reporting. 

05 / 21

SEC to halt diamond-related ico scheme targeting hundreds of investors

The SEC's complaint charges Natural Diamonds, Eagle, Argyle Coin, Aman, Harold Seigel and Jonathan H. Seigel with violations of the securities registration provisions

05 / 21

President of Botswana to open JCK Las Vegas Show with keynote speech

This historic conversation will focus on the special connection between the Americans and the people of Botswana.

05 / 20

RJC holds virtual AGM, brings in new board and committee members

RJC Chair David Bouffard announced a series of appointments to the RJC board of directors and its standards, assurance and communications committees.

05 / 19

From the 5th MGJC: how often can you sell a - different - diamond to the same consumer?

Retailers face many challenges when trying to sell diamonds to consumers. A Russian company has come up with an advanced, digital to develop repeat customers.

05 / 19

Plumb Club at JCK to offer brand new experiences at new pavilion

Plumb Club to present “Radiant Universe Planetarium Show” and have a “Retail Innovation & Education Center” at JCK.

05 / 18

From the 5th MGJC: mining diamonds consumes twice the energy than manufacturing of LGDs

A 2014 Frost & Sullivan study compared the cost of growing diamonds vs. mining concluded that mining consumes twice the energy than growing them. 

05 / 18

From the 5th MGJC: mining diamonds consumes twice the energy than manufacturing of LGDs

A 2014 Frost & Sullivan study compared the cost of growing diamonds vs. mining concluded that mining consumes twice the energy than growing them. 

05 / 17

Harrods named the world's best-performing luxury department store.

Harrods has been named the world's most successful luxury department store, according to research from GlobalData.

05 / 15

Two industry veterans launch the Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC)

Casey and Barlerin identified the need for focused, research-based messaging on advocacy, communications and education of the unique offering of lab-grown diamonds

05 / 15

Change of guard at EGL South Africa, as founder Alan Lowe retires

Lowe will be succeeded by Brenda Rosenthal who has been with EGLSA for more than two decades.

05 / 15

Israel diamond trade is preparing for Las Vegas.

This year the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) will hold two lucky raffle draws, on May 31 and June 2, for buyers who have purchased goods from the Israel Diamond Pavilion.

05 / 15

Petra sells 'Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine' to Belgian firm

This exceptional D color Type IIa gem mined from the Cullinan C-Cut adds to the most famous diamonds to have originated from this historic mine.

05 / 15

In 2018, Italian jewelry production and turnover grow, but exports decline

"There will be plenty of opportunities for growth that many Italian companies will be able to seize."

05 / 15

Jewelry giant to join discussion on circular fashion at Copenhagen Fashion Summit

Pandora's Brand Officer will take the stage at this year's Copenhagen Fashion Summit to debate how circular design can create fundamental change in the industry.

05 / 14

Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair says coral and pearl jewelry are among top trends for 2019

The 64th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair will be held September 10-14 at Challenger Halls 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong Thani.

05 / 13

CBI starts yet another case against fugitive Jatin Mehta

The new investigation involves Winsome's Jatin Mehta, a Jordanian national, Forever Diamonds and "unidentified officials of Bank of India."

05 / 13

Macau soon to be KP compliant

Macau's Legislative Assembly is expected to sign the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) into law in October of this year.

05 / 13

Veteran US diamantaire Leo Schachter passes

His company is a global leader in the midstream, from diamond manufacturing to jewelry setting. Its Israeli branch belongs to the country's top exporters.

05 / 09

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre and Ars Nobilis join forces

The cooperation between AWDC and Ars Nobilis has been long coming and is the result of the "verticalization" of the diamond and jewelry supply chain.

05 / 09

MGJ Conference to hold "Diamond Day" at Israel Diamond Exchange on May 21

Event is 'epilogue' to Fifth Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference

05 / 09

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group establishes North American hub.

Caryl Capeci, currently CEO of Hearts on Fire, will take on the role of CEO of Chow Tai Fook's newly established North American business hub.

05 / 09

Dubai Diamond Exchange to hold first tender of LGDs

DDE to tender 50,000 carats of CVD lab-grown diamonds at exchange in DMCC's Almas Tower

05 / 09

AWDC to mark centennial of Tolkowsky round brilliant cut

On May 27, AWDC will mark this milestone with a major event in Antwerp's diamond district. It will stage an event called "100 Years Brilliant" and also hold a street festival.  

05 / 07

ALROSA TECHNOLOGY to present new diamond identification tool at 5th MGJC

The ALROSA Diamond Inspector will be presented on May 18 in Cyprus and on May 21st at special seminar session at the Israel Diamond Exchange

05 / 06

With new CEO and CFO on board, Pandora pushes new program

Pandora is making significant marketing investments in key countries to drive profitable revenue growth.

05 / 06

Retail is not losing jobs - says National Retail Federation

ABC News published a fascinating article under the title "Are retail jobs in a funk? It's complicated."

05 / 03

GIA to host panel on sustainability and consumer expectations at JCK

GIA: Corporate social responsibility is a growing consumer expectation, and companies need to account for it.

05 / 03

Mother's Day 2019 to result in $5.2 in jewelry sales

Mother's Day spending is expected to total a record $25 billion this year, up from $23.1 billion in 2018, according to the annual survey released by the NRF. 

05 / 01

James Allen now sells LGDs online

Oded Edelman, President of James Allen, a firm that has been owned by Signet Jewelers since 2017, said that the sale of LGDs is a first test. 

04 / 30

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - April 2019

April, analysts seem to agree,  is among the slowest months of the year in the international diamond trade. With prices for smaller rough diamonds under pressure, prices for the resulting polished goods 

04 / 30

The Women's Jewelry Association's releases results of gender equality survey

The goal of the survey results is to help WJA better understand the most pressing gender-related issues people in the industry encountered

04 / 30

HRD Antwerp to offer LGD identification workshop and seminar at GemGeneve

The lab will host a daily workshop to teach show visitors more about HRD’s latest range of equipment that helps identify LGDs. 

04 / 30

Alrosa offers Indian rough buyers a rupee-rouble payment method

With the Indian rupee rebounding in value against the US dollar, Indian companies will be more open to converting their currency into rubles to pay Alrosa's invoices. 

04 / 30

Antwerp World Diamond Centre publishes its second Sustainability Report

"Promoting the integrity of the value chain and the transparency of the industry are the AWDC's most important strategic priorities," says Ari Epstein, AWDC's CEO. 

04 / 28

WWD: Retail store must be reimagined as the hub of a customer-centric model

The much-discussed retail apocalypse is a retail revolution, because the store is not dead. It simply must be reimagined as the hub of a customer-centric model.

04 / 28

Christies to auction "Maharajas & Mughal Magnificence" collection in New York in June

The collection features a number of outstanding diamonds, including the Mirror of Paradise Diamond and the Arcot II Diamond.

04 / 25

RJC makes changes to its Code of Practices

The changes reflect the evolving needs of the industry and demands of consumers globally.

04 / 24

Julien Drybooms appointed IDC Chairman

IDC's mission is to formulate set of internationally recognized standards for diamond grading and nomenclature that would be applicable in the same way all over the world.

04 / 24

WJA to bestow awards on Carol Pennelli, Stellene Volandes and Mark Hanna

The Women's Jewelry Association (WJA) will celebrate its 2019 honorees at its annual Awards for Excellence gala, Monday, July 29, 2019.

04 / 24

US retail sales post significant gain in March

Reuters: Stronger growth in the first quarter will probably not change the view that the economy will slow this year.

04 / 24

NCDIA to present seminar on "Diamonds from Canada's Arctic Circle" at JCK Las Vegas

The seminar is scheduled for the Saturday afternoon of June 1, at from 15:00 to 15:45 at the Showcase Stage, JCK Show Floor, Level 2.

04 / 23

AME opens its flagship store in Los Angeles

Ame, a new jewelry brand that uses only lab-grown diamonds in its designs, opened its flagship store at Westfield Century City Mall in Los Angeles.

04 / 23

GIA names Shahdeh Ammadi director of institute relations

Ammadi: "I look forward to working with the volunteer alumni leaders to help them meet the needs and interests of their chapter members."

04 / 23

Stuller becomes certified RJC member

Stanley Zale: "Ethical sourcing, supply chain transparency, workplace safety and other similar issues, are of increasing concern to more and more consumers and businesses."

04 / 23

2019 Bharat Diamond Week planned for October 14-16, 2019

The BDW's second edition of 2018 saw more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world who did business with 125 Indian exhibitors of polished diamonds. 

04 / 21

De Beers appoints Nany Liu to head Forevermark

Lussier: "As the brand sees rapid growth in Asia, Nancy's exceptional expertise and knowledge of the region provide us with excellent continuity."

04 / 21

Jewelers Mutual to change its structure

By creating a mutual holding company, Jewelers Mutual will enhance its ability to innovate and bring new value to its customers – and the jewelry industry – with new ventures.

04 / 17

The Fifth Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference comes to Cyprus

The MGJ Conference connects the gem and jewelry business community and the multi -faceted community of gemologists, appraisers, mineralogists and other scientists.

04 / 17

The Fifth Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference comes to Cyprus

The MGJ Conference connects the gem and jewelry business community and the multi -faceted community of gemologists, appraisers, mineralogists and other scientists.

04 / 16

National Jeweler inducts three outstanding retail jewelers into its Retailer Hall of Fame

The publication inducted Cathy Calhoun, David and Julia Gardner, and Steve and Judy Padis

04 / 16

Registration for Antwerp Summer University is now open

The ASU program offers participants a unique opportunity to boost the knowledge of staff members or nurture the talent of aspiring diamond experts from industry members’ own business network.

04 / 14

Kelly Newton wins this year's AGS Robert M. Shipley Award

Newton received the award based on his commitment to the jewelry industry and because of his friendship and service toward the Society over the years. 

04 / 14

GJEPC holds sixth edition of India Gemstone Week

The show hosted buyers from Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UK, USA and Uzbekistan

04 / 13

AGS presents choice of annual awards to industry icons

The American Gem Society (AGS) presented several prestigious awards at its annual Conclave in Seattle, WA, that was held April 8 to 10. All the awards honor excellence, professionalism, and a commitment to ethics and consumer protection.

04 / 13

Bonhams NY appoints Leslie Roskind as Senior Jewelry Specialist

Roskind worked at Christie's for a combined 17 years in New York, Los Angeles and Geneva and was very closely involved with the sales of the Jewels of Elizabeth Taylor and the Collection of Ellen Barkin. 

04 / 11

Signet publishes CSR report for 2018

An impressive 74 percent of Signet s field leadership are women and almost half of the company's senior management (VP and above) are women, as are 50 percent of the Signet Board of Directors.

04 / 11

Next Israel Diamond Week in Israel planned for February 10 - 12, 2020

Dvash: "We're working to make the 2020 show the largest and most exciting one ever. This is the place you'll want to be next February."

04 / 10

Graff's Lesedi La Rona revealed as a 302.37-carat square emerald cut

At 302.37 carats, Graff's Lesedi La Rona is largest highest color, highest clarity diamond ever graded by GIA.

04 / 10

2019 CIBJO Congress to be staged in Bahrain, November 18-20

The CIBJO Annual Congress will be hosted by DANAT, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls and Gemstones

04 / 10

Graff pays $8.75 million for 13.33ct pink rough

The amount paid by Graff constitutes a record price per carat paid for a diamond from the Letseng mine. 

04 / 08

OroArezzo exhibition opens, government pledges to advance jewelry sector's ties with China

Italy's Foreign Trade Undersecretary: "I will make you a promise: +EU7 billion in exports from Italy to China, obviously including the gold sector."

04 / 08

OroArezzo exhibition opens, government pledges to advance jewelry sector’s ties with China

Italy's Foreign Trade Undersecretary: "I will make you a promise: +EU7 billion in exports from Italy to China, obviously including the gold sector."

04 / 07

Israel Diamond Exchange to build tallest tower in Israel

The tower will be the tallest in Israel and one of the ten tallest buildings in the world. The building will expand the size of the Diamond Exchange complex from the 100,000 to 800,000 square meters.

04 / 03

GIA launches new diamond country of origin reports

If the data from the polished diamond and the rough match, GIA will confirm the country of origin provided by the mining company and include that information on the Diamond Origin Report.

04 / 02

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fall in February

U.S. retail sales unexpectedly fell in February, the latest sign economic growth has shifted into low gear. 

04 / 02

With new CEO on board at Pandora, COO resigns position

With more management changes at Pandora seeks ways to improve its bottom line. 

04 / 02

Eurostar is declared bankrupt

Antwerp’s Business Court determined that Eurostar no longer has any tradable assets. Eurostar’s chief creditors are ABN AMRO, Standard Chartered, KBC and Bank of India.  

04 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report of March 2019

In March,  the rounds market, across the board, is a market in waiting. And while fancies showed a bit more of energy, the fancies market, too, remains rather dull. 

04 / 01

Royal visit aims to raise Antwerp's diamond profile in South Korea

The Belgian state visit also served as an opportunity to call for the elimination of the five-percent import tax on diamonds from Antwerp

03 / 29

Baselworld 2019 is history

The 2019 Baselworld watch and jewelry fair had – again - less exhibitors, less visitors, less press.

03 / 27

Virtual Diamond Boutique adds LGDS to product categories

The LGD products will be segregated from mined diamonds, but will offer all the visual and technical search, buy, hold, and memo features of the platform.

03 / 27

In India, prices of smaller diamonds are expected to drop further

Diamond manufacturers in Surat are selling off their inventories at discounts of 30 to even 40 percent to pay of loans.

03 / 26

AWDC and Ali Baba’s “Shape of Antwerp” project gathers speed

Partnership between AWDC and Alibaba Group, offering Antwerp-sourced polished diamonds directly to Chinese consumers, is generating increased sales.

03 / 26

ALROSA presented the results of its own research of 2018’s global luxury and jewelry market.

Diamond jewelry lower sales numbers in  2018 were a result “of a slowdown in key consumption markets in the second half of 2018.”

03 / 26

Diamond Services introduces new lab-grown diamond identification system

This device widens the range of detectable merchandise to include all rough and polished stones in the lower yellowish-to-light-brown colour ranges.

03 / 26

Gold exploration firm strikes gold as tree-sampling technology yields results

Marmota Limited has identified new gold deposits in Goshawk territory in Australia’s south based on the biogeochemical testing of tree leaves for minerals.

03 / 25

Baselworld: too late, too little?

Visitors to this year’s edition of Baselworld were “underwhelmed” and many are wondering about its future.

03 / 24

AGS announces 2019 Circle of Distinction Honorees

Alan M. Zimmer, Caryl Capeci, and Elliot Tannenbaum to be inducted into AGS Circle of Distinction.

03 / 24

Coronet awarded Guinness World Record with most diamonds set on a watch

The ‘Mudan’ watch features 15858 diamonds set in 18-karat gold anmd features a Reena Ahluwalia diamond painting on the dial.  

03 / 24

MJSA Expo draws buyers "in a spending mood"

"People were really looking for solutions and buying, and they wanted to talk about how to improve their businesses," said Andrea Hill,

03 / 21

Graff to showcase three Fancy Vivid Yellow Diamond watches in Basel

These jewels are first and foremost exclusive pieces of jewelry craftmanship and only then a watch….

03 / 21

Women in Luxury Conference to be held in New York on May 9

The Women in Luxury 2019 conference is designed to reflect the expertise and smarts of women leaders in the luxury business.

03 / 21

Palladium passes the $1,600 mark, while gold prices remain steady.

“There have been rumours that Russia would restrict exports of some scrap materials… sometimes such news can take on more significance than it should.”

03 / 20

Johnnie White new CEO of American Society of Appraisers

The American Society of Appraisers (ASA) has a new CEO, Johnnie White.  The American Society of Appraisers is the US’ oldest and only major appraisal organization representing all appraisal specialists.

03 / 18

Botswana's Debswana targets diamond output of 24 mln carats in 2019

"I see the year staying as we budgeted at 24 million carats. There is no reason for us to change production forecasts at this moment."

03 / 18

Alrosa reports a profitable 2018, strengthens its presence in the US by making a deal with Tiffany’s

Alrosa’ diamond rose  to $4.4 billion in 2018, a value increase of six percent, the leading diamond miner said.

