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India Gold & Jewellery Conclave 2019
  
Antwerpsche Diamantkring cvba
Michael H. Vaughan
Executive Board Member
Antwerpsche Diamantkring cvba
Honorary Life Secretary- General
  
Antwerp World
Diamond Centre
Ari Epstein
Chief Executive Officer – Antwerp World Diamond Centre [AWDC]
The New Jeweller Breau  
The Belgian Polished Diamond Traders Association
Henri Keesje
President
The Belgian Polished Diamond Traders Association [BVGD]
  
The Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry
Bart De Hantsetters
Chairman
- The Syndicate of the Belgian Diamond Industry [SBD]
  
Global Diamond Industry lays Foundation for Kimberley Process 2.0 during KP Intersessional Meeting in Antwerp
Antwerp was the host city for the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional meeting. This year, the European Union occupied the KP Chair.   
Lucara Announces Appointment of Vice President of Corporate Development and Strategy
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the appointment of Ayesha Hira as Lucara's Vice President of  
Israel to Hold Diamond Auction at JCK Las Vegas
The Israeli Diamond Industry will again be among the largest international exhibitors at the JCK Las Vegas show (June 1-4, 2018,) the most important trade   
2018 CIBJO Congress to take place in Bogotá, Colombia, October 15-17
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2018 annual congress in Bogotá, Colombia, October 15-17, with pre-congress meetings beginning   
DMCC's DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE (DDE) ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a DMCC platform, and the only bourse in the Middle East affiliated with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)   
GJEPC in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse organizes the 3rd Edition of Diamond Detection EXPO & Symposium
The 3rd Edition of Diamond Detection EXPO & Symposium organized by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in association with Bharat   
WFDB Announces 2018 World Diamond Congress to be Held in in Mumbai in October
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that the 2018 World Diamond Congress, the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the   
GJEPC organises 3rd edition of India SAARC- Middle East Buyer Seller Meet at Hyderabad
In an effort to develop new trust and understanding at a cultural, business & professional level and to explore future business opportunities, 
Lucara Recovers a 327 Carat Diamond From Karowe
Lucara Diamond Corp. is very pleased to announce the recovery of a 327 carat, top white gem diamond (picture attached), from its 100% owned   
IDE Announces Diamond Inspection Period Extended to 30 Days
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) announced today that an agreement has been reached with the Diamond Controller extending the tax-free inspection   
GEM DIAMONDS LIMITED announces the Recovery of high quality 149 carat diamond
Gem Diamonds Limited recently announced the recovery of an exceptional quality 149 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond, with excellent shape, from the   
Recovery of exceptional quality 910 carat diamond
Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE: GEMD) is pleased to announce the recovery of an exceptional quality 910 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond from the   
Boost to Generic Promotion Campaigns Top of Agenda at WFDB ExCo Meeting & Asia - Pacific Presidents' Summit
The world Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Executive Committee Meeting and Asia-Pacific Presidents' Summit held in Macau on September  
CIBJO President expresses support for De Beers plan to develop diamond traceability system based on blockchain technology
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has voiced the World Jewellery Confederation's support for a De Beers development project that employs blockchain technology,   
EDWARD JOHNSON JOINS THE RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL (RJC) AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Edward Johnson joins the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as Director of Business Development to expand its expertise and drive growth for the   
AHMED BIN SULAYEM TAKES OVER PRESIDENCY OF THE DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, confirmed today further to its announcement at the   
DIAMCOR ANNOUNCES ROUGH DIAMOND TENDER RESULTS
Diamcor Mining Inc., (the “Company”) announces the results of the tender and sale of rough diamonds recovered prior to November 9, 2017 from  
DMCC’s dubai diamond conference concludes with Inauguration of uae’s first diamond polishing facility And a rare 163-carat gem on display
The second day of the Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 ('DDC 2017') under the theme ‘Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’ organised by   
HRD Antwerp expands services in Dubai & the Middle Eastern Region
The New Jeweller Bureau spoke to Mehmet Can Ozdemir, Managing Director - HRD Antwerp - Middle East Operationsin the GCC region and the Middle East to   
Lucara Announces Sale of 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona
Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced that the historic 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona recovered from the Karowe mine in Botswana in November 2015  
World Diamond Mark launches Chinese-language website WDM websites in Arabic and Spanish are in the pipeline
