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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!

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