03 / 17

Bank of America: retail sales to improve after payment of tax refunds

But in February, US retail sales dipped with 0.1 percent, according to recent report issued by Bank of America.

03 / 14

WJA hosts Inaugural Women Executives Forum on International Women’s Day

Nearly 25 jewelry industry leaders conferred in New York City in celebration of International Women’s Day.

03 / 13

Signet Jewelers appoints new executives

Signet continues to reorganize, appointing and promoting a flurry of executives as part of its Path to Brilliance transformation efforts

03 / 13

U.S. retail sales rebound slightly in January

“While we expect some further comeback in the next couple months, the big story is that the economy’s big engine is cooling.”

03 / 12

Less Chinese tourism means less luxury sales

Two Sessions: China needs to restore a culture of frugality and rein in hedonism and consumerism among the Millennial and Gen-Z generations.

03 / 12

CIBJO releases simplified guide to responsible practices in diamond and gemstone trade

The new guide to thehandling and trading of diamonds, coloured gemstones, pearls and coral, is available for downloading from the CIBJO website  

03 / 11

India Jewellery Park inaugurated in Mumbai

India inaugurates first-of-its-kind Jewellery Park in Mumbai, estimated to generate employment to 100,000 workers

03 / 11

Mehul Choksi’s firm may have cheated customers with LGDs

Mehul Choksi’s US-owned company, Samuel Jewelers, may have sold lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) to customers with fraudulent grading reports 

03 / 10

Sotheby’s to auction an exceptional round in April

In April, Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite auction in Hong Kong to auction an exceptional, 88.22-carat round

03 / 07

Jewelers of America announces agenda for National Convention

The event will address the pressing issues shaping the jewelry industry, from lab-grown diamonds and omni-channel marketing to retail design and supply chain regulations

03 / 07

Neiman Marcus reported to make progress in debt-restructuring

In case an agreement is finalized, Neiman Marcus would be able to avert a possible default of $5 billion of debt

03 / 06

S&P: 2018 holiday retail sales were “underwhelming.”

Significant numbers of retailers struggle to operate successfully in the current competitive landscape

03 / 06

GIA Jewellery Career Fair to come to London on April 5

GIA offers an opportunity to meet gem and jewelry industry recruiters from all over Europe

03 / 06

Zimbabwe to cut diamonds in Gabarone

Zimbabwe has struck a deal with Botswana to start processing its diamonds in Gaborone

03 / 06

Bernd Stadlwieser new CEOof the MCH Group

The MCH Group is the owner of Baselworld

03 / 03

Ehud Laniado dies in Paris clinic

Ehud Laniado, a well-known Israeli diamantaire, died last weekend

03 / 03

Young Diamantaires Group has successful meeting in Hong Kong

“The vibe was excellent as so many group members had not yet met before and really enjoyed putting faces to names!”

03 / 03

HRD NV to issue Laboratory Grown Diamond Jewellery Reports

HRD will issue Laboratory Grown Diamond Jewellery Reports, with clear wording on the cover

03 / 03

India’s authorities seize more of Nirav Modi’s assets

Total assets seized in Nirav Modi case exceed $300 million.

03 / 03

Namibia wants to become hub for diamond polishing

Namibian government is in talks with Botswana on the possibility of Namibia becoming a center of diamond polishing

03 / 03

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – February 2019

Price developments for round diamonds under 80 points remained mostly stable with some goods, especially in the higher colors, losing a few percent.

02 / 28

IGC obtains ALROSA ALLIANCE membership

IGC Group said that its membership in the ALROSA ALLIANCE opens the way “to become a long-term client of ALROSA

02 / 28

Signet offers employees a Voluntary Transition Program to leave the company.

Signet says it needs to lower costs in real estate, merchandise and costs of goods, indirect spending, and reduce workforce costs.

02 / 28

WDC President to UN: KP must expand definition of "conflict diamonds”

WDC: KP must expand the definition of "conflict diamonds" to cover all forms of systemic violence, including those carried out by state and private security forces.

02 / 27

Finestar Co. introduces exclusive “X-ray” imaging software

Finestar X-ray shows a digital image of the diamond overlapping the plotting image on the diamond grading report and indicating the exact position of the inclusions in the diamond’s image.  

02 / 27

HRD Antwerp to offer advanced on workshop Diamond Spectroscopy in April

HRD Antwerp NV is collaborating with MAGILABS (Rome/Helsinki) and offering and advanced, two-day workshop on spectroscopy in April.

02 / 26

Rate of US retailers filing for bankruptcy is worrisome

According to Business Insider, Moody’s Investors Service has named 17 retail chains as tethering on the brink of bankruptcy 

02 / 26

WJA appoints new members to its board of directors

The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) welcomed new members to its board of directors and added an addition to its executive committee.

02 / 25

IDE to stage Israel Diamond Week in Shenzhen

IDE cooperates with SDE to stage first solo diamond exhibition in Shenzen, China.

02 / 25

De Beers says LGD prices have dropped 60 percent

Technological developments and advancements will lower cost of production of LGDs

02 / 24

Germany’s Federal Association for Jewelry and Watches joins RJC

Germany’s Federal Association for Jewelry and Watches is first German trade association to join RJC.  

02 / 24

Signet expected to lay off 3,000 employees

Signet layoffs to happen at corporate offices in Akron and Dallas

02 / 20

Birmingham Assay Office to host De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds synthetic diamond detection course.

A synthetic diamond detection course is offered by De Beers on Tuesday 26th March in Birmingham, UK

02 / 20

Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition opens February 20th

The Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE) opened on February 20 and is renamed “Qatar Show.”  

02 / 20

HKTDC to open two gem and jewelry shows in last week of February

Two international gem and jewelry shows will open next week in Hong Kong, both organized by the HKTDC.

02 / 19

Former Anglo-American exec to take over in April from Johan Dippenaar at Petra.

“We are deeply grateful to Johan Dippenaar for all of the work he has done over the past 14 years to lead Petra…”

02 / 19

Twinned, 12-carat at center of exhibition Lars van Trier in Antwerp

Van Trier: “I wanted to add an extra ‘C’ to the universal grading system of Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat, namely Creativity.”

02 / 17

Parcel Pro to partner with MJSA for insured shipping

Our members require safe, secure shipping options—particularly given the high value ofjewelry shipments…”

02 / 17

Angola wants to polish its own diamonds

Sodiam subsidiaries to cut Angola’s largest diamonds at home.

02 / 13

IDI to Again Hold Diamond Auction of Special Stones at HKTDC Show

The Israel Diamond Institute will hold an auction of special stones at HKTDC’s Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show after a successful first sale last year.

02 / 13

Gem-A to Expand Gemological Education With Move Into USA

New non-profit company to form collaborative partnerships with Accredited Teaching Centres across the United States.

02 / 12

Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov Pays Official Visit to Israel Diamond Center

Dvash: we are keen to expand Alrosa’s rough supply to Israel; Ivanov: we are ready to discuss new opportunities.

02 / 12

Gemological Science International Dubai Laboratory Receives EIAC Accreditation

GSI reports that the Emirates International Accreditation Centre has approved GSI’s Dubai laboratory accreditation.

02 / 11

Chinese Consumers Spending More on Domestic Local Luxury Brands

The Chinese government lowered import tariffs on luxury goods in efforts to encourage domestic consumption.

02 / 10

IDE: Diamond Theft Gang Apprehended at the Israel-Egypt Border

IDE President Yoram Dvash: “The rapid arrest was enabled by our immediate cooperation with the Israel Police and security forces.”

02 / 10

India Pushes For Choksi’s Extradition From Antigua

Indian government wants Choksi extradited, arguing he is still an Indian citizen.

02 / 09

Mouawad Adds World’s Largest Round Yellow Diamond To Collection

Renowned jeweler Fred Mouawad adds another unique fancy colored diamond to his collection: the Mouawad Dragon.

02 / 06

HRD Antwerp Grades 'World’s First Wearable CVD Lab-Grown All Diamond Ring'

HRD Antwerp has graded what it says is the world’s first ring that is entirely made from a lab-grown diamond made by Dutch Diamond Technologies.

02 / 06

CIBJO Vice President Eli Avidar Stepping Down, To Run For Political Office

Avidar plans to run for national political office during the parliamentary elections for the Israeli Knesset which will take place on April 9.

02 / 06

Signet Jewelers Signs New Agency Partners in Growth Drive

Signet said it selected the agencies following a competitive bid process to transform and streamline its marketing.

02 / 05

AWDC: 2018 Rough, Polished Imports/Exports Show Balanced Trading

Exports of polished goods were down 4.5% on the year in volume terms to 4.79 million carats, but up slightly in value to $11.45 billion.

02 / 05

Fancy Color Research Foundation: Prices Stable In Q4

The Fancy Color Research Foundation reported that in Q4 2018 fancy color diamond prices showed stability across all sizes and saturation.

02 / 05

S. Korea Abolishes Diamond Tax Following Appeals By Korea Diamond Exchange

The government in December abolished a 26% Individual Consumption Tax on imported polished diamonds that dates back to 1976.

02 / 04

Boaz Moldawsky Elected Chairman of Israel Diamond Institute

Moldawsky is a second-generation diamantaire whose family were among the founders of the Israeli diamond industry, the IDI said.

02 / 03

Israel Exchange: 2019 International Diamond Week Most Successful Ever

International Diamond Week 2019 attracted over 350 foreign buyers from over 30 countries, one-third of which were new to IDE.

02 / 03

Polished Diamond Price Index Almost Unchanged in January

The IDEX polished diamond price index was almost flat on the month in January. The Index began the month at 124.36 and ended at 123.88.

02 / 02

PGI: Surveys Show Platinum Leading 'In Love-Based Consumer Demand'

Platinum jewelry strong in Asia despite jewelry market that experiences consumer attitude changes and cultural shifts, says PGI. 

01 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – January 2019

Price changes in round and fancy shape diamonds in December were relatively rare.

01 / 31

Delgatto Diamond Finance Fund Holds Successful Financing Roadshow in Antwerp

The company said there was strong interest in its flexible financing options for the diamond industry, particularly in light of the withdrawal of banks from the sector.

01 / 30

Tache And Samir Gems Acquire 'The Rose Of Kao' For Undisclosed Sum

Under the deal, Namakwa Diamonds will retain an ownership percentage in the diamond, thus participating in the added value of the polished outcome.

01 / 29

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces 2019 ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Honorees

ALROSA and the Luxury Jewelers Resource Group are to be recognized for community-building efforts.

01 / 28

Bharat Diamond Bourse announces 2nd season of Diamond Sports League

The Bharat Diamond Sports League is an initiative taken by the Bharat Diamond Bourse to bring its members closer via sporting activities.

01 / 27

24 Karat Club Announces Membership Of GSI President Debbie Azar

Gemological Science International announced that Co-Founder and President Debbie Azar has become the newest member of the 24 Karat Club.

01 / 27

Jewelers of America Hires Regina Ciarleglio as Director of Membership

Ciarleglio will oversee the operations of the Membership Department, including membership development and retention.

01 / 27

DPA and Lakme Fashion Week Announce Diamond Jewelry Contest Winners

Six winning designers to showcase work at Lakmé Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2019 in collaboration with emerging fashion designers at the “Real Cut”.

01 / 22

Thailand Launches 'Magic Hands' Campaign Ahead of February Bangkok Fair

The Dept of International Trade Promotion, organizer of the show, has launched “Magic Hands”, a global campaign to highlight the country’s exceptional craftsmanship.

01 / 22

Sarine Launching Cutting-Edge AI-Based Laboratory at Israel Diamond Week

Israeli technology company introduces the only grading system to use fully automated AI technologies.

01 / 22

CIBJO Vicenza Seminar Focuses On Responsible Sourcing

CIBJO seminar at the Vicenzaoro January jewelry trade show also featured the precious coral sector as a case study for sustainability.

01 / 21

IGI to Hold First Jewelry Design Course in Antwerp

The course has been held in the past in Shanghai, India and Dubai, with the Antwerp course being the first European location for the program.

01 / 21

GJEPC Hosts 19 Firms at Vicenzaoro Winter Show India Pavilion

Nineteen exhibitors showcased their collections of jewelry and loose stones.

01 / 20

Royal Asscher Appoints Consultant For UK Sales And Training Strategy

Dimmick will help to market Royal Asscher’s four signature patent protected fancy cuts.

01 / 20

Rebecca Foerster Appointed Head of ALROSA USA Inc

Foerster previously served as Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and Marketing at New York's Leo Schachter Diamonds.

01 / 19

Vicenzaoro Show Opens With 'Sustainable Creativity' Theme

The 'sustainable creativity' theme was introduced and developed during an inaugural panel talk..

01 / 18

Fifth Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference to Take Place in Limassol

The 5th Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference will take place in Limassol, Cyprus, following the success of the four previous conferences.

01 / 17

CIBJO, Fed For European Education In Gemmology To Focus On Resp Sourcing

Day-long conference at the VicenzaOro January jewelry trade show organized by Italian Exhibition Group taking place on Saturday.

01 / 16

Jewelry Industry Summit Announces Speakers, Agenda For Third Meeting

International expert industry members will share their ideas and recommendations for actions that jewelers can take to sustain the supply chain for jewelry products

01 / 15

ABN AMRO Diamond Outlook: Lab-Grown Stones to Enter Growth Phase

Lab-grown producers to focus on technology to reduce energy usage, or use more sustainable energy sources to increase output and lower prices.

01 / 15

IDE: Hotel Rooms Have Almost Run Out For Int'l Diamond Week

Eligible buyers receive three complimentary nights at a local hotel, but organizers warn that late registration will not guarantee free accommodation.

01 / 15

CIBJO Directors Approve Newest Blue Book on Responsible Sourcing In Jewellery

CIBJO said it becomes the latest in the Blue Book series of definitive industry guides for standards and nomenclature.

01 / 12

T.GOLD To Hold Jewelry Technology Forum At Vicenzaoro Show

The seminar enables R&D to come into contact with the jewelry sector and update them on new ideas and trends in the gold and jewelry industry

01 / 10

IDEX Online Launches 2019 Trade Fair Guide

IDEX Online has launched the 2019 edition of its much-anticipated annual Trade Fair Guide.

01 / 10

Diamond Foundry Raising Prices Of Lab-Grown Diamonds By Average 15%

The manufacturer of lab-grown diamonds said it raised its prices by an average of 15% across all channels as of January 1.

01 / 09

Tiffany CEO: Jeweler To Reveal Origin Of All Diamonds Used by 2020

Firm aiming to tell customers where its diamonds come from in a bid to boost consumer confidence by increasing its business transparency.

01 / 08

Strong Turnout at Israel's Colored Stones and Diamonds Bourse Fair

ISPDE President Shlomo Eshed said he was delighted with the event which the exchange now plans to hold twice a year.

01 / 07

Israel’s Diamond Trade Stabilizes, Dvash Cautiously Optimistic About 2019

Net polished diamond imports totaled $3.04 billion, while net rough diamond exports stood at $2.25 billion, and net rough imports totaled $2.66 billion.

01 / 07

WD Lab Grown Diamonds Receives Private Equity Investment

WD says it is "poised for accelerated growth as demand for lab-grown diamonds continues to rise".

01 / 07

ICICI Closing Antwerp Branch In Latest Blow To Industry Financing

Clients were requested at the end of December to close their accounts before February 28, as ICICI Bank UK PLC will shut down on March 29.

01 / 06

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, Tencent Sign WeChat Pay Agreement

Agreement with Tencent means WeChat Pay Hong Kong can be used for all purchases at the jeweler's stores in Mainland China.

01 / 06

Harry Winston: Chicago Building Damaged, Caused $2M Lost Profits

Jeweler filed suit over a building it leases in Chicago which the famous retailer alleges was damaged by a nearby construction project.

01 / 03

DPA Appoints Kristina Buckley Kayel As Managing Director Of N. American Division

Starts on February 4, and will be responsible for developing and implementing the DPA’s consumer marketing and communications strategy.