The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM) has launched a full-fledged mirror site in Chinese. The site, accessible from the WDM home page, is the result  
Fancy color diamond price index unchanged during Q2 2017
Analysis of pricing data by the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) for the second quarter of 2017 indicates overall pricing stability across all categories  
WDM announces new WDM Authorised Diamond Dealers New members hail from Belgium, Canada, Italy and Russia
The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM) announced that a group of renowned retail jewellers from Belgium, Canada, Italy and Russia have joined  
CIBJO President meets with Thailand's Minister of Commerce in preparation of 2017 CIBJO Congress in Bangkok
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has met in Bangkok with Mrs. Apiradi Tantraporn, the Minister of Commerce of the Republic of Thailand, to   
Stellar Diamonds plc announced Agreement to Sell Guinea Assets for US$2 million Receipt of US$250,000 Exclusivity Fee
Stellar Diamonds plc, the diamond development company focused on West Africa, announces that it has entered into a conditional binding Term Sheet with BDG Capital Limited  
WDM and Museum of Named Diamonds to cooperate on collecting retailers' diamond stories at JCK Las Vegas
The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM) and the Museum of Named Diamonds (MoND) announced they will be joining forces to collect  
World Diamond Mark launches Part of You™ campaign on www.passion.diamonds B2C web platform and through digital channels
The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM) has soft-launched its global diamond promotion campaign with the emphasis on diamond  
DIAMCOR ANNOUNCES ROUGH DIAMOND TENDER RESULTS AND OPERATIONAL PROGRESS UPDATE
Diamcor Mining Inc. is pleased to announce the results of its second tender and sale of rough diamonds from the processing of material in the +1.0mm to -45.0mm  
Lucara Achieves US$54.8 Million from Its First Exceptional Stone Tender of 2017
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce results from its first Exceptional Stone Tender ("EST") of Karowe diamonds in 2017   
Gem Diamonds Recovers high quality 80 carat diamond
Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE: GEMD) is pleased to announce the recovery of a high-quality 80 carat, D colour Type II diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho  
DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND ANNOUNCES POWERHOUSE LINE-UP OF HONOREES FOR “DIAMONDS DO GOOD” AWARDS IN LAS VEGAS
D.E.F’s “Diamonds Do Good” Corporate Legacy of Philanthropy Award celebrates the actions a company’s takes to better the lives of the local community while making a difference on the global stage. For over 100 years, Helzberg Diamonds has epitomized this ideal. Barnett Helzberg’s good business skills and sense of community responsibility helped grow his Kansas City-based jewelry stores even during the Great Depression,  
DIAMCOR PROVIDES UPDATE ON OPERATIONAL EXPANSIONS, ROUGH DIAMOND TENDERS, AND NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the “Company”) is pleased to announce that further to the installation of significant additional operational  
GEM DIAMONDS LIMITED announced the Appointment of Chairman
Gem Diamonds is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Harry Kenyon-Slaney as an independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the  
CIBJO President meets with Fisheries Minister of Fiji, pledges support for development of responsible pearl industry
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has met in Hong Kong with Semi Koroilavesau, the Minister of Fisheries of the Republic of Fiji   
BrilliANT - 9th ADTF: January 28-30, 2018
Less than a week after the successful conclusion of the eighth edition of BrilliAnt - the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair, the Organizing Committee   
GEM DIAMONDS LIMITED
Q4 2016 Trading Update
Gem Diamonds Limited recently provided the following Trading Update detailing the Group's operational and sales performance for the Period  
DIAMCOR PROVIDES UPDATE ON OPERATIONAL EXPANSIONS AND ROUGH DIAMOND TENDERS FOR THIRD FISCAL QUARTER
Diamcor Mining Inc. is pleased to announce that the installation of additional operational equipment and expansions underway at the Company’s Krone-Endora  
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) announced the results of the 2017 Board of Directors Election
Alan Bronstein of Aurora Gems was elected President of NCDIA. Newly elected Board member Jose Batista of Rio Diamond Corp. was elected Vice President.  
GEM DIAMONDS LIMITED announces Q3 2016 Trading Update
Gem Diamonds Limited is pleased to provide the following Trading Update detailing the Group's operational performance for the Period 1 July 2016  
German jewellery retailer Designer Diamonds awarded WDM Authorised Diamond Dealer status
Designer Diamonds, a family-owned engagement and wedding ring retailer headquartered in Munich,   
LACE DIAMOND MINE, DIAMOND SALES AND PROJECT UPDATE
DiamondCorp, the Southern African diamond mining, development and exploration company, is pleased to advise  
Jewellery's role in supporting developing economies must be part of its public image, says CIBJO President at Rendez-Vous Gemmologiques de Paris
While jewellery is a luxury product and non-essential to those who purchase it, the jewellery and gemstone sectors are industries that are essential 
