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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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