01 / 02

Indian Diamond Color & Colorstone Association Re-Elects Nilesh Sheth As President

Indian Diamond Color & Colorstone Association's directors unanimously re-elect Nilesh Sheth as President.

01 / 02

Polished Diamond Price Index Unchanged in December

The IDEX polished diamond price index was flat on the month in December.

12 / 31

Pre-Owned Watches And Jewelry Seller TrueFacet Raises $10 Million

The company says it has more than 40,000 watches and 55,000 pieces of pre-owned authenticated watches and jewelry for sale on its site.

12 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – December 2018

Changes in round and fancy shape diamonds were fairly evenly divided between decliners and risers, with relatively few changes in smallest and largest sizes.

12 / 26

US Holiday Season Retail Sales Jumped 5.1% – Mastercard SpendingPulse

Holiday sales rose 5.1% to more than $850 billion – the strongest growth in six years with robust shopping from before Thanksgiving to Christmas.

12 / 26

Switzerland's SIHH, Baselworld Agree To Stage Shows Back-To-Back From 2020

The SIHH will be staged from April 26 to 29 in Geneva in 2020, with Baselworld taking place from April 30 to May 5.

12 / 25

Niru Group, EZ Diamonds Combining Polished Diamond Operations

The companies say they identified synergies in operating together which would provide advantages for their clients.

12 / 24

Maxim Shkadov Leaving Kristall To Oversee Merger With ALROSA

The planned acquisition would fit in well with ALROSA's desire to increase its polished diamond production and range of products beyond simply rough sales.

12 / 23

Second Diamond Polishing Plant To Be Established In Angola, Says Sodiam CEO

Sodiam CEO Neves Silva said that the plant will initially be able to process 4,000 carats of rough diamonds per month.

12 / 20

Dubai Diamond Exchange Joins GJEPC’s MyKYCBank Platform

DMCC is the fourth trade body to join MyKYCBank, following GJEPC, the Bharat Diamond Bourse and the Antwerp World Diamond Council.

12 / 19

Stargems DMCC, HRD Antwerp Creating Diamond Jewelry Grading Lab

HRD Antwerp will open first diamond jewelry grading lab in Middle East located in the Turkish Trade Center in the Almas Tower.

12 / 18

Chow Tai Fook Joins De Beers' Tracr Blockchain Traceability Platform Pilot

The participation of the leading jewelry retailer will extend the platform’s reach in Asia, De Beers said.

12 / 17

ALROSA Reports Worldwide Jewelry Sales Up 4% Overall In Q3

North America, the largest diamond jewelry market, showed a 4% sales increase in Q3 compared to the same period last year.

12 / 17

U.S. Jewelry And Watch Sales Up 5.7% in October

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 5.7 percent in the U.S. market in October, when compared to the same month a year ago.

12 / 16

Vicenza Jewelry Museum Inaugurates New Permanent Collection

The museum is managed by the Italian Exhibition Group SpA (IEG) in partnership with Vicenza Municipality.

12 / 11

Italian Exhibition Group Unveils New Vicenzaoro Brand Identity

"We were keen to help shape the future of an already famous brand all over the world and create an image able to convey values such as competence, culture and elegance."

12 / 11

Canadian Jewellers Association Executive Director Brian Land Steps Down

Executive Director Brian Land is leaving the role and Association as 18-month contract ends but will continue to be involved with the CJA.

12 / 11

Jamesallen.Com Officially Opens Retail Store In Washington DC

The store offers "an OmniChannel experience by providing a new, complementary way for customers to explore, research, and purchase its products".

12 / 08

Bain: Rough Output Jumps, Manufacturers' Revenues Rise, Retail Sales Up

Global diamond industry emerged stronger in 2017 with 2 percent growth across all of the value chain, following a period of high volatility, according to Bain report.

12 / 05

Christie’s Sells Bulgari Fancy Vivid Blue Diamond For $18M At New York Auction

Christie's said the auction generated sales of $69,225,750, with 95% of items sold by value and 83% by lot.

12 / 04

GJEPC Holds First India Jewellery Buyer-Seller Meet in Kolkata

Buyers from Bangladesh, Bahrain, Kuwait, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, UK and USA visited to look for India jewelry sources.

12 / 04

Diamonds and Gemstones Beat Pre-Sale Estimates At Bonhams New York Sale

The top lot was a diamond ring which sold for $828,500 compared with its pre-sale estimate of $400,000-$600,000.

12 / 04

Judge Orders Signet to Face Securities-Fraud Lawsuit Filed By Shareholders

Judge rejects Signet's claim that statements about performance of credit portfolio amounted to “puffery or inactionable statements of opinion”.

12 / 04

Judge Orders Signet to Face Securities-Fraud Lawsuit Filed By Shareholders

Judge rejects Signet's claim that statements about performance of credit portfolio amounted to “puffery or inactionable statements of opinion”.

12 / 03

Chow Tai Fook Reports 20% Revenue Increase, Profits Up 9%

The jeweler said the results were due to stabilizing consumer demand and reviving visitor numbers from Mainland China.

12 / 03

Hong Kong Posts Rise In Sales Of Jewelry, Watches, Valuable Gifts

The rise was higher than that recorded in September when Typhoon Mangkhut hit Hong Kong and the increase in jewelry sales was 2.2%.

12 / 03

WFDB Blom: Indications of Strong Industry End-Of-Year Results

India and Belgium's exports of polished showed a significant increase in October, while forecasts for US holiday season are promising, says WFDB President Ernie Blom.

12 / 02

53M Americans to Buy Diamonds From Thanksgiving to Valentine’s Day

New national survey demonstrates consumers’ desire for natural diamonds this holiday season, says DPA.

12 / 02

Diamonds and Gemstones on Agenda of Guangzhou Jewelry & Diamond Conference

More than 600 delegates from across the world attended the conference, according to the organizers.

12 / 02

Polished Diamond Price Index Rises Slightly in November

The IDEX polished diamond price index was up slightly in November during the month.

12 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – November 2018

There were slightly more declines than risers in round and fancy shape diamonds in November.

11 / 28

Lightbox Jewelry Opens Cyber Week Pop-Up Store In New York

Shoppers can view launch collection from Lightbox (currently only available online) featuring jewelry set with pink, pale blue and white lab-grown diamonds.

11 / 28

Survey Looks At Buying Habits of Asian and Hispanic/Latino-American Consumers

“Brands hoping to reach the FFI luxury consumer segment must embrace their uniqueness and recognize the achievements of their families in the USA."

11 / 28

IDE: Registration Brisk for International Diamond Week in Israel 2019

The IDE reports that buyers have registered from all over the world, and include a high percentage of new participants.

11 / 28

Tiffany & Co Share Price Plunges as Q3 Revenues Disappoint Market

Tiffany attributed the performance to lower demand from foreign tourists, particularly from China, who spent less in the U.S. and in Hong Kong.

11 / 27

CEDEX Launches Diamond Commodity Exchange

The move comes seven months after raising more than $20 million in an Initial Coin Offering (ICO), the company said.

11 / 27

Black Friday And Cyber Monday Create Record Start To Holiday Sales Season

A record $6.22 billion was spent on Black Friday, reported Adobe Analytics - 24% higher than the $5.03 billion spent during Black Friday in 2017.

11 / 26

IBM's 2018 Holiday Retail Forecast: 4.8% Year-Over-Year Growth

A number of factors are expected to drive the increase and provide reason for retailer optimism, IBM said.

11 / 25

Hong Kong's Tse Sui Luen Jewellery Fears Impact of US-China Trade War

Despite increase in sales and profit in first half of this year, Tse Sui Luen Jewellery fears impact of US-China trade war on business.

11 / 21

Vicenzaoro Show Organizers Gearing Up For Winter Edition Of Trade Fair

The first major tradeshow of the year, it is regarded as setting the scene for upcoming jewelry trends and as a showcase for the launch of new jewelry creations.

11 / 21

India’s Polished Diamond Exports Up Sharply In October

Exports of cut and polished goods totaled $2.31 billion compared with $1.93 billion in October 2017, according to provisional GJEPC figures.

11 / 21

U.S. Jewelry And Watch Sales Down on Year in September But Still Solid

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 5.3 percent in the U.S. market in September, when compared to the same month a year ago.

11 / 21

WDC Concerned About Pace of Reform During 2018 KP Plenary

WDC urges Kimberley Process participants to support the expansion of the definition of conflict diamonds ahead of the 2019 Plenary Meeting in India.

11 / 20

Woman Questioned About Alleged Leviev Diamond Firm Smuggling Ring Kills Herself

Eight people, including Leviev’s son Zvulun, have been arrested in connection with the case, but the woman was not believed to be among them.

11 / 19

IDI Optimistic Regarding HK International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show

IDI seeing rising demand in Hong Kong and other Asian markets, and an anticipated increase in activity before the Chinese New Year.

11 / 19

IDI Optimistic Regarding HK International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show

IDI seeing rising demand in Hong Kong and other Asian markets, and an anticipated increase in activity before the Chinese New Year.

11 / 19

De Beers Posts Second Straight Sub-$500M Sales at Latest Sight

The sales figure is the lowest sales figure reported by the miner so far this year and the second consecutive sale below the $500 million mark.

11 / 14

Registration Opens for 2019 Jewelry Industry Summit

The goal of the 2019 Summit is to enable attendees to use practical tools and resources to sustain responsible sourcing, organisers say.

11 / 14

Atlanta Jewelry Show Expanding in 2019 with Two New Pavilions

"E-Tail and Occasions to offer innovative products corresponding with the evolution of the jewelry industry."

11 / 13

Christie’s Sells Winston Pink Legacy For $50M, Record Price Per Carat

The diamond previously belonged to the Oppenheimer family and now enters the Harry Winston collection.

11 / 13

Lisa Bridge New CEO of Ben Bridge Jeweler as Ed Bridge Retires

Having served as the first female President of Ben Bridge Jeweler, Lisa Bridge will now continue her service as the fifth generation to run the company.

11 / 12

Bonhams To Auction 24.31 Ct Diamond At December Fine Jewellery Sale

Estimated to sell for $1,700,000 - $2,300,000, the diamond is from a private collection and this is the first time it has come to auction.  

11 / 12

Graff Diamonds Cuts Unveils 60 Stones Cut From 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona

Diamonds ranging from under one carat to in excess of 100 carats have been produced from the stone bought for $53 million in September 2017.

11 / 12

Italian Exhibition Group Brings Forward Dates of Oroarezzo 2019

Move enables show to better fit in with the gold and jewelry sector events and to avoid overlapping with Easter, Passover and Ramadan festivals.

11 / 11

Sarine Reports Revenue Rise and Higher Profitability in Q3

Revenue rose 4% to $11.7 million and net profit improved to $0.3 million despite cyclical weakness in the diamond polishing midstream.

11 / 10

Rio Tinto: Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Delivers Record Results

Results are "a reflection of Argyle approaching the end of its mine life, with the supply of these extremely rare diamonds becoming even scarcer".

11 / 10

ALROSA Sells $233.9M of Rough in October, $3.9B in Jan-Oct

In October, ALROSA's total group sales were $242.8 million, a 28% decline on the year, with polished diamond sales amounting to $8.9 million.

11 / 07

American Gem Society Announces Keynote And Featured Speakers For 2019 Conclave

The American Gem Society announces its keynote and featured speakers for its annual Conclave to be held in Seattle from April 8-10.

11 / 06

Richline Group to Sell 'Grown With Love' Lab Grown Diamonds

"Richline’s core position is that consumers now have a fifth “c” to consider when purchasing a diamond – Choice," the firm said in a statement.

11 / 06

CIBJO Certified As Being Carbon Neutral For Fifth Consecutive Year

CIBJO Greenhouse Gas Measurement Initiative was launched to promote environmental consciousness and responsibility in jewelry and gemstone industries.

11 / 05

Pandora Reduces Full Year Expectations And Launches 'Programme Now’

As a first step, acquisitions of franchisees will be significantly reduced. The company will also open fewer stores focusing on selected key markets.

11 / 05

Alibaba, AWDC To Bring Antwerp Diamonds Directly To Chinese Consumers

Agreement signed during first China International Import Expo, which is being held this week in Shanghai.

11 / 04

Israeli Police Want To Question Lev Leviev Over Diamond Smuggling Ring - Report

Among six people detained under caution on Monday are two of his relatives, and four other people who are or had been involved in his firms.

11 / 04

Slight Increase in Prices of Blue Diamonds in Q3 2018, Says FCRF

The FCRF said the index was up 0.4% on the year in Q3, with blues up 5.9% and yellow and pinks down by 1.6% and 0.5%, respectively.

11 / 04

VanderLinden Rues Dwindling Number Of Diamond Manufacturers

Challenges facing the diamond industry mean the time may have come for the diamond trade to unite, he said.

11 / 01

Polished Diamond Price Index Dips Slightly in October

The IDEX polished diamond price index was down slightly in October, declining very slightly during the month.

11 / 01

ALROSA To Auction More Than 100 Special Size Rough Diamonds In Israel

More than 100 companies from Belgium, Hong Kong, Israel, India, UAE, the US and Russia have been invited to participate in the auction.

11 / 01

IDE Opens Registration for Israel’s International Diamond Week

IDWI is a boutique show, exclusively for diamond buyers and has low participation costs, with some buyers eligible for three complimentary hotel nights.

10 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – October 2018

There were relatively few changes in round and fancy-shape diamonds in October.

10 / 29

Chameleon Diamonds Set To Highlight At Bonhams Auction In Hong Kong

A diamond necklace featuring nine Chameleon diamonds weighing 13.87 carats is expected to fetch between $200,000-$380,000.

10 / 29

Alrosa Joins De Beers' Tracr Blockchain Program

The diamond industry blockchain traceability platform is being developed by De Beers together with industry stakeholders.

10 / 28

Blue Nile Opens New Diamond and Jewelry Expert Facility

The main aim of the innovation was to increase productivity, the online diamond and jewelry retailer said.

10 / 28

Blue Nile Opens New Diamond and Jewelry Expert Facility

The main aim of the innovation was to increase productivity, the online diamond and jewelry retailer said.

10 / 28

Yoram Dvash to Head New WFDB Strategic Initiatives Committee

The new appointment was announced during the World Diamond Congress in Mumbai which took place last week, the IDE said.

10 / 28

Alrosa Piloting GIA's M2M Provenance Program

M2M enables the scientific matching rough diamonds to the resulting polished gems with information from each step in the value chain.

10 / 28

Alrosa Piloting GIA's M2M Provenance Program

M2M enables the scientific matching rough diamonds to the resulting polished gems with information from each step in the value chain.

10 / 27

U.S. Jewelry And Watch Sales Show Strong Increase In August

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 8.9 percent in the U.S. market in August, when compared to the same month a year ago.

10 / 25

WFDB President Ernie Blom Calls for Stronger Role for Diamond Body

Trade organization to establish Think Tank to strengthen global role led by Israel Diamond Exchange President Yoram Dvash.

10 / 25

Jewelers of America to Host First Annual Convention

The education-focused forum will take place during July’s Jewelry Week in New York next July.

10 / 24

World Diamond Congress Holds In-Depth Debates on Industry Challenges

Shanghai Diamond Exchange President Lin Qiang appointed as Vice-President of the WFDB.

10 / 24

CBG on First Buying Mission to Israel Diamond Exchange

CBG is the largest independent jewelry organization in the US, representing over 100 of the most successful independent jewelers, the IDE said.

10 / 23

World Diamond Congress in Mumbai Begins With WFDB Debating Industry Issues

The meetings of the WFDB's Judicial, Trade & Business, Promotion, and Executive Committees heard updates regarding their activities, and discussed future plans.

10 / 23

International Gemological Institute Opens Facility at Bharat Diamond Bourse

Sorting and screening office to be stationed at one of the world’s largest diamond centers, said IGI.

10 / 21

Organizers of CARAT+ Postpone Antwerp Show on Low Exhibitor/Buyer Interest

Show will instead concentrate on working with diamond trading community on how to refine and improve the format of the event.

10 / 21

LAELIM and IGC Disclose a Diamond’s Full Journey with GIA M2M

Pilot program is one of the first instances where a manufacturer and retailer have implemented the M2M program in partnership, the GIA said.