IGDA ADDS EIGHT NEW MEMBERS
The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA), an industry-wide association formed by diamond growers, lab-grown diamond distributors 
2016 CIBJO Congress to take place in Yerevan, Armenia, October 26-28
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2016 annual congress in Yerevan, Armenia, October  
Fancy Color Diamond Index: Blue fancy color diamond prices rose 1.7% in Q1 2016
Yellow fancy color diamond prices decline by 1.8%, driven mainly by 1-3 carat fancy yellow, The Fancy Color Diamond Index  
India Gem & Jewellery exports declines by 3.46% to USD 38,599.18 mn
India Exports of gems and jewellery dropped 3.46% in FY16 to USD 38,599.18 mn as compared to USD 39,980.63  
WJH honors Panama's Minister of Commerce & Industry, together with foreign ambassadors and diplomats
The World Jewelry Hub has marked Diplomatic Day in Panama by hosting the country's Minister of Commerce  
Botswana Geoscience Portal goes live
Geosoft announced the launch of the Botswana Geoscience Portal, a partnership initiative with the Botswana Geoscience Institute 
'CSR for the Jewellery Professional,' a six-lesson course, launched online by WJCEF, CIBJO's educational arm
WJCEF (World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation), the educational arm of CIBJO,  
IDE President Yoram Dvash Calls for Additional Financing for Global Diamond Industry
Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash has called for an increase in credit lines to finance the diamond industry worldwide. Referring 
Jacques Korn Appointed President of Antwerp Diamond Bourse
The Antwerp Diamond Bourse (Beurs voor Diamanthandel) has made two new appointments to its Board of Directors.  
LACE DIAMOND MINE, MARCH QUARTER DIAMOND SALES AND PROJECT UPDATE
DiamondCorp, the Southern African diamond mining, development and exploration company, is pleased to provide the following  
India Gem & Jewellery Awards concludes in Jaipur, India
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) hosted the 'India Gem & Jewellery Awards (IGJA)  
GJEPC URGES GOVT. TO WITHDRAW EXCISE TAX ON JEWELLERY
Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) recently, stated that the imposition of 1% excise duty on jewellery  
HRD Antwerp and Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association (HKIDA) sign exclusive screening service agreement
HRD Antwerp, Europe’s Leading Authority in Diamond Certification, and the Hong Kong Indian Diamond Association  
WFDB Asia Summit Emphasises Importance of Upcoming Congress Themes of Transparency, Responsibility, Sustainability
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has taken further steps to refine its strategy going forward at its Asia Summit  
Responsible environmental practices in coral and pearl sectors focus of CIBJO/Italian Trade Commission seminar in Hong Kong
The implementation of environmentally sound practices in both the coral harvesting and pearl farming  
Baoulé Diamond Sale Set For March
Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed (AIM: STEL) diamond development company focused on West Africa,  
Lucara Reports Strong Operational Results in a Year of Historic Diamond Recoveries
Lucara Diamond Corp. reported full year revenues of $224 million for the year and cash of $134.5 million.
Diamond industry launches Israel Diamond Jewelry Association at International Diamond Week in Israel
The International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) is focusing attention this time on diamond jewelry  
Rio Tinto delivers underlying earnings of $4.5 billion and maintains 2015 full year dividend at 215 US cents per share
Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh said “Against a highly challenging environment, Rio Tinto delivered a strong performance in 2015  
Lucara Announces Date for Its First Exceptional Stone Tender in 2016
Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced the dates for its first Exceptional Stone Tender ("EST") of 2016. Viewing will take place in Gaborone  
Private equity investment into mining doubles in 2015 Total invested reaches $4.5bn
International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has recently (8 February 2016) released its annual ‘Private Equity in Mining’ report revealing that over $3.15bn of private equity investment was injected into mining projects during 2015 over 119 deals.
The research, published at the start of Investing in African Mining, Indaba 2016 in Cape Town, shows a 238% increase in activity
LACE DIAMOND MINE PROJECT UPDATE
DiamondCorp, the Southern African diamond mining, development and exploration company,  
Stellar Diamonds Update on Tongo Mining Licence Application, Sierra Leone
Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed diamond development company focused on West Africa,  
55 carat diamond recovered from Baoulé kimberlite in Guinea
Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed (AIM: STEL) diamond development company focused on West Africa  
CIBJO President to participate in International Diamond Week in Israel,heading a buyers' delegation from Italy
Gaetano Cavalieri, President of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has confirmed that he will head a delegation of buyers from Italy
DIAMCOR ANNOUNCES SECOND ROUGH DIAMOND TENDER RESULTS OF ITS THIRD FISCAL QUARTER
Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the “Company”) announces the results of the second rough diamond tender
DE BEERS SECURES FUTURE FOR KIMBERLEY MINES