10 / 17

Israel Diamond Week At DDC Kicks Off Pre-Holiday Season

Members of both bourses exhibited their goods on the DDC trading floor, now located at 50 West 47th Street.

10 / 17

IDE Expands Partnership with Alibaba, Launching Venture at CIIE in Shanghai

The new marketing venture with Ali Auction will be launched in Shanghai at the first China International Import Expo from November 5-10.

10 / 16

CIBJO Congress Opens In Colombia, Strong Focus On Responsible Sourcing

CIBJO introducing a Responsible Sourcing Guidance document which will serve as a reference for responsible sourcing practices.

10 / 15

Christie’s To Present A Diamond Affair For Private Sales to Collectors

The items range from a 100-carat diamond tiara to a rare blue diamond, the auctioneer said.

10 / 15

Bonhams Appoints Sotheby's Auctioneer to New York Office

O’Connor is a senior specialist in the jewelry sector with more than 24 years’ auction experience in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East.

10 / 10

CIBJO Congress 2017 Set To Kick Off In Bogota On October 15

Agendas and related documentation for the sessions and meetings that will take place during the event are now available online.

10 / 09

Jewelers of America Announces Consumer Marketing Initiative

Industry pioneer program developed and consumer campaign to be launched in 2019.

10 / 09

2019 Jewelry Industry Summit To Be Held in Tucson in February

Theme of the 2019 Summit will be “Tools and resources for a responsible supply chain”

10 / 09

GJEPC To Hold 2nd Edition Of India Diamond Week In Mumbai

The event will be held in conjunction with World Diamond Council AGM and the World Diamond Congress of the WFDB and IDMA later this month.

10 / 09

ALROSA Uncovers Largest Yellow Diamond Find So Far This Year

ALROSA said that following an appraisal, the color of the stone has been determined as fancy intense yellow.

10 / 09

GJEPC Holds First India Silver Jewellery Buyer-Seller Show In New Delhi

Show featured participation of 27 leading Indian silver jewelry manufacturers, and 49 international buyers from 16 countries.

10 / 08

Second Edition of Bharat Diamond Week Opens at Bharat Diamond Bourse

Ceremonial opening by Russian Consul-General and senior ALROSA official of the three-day polished diamond fair took place on Monday.

10 / 08

Kay Jewelers Launches Investigation After Customer's Ring Goes Missing

Requitta Darshae East criticized the jewelry chain in Facebook post that went viral, claiming that Kay Jewelers tried to give her the wrong ring and failed to find her ring.

10 / 07

WFDB President Blom: World Diamond Congress One Of Most Important Ever

In addition to bourse delegations, the October 23-25 Congress will also welcome representatives from a range of industry bodies, Blom said.  

10 / 07

WFDB President Blom: World Diamond Congress One Of Most Important Ever

In addition to bourse delegations, the October 23-25 Congress will also welcome representatives from a range of industry bodies, Blom said.  

10 / 04

Bharat Diamond Bourse Putting Final Touches To Bharat Diamond Week

Russian Consul-General in Mumbai and senior ALROSA official to open second edition of the polished diamond fair which begins on Monday.

10 / 04

Diamond Producers Association Launches ‘Real is Rare’ Campaign in Telugu

Advert features Telugu cinema actor and winner of Bigg Boss Telugu season one, Siva Balaji, and his wife Madhumita.

10 / 03

OPIC, Standard Bank Group Sign $125M Loan Guaranty For Botswana

The guaranty is the second part of a $250 million OPIC loan guaranty, the first of which was fulfilled by Barclays Bank in 2016.

10 / 03

IDE: High Interest In 7th Israel Diamond Week In New York

The event is co-sponsored by the Israel Diamond Exchange and the Diamond Dealers Club of New York.

10 / 03

Rio Tinto Reveals Its Largest Fancy Purplish Red Diamond In New York

The 63 diamonds in the tender weigh a total of 51.48 carats: five fancy red diamonds, two purplish reds and three violet diamonds.

10 / 02

Polished Diamond Price Index Again Stable in September

The IDEX polished diamond price index was stable in September, declining only very slightly during the month.

10 / 02

Carats.Io Announces Agreement With Liquidity Provider Tradomatics

Conducting business using CARAT tokens will allow members of diamond trade to hedge against losses caused by unfavorable foreign exchange rates.

10 / 02

Trigem Opens Gemstones, Diamonds And Jewellery Facility In DMCC

Launches purpose-built colored gemstone, diamond and jewelry operations in Dubai, focused on global, vertically integrated supply and distribution center

10 / 02

Responsible Jewellery Council Announces Code of Practices Review

"We ask to hear again from our members, civil society and those with an interest in the diamond industry ... consultation period will remain open until October 27.

10 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – September 2018

There were noticeably fewer changes in round and fancy shaped diamonds in September.

09 / 30

India Raises Import Tax On Cut And Polished Diamonds

The same tax hike applies to semi-processed, half cut or broken diamonds and lab-grown stones.

09 / 27

Responsible Jewellery Council Head Andrew Bone Stepping Down

Bone has been Executive Director since 2015 since when the RJC's membership has doubled and foundations laid for sustainable growth, RJC said.

09 / 26

First ALROSA Auction Of Colored Diamonds Generates $9M

ALROSA reported that Chinese companies were particularly active in the bidding, with nine of them buying 20 large stones between them.

09 / 26

Christie’s Geneva to Auction Pink Legacy, Sale Estimate of $30M-$50M

Weighing just under 19 carats (18.96 carats), the exceptional rectangular-cut gem will lead Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction.

09 / 26

VICENZAORO Records Visitors From 117 Countries, 40% Of Visitor Numbers

Overall visitor attendance was in line with that of the September 2017 show, at more than 20,000, despite overlapping with Jewish festivals.

09 / 25

Trading In CARAT Coins Is Launched On Hotbit Digital Asset Exchange

Carats.io said it selected to launch its currency on the Hotbit platform because of the crypto-exchange's strong presence in the SE Asia markets.

09 / 25

U.S. Jewelry And Watch Sales Robust Again In July

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 8.5 percent in the U.S. market in July, when compared to the same month a year ago.

09 / 24

Bharat Diamond Week Set to Welcome Buyers Who Missed Out on HK Show

Typhoon Mangkhut caused many international buyers to cancel or cut short their visit to the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

09 / 24

WFDB Set to Discuss Critical Industry Issues at World Diamond Congress

The 38th World Diamond Congress takes place in Mumbai from October 23 to 25 at the Bharat Diamond Bourse.

09 / 24

Volunteers From Forevermark US, Local Jeweler Rebuild Honduras School

Volunteers from Forevermark US and Diamonds International Honduras worked to rebuild, improve and expand a school.

09 / 24

India And United States Seeing Rising Platinum Jewelry Sales, Says PGI

India’s sales for platinum jewelry are steadily increasing, while the more mature USA market continues to see positive growth.

09 / 19

ALROSA: Worldwide Jewelry Sales Up 5% In Second Quarter

Sales of jewelry increased in all of the world's key regions, except India, in Q2; average global growth rate was up 5% on the year-earlier period.

09 / 19

ALROSA Launches First 'True Colours' Auction Of Large Colored Diamonds

The company said it was part of a new strategy to become the world leader in the production of colored polished diamonds.

09 / 19

CIBJO Gemmological Commission Surveys Labs On Diamond Reports

Report reveals results of survey of 23 gem labs from around the world, about whether and how they report on synthetic and treated diamonds.

09 / 19

ALROSA To Auction Rare Large Diamonds In New York

Among the stones is a 98-ct diamond with yellowish hue, and a diamond weighing over 100 carats. Both stones are from the Yubileinaya pipe in Yakutia.

09 / 17

GSI Opens New Labs in New York City and Hong Kong

The New York facility will be dedicated solely to screening and testing of diamond jewelry for undisclosed lab grown diamonds.

09 / 13

Israel Diamond Exchange Appoints Eran Zini as New Managing Director

Zini has a rich background in management positions in business and government, the exchange said.

09 / 13

Sarine Presenting Diamond Journey Tracking Solution at Hong Kong Fair

The solution is the first of its kind to present the entire diamond journey from rough sourcing to polished diamond, said Sarine.

09 / 12

Rio Tinto Showcasing 2018 Pink Diamonds Tender in Hong Kong

The Argyle Muse, a 2.28 carat polished oval diamond, is the largest purplish red diamond ever offered at Tender.

09 / 12

Diamond Jewelry Sales Hit Record $82B in 2017 Boosted by Millennials and Gen Z

Report highlights key similarities and differences between Millennials and Gen Z that have implications for diamond brands and retailers.

09 / 12

CIBJO Ethics Commission Special Report Focuses On Revised FTC Guides

Report focuses on revised Guides for the Jewelry, Precious Metals, and Pewter Industries released in July by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

09 / 12

Fosun To Acquire 80% Of International Gemological Institute

Firm said partnership will allow IGI to expand its offerings in a growing diamond market and strengthen its ability to serve the global industry.

09 / 12

RZ Murowa Holdings Ltd Joins Diamond Producers Association

RZM is the majority owner and operator of Murowa Diamond Mines in Zimbabwe. Murowa was owned by RioTinto until July 2015.

09 / 11

IIDGR, NGTC To Extend Diamond Education Courses Offering In China

Will improve accessibility of IIDGR’s education courses for Chinese students through delivery by local tutors in the local language.

09 / 11

ALROSA Sells Rough Worth $283M In August, $3.26B in Jan-Aug

ALROSA’s total diamond sales in January-August 2018 rose 9% on the year to 3.323 billion, with polished diamond sales of $67 million.

09 / 11

HRD Antwerp Fluorescence Study: Not Negative For Appearance

The finding directly contradicts the common perception that fluorescence is a negative property of diamonds, driving down their value, HRD Antwerp said.

09 / 09

Pandora Recruits Nike Exec To Run Its China Business

The firm is seeing rising numbers of jewelry pieces brought into the country from abroad and sold online.

09 / 08

Signet Jewelers 'Would Sell Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry If Consumers Demand It'

Jeweler has "a very customer first mindset on this and we want to focus on delivering the products and experiences that customers want."

09 / 06

With New Government Support, IDE Offers Free Flights for Diamond Buyers

After years with no government backing, the Israeli diamond industry has entered a new era, said Israel’s Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon.

09 / 06

Firestar Diamond Bankruptcy Trustee Announces Auction of Inventory and IP

The first live auction will be held on September 26 for the Trademarks and Patents and Associated Jewelry. The next two auctions will be held on October 3-4.

09 / 06

World Diamond Council: System of Warranties Public Review Ends October 1

Review period began on June 5, and is intended to help industry better implement and demonstrate commitment to responsible sourcing in trading rough and polished.

09 / 05

CIBJO Releases Colored Stone Commission Special Report

Report looks at efforts to promote responsible practices while taking into account very different conditions that in the colored gemstone industry.

09 / 04

ALROSA To Present 11-Ct Deep Purple-Pink Diamond In Hong Kong

The collection includes 250 polished diamonds of various shapes and colors – purple, pink, orange and vivid-yellow stones with GIA certificates.

09 / 04

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers Offering Scholarship

Revenue for the half year was US$167.7 million, up 81% from US$92.9 million in H1 2017.

09 / 03

US Wedding Spending In Q2 Flat At $25,569

Spending on weddings in the United States in Q2 2018 was flat with a slight decline of 0.5% from $25,569 in Q1 2018 to $25,439 for Q2.

09 / 03

Union Bank Of India Pulling Out Of Antwerp Diamond Center

Bank gives notice it will close its branch in Antwerp within a year, according to Chief Executive Officer Rajkiran Rai Gundyadka.

09 / 02

Polished Diamond Price Index Again Stable in August

The IDEX polished diamond price index was stable in August, rising only very slightly during the month as was the case in July.

09 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – August 2018

Round and fancy-shape diamonds saw relatively few changes in August.

08 / 30

Signet Jewelers Same Store Sales Up 1.7% In Fiscal Second Quarter

The firm raised its fiscal 2019 guidance for same store sales down 1.5% to flat, and total sales of $6.2 billion-$6.3 billion.

08 / 29

U.S. Jewelry And Watch Sales Up In June, Revised Figures Cut Size Of Market

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose in June, but the big story was a 15% cut in size of market due to official revisions.

08 / 28

DDCNY Holds Eighth India Diamond Week For GJEPC Members

The event took place at the DDC’s new, state-of-the-art trading floor at the International Gem Tower in Manhattan, said the New York Club.

08 / 28

WFDB Debates Way Forward at Asian Summit-ExCo Meeting in Vladivostok

The current role of the WFDB and how it can move forward was among the discussions at its meetings held this week

08 / 28

Sarine Technologies Opens Profile Service Centre in Japan

The centre has been opened in cooperation with a veteran local partner in Tokyo who will provide the necessary infrastructure and manpower.

08 / 27

Visitors To Bharat Diamond Week Will Benefit From Pre-Diwali Prices, Says Bourse

Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah: “Since India is a huge manufacturing hub and the show is being held before Diwali, that means prices will be very competitive."

08 / 27

Visitors To Bharat Diamond Week Will Benefit From Pre-Diwali Prices, Says Bourse

Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah: “Since India is a huge manufacturing hub and the show is being held before Diwali, that means prices will be very competitive."

08 / 25

ALROSA To Auction Large Rough Diamonds In Vladivostok

The assortment to be put up for auction includes 129 gem-quality rough diamonds with a total weight of 2,312 carats.

08 / 25

CIBJO Releases 2nd Special Report, Examines Influence Of Political Events

Prepared by the CIBJO Precious Metals Commission, headed by Huw Daniel, the report examines the influence on the sector by outside forces.

08 / 23

Registration Opens for 7th Israel Diamond Week in New York

Registration for the Israel Diamond Week in New York is free for bourse members and approved members of the trade.

08 / 22

India Posts Robust Increase in Polished Exports

India's exports of cut and polished diamonds increased by 11.7% on the year in July to $1.84 billion.

08 / 21

US Justice Dept Suing Former Ivanka Trump Business Partner

The suit against the New York businessman seeks more than $60 million in unpaid tax liabilities.

08 / 21

Dates Announced for International Diamond Week in Israel

The event has become a staple on the global diamond calendar, and attracts hundreds of international buyers every year.

08 / 20

IGI Announces New School of Gemology in Mumbai

The new School of Gemology will operate out of Laxmi Tower, a wing at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai.

08 / 20

Sarine to Collaborate with Lucara Diamond Corp. on Clara Rough Initiative

The companies say they aim to change the way certain rough diamonds are sold.

08 / 19

GSI First Lab To Be ISO 17025 Certified In Dubai

Gemological Science International receives ISO 17025 and DAC - REQ – 01 accreditation in Dubai.

08 / 18

WFDB Asian Summit-Executive Committee Meeting to Take Place in Vladivostok

Members of WFDB ExCo from across the world will also meet ahead of the World Diamond Congress in Mumbai in October.

08 / 18

JVC Provides Pointers To Most Significant Changes In FTC Guides

With the release of the new Jewelry Guides, JVC will educate every level of the jewelry supply chain on how changes will affect their business.

08 / 15

Tracr Appoints General Manager To Lead Platform’s Development

Tracr pilot involves five leading global diamond manufacturers and the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, Signet Jewelers.

08 / 14

Jewelers of America Hires Two Industry Veterans as Consultants

Elizabeth Brewer and Mark Smelzer hired to enhance membership and consumer marketing.

08 / 14

Tiffany & Co. To Start New York City Flagship Store Renovation Next Spring

The 10-story building has been at the heart of Manhattan’s most fashionable shopping district since being opened in 1940, the jeweler said.

08 / 14

CIBJO Special Report Considers Impact On Jewelry Market Of Generation Z

Report considers potential impact on jewelry market of Generation Z, which includes people born after 1996.

08 / 13

GJEPC: Significant Business at IIJS as Visitor Numbers Reach New High

Visitor traffic to the 35th edition of the India International Jewellery Show soared past the 40,000 mark for the first time in the history of the show.

08 / 13

WFDB Announces Opening of Registration for 2018 World Diamond Congress

Biannual meeting of WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association will take place in Mumbai, India, from October 23 to 25.

08 / 13

Education Events Highlight at Fall 2018 Atlanta Jewelry Show

Education and an emphasis on community-wide learning were the main elements of the Fall, 2018 Atlanta Jewelry Show, the organizers said.

08 / 13

Bharat Diamond Bourse Progressing with Registration for 2nd Bharat Diamond Week

Bharat Diamond Week will take place from October 8-10, following success of first edition in April where there were more than 1,000 visitors.

08 / 12

Sarine Technologies Reports Stable Group Revenue In Q2

In the second quarter of 2018, group revenue remained stable on the year at US$18.0 million, the company reported.

08 / 12

IDI To Hold Diamond Auction Of Special Stones At Sept Hong Kong Fair

IDI to present several free trips to Israel at the auction for the International Diamond Week in Israel at the end of January 2019.

08 / 12

Thai Gem Industry Holds Meeting With Mozambique Minister in Bangkok

The Mozambique delegation discussed investment opportunities and regulations for buyers of gems in the country.

08 / 12

GJEPC Launches Campaign: G&J Industry ‘A Valuable Asset to India’

GJEPC plans to run a campaign over the next 12 months, mainly in print and through digital media.

08 / 11

Royal Asscher Opens Second Boutique In Japan

New flagship boutique in Fukuoka Tenjin, the leading downtown shopping district in the Kyushu region.

08 / 11

International Jewellery London To Feature Leading British Jewelry Designers

A group of 13 leading British designers will bring examples of their signature work to the UK’s leading trade event for the international jewelry industry.

08 / 11

Thailand's Ministry of Commerce Supporting 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

The show aims to highlight Thailand’s cultural heritage and the craftsmanship of Thai artisans, with 20,000 buyers and visitors from more than 130 countries.

08 / 09

India International Jewellery Show Starts, 40,000 Visitors Expected

Around 40,000 visitors are expected at the show which will host more than 1,300 exhibitors, with 2,500 booths.

08 / 09

CIBJO President Pledges Support For Indian Jewelry Industry at IIJS Opening

Pledge made at opening ceremony of India International Jewellery Show in Mumbai.

08 / 09

Jewelry Industry Summit Achieves Tax Exempt Charitable Organization Status

Jewelry Industry Summit has been qualified as a 501 C 3 charity, and all contributions are fully tax deductible.

08 / 08

IDE President Dvash Holds Meeting With Netanyahu to Discuss Business Issues

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash has held a meeting with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

08 / 08

Pandora: CEO Stepping Down Two Days After Jobs Axe Announcement

Jewelry firm previously said it will be cutting 397 jobs around the world, with most of them at its operations in Thailand.

08 / 08

IDEX and Carats.io Sign Agreement On Data Analysis, Financial Vehicles

The two will cooperate in the areas of data analysis and the development of new financial vehicles for both the diamond industry and general public.

08 / 06

Tiffany, Pandora, Swarovski Top Brands for Self Purchasing Females

Survey of Millennial Self Purchasing Females aims to better understand their views of luxury goods.

08 / 06

IDE Ejects Two On Suspicion Of Substituting Synthetics For Natural Diamonds

The men allegedly swapped four D-color, higher-clarity polished diamonds with weights ranging from three to five carats with lab-grown stones

08 / 06

Fancy Color Diamond Prices Flat In Second Quarter, Says FCRF

Prices of blue fancy color diamonds increased by 1.5% during Q2, continuing the trend over the past two years.

08 / 05

Mouawad Group Buys 51.38 Carat Dynasty Diamond From ALROSA

ALROSA said the total revenue from the sale of the Dynasty collection amounted to about $10 million.

08 / 02

Researchers Hypothesize on the Unique Origin of Blue Diamonds

Blue diamonds form at extreme depths, approximately four times deeper than most diamonds, and may get their color from a surprising source.

08 / 02

Polished Diamond Prices Index Stable Again in July

The IDEX polished diamond price index was stable in July, rising very slightly during the month as was the case in June.

08 / 01

DPA Welcomes FTC Guides, Wants More Clarity To Avoid Consumer Confusion

DPA "expresses deep concerns that Guides fail to provide clarity to avoid more consumer confusion and deception".

08 / 01

Diamond-Backed Cryptocurrency Developer Carats.io To Partner With Celsius

Celsius is a blockchain-powered global financial platform that allows its members to borrow capital and earn interest against their crypto-holdings.

08 / 01

IGDA Welcomes FTC’s Revisions to Jewelry Guides

Revised Guides "primarily acknowledge technological developments that have led to existence of diamonds that are formed both below and above the ground".

07 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – July 2018

Round diamonds saw a relatively large number of increases in July, while fancy diamonds saw relatively few changes.

07 / 29

India's GJEPC: 10% Decline In Bank Finance To Hit Gem And Jewelry Exports

Council "taking all efforts to self-regulate and instill confidence amongst key stakeholders through a slew of reforms”.

07 / 29

Blow For Baselworld As Swatch Quits Trade Show

Giant Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group will no longer exhibit at the annual Baselworld watch and jewelry trade fair.

07 / 29

Industry Executives Gather for GIA Global Leadership Program at Harvard

Industry executives convened in late June for the GIA’s Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (HBS).

07 / 28

Diamond Dealers Club Statement Regarding New FTC Guidelines

DDC of New York working closely with other industry organizations to address the changes going forward in the FTC's revised Jewelry Guides

07 / 28

WFDB Responds to Revised Federal Trade Commission Guidelines

World Federation of Diamond Bourses responds to revised U.S. Federal Trade Commission guidelines.

07 / 26

JVC Reviewing Revised FTC Guides, To Release Educational Materials For Industry

JVC will also be hosting webinars on the Guides, the first of which will be held on August 8.

07 / 25

NCDIA Asia Opens Office At Jewelry Trade Center In Bangkok

Asia office of Natural Color Diamond Association opens in Jewelry Trade Center in Bangkok providing Asia base for members.

07 / 25

Lab-Grown Diamond Makers Seen As Winners In New FTC Guidelines

The US Federal Trade Commission's revised Jewelry Guides appear to give a boost to the lab-grown diamond sector.

07 / 25

U.S. Jewelry and Watch Sales Robust in May

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 9.1 percent in the U.S. market in May, when compared to the same month a year ago.

07 / 21

Jewelers for Children Announces Annual JFC Day

Jewelers for Children will celebrate its first annual JFC Day on September 29, for supporters and potential new ones to celebrate the success of the charity.

07 / 18

NCDIA Introduces Educational Video on Yellow Diamonds

The Natural Color Diamond Association has introduced its first educational video, “Natural Yellow Diamonds.”

07 / 18

AIGS Warns International Trade About Fake Gem Reports

Bangkok-based gemological laboratory has identified fake gemstone reports bearing the AIGS logo in the gemstone market.

07 / 17

CIBJO Participating In ECOSOC High-Level Segment, Jewelry Statement Circulated

ECOSOC approved and distributed a statement on jewelry industry's contribution to UN development program submitted by CIBJO.

07 / 17

Paramount Jewels To Acquire A. Jaffe Diamond Jewelry Brand

The firm, which is an affiliate of Paramount Gems and Parag Diamonds Inc., will pay $5.2 million for the A. Jaffe.

07 / 16

Plumb Club Elects New President, Vice President and Board Member

Michael Lerche of Goldstar Jewellery, has been elected President, replacing Jonathan Cohen of IB Goodman Company after serving three years

07 / 16

London Diamond Bourse: Chief Operating Officer Victoria McKay Stepping Down

The London Diamond Bourse said that COO Victoria McKay will be stepping down after six years.

07 / 16

Second Edition of Bharat Diamond Week to Take Place From October 23-25

The BDB said it aims to build on the huge success of the first Bharat Diamond Week  which saw more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world.

07 / 16

Second Edition of Bharat Diamond Week to Take Place From October 23-25

The BDB said it aims to build on the huge success of the first Bharat Diamond Week  which saw more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world.

07 / 15

IGI Italy Hosts First Alumni Association Meeting

IGI recently held its first alumni meeting for its Italy association since the launch of the program in 2017.

07 / 15

IGI Italy Hosts First Alumni Association Meeting

IGI recently held its first alumni meeting for its Italy association since the launch of the program in 2017.

07 / 15

Platinum Guild International Releases First PGI Insight Report

The first PGI Insight report by Platinum Guild International (PGI) reveals a shift in the platinum jewelry industry to a consumer-centric business model in China.

07 / 15

Platinum Guild International Releases First PGI Insight Report

The first PGI Insight report by Platinum Guild International (PGI) reveals a shift in the platinum jewelry industry to a consumer-centric business model in China.

07 / 14

Leading Researchers To Share Latest Discoveries At GIA Symposium

Leading researchers in geology, mineralogy, diamond formation and related fields will present their latest findings at the GIA’s International Gemological Symposium.

07 / 14

Leading Researchers To Share Latest Discoveries At GIA Symposium

Leading researchers in geology, mineralogy, diamond formation and related fields will present their latest findings at the GIA’s International Gemological Symposium.

07 / 12

Sarine Officially Opens Technology Lab in Mumbai

Sarine Technologies held a celebratory event to mark the official opening of the Technology Lab in Mumbai.

07 / 11

Augmented Reality Start Up Inova Joins IDE Innovation Center

The company develops technological solutions for online marketing of diamonds and jewelry using augmented reality (AR)

07 / 11

WFDB Announces Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark

Meeus is a diamond industry veteran  who was previouly President of the Dubai Diamond Exchange.

07 / 10

WFDB Announces 2018 World Diamond Congress to Take Place From Oct 23-25

Biannual meeting of the WFDB and the IDMA, will take place in Mumbai, India, from October 23 to 25, says the WFDB.

07 / 10

‘Sophia’ The Star Turn at Forevermark Forum in Delhi

The meeting featured “Sophia”, an advanced social humanoid robot developed by a Hong Kong-based company.

07 / 10

ALROSA Sells $384M Of Rough In June, $2.64B In Jan-June

Demand for the whole diamond assortment remains stable allowing the company to obtain good sales results, the miner said.

07 / 09

IGI Announces New Laboratory and Gemology School in Bengaluru

International Gemological Institute will open its 13th branch in Bengaluru which will evaluate diamond jewelry and provide educational services in gemology.

07 / 08

GIA Collaborates with Princeton University on Advanced Diamond Research

Scientists at Princeton University called on GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) expertise in gemological research and the analysis of optical centers.

07 / 08

De Beers’ SYNTHdetect Shortlisted As Finalist For Industry Innovation Award

De Beers’ synthetic diamond screening device, SYNTHdetect, has been nominated for Industry Innovation of the Year in the JNA Awards.

07 / 08

World Diamond Museum to host Qatar Pearl Exhibition in Moscow

Pearls: Treasures from the Seas and the Rivers exhibition to open in Moscow on July 11 as part of Qatar Russia 2018 Year of Culture.

07 / 04

Paola De Luca to Outline Six Key Jewelry Trend Themes at Int’l Jewellery London

Paola De Luca, will be outlining six key jewelry trend themes for Spring-Summer 2019 at International Jewellery London in September.

07 / 03

Signet Jewelers Announces People and Supply Chain Officers

Mary Elizabeth Finn has been named Chief People Officer, while Stephen E. Lovejoy has been named Chief Supply Chain Officer, effective immediately.

07 / 03

VICENZAORO Gearing Up For September Show

Preparations are moving into high gear for the VICENZAORO September show in Vicenza from September 22 to 26, according to the organizers.

07 / 03

Rio Tinto’s Australian Diamonds Launches New Jewelry Campaign In India

Mithali Raj, captain of the Indian women’s cricket team, is the official campaign ambassador, helping promote diamonds in fashion and bridal jewelry, particularly for younger Indian consumers.

07 / 02

Israeli Bourse President Hosts Chief Minister of Gujarat

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has hosted an official visit of a high-level delegation from the State of Gujarat, India.

07 / 01

ALROSA to Acquire Kristall by End of Third Quarter, Says Official

Russia’s ALROSA will acquire the Kristall polishing company by October at a market price, says Deputy Finance Minister.

06 / 30

Polished Diamond Prices Index Show Stability in June

The IDEX polished diamond price index was stable in June, rising very slightly during the month.

06 / 30

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – June 2018

Both round and fanch shape diamonds saw a small number of changes in June.

06 / 28

WFDB: 2018 World Diamond Congress to be Held in in Mumbai in October

The Bharat Diamond Bourse extended an invitation at the WFDB's ExCo meeting last week to host the 2018 Congress in Mumbai.

06 / 28

Israeli and Shanghai Bourses Sign Deal for Polishing of Stones

Agreement signed by IDE President Yoram Dvash and Shanghai Diamond Exchange President Li Qiang in Israel this week.

06 / 27

Sarine : Leading US Retailers Take Firm Stand Against IP Infringement

Sarine said major industry focus at the JCK Las Vegas 2018 trade show in early June was responsible sourcing and provenance traceability.

06 / 27

Florida Police Arrest Man Over Alleged Theft of $170,000 of Diamonds

67-year-old Florida man has been arrested for the alleged theft of $170,000 worth of diamonds from a Chicago jewelry store.

06 / 27

Jewelers of America Takes Industry Messages to Capitol Hill

The Jewelers of America Political Action Committee led a delegation of jewelers to Washington, D.C., on June 20 for the eighth consecutive year.

06 / 24

ALROSA Launches Football Diamonds In Honor Of World Cup

All the diamonds are high quality, D to F color and VVS2 to IF clarity, mined in Russia and cut by ALROSA's subdivision, DIAMONDS ALROSA.

06 / 24

ALROSA: Global Sales Of Diamond Jewelry Jumped 7% In Q1

ALROSA said the results were driven by positive market dynamics on rising consumer interest and currency exchange rates fluctuations.

06 / 19

HRD Antwerp, Russia Sign Deal For Opening Of Grading Lab In Moscow

Signing of agreement an important step forward in process of opening first HRD Antwerp laboratory in Russia.

06 / 19

Platinum Jewelry Sales Strong In US And India In Q1, Says PGI

Young consumers, bridal, and self-purchasing habits are expected to drive 2018 platinum jewelry market consumption.

06 / 18

Belgian Research Body Unveils 'Game-Changing" Polishing Technology

After more than 10 years of research, technology developed that fully automates the polishing process.

06 / 18

Jewelry Sales Strong Again in United States in April

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 9.5 percent in the U.S. market in April when compared to the same month a year ago.

06 / 17

Former IDE MD Eli Avidar Appointed President of Carats.io

The company has created an algorithm that compares individual diamond grades to daily market conditions.

06 / 17

Paola De Luca To Present at Hong Kong Show On Platinum Jewelry Trends

De Luca, a leading authority in jewelry design forecasting, will present her latest research at the show on June 21.

06 / 14

Central African Republic Appoints Peter Meeus as Special Advisor to Government

The move is in line with the country's continuing process of complying with the Kimberley Process Certification System standards.

06 / 14

Alleged Fraudster Nirav Modi Fled To Brussels, May Be In The UK

Modi allegedly seeking asylum in London with Indian High Commission awaiting confirmation from British government.

06 / 11

De Beers' Lightbox Aims To Protect Mined Diamond Sector Revenues - ABN AMRO

"Gem-quality laboratory-grown diamonds threaten the business case of miners," the bank wrote in a report.

06 / 10

China Cuts Import Tariffs on 18 Jewelry Categories, Average Drop of 67.7%

The import tariff rate for gold and silver jewelry products will be reduced from 20% to 8%.

06 / 09

HRD Antwerp And Gem Lab Launch 'LabDirect Program'

Gem Lab will serve as the point of contact for clients in their network who wish to obtain an HRD Antwerp grading report.

06 / 06

Signet Sales Up, Posts Big Loss, Market Happy With Stabilizing Sales

Signet Jewelers reported total sales were $1.5 billion, up 5.5%, in the 13 weeks ended May 5, its fiscal 2019 first quarter.

06 / 06

Belgium’s Polished Diamond Exports Rise 5% In May

Polished exports rose 5.0% on the year in May to $1.12 billion, with a rise of almost 4% in carat terms.

06 / 06

GIA to Hold Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar in Mumbai, London and Carlsbad

The seminar dates coincide with gem and jewelry events or tradeshows in each city, the GIA said.