De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM), a 26% BEE (black economic empowered) company, has signed an agreement to sell Kimberley Mines
GIA & TCS Notifies Indian Gem & Jewellery Trade of Invalidated Grading Reports

GIA recently invalidated grading reports for 1042 diamonds after discovering that colour and clarity of these stones  
Lucara Adds US$30 Million to 2015 Revenue From Latest Exceptional Stone Tender

Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced the results from its second Exceptional Stone Tender of 2015.
GJEPC Chairman Praveenshankar Pandya sets the correction and growth agenda for the G&J industry
Praveenshankar Pandya, the newly elected Chairperson and Russel Mehta, Vice Chairperson of the GJEPC
Sodiam C.A.R. responds to Amnesty International’s diamond report
Sodiam C.A.R. (Société Centrafricaine Du Diamant) has responded to the report “Chains of Abuse” published recently by Amnesty International describing it as failing to take account of the realities of the diamond industry and as reflecting a politically motivated agenda.
The report, which focused on the global diamond supply chain, included criticisms of Sodiam C.A.R.’s  
Antwerp Diamond Report 2014

The impressive figures booked by the Antwerp diamond community speak for themselves, yet they do not tell the whole story of 2014.  
PANAMA OPENS ITS DOORS TO ROBERTO COIN
Among the various events taking place in Panama, the year 2015 the arrival of the famous Italian brand Roberto Coin
Gem Diamonds announces sale of the 357CT LETŠENG DIAMOND
Gem Diamonds Limited (LSE: GEMD) is pleased to announce the sale of an exceptional 357carat white diamond
Antwerp remains most important rough diamond trade hub
This is according to the 2014 annual figures from the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, which monitors and maps out diamond production and distribution worldwide.
SIGNET JEWELERS REPORTS SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS
Signet Jewelers Limited (“Signet”) (NYSE and LSE: SIG), the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry
DE BEERS TO MAKE MAJOR INVESTMENT IN DIAMOND MARKETING OVER HOLIDAY SEASON