06 / 06

World Diamond Council System of Warranties Enters the Public Review Period

The WDC's System of Warranties has entered a public review period following the completion of an industry review.

06 / 05

Jewelers for Children Raises $1.95M for Charity Partners

JFC says $1.95 million raised to support charity partners in the year ahead bringing the cumulative total since 1999 to $55.5 million.

06 / 05

SYNOVA Opens Laser Diamond Cutting Center in Mumbai

Located in Mumbai, it will allow Synova to better serve existing local customers and to meet growing demand.

06 / 05

India Pavilion At JCK Show Las Vegas Marks 15th Year

India’s gem and jewelry exports to the USA were $8.92 billion last year - around 16% of its total gem and jewelry imports.

06 / 04

Royal Asscher Diamond Company Opens First Amsterdam Boutique

The new store is situated in Amsterdam’s premium shopping area, PC Hooftstraat 142.

06 / 02

De Beers Selects Oxford University Developed Laser Marking for LGD Jewelry

Opsydia creates the markings below the diamonds' surface, making it economically unviable to remove them

06 / 01

Polished Diamond Prices Index Up in May

The IDEX polished diamond price index rose in May after a flat performance in April.

05 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – May 2018

Round diamonds saw more rising prices in May than decliners in most categories from 0.18-0.22 carats to 1.00-1.24 carats.

05 / 30

GIA Launches Proprietary Cut Program for Diamond Grading Reports

Program will include branded name of proprietary diamond cut with diamond shape and cutting style description.

05 / 30

Sarine Opens 2nd Technology Laboratory, This Time in Mumbai

The Technology Laboratory "offers reports on the broadest range of a polished diamond's parameters available in the market today."

05 / 30

GJEPC: De Beers Move Will Drive Synthetics/Diamonds Differentiation

"Customers and owners of real diamonds will be able to differentiate between synthetic stones and natural diamonds."

05 / 30

GIA to Hold Futurescape Forum at End of International Gemological Symposium

Six prominent leaders from across the trade to discuss industry’s issues at end of GIA's sixth International Gemological Symposium.

05 / 29

Dates Announced for Summer India International Jewellery Show

The 35th edition of the India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) will take from August 9-13 at Bombay Exhibition Centre.

05 / 29

Signet Jewelers Submits Fifth Consecutive Annual Conflict Minerals Report

Signet Jewelers Limited has submitted its fifth consecutive Conflict Minerals Report to the SEC.

05 / 28

De Beers To Launch Fashion Jewelry Brand Set With Lab-Grown Diamonds

Lightbox lab-grown diamonds will retail from $200 for a quarter-carat stone to $800 for a one-carat stone.

05 / 28

NAJA to Hold 50th Annual Mid Year ACE It Education Conference in August

National Association of Jewelry Appraisers ACE It Education Conference to be held in Baltimore on August 11.

05 / 28

Chinese Platinum Bridal Jewelry Acquisition Soars, Says PGI

Platinum Jewellery Business Review reveals that global wedding markets are seeing strong platinum jewelry sales.

05 / 24

Signet Jewelers Joins Pilot Of De Beers Tracr Blockchain Platform

Tracr due to launch this year. De Beers previously announced successful tracking of 100 high-value diamonds.

05 / 23

Tiffany Posts Booming Sales and Profit in its First Quarter

Worldwide net sales rose 15% which, together with higher operating margin and lower effective tax rate, led to 53% increase in profit.

05 / 23

RJC Makes New Appointments to Leadership

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced a series of senior appointments to its Board of Directors.

05 / 23

Chow Tai Fook, GIA: Diamond Grading Reports to Consumers via Blockchain

Innovative service will be piloted in selected Chow Tai Fook stores in Hong Kong before being expanded at end of 2018.

05 / 20

Israel Plans Large Diamond Presence at Hong Kong June Show

Israel Diamond Institute will host 38 companies this year, including three new exhibitors, in its national pavilion.

05 / 20

ABN AMRO Closing Diamond And Jewelry Business Branches

The bank aims to manage its diamond and jewelry business from Belgium and Hong Kong.

05 / 17

De Beers: Consumer Demand For Diamond Jewelry Hits Record $82B

The US was the main driver of growth for the fourth consecutive year, De Beers said in a statement.

05 / 17

ALROSA CEO Holds Meeting With Kimberley Process Chair Hardeman

Hardeman and Ivanov discussed the agenda of the European Union's chairmanship of the KP this year.

05 / 17

WDC Meets With KP Stakeholders in Democratic Republic of Congo

Stephane Fischler and Marie-Chantal Kaninda met with key stakeholders in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

05 / 17

Israel to Hold Diamond Auction at JCK Show Las Vegas

Israel Diamond Pavilion, organized by the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), will feature 34 exhibitors.

05 / 16

FCRF: Yellow Diamond Prices Stabilize, Blues Rise Moderately In Q1

Fancy Color Diamond Index indicated overall rise of 0.1% in Q1 for fancy color stones of all sizes and saturations.

05 / 16

UN's ECOSOC Extends CIBJO's Special Consultative Status For Four More Years

Decision follows CIBJO's successful submission and he acceptance of Quadrennial Report covering 2014-2017.

05 / 16

AGS: Lussier, Bouffard and Chandler are 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees

American Gem Society to honor trio at its annual Circle of Distinction dinner in July.

05 / 16

Farnese Blue Sells for $6.71M at Sotheby’s Geneva Jewelry Sale

The historic Farnese Blue sold for $6,713,837, well above its pre-sale estimate of $3.6 million – $5.2 million.

05 / 15

U.S. Jewelry Sales Post Strong Rise in March

Sales were an estimated $8.8 billion, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Commerce Department.

05 / 13

Sarine Posts 27% Rise in Net Profit to $3.1 Million in Q1 FY2018

Sarine Technologies said that in Q1 2018, it recorded higher revenues of $16.7 million.

05 / 13

AWDC, GJEPC Launch MyKYCBank Partnership at Banking Summit in Mumbai

The sides described it as a powerful new tool to bring greater compliance and transparency to diamond transactions.

05 / 13

Almost 4,000 Visitors to Second Edition of CARAT+

The second edition of CARAT+ recorded a total of 3,829 visitors during the three-day event.

05 / 10

WFDB, IDMA Announce Cancellation of 2018 World Diamond Congress

Weak registration response and rising tension in the Middle East blamed for cancellation.

05 / 09

CIBJO's 2018 Congress to Take Place in Bogota, Colombia in October

The congress will be hosted by Fedesmeraldas, the National Federation of Emeralds of Colombia.

05 / 09

IDEX Publishes 2017 Diamond Pipeline – The Calm Before The Storm

IDEX is publishing the 2017 Diamond Pipeline in the May edition of IDEX Magazine.

05 / 07

CIBJO Sets up Industry-Wide Working Cttee on Responsible Sourcing Guidance

New body created by CIBJO's directors in March following their approval of draft Responsible Sourcing Guidelines document.

05 / 07

More Than 2,400 Visitors On First Day of CARAT+

More than 2,400 industry professionals attended the first day of CARAT+ on Sunday.

05 / 03

London Diamond Bourse Names Alan Cohen as New President

Vice President Alan Cohen has been named as President of the London Diamond Bourse, succeeding Menachem Prager.

05 / 02

38th World Diamond Congress in Tel Aviv to Highlight Innovation

The program will focus on how technology is contributing to the world diamond industry today and will do so in the future, says the IDE.

05 / 02

Italian Exhibition Group A Participant In UN Global Compact

The group has become the main Italian trade show company adhering to the UN Global Compact.

05 / 02

India’s GJEPC to Hold Banking Summit, Issue Finance White Paper

Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council will release a white paper at the Banking Summit on May 11 in Mumbai.

05 / 01

GIA Research Scientists to Offer Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar

GIA to offer a new synthetic diamond seminar at GIA locations around the world beginning in Hong Kong on June 19.

05 / 01

Bonas to Offer More Than 1,700 Carats at CARAT+ Polished Diamond Tender

The Bonas Polished Diamond Tender at the May 6-8 CARAT+ show at Antwerp Expo will feature 163 lots.

05 / 01

Jeweler Borsheims Joins Diamonds Do Good Initiative

Borsheims is latest company to share its positive social impact stories through the Diamonds Do Good initiative.

05 / 01

Polished Diamond Prices Index Flat Again in April

The IDEX polished diamond price index was flat again in April, following a similar performance during March.

04 / 30

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – April 2018

There were relatively few price changes in round diamonds in April, particularly in smaller diamonds under 0.50 carats.

04 / 30

India Posts Sharp Rise in Polished Exports in March

India posted a rise in polished diamond exports of 8.5% in March to $2.03 billion, the GJEPC reported.

04 / 30

Doug Hucker Receives the 2018 Robert M. Shipley Award

Hucker received award for his commitment to jewelry industry and friendship and service toward the AGTA.

04 / 29

Natural Color Diamond Association to Hold Seminar at JCK Show

Seminar on June 1 will focus on ‘The benefits and virtues of natural diamonds and natural color diamonds’.

04 / 28

Sarine's AI-Based 4Cs Grading Reports Adopted by Japan's K-Uno

The new diamond report is the world's first artificial-intelligence based, technology driven automated grading report, says Sarine

04 / 26

Bharat Diamond Week Organisers Planning Second Edition in October

The Bharat exchange is already planning the next edition of the fair which it says will be even bigger and feature new elements.

04 / 24

AWDC, ALROSA Sign Cooperation Agreement During Mission to Russia

AWDC signs a cooperation agreement with ALROSA during the City of Antwerp’s Mission to Russia.

04 / 24

IDE Announces Diamond Inspection Period Extended to 30 Days

The extension applies to diamonds with a $50,000 minimum value.

04 / 23

ALROSA Head Holds Diamond Exploration Talks With Zim President

Sergey Ivanov, ALROSA's CEO and Chairman, held meetings with Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

04 / 22

Zimbabwe Parliament Summons Mugabe for Diamond Explanation

If Mugabe, who is 94, does appear before the committee, it will be his first public appearance since his resignation last November.

04 / 22

Diamond Durability Laboratory and HRD Antwerp Sign Strategic Partnership

Diamond Durability Laboratory to offer insurance-related services internationally through partnership with HRD Antwerp.

04 / 22

More Than 1,000 Visitors Attending First Bharat Diamond Week Show

The Bharat Diamond Week will also feature a display of synthetic diamond detection equipment and seminars on synthetics.

04 / 22

ALROSA Opens Office in Bharat Diamond Bourse, Aims to Strengthen Ties With India

ALROSA said that it has a long history of trade with India and is interested in strengthening this cooperation.

04 / 18

Zebra Diamonds Polishing Factory in Botswana Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Firm has focused on training highly specialized local workers about planning, lasering, bruting, polishing, supervision and management.

04 / 18

Roberto Coin To Showcase Diamond Jewelry Designs At CARAT+ Show in May

Jeweler Roberto Coin will present new collections and adorn special guest Elizabeth Hurley at CARAT+ next month.

04 / 17

GIA Provides Melee Analysis Service Independently Operated at Stuller Inc HQ

Melee to be screened on-site by GIA staff independently operating analytical instrumentation in a dedicated, secured space.

04 / 17

Irradiated HPHT-Grown Diamonds Might Escape Detection As Synthetics, Says Lab

Hong Kong-based Diamond Services issuing a trade alert to the jewelry and gemstone trades.

04 / 17

De Beers Donates $250,000 To Kiran Hospital In Surat

Opened in 2017, Super Specialty Kiran Hospital is not-for-profit and provides a full range of health and medical services.

04 / 16

Rosy Blue Becomes Minority Investor in Leo Schachter

Firms aim to "create operational efficiencies by tapping into each other’s vast processing and administrative infrastructure."

04 / 16

Industry Restocking Continues Into Third Sight, Says De Beers

De Beers sells provisional $520 million of rough diamonds following confirmed sales of $564 million in the second sales cycle.

04 / 16

NYDDC Holds Israel Diamond Week, Third Interbourse Event On New Trading Floor

The Israel Diamond Week was the third event to be hosted on the DDC’s new trading floor in the IGT building since its inaugural show in January.

04 / 16

U.S. Jewelry Sales Record Solid Increase in February

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 7.2 percent in the U.S. market in February 2018, when compared to the same month a year ago.

04 / 15

Forevermark Launches In Indonesia as Global Expansion Continues

The De Beers Group's Forevermark diamond brand has been launched in Indonesia in its latest expansion.

04 / 12

Registration Starts as 2018 World Diamond Congress Website Goes Live

The official website of the 38th World Diamond Congress has gone live, allowing participants to register for the June 19-21 biennial meeting.

04 / 11

CIBJO President Visits Bahrain's Official Pearl And Gemstone Institute

Cavalieri visited the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones and discussed possibility of its hosting the CIBJO Congress in 2019.

04 / 11

CARAT+ Show to Hold Invitation-Only Event, Actress Elizabeth Hurley Guest of Honor

Hurley will formally open the event and meet exhibitors and view the loose diamonds, diamond jewelry and colored gemstones on display.

04 / 10

AGS Laboratories Offering Independent Diamond Cutter Services

AGS Laboratories to offer laser inscription removal and recutting services via Advanced Diamonds of Las Vegas.

04 / 10

Gold Tax, Jewelry Trade Challenges Feature at Dubai Precious Metals Conference

Effects of recent gold and jewelry taxation in India and Dubai and issues facing the trade focus of panel debates.

04 / 08

Watches & Jewelry Lead The Way For LVMH In First Quarter

In the first quarter of 2018, luxury brand's Watches & Jewelry business unit records organic revenue growth of 20%.

04 / 07

Organizers of Bharat Diamond Week Gearing up for Show

Cricket tournament taking place from April 8-15 in the run-up to the Bharat Diamond Week which runs from April 23 to 25.

04 / 04

Diamond Empowerment Fund Launches New ‘Do Good’ Story

Launches profile of Okavango Diamond Company’s Youth Entrepreneurship Programme (ODC-YEP) on DiamondsDoGood.com.

04 / 04

Guangzhou Diamond Exchange Holds Rough Diamond Training Course

Course included theory, sharing trading experience, visiting factories and viewing goods, and attracted diamond industry players from across China.

04 / 04

Polished Diamond Prices Index Flat in March

The IDEX polished diamond price index was flat during March following small increases in January and February.

04 / 02

Sarine: Indian Nationals Sentenced for Attempted Theft of Intellectual Property

Sarine Technologies said court case ends in Tel Aviv of two Indians who had tried to steal the firm's intellectual property last summer.

04 / 01

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – March 2018

There were relatively few price changes in March, with an equal mix of risers and decliners.

03 / 29

New, Smaller Six-Day Baselworld Watch And Jewelry Show Wraps Up 2018 Edition

The Baselworld watch and jewelry show wrapped up its 2018 edition on Tuesday after six days.

03 / 29

Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair Organizers Announce September Show

The September 7-11 show will feature 900 domestic and overseas exhibitors in over 2,000 booths. 

03 / 28

HRD Antwerp Opens Jewelry Grading Lab In Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone

HRD Antwerp opening of a jewelry grading lab in the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone in Mumbai.

03 / 27

CARAT+ Unveils Line-Up Of Expert Speakers And Seminars

The CARAT+ show is planning a series of talks and seminars hosted by leading industry experts.

03 / 26

STPL Takes Part In FINE Exhibition, Initiative Of India's President

STPL, which develops diamond industry technology solutions, said it took part in the recent Festival of Innovation.

03 / 25

IDE CEO Eli Avidar Leaving Diamonds For Politics

Avidar, aged 53, also served as the CEO of the Israel Diamond Institute, from which he recently resigned.

03 / 25

GJEPC Signs Agreement With UBM Asia For HK Jewellery & Gem Fair

Agreement relates to organizing the India pavilion at UBM’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair at the June and September 2018 fairs.

03 / 24

GIA's Tom Moses To Speak At GIA Gemfest At CARAT+Show In Antwerp

GIA Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer Tom Moses to speak at GIA GemFest at May 6-8 show in Antwerp.

03 / 21

MGCJ To Launch Portable Synthetic Diamond Identification Kit

Identification kit and other portable instruments to enable identification of loose and mounted melee-sized synthetic diamonds, as well as larger stones.

03 / 21

Forevermark Entering European Markets After Successful 2017

The expansion into new European markets comes on the back of a successful global performance throughout 2017 and in 2018 to date.

03 / 21

ALROSA Introduces Commercial Polished Diamond/Synthetic Detector

"The company expects that its relatively low price and high accuracy will allow the detector to be in demand both in Russia and abroad."

03 / 21

IGI Announces New Screening Service for Manufacturers Operating in SEEPZ

IGI to screen for origin of diamond inventory for manufacturers operating out of the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone in Mumbai.

03 / 20

Jewelers’ Security Alliance: Crimes Against U.S. Jewelry Firms Up 12% In 2017

Total dollar losses from crimes committed against U.S. jewelry firms decreased by 0.4% to $72.1 million in 2017 .

03 / 20

Solid Start to New Year For U.S. Jewelry Sales

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 6.3 percent in the U.S. market in January 2018 from the same month a year ago.

03 / 19

New Direct Flights to India Will Benefit Bharat Diamond Week, Says BDB

The BDB is expecting thousands of visitors from India and abroad to take part in the April 23-25 international diamond week.

03 / 19

Tiffany & Co. Reports Worldwide Net Sales Up 4% To $4.2 Billion

Results reflected sales growth in most regions and across most jewelry categories; comparable store sales were equal to the prior year.

03 / 18

ALROSA Sells $16M Of Rough, Polished At Hong Kong Show Auction

Sale included 112 special size rough diamonds (over 10.8 carats) weighing a total of 1,787 carats for $13.5 million.

03 / 15

NY Diamond Dealers Club Welcomes Delegation From Shanghai Exchange

Shanghai bourse took delegation to do business with the Diamond Dealers Club members on the NY exchange's new trading floor.

03 / 15

Reserve Bank Of India Bans Financial Instruments Used By Modi And Choksi

The Reserve Bank of India has moved to ban the use of letters of undertaking (LoUs) and letters of comfort (LoCs).

03 / 15

Dubai Conference To Look At Impact Of Gold Taxation, Challenges In Jewelry Sector

Two panel sessions to be held on the first day of the 7th edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference from April 8-9.

03 / 13

WFDB Executive Committee Debates Hot Topic Industry Issues

WFDB disussed issues "of critical importance to diamantaries in their daily work," the World Federation said in a statement.

03 / 13

Jewelers of America Announces Winners of Design Competition

The CASE Awards recognizes JA Retail Members who exhibit creativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design.

03 / 13

GIA to Demonstrate iD100 Gem Testing Device At Baselworld Show

It will be the first time that the GIA iD100TM gem testing device has been demonstrated at a trade show in Europe.

03 / 11

WFDB to Discuss Full Agenda at Idar-Oberstein ExCo Meeting

WFDB Executive Committee Meeting takes place in Idar-Oberstein with the meeting tackling a full agenda of issues ahead of the World Diamond Congress in Tel Aviv in June.

03 / 06

CARAT+ Welcomes Antwerp World Diamond Centre As Main Partner For 2018 Edition

CARAT+ has welcomed the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as its Main Partner for the 2018 edition of the show.

03 / 05

De Beers Reports Ongoing Robust Sales After Second Sight of 2018

De Beers sold rough diamonds with a provisional value of $555 million.

03 / 05

CIBJO President Promotes Int'l Acceptance of CIBJO Blue Books

Gaetano Cavalieri urges authorities and jewelry and gemstone bodies to incorporate CIBJO Blue Books standards and nomenclature.

03 / 05

IDE’s International Tender Center 'Exceeds Expectations for First Year'

Due to this success, the bourse has announced that the center will be expanded later this year to encompass a venue for live auctions.  

03 / 04

DMCC to Hold Seventh Annual Dubai Precious Metals Conference

The annual conference aims to bring a fresh global outlook on the precious metals sector and what the future holds, says the DMCC.

03 / 04

Antwerp Diamond Sector Joins Forces With CARAT+ 2018 Show

CARAT+ announces partnership with Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses and te Antwerp World Diamond Centre.

03 / 04

61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair Posts Record Figures

Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair is part of Thai government’s aim of marketing country as world’s gems and jewelry production and trading hub.

02 / 28

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – February 2018

There was a clear downward trend in price changes in many categories of round diamonds in February.

02 / 28

Registration Opens for Bharat Diamond Week at Bharat Diamond Bourse

The BDB expects thousands of visitors from India and abroad to take part in the April 23-25 international diamond week.

02 / 28

British Actress And Model Elizabeth Hurley Named Face Of CARAT+ 2018

British actress and model, Elizabeth Hurley, will be the show ambassador and special guest for CARAT+ 2018 in May.

02 / 28

India's Polished Exports In January Soar 29% On Year To $2.08B

India's polished exports in January soared by almost 29 percent to $2.08 billion.

02 / 25

Robust Jewelry Sales in the United States in December

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 8.8 percent in the U.S. market in December 2017, when compared to the same month a year ago.

02 / 24

UN's ECOSOC Renews IEG Role in Promoting CSR and Sustainability

Accreditation renews special UN status held by IEG that was first extended in March 2013, and confirmed at a special meeting last week.

02 / 21

CEDEX Raises Substantial Funds Ahead Of Its Public Pre-Sale Stage

The Cedex.com Initial Coin Offering (ICO) has been able to raise a substantial amount while still in the private sale stage.

02 / 21

Reuven Kaufman Re-elected President of Diamond Dealers Club of New York

Members of the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York have re-elected Reuven Kaufman as President.

02 / 20

61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair Kicks Off

The fair aims to highlight Thailand’s cultural heritage and the craftsmanship of Thai artisans.

02 / 20

GJEPC Expresses Concern at Ongoing Banking Scandal

"Recent alleged incident of a scam by a diamantaire is of concern to the entire gem and jewelry industry."

02 / 20

ALROSA Plans Two Auctions of Rough And Polished at Hong Kong Fair

DIAMONDS ALROSA will hold an auction for the sale of 87 polished diamonds within the framework of the Hong Kong exhibition

02 / 19

Sarine Officially Opens Technology Laboratory in Israel

In another 5-10 years, automated color/clarity reports will be the standard. Technology can provide grading services that are consistent, the firm says.

02 / 19

Israel Diamond Pavilion at HKTDC Hong Kong to Hold Diamond Auction

The Israeli diamond industry is again preparing a major presence at HKTDC’s Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show this year.

02 / 19

Carats.io: Polished Prices Flat After Trade Event Spurs Price Increases

Carats tracks the asking prices of tens of thousands of GIA certified, round diamonds offered on Get Diamond by the Israel Diamond Institute.

02 / 19

Sarine Sues Rose Gems for Breach of Contract, Fraudulent Use of Galaxy

Sarine is suing Rose Gems in Vadodara Commercial Court alleging breach of contract and copyright infringement.

02 / 17

Dubai Diamond Exchange Signs Tenders Deal With Stargems

DDE signs strategic partnership with Stargems, which specializes in the sourcing and supply of fine diamonds, to host rough diamond tenders this year.

02 / 17

At Least 1,000 Visitors Expected for Bharat Diamond Week

Bharat Diamond Bourse expects at least 1,000 visitors from India and abroad to take part in the first Bharat Diamond Week.

02 / 17

GIT to Showcase 'Inheritance and Identities’ of Thai Jewelry at Bangkok Show

Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand has announced launch of ‘Inheritance and Identities’ project.

02 / 15

Real Is A Diamond Movies Debut on Olympic Winter Games Broadcasts

“The Making of a Gem” videos aim to showcase striking similarities between unique journey of an athlete on the rise and a diamond.

02 / 14

ALROSA CEO Holds Talks With Belgium's Deputy PM Didier Reynders

Sides discussed bilateral cooperation in the field of diamond trading, as well as cooperation within the framework of industry international organizations.

02 / 13

IIDGR Surat Lab Installs Solar Roof to Deliver Financial, Environmental Benefits

Generating an average of 56,000 units of electricity each year, the solar plant will reduce the heat load of the building by 90 percent.

02 / 13

CARAT+ Says Exhibitor Rebooking Rate Surpasses 90% For Second Edition

More than 90% of the exhibitors who participated in the inaugural CARAT+ 2017 will be taking part in the May 2018 event.

02 / 12

Bangkok Show to Feature Thai Heritage and Craftsmanship

The February 21 to 25  61st BGJF is expected to welcome over 20,000 buyers and visitors from more than 130 countries.

02 / 11

NRF: Consumers to Spend Near-Record $19.6 Billion On Valentine’s Day

Nineteen percent of those surveyed who will celebrate Valentine’s Day plan to spend $4.7 billion on jewelry.

02 / 11

Sotheby’s Diamonds to Sell 102.34Ct, D Flawless Stone To Private Buyer

Sotheby’s says the Gemological Institute of America described the stone as the “largest round shaped, D color, Flawless diamond ever graded.”  

02 / 07

ALROSA Discusses Trends and Challenges With Long-Term Clients

Company representatives had opportunity to discuss with ALROSA's management their work in the new contract period, trends and challenges.

02 / 07

AWDC: Antwerp Diamond Trade Stabilized In 2017

The value of diamonds traded in Antwerp slipped to $46 billion last year from $48 billion in 2016, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) reported.

02 / 07

AGTA Gemfair Tucson 2018 Sees Buyer Attendance Up 10%

There was a 10% increase in company buyer attendance at the 36th edition of the American Gem Trade Association GemFair Tucson 2018.

02 / 06

IDE Dedicates Diamond Tech Innovation Center During IDWI 2018

The technological incubator, located within the IDE complex, will host and support diamond related start-ups in a variety of fields.

02 / 06

IDCA Celebrates 34th Annual Awards Night at AGTA Gemfair in Tucson

Indian Diamond & Colorstone Association presents Designer of the Year award to Temple St. Clair.

02 / 05

Israel Diamond Exchange Launches Official Partnership with Alibaba.com

The launch was announced during the International Diamond Week in Israel at the IDE which opened today.

02 / 05

Pandora Reports 15% Revenue Growth For 2017

The jewelry giant reported that group revenue in 2017 increased by 12% to $3.8 billion.

02 / 04

Fancy Color Diamond Price Index Slightly Up In Q4 2017

Significant increases in prices of fancy blue diamonds, offset by continued softness in fancy yellows and stagnation in fancy pinks.

02 / 04

US Firm Grows Six-Carat Round CVD Diamond

WD Lab Grown Diamonds said stone "now stands as the world's only known lab- made CVD diamond of its size and shape".

02 / 04

India's Diamond Industry Takes A Hit With Import Tax Rise On Polished

The announcement was made by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his budget speech to Parliament at the end of last week.

02 / 01

Panama World Jewelry & Diamond Hub Elects Edi Faltz as President

Edi Faltz replaces Mahesh Khemlani, who had served in the position since September 2015.

01 / 31

Small Decrease in Polished Diamond Prices in January

There was a small decline in the IDEX polished diamond price index during January following a slight rise in December.

01 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report – January 2018

For the first time in many months, there was a clear upward trend in prices of round diamonds in January with most categories showing rises.

01 / 30

ALROSA: Chinese Willing To Buy Diamond Jewelry More Than Americans

ALROSA and the GfK research company have conducted extensive research into diamond consumers in the US and China.

01 / 29

Diamond And Jewelry Organizations Present 'Diamond Terminology Guideline

Guideline aims to encourage full, fair and effective use of a clear and accessible terminology for diamonds and synthetics diamonds.

01 / 29

India Diamond Week to be Held at Bharat Diamond Bourse in April

The event will see 200-250 Indian companies displaying polished diamonds to buyers from across the world.

01 / 29

Carat+ Show To Include New Colored Gemstones Sector

Launched in 2017, the event attracted more than 3,000 visitors and 130 exhibitors last year. CARAT+ takes place from May 6 to 8.

01 / 28

ALROSA to Award Diamond Ring For Most Creative Marriage Proposal

The contest started last month and will last until February 14, with the winner receiving a diamond ring.

01 / 28

DDC Debuts State-Of-The-Art Facility At Seventh India Diamond Week

DDC and GJEPC hosted over 60 exhibitors and several hundred buyers at the seventh India Diamond Week.

01 / 28

Russian Government Signs MoU With CIBJO and AWDC

Agreement was signed in Moscow by Russia's Deputy Finance Minister together with Gaetano Cavalieri and Stephane Fischler.

01 / 24

JA 2018 GEM Awards Presented to Debra Messing and Sally Morrison

Sally Morrison was the recipient of the GEM Award for Lifetime Achievement at its 16th annual GEM Awards in New York.

01 / 24

Vicenzaoro Jewelry Show Posts 10% Increase In Buyers

The show is organized by the Italian Exhibition Group which was created by the merger of Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza.

01 / 23

WFDB: 2018 World Diamond Congress to Take Place in Tel Aviv in June

The Congress, the biannual meeting pf the WFDB and IDMA, will take place at the Hilton Hotel in Tel Aviv, from June 19 to 21.

01 / 23

ALROSA To Auction Large Rough Diamonds At IDWI 2018

Total carat weight of goods is 1,905 carats, including a 37.38-carat diamond. More than 100 clients have already registered for the auction.

01 / 22

GJEPC Chairman Pramod Agarwal Praises Tax Cut on Gemstones

India's Goods and Services Tax Council slashed the GST rate on cut and polished diamonds and precious stones to 0.25 percent from 3 percent.

01 / 22

Sarine Launches Meteorite System for Inclusion Mapping of Small Stones

Most "cost-effective solution currently available in the industry to provide inclusion mapping for rough diamonds below 35 points".

01 / 21

Hilde Hardeman Appointed To Serve As European Union's KP Chair

Hilde Hardeman, a foreign services chief for the European Commission (EC), is to serve as the Chair of the Kimberley Process this year.

01 / 20

U.S. Jewelry Sales Post Big Rise in November

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 8.4 percent in the U.S. market in November.

01 / 19

VICENZAORO January Show Starts With 1,500 Brands Taking Part

Diamantaires taking part in the show said they were there to create new contacts with jewelry firms located in European countries.

01 / 17

Tiffany Reports Strong Sales Rise For Holiday Season

Tiffany & Co.  reported that its worldwide net sales increased 8% to $1.05 billion in the two month holiday period.

01 / 16

Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces 2018 ‘Diamonds Do Good’ Honorees

Canada’s Northwest Territories, Rolex and Bruce Cleaver, CEO of DeBeers Group, will receive D.E.F. awards.

01 / 16

GCAL Joins International Grown Diamond Association

Gem Certification and Assurance Lab is the first diamond and gemstone lab to join the organization, the IGDA said.

01 / 16

Women’s Jewellery Network Holding #NoGlassCeiling Event on Int'l Women’s Day

Women’s Jewellery Network, which supports women in the UK jewelry industry, has launched a viral social media campaign.

01 / 15

De Beers Progressing Blockchain Initiative To Span Diamond Value Chain

Initiative aims to underpin confidence in diamonds and diamond industry while also enhancing efficiency.

01 / 14

New Diamond Based Cryptocurrencies to be Unveiled at IDWI 2018

CARATS.IO will host a seminar introducing its diamond-backed financial instruments and the benefits to the diamond trade.

01 / 14

GJEPC Announces Pramod Kumar Agarwal is New Chairman

Pramod Kumar Agarwal elected as Chairman and Colin Shah as Vice Chairman of GJEPC for the period of 2018 to 2020.

01 / 14

Sarine Announces Opening of First Sarine Technology Lab

The Sarine Technology Lab will initially offer services in Ramat Gan, Israel, commencing in February.

01 / 14

IGI – North & South America Granted Re-Certification by the RJC

New York-based lab attained the designation by meeting the highest ethical, social and environmental standards of the RJC.

01 / 14

GILC to Discuss Crucial Issues of Color and Gem Origin Descriptions in Tucson

The validity and necessity of terms such as Pigeon Blood Red and Royal Blue will be discussed at the meeting.

01 / 11

Shmuel Schnitzer Steps Down as Israel Diamond Institute Chairman

Shmuel Schnitzer has stepped down as Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute after less than two years in the post.