The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced that it will make a major investment in a holiday marketing campaign  
Antwerp diamond industry second quarter figures follow first quarter trend
The trade figures for rough diamonds are in line with the figures from the first quarter of 2015. Exports as well as imports of rough diamonds declined with respect to last year
PHILIPPE MELLIER: SUSTAINABLE RETURNS ACROSS THE DIAMOND PIPELINE ARE KEY TO INVESTMENT
Addressing the second day of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) Presidents meeting in Tel Aviv
World Federation of Diamond Bourses Presidents Debate Industry Concerns At Working Session
Leaders of exchanges around the globe heard an outline of developments over the past year from World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)
Presidents' Meeting is critical platform to discuss manufacturers' future Majority of IDMA members gathering in Tel Aviv

2015 Presidents' Meeting kick starting recently at the Tel Aviv Hilton hotel, IDMA President Maxim Shkadov and Secretary General Ronnie VanderLinden  
Industry Financing and Falling Profitability to be Leading Debates at Presidents Meeting, Says WFDB President Ernie Blom
World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom says the participation of De Beers Group CEO Philippe Mellier
Major Israel Diamond Delegation to June Hong Kong

The Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies (IDI) will host 67 companies in an expanded diamond pavilion at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
‘Make in India’ shines at the GJEPC’s ‘India Pavilion’ at JCK Las Vegas 2015
Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of gem and jewelry industry in India has strived to establish India
Diamond Trade Finance Revolutionised With DMCC Tradeflow Loans for Diamonds

Financing the trade in rough diamonds took a major step forward in Dubai recently as DMCC Tradeflow,  
Presidents' Meeting to address competitive position of diamonds in luxury consumer product markets

The hosts and organizers of the 2015 Presidents' Meeting -- IDE and the IsDMA -- have invited Frank Müller
Antwerp Further Strengthens Strong Ties With Canadian Miners
Canada is the third largest diamond producer in the world and one of the most important suppliers of rough diamonds to Antwerp.
The Gem & Jewellery Industry Ends Fy 2014-15 On An Optimistic Note, Despite Tumultuous Global Economic Conditions
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) recently released the annual performance for the Indian Gem & Jewellery sector
DMCC to Host Three Seminars on Diamond Finance in 2015

The Dubai Diamond Exchange, a DMCC initiative, is planning to hold three seminars on diamond financing this year,
Antwerp diamond industry announces first quarter figures

First-quarter exports as well as imports of rough diamonds in 2015 declined in comparison to the first quarter of 2014.
Scandinavian national jewellery associations unite to form Nordic Jewellery Federation in CIBJO
National jewellery associations from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Sweden have come to together as united bloc within CIBJO,
GJEPC welcomes the SNZ regulatory framework and taxation regime
The recently announced Foreign Trade Policy for 2015-20 aims to support services and exports along with improving the ease of doing business,
Israel Takes Steps to Revive Diamond Manufacturing

An advanced “one-stop shop” for diamond manufacturing, recently opened near the Israel Diamond Complex in Ramat Gan,
Belgian Court Order Executed As Diamonds Return To Zimbabwe

The final installment of 500,000 carats of seized diamonds with an estimated value of a little under $29 million has finally been returned to Zimbabwe,
International Colored Gemstone Association Initiates Special Policy To Develop Next Generation of ICA Members
The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) to encourage younger members of the international colored gemstone industry
IDE and ALROSA sign MoU to advance closer cooperation
MoU was signed on the 2nd day of IDW in Israel by delegation head Andrey Polyakov, ALROSA vice president, and IDE president Shmuel Schnitzer.
Record figures confirm leadership of Antwerp diamond industry

Over the past 12 months, Antwerp clearly confirmed its leadership role in the global diamond trade & remains the preferred partner for diamond trade worldwide
CIBJO and Fiera di Vicenza set to launch first web-based CSR compliance system
The system, which provides comprehensive ethical market and transparent supply-chain and chain of custody solutions, was developed by Branded Trust Assurance Systems.
Three major diamond bourses to cooperate for first time at February's International Diamond Week
"The diamond business is changing fast," IDE President Shmuel Schnitzer said. "However, the business model of diamond exchange remains valid."
Israel’s Diamond Exports Rose Slightly in 2014

U.S. Remains Largest Market with 38 Percent
14 of the world's largest diamond companies, among firms moving into new Panama Gem & Jewelry Center

With construction of the Phase I building of the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center now complete,
Seminar at VICENZAORO January to focus on implementing ethical Social Responsibility standards
The seminar is being organised by CIBJO, and Fiera di Vicenza, and will be presented by Greg Valerio and Dr. Donald Feaver.
DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE (DDE) SUPPORTS DE BEERS DIAMOND FINANCING SEMINAR
De Beers Bankers Executive briefing on diamond financing hosted at Almas Tower
Positive rough diamond trade figures in November, polished numbers down
November trade figures of the Antwerp diamond sector illustrate two tendencies.
IDI Launches Holiday B2C Sales Platform

Israeli Diamond Industry is gearing up for Cyber Monday with a pop-up B2C e-commerce platform for loose diamonds and diamond jewelry,
Industry organizations pledge unequivocal support to WDC and its mission

Members of WDC, gathering in Delhi, India, for an informal meeting, have issued a statement emphasizing their strong and unequivocal support
Bain & Company forecasts positive outlook for Diamond Sector, the fourth annual report released
Looking ahead to the next decade, the outlook should remain strong, as long as the industry can step up its focus on driving demand
AWDC Wins Best Belgian Sustainability Report Award
In the ‘other organizations’ category, jury considers AWDC’s report a clear, well-structured and excellent example of a good GRI G4 report
WDC campaigns for strengthened Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, at 2014 KP Plenary Meeting

WDC President Edward Asscher headed the delegation of 12 diamond and jewelry industry representatives from around the world
Antwerp Diamond Sector’s October Figures Drop Slightly Due to Holiday Season
Rough diamond trade figures also show a decline compared to October 2013
Edward Asscher addresses Kimberley Process Plenary in Guangzhou, China
He was speaking to the 2014 Plenary Meeting of the Kimberley Process, which opened in the Chinese city of Guangzhou.
Gemmological Association of Great Britain awards Gaetano Cavalieri with Honorary Fellowship

The award was made by Gem-A President Harry Levy during the association's graduation ceremony at Goldsmith's Hall in London
By joining WDM, Africa can take benificiation downstream

Consumers need to know about what diamonds mean for Africa, says Popov
Africans should leverage natural resources into economic development
CIBJO President tells Zimbabwe Diamond Conference in Harare
Panama Gem & Jewelry Center directors visit world's largest diamond complex in Israel
Visiting delegation included Juan Manuel Henriquez, the Project Director at Grupo Verdeazul and Ignacio Mallol and Eric Den Eerzamen of Mallol & Mallol
World Diamond Council concludes 2014 Annual General Meeting in Antwerp

Pledges support for Ebola-affected countries and dealing with issues raised by FATF
DGCX Launches Two New Pairs of Mini Indian Rupee Futures

New products are region’s first cross-currency contracts
WFDB CONCLUDES EXCO MEETING WITH PLANS FOR A NEW PARADIGM
3 day program of discussions and meetings that included an extensive strategy session to analyse, discuss and decide on future mission of WFDB
WDMF and Turkish Jewellery Exporters Association sign MoU at Istanbul Jewellery Show
The MoU was signed in the presence of other Turkish partners, such as Borsa Istanbul and HRD Antwerp Turkey.
City of Antwerp and City of Shanghai celebrated the 30th anniversary of their sisterhood

Antwerp diamond traders traveled to Shanghai and seized the opportunity to network with the Chinese diamond traders present at the event.
Stable trade figures in September for Antwerp diamond sector

The trade figures of the Antwerp diamond sector for the month of September remained stable.
IDE to advance "Natural Is real" during Israel Diamond Week, November 10-13, 2014

The campaign, stresses the Israeli diamond industry and trade's commitment to natural diamonds.
DDC and IDE create ultimate 'Diamond Supply Platform' on DDC trading floor, Nov 10-13

DDC and IDE are creating an unparalleled "Diamond Supply Platform", at a time that North American diamond buyers need it most
WDMF and GJEPC, India, to organize World Diamond Conference in Delhi

'Future of Diamond and Diamond Jewellery Consumer Market'
The conference will be held December 11-12, 2014.
Multibank becomes first financial institution to secure office space in PGJC

Panama's Multibank has become the first financial institution to secure office space in the Phase I building of the Panama Gem & Jewelry Center.
IDE members about Hong Kong Fair: the market is back!