01 / 10

Robbers Steal $5.4 Million Of Jewelry From Boutique In Ritz Hotel In Paris

Robbers stole an estimated $5.4 million of jewelry and other goods from a boutique in the Ritz Hotel in Paris on Wednesday.

01 / 10

Signet Jewelers Posts 5.3% Decline In Store Sales, Total Sales Drop 3.1%

Signet's total sales were $1.88 billion, down $59.2 million, or 3.1 percent, from $1.94 billion in the prior year.

01 / 10

CARAT+ Announces New Partners And Show Features For 2nd Edition

The second edition of CARAT+, will take place at the Antwerp Expo from May 6 to 8.

01 / 08

GSI's Azar Spreads Positive Diamond Messaging on US Radio

Debbie Azar spoke on “The Ultimate Gift of Love: Diamonds – What to Know Before Making Those Sparkling Holiday Purchases".

01 / 08

GIA to Open Lab in Surat, Expand Antwerp Presence This Year

GIA to open new lab in Surat and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp in the second quarter of this year.

01 / 08

Stuller, Inc. Adds Laser And Engraver Options With B&D Sales Corp Acquisition

Stuller, Inc. has acquired B&D Sales Corporation, a laser welder and engraver company, located in Rhode Island.

01 / 08

IDE: Hotel Rooms for International Diamond Week in Israel Running Out

As a result those registering late for the event will not be guaranteed free hotel accommodations, the IDE said. 

01 / 07

Environmental Responsibility In Jewelry To Be Discussed At VICENZAORO

Environmental responsibility in the jewelry sector will be the focus of a seminar scheduled for January 22, the fourth day of VICENZAORO.

01 / 03

Sarine: Thwarted Customer's Fraudulent Use of Galaxy System

Sarine subsidiary Galatea steps up enforcement against fraudulent use of Galaxy® inclusion mapping technology and systems.

01 / 03

Hong Kong Reports Healthy Christmas Sales Growth in Export Markets

Retail business in Hong Kong's export markets is expected to grow in the coming year, says HKTDC report.  

01 / 03

Bonhams Appoints Jean Ghika As Global Director Of Fine Jewellery

As part of her new role, Ghika will oversee sales in Bonhams offices in London, New York, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.

01 / 02

Sarine: 10 Million Stones Scanned by Galaxy® Systems Worldwide in 2017

Sarine's Galaxy family of scanning and inclusion mapping systems surpassed the milestone in 2017.

01 / 02

European Union Takes Over Chairmanship Of Kimberley Process

European Union takes over as chair of Kimberley Process under leadership of Federica Mogherini.

01 / 01

Slight Increase in Polished Diamond Prices During December

There was a small rise in the IDEX polished diamond price index during December following a flat performance in November.

12 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - December 2017

As in November, there were relatively few price changes in round diamonds in December but most of the changes were upwards.

12 / 27

Holiday Jewelry Sales Jump 5.9%, Reports Mastercard SpendingPulse

It is the largest year-over-year increase since 2011 and "further indication of consumer confidence".

12 / 25

Antwerp's Brilliant Diamond Show Being Delayed To Later Date

The ninth edition of the show was due to be held from January 28 to 30; new dates will be revealed soon.

12 / 25

India Polished Diamond Exports Surge 50% on Year In November

Polished exports for the April to November period showed a smaller rise of 1.3 percent to $15.6 billion.

12 / 20

US Judge Dismisses Exelco's Chapter 11 Petition

The company owes $35 million to Standard Chartered and $15 million to KBC, according to the filing in Belgium.

12 / 18

Israel's IDWI 2018 to Feature High End Diamond Jewelry

IDE President Yoram Dvash said: “Jewelry manufacturing is a natural complement to our core business."

12 / 18

NRF: Nov Retail Sales Up 6% On Year, Holiday Spending To Meet Forecast

Online and other non-store sales grew 10.5 percent year-over-year, reflecting the growth of online shopping.

12 / 18

Strong Increase in U.S. Jewelry Sales in October

Sales of fine jewelry and fine watches rose by 7.0 percent on the year in the U.S. market in October.

12 / 16

Christie’s: Celebrating 24 Straight Years As Jewelry Auction Market Leader

This year has been a "stellar" one for Christie’s jewelry sales, the auction house said.

12 / 13

Israel Inviting Buyers to Combine Business and Pleasure at IDWI 2018

Change to format will enable visitors to combine business with pleasure at February 5-7 International Diamond Week in Israel.

12 / 13

International Gemological Institute Launches Italian Site

International Gemological Institute launches igialumni-italy.org, a website designed specifically for its Italy Alumni Association.

12 / 12

AWDC and De Beers Talking Blockchain Collaboration

AWDC and De Beers discussing potential collaboration in De Beers’ recently announced blockchain platform.

12 / 11

GSI Expands Synthetic Diamond Jewelry Testing Services Worldwide

GSI is expanding its synthetic testing services for finished diamond jewelry to Hong Kong, India, New York and Dubai.

12 / 11

WDC Hopeful as Kimberley Process Plenary Gets Under Way in Brisbane

Stephane Fischler "encouraged by open dialogue and discussions so far, but should not underestimate complexity of what lies ahead".

12 / 09

CIBJO President Supports De Beers Blockchain Diamond Traceability Plan

Gaetano Cavalieri voices CIBJO's support for a De Beers development project that employs blockchain technology.

12 / 07

Israel's International Diamond Week to Feature Technology Theme

IDE promises to unveil a series of groundbreaking initiatives that will have an important impact on the diamond industry.

12 / 07

De Beers: Fixed-Price Forward Contracts Moving to Core Business Status

Fixed-Price Forward Contracts offer Auction Sales customers opportunity to secure guaranteed access to bespoke future supply contracts.

12 / 06

Jewelers Mutual Wins 31st Consecutive A+ Superior rating from A.M. Best Company

Jewelers Mutual is the only insurer dedicated solely to serving the jewelry industry in the United States and Canada.

12 / 06

World Diamond Council Encourages Open Dialogue Around Kimberley Process

Kimberley Process reform to be discussed at KP Plenary being held in Brisbane, Australia, from December 9-14.

12 / 05

STPL Presents ROBOT for Diamond Processing

STPL says ROBOT designed to make diamond processing completely accurate, rapid and human error-free.

12 / 05

Angola's Sodiam Exits De Grisogono As President Fights Dos Santos Influence

Sodiam will divest a stake in Geneva-based jewelry maker De Grisogono for “reasons of public interest and legality”.

12 / 05

De Beers Group Announces Changes To Executive Committee

De Beers has announced three changes to its Executive Committee to take effect as of February 1 next year.

12 / 05

IDEX and CEDEX Start Roadshow For Accredited Investors

The exclusive roadshow for the diamond and jewelry industry for accredited investors only is running from December 4 to 20.

12 / 03

AWDC and GJEPC Collaborating on MyKYCBank Project

"MyKYCBank will encompass members of world’s largest diamond trade and manufacturing communities, Antwerp and India."

12 / 03

De Beers to Use Blockchain-Based Technology To Better Track Diamonds

De Beers is adopting blockchain-based technology to facilitate greater tracking of its diamonds.

12 / 03

Registration Opens for Israel’s International Diamond Week

Seventh International Diamond Week in Israel to be held from February 5-7 at the Israel Diamond Exchange. 

12 / 03

Tiffany Among Wealthy Millennials’ Favorite Luxury Brands - MVI Research

Tiffany & Co is among classic luxury brands in favor with among the USA’s growing wealthy Millennial consumer segment.

12 / 03

Polished Diamond Prices Flat in November

Following a slight increase in October, the IDEX polished diamond price index was flat during November.

12 / 02

ABN AMRO Diamond & Jewellery Clients Head Erik Jens Leaving Bank

The bank said that Geert van Reisen appointed interim Global Head of Diamond & Jewellery Clients as of 1 December.

12 / 02

Industry Analyst And Journalist Chaim Even-Zohar Announces Retirement

Chaim Even-Zohar says the time has come to "rearrange his life priorities" as he retires after 45 years in the trade.

12 / 02

ALROSA: Average 30% Premium to Reserve Prices for Dynasty Stones

Four polished diamonds were sold; the prices and buyers have not disclosed by agreement of the parties, the miner said.

11 / 30

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - November 2017

As in November, there were relatively few price changes, in both round and fancy diamonds last month.

11 / 29

AGTA GemFair, US Antique Shows to Exhibit Together in Las Vegas

AGTA and US Antique Shows to hold events together at Las Vegas Convention Center beginning in June 2019.

11 / 29

Guangzhou Exchanges Hold International Jewelry & Diamond Conference

Exchanges jointly organize “Road & Belt, Hand in Hand - International Jewelry & Diamond Conference".

11 / 28

DMCC Confirms Ahmed Bin Sulayem to Be Chairman Of Dubai Diamond Exchange

Bin Sulayem to take over as Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange after Peter Meeus steps down on January 31.

11 / 28

'Pink Promise' Highlights at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Hong Kong Auction

The 14.93-carat Fancy Vivid pink diamond sold for $31,861,000, setting a record per-carat price for a pink diamond of over 10 carats.

11 / 28

Israeli Diamond Industry Hopeful Ahead of HKJMA Show

The Israeli diamond industry is positive ahead of the Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers’ Show.

11 / 27

CEDEX and IDEX Online Join Forces To Accelerate Transparency And Development

CEDEX will leverage IDEX's diamond knowledge and real-time diamond prices to present to its future exchange customers.

11 / 27

More Than 130 Firms/Private Clients To Compete For Dynasty Collection At Auction

ALROSA is holding a silent auction for the sale of the polished diamond Dynasty collection on Wednesday.

11 / 27

GJEPC Holds First-Ever India International Diamond Week

Event was held as part of a bid to promote the Indian diamond industry worldwide and improve trade relations.

11 / 27

Bonhams Reports Strong Demand at HK Rare Jewels and Jadeite Auction

The top-seller was a fancy colored diamond and diamond dress ring by Cindy Chao’s iconic Ribbon Collection for $1.16 million.

11 / 22

India Posts Decline In Polished Diamond Exports In October

India's polished exports in October plunged by 23 percent to $1.93 billion.

11 / 21

ALROSA Auctions $1.2 Million Of Polished Colored Diamonds In Israel

Firm sold all 262 polished diamonds offered which had a total weight of 209.34 carats, including 15 pink diamonds.

11 / 21

Tiny Jewel Box Appointed Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Atelier

Luxury jeweler, Tiny Jewel Box, has been appointed as an “Argyle Pink Diamonds Select Atelier”.

11 / 20

Israel to Laser Cut World’s Most Expensive Rough Diamond

The 813-carat Constellation Diamond has been brought to Israel to be laser cut in the first stage of its processing.

11 / 20

De Beers Announces Shining Light Awards Finalists

Shining Light Awards recognize emerging jewelry designers in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

11 / 18

Former H. Goldie & Co CEO Mark Boston Passes Away at Age of 71

Mark Boston passed away at the Royal Trinity Hospice in London, after 11 years of battling cancer, at the age of 71.

11 / 14

VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show Opens

VOD Dubai International Jewelry Show, the region’s only B2B and B2B jewelry show, runs until November 18.

11 / 13

Sarine Reports Decline in Revenue to $45.7M for Q1-3

Decrease of 15 percent mainly due to lower sales of capital equipment in the third quarter, Sarine said.

11 / 12

DDC Members 'Positive' Following GJEPC India Show

Program gave participants chance to meet top manufacturers in India  and hold uninterrupted business meetings.

11 / 08

Israel’s 2018 International Diamond Week to be Held February 5-7

The Israel Diamond Exchange has announced that the next International Diamond Week in Israel will be held from February 5 to 7, 2018.

11 / 08

Rio Tinto: Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Delivers Record Result

The tender continued double digit price growth with Argyle Everglow becoming most valuable stone in tender's 33-years.

11 / 07

Strong Focus On Responsible Sourcing Of Colored Gemstones at CIBJO Congress

Annual congress in Bangkok took pace from November 5-7 and brought together some 150 official delegates and a total of 300 participants.

11 / 07

Industry Bodies Agree to Harmonise Diamond Blue Book and IDC Nomenclature

Agreement formalized at CIBJO Congress in Bangkok after CIBJO Diamond Commission approved changes to its Diamond Book.

11 / 06

Government, UN, Industry Gather For De Beers 2017 Diamond Conference

This year’s conference will focus on the importance of sustainability for the diamond industry and diamond producing states.

11 / 05

Fancy Color Diamond Price Index Climbs Slightly In Q3

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the third quarter of 2017 indicates a slight rise overall of 0.2 percent over Q2 2017.

11 / 04

GIA Campus in Carlsbad Recognized as 2017 ACCSC School of Excellence

GIA’s Carlsbad campus receives 2017 School of Excellence Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

11 / 02

IDE Elects Yoram Dvash to Serve as President for Second Term

President Yoram Dvash was re-elected earlier this week for a second term of three years at a General Assembly of bourse members.

11 / 01

Polished Diamond Prices See Slight Increase in October

After a slight decline in September, the IDEX polished diamond price index showed a very slight increase in October.

10 / 31

CIBJO Posts Agendas And Related Documents Ahead Of Congress

The congress will take place at the Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok, from November 5 to 7, with pre-congress meetings starting on November 2.

10 / 31

The IDEX Online Polished Price Report - October 2017

There were relatively low levels of activity in both round and fancy diamonds in October.

10 / 30

Top Gem Experts to Take Part in World Ruby Forum in Bangkok

The World Ruby Forum will take place in Bangkok on November 4, with seminars on every aspect of rubies from the upstream to downstream.

10 / 29

US Judge Calls Complex Exelco-KBC Bank Bankruptcy Case 'A Mess'

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has described the Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection case of Belgian trader, Exelco NV, as “a mess”.

10 / 28

Drop In Exports To US Brings About 12% Fall In Polished Exports Overall In Q1-Q3

Exports of polished diamonds dropped 12 percent year on the year to almost $3.4 billion in the January-September period.

10 / 28

WFDB Celebrates 70th Anniversary, Holds Finance Seminar/ExCo Meeting

The 70th anniversary celebration took place in Antwerp and also marked the 570th anniversary of the city's diamond history

10 / 26

HRD Antwerp Launches Diamond ID Card For Smaller Stones

HRD Antwerp launches diamond ID Card for smaller diamonds.

10 / 23

International Gemological Institute Launches Diamond ID Report

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) has launched its diamond evaluation card – the Diamond ID report.

10 / 23

Planned 5% VAT On Loose Diamonds Continues to Creates Waves In India And UAE

New 5% VAT rate on loose rough and polished stones due to start in January in the United Arab Emirates.

10 / 23

Signet Jewelers Completes Fist Stage of Finance Program

Signet Jewelers Limited has announced the completion of the first phase of the strategic outsourcing of its in-house credit program.

10 / 22

ALROSA's Vinikhin Visits Israel to Display Dynasty Collection

Due to the long-term partnership between ALROSA and Israel, the firm gave Israeli clients an opportunity to see the collection up-close.

10 / 19

WFDB's Ernie Blom Praises Dubai Diamond Conference

WFDB President took part in third biennial Dubai Diamond Conference.

10 / 18

IDEX Launches Online Credit Solution for Diamond and Jewelry Retailers

IDEX has announced the launch of a major new initiative aimed at providing assistance to diamond and jewelry retailers.

10 / 17

Ex-PM Cameron Delivers Sustainability Message at Dubai Diamond Conference

David Cameron, the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, opened the second day of the Dubai Diamond Conference.

10 / 17

Peter Meeus Leaving Dubai Diamond Exchange After 12 Years

After 12 years as Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) Chairman, Peter Meeus will be leaving the position as of January 1.

10 / 30

Happy Diwali!!!

Happy Diwali with No Bull Logo

DIWALI, the festival of lights, represents the victory of light over darkness, knowledge over ignorance, good over evil, & hope over despair. Homes and offices are illuminated with numerous small oil lamps and candles to empower our hearts and minds to commit to good deeds and thoughts. The entire team at AMIPI wishes that this light brightens your life and brings good health, happiness, peace and prosperity- today and all thru the year!

  SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

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