Asia's largest jewelry fair inspires optimism toward holiday sales season and Israel Diamond Week in New York, November 10-13, 2014
Israel Diamond Week - A unique diamond sourcing opportunity on DDC New York trading floor

The third edition of the Israel Diamond Week in New York, to be held November 10-13, 2014,
First Texas-Israel Diamond Show Sparks Great Interest

Both Diamantaires and Jewelers Keen to Explore Direct B2B Opportunities
Antwerp’s rough trade strong in August

August 2014 rough trade in Antwerp outperformed that of August 2013, with increases in both import and export, continuing the positive trading streak
Two Latin American industry leaders appointed directors of Panama Diamond Exchange

Hecliton Santini Henriques, and Dr. Luciano Pataro, have been named directors of the Panama Diamond Exchange
Antwerp diamond sector posts solid trade figures in July

In comparison with July of last year, the volume of exported diamonds rose by 1,22%, which translates to a volume increase of 16,37%.
DGCX Moves To New Offices in the DMCC Free Zone

Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), has announced that it has moved to a new permanent office in the DMCC Free Zone,
Israel's Net Polished Diamond Exports Up 6% in First Half 2014

Israel's net polished diamond exports for the first half of 2014 rose 6% to $3.6 billion as compared to $3.4 billion during the first half of 2013,
Panama Diamond Exchange to host high-level seminar

The Panama Diamond Exchange will a host a seminar for representatives of the Government of Panama,
World Diamond Industry Leaders to attend the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference 2014

The most important world diamond leaders have accepted to be keynote speakers at the Zimbabwe Diamond Conference 2014
DGCX to relist Indian Rupee Options contract on July 18

The contract, which was temporarily suspended in 2013 to facilitate migration to a new trading infrastructure, will restart trading on July 18.
Strong rough trade streak continues in Antwerp

The month of May continued the positive streak of this year in rough trading, that is, an improved performance as compared to 2013.
Diamond, Gem & Jewellery Banking Summit 2014

GJEPC organised this summit to bring together senior officials from the Banking, Gem & Jewellery Trade and Ministry of Finance
New AWDC Board reelects Stéphane Fischler as President

Board of Directors also appointed Kaushik Mehta as Vice-President, representing the trade, and Freddy Inzlicht as Vice-President
CIBJO president outlines sustainability framework for pearl sector

The president, Gaetano Cavalieri said economic, environmental and social elements must be incorporated
IDMA tackles thorny issues at 36th World Diamond Congress

IDMA memebers concluded their deliberations, after raising and discussing a long list of topics that weigh heavily on the minds of diamond manufacturers
Presidents of CIBJO, WFDB, IDMA and WDC establish 'The Presidents Forum'

The heads of the jewellery and diamond industry's four leading international representative bodies have agreed to establish "The Presidents Forum,"
World Diamond Congress - 2014

The congress brought together the key industry players in this city, “The Diamond capital of the world” with all 30 member bourses represented.
Zimbabwe to Host second Zimbabwe Diamond Conference 6 – 7 Nov 2014

The Ministry of Mines and Mining Development of the Republic of Zimbabwe will organize a second Zimbabwe Diamond Conference
Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee formed to oversee Synthetic Diamonds

In order to eliminate this undisclosed mixing and ensure confidence of the international trade in the Indian industry, NDMC was formed.
WDC President and Kimberley Process Chair sign MOU to formalize WDC's operation

Edward Asscher, President of the World Diamond Council, and Vice Minister Wei Chuanzhong, Chair of the Kimberley Process, signed a MoU in Antwerp
Noa Pardo is New Managing Director of IDI Hong Kong

IDI representative office in Hong Kong, IDI – Asia Pacific Ltd., has a new managing director. Ms.Noa Pardo replaces Ms. Gila tElizov Gefen,
GJEPC – India Launches New Business Development and Marketing Campaign

GJEPC – India announced a major, new, multi-level business development campaign focused on the U.S., Canadian and South American markets
Russian Finance Minister opens CIBJO Congress 2014,

Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov delivered the opening address of the 2014 CIBJO Congress 2014,
WDC Board of Directors elects officers, Edward Asscher to serve as new WDC President

The Board of Directors of the World Diamond Council has elected a new President, Vice President and Treasurer of the organization.
Antwerp trade figures holding steady

Following superb figures in January and February, March import and export figures of the Antwerp diamond sector continue to hold steady
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE launches new program in CONGO

DDI is pleased to announce a major new partnership with PROMINES, a project funded by World Bank and DFID in Congo
The Gem & Jewellery Industry in India ends 2013-14 at 11% decline in Exports

Contributes US$ 34746.90 Million towards India’s Foreign Exchange Earnings Dip attributed to the stringent gold import policy
World Diamond Council members elect new Board of Directors

The membership of WDC has elected a new Board of Directors, in the first such poll conducted under the organization's amended bylaws,
ALROSA, Russia and GJEPC, India sign Memorandum of Understanding

India, world’s largest diamond-processing nation and Russia, world’s largest rough diamond producer, have taken a significant step towards diamond trade
Visit of His Excellency Cde. Robert Mugabe, President of Zimbabwe, to the DDE

His Excellency Cde. Robert Mugabe, President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, visited the premises of the Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) in Almas Tower.
Sierra Leone President Koroma visits the Antwerp diamond sector

Antwerp diamond sector welcomed Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma. The visit of the presidential delegation underscores
DMCC signs MoU with World Diamond Mark

DMCC and WDM have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to increase sustainable consumer appeal and confidence
Dubai Diamond Exchange signs Cooperation Agreement with ALROSA

The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’) and ALROSA, the Russian world leader in diamond mining, have signed a Cooperation Agreement in Dubai.
Full House at Dubai Diamond Exchange Inaugural Zimbabwe Diamond Tender

DDE, a DMCC platform, is currently bustling with record numbers of participants at inaugural Zimbabwe diamond tender held from 23 - 30 Mar
DDE announces appointment of Honourable ISAK KATALI to its Board of Directors

DDE has further expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Hon. Isak Katali, Minister of Mines and Energy of the Republic of Namibia
DGCX Average Daily Volume Grows 6% in February

Total monthly volumes reach over 1 million contracts,
Mini-Indian Rupee futures up 54%,
258% year-to-date growth for Silver futures
Antwerp Diamond Night Moscow affirms alliance with Russian Diamond Industry

A delegation of the AWDC and representatives of no less than 35 Antwerp diamond companies met with a delegation of the Gokhran,
UOB Bullion and Futures joins DGCX

DGCX announced today that UOB Bullion and Futures, has been approved as a Clearing Member of the Exchange
Dr. Robert Mhlanga, Chairman of Mbada Diamonds (Pvt) Ltd., joins the DDE Board of Directors

The Dubai Diamond Exchange, has further expanded its Board of Directors with the appointment of Dr. Robert Mhlanga, Chairman of Mbada Diamonds.
Diamond Controller key factor in success of Israel's diamond industry

Controller to play crucial role in getting goods on the floor in time for April event
WDMF signs MoU with HRD Antwerp NV Parties agree on cooperation

World Diamond Mark®Foundation (WDMF) signed an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with HRD Antwerp NV,
Bourses’ initiatives help develop markets for members

Ernie Blom, President of the WFDB, and the Federation’s EXCO have congratulated and expressed their appreciation towards
Peter Meeus, Chairman, Dubai Diamond Exchange, thoughts on the diamond industry

I nearly fell off my chair when I recently read the motion for a resolution of the six federal government parties,
Coral sector must be vocal advocate for responsible environmental practices

Coral sector must be vocal advocate for responsible environmental practices, CIBJO President tells Pacific Precious Coral Forum in Taipei
GJEPC and IIDGR, collaborates to maintain consumer confidence in diamonds, in India

GJEPC, India and IIDGR, a division of De Beers Group of Companies, agreed to cooperate and work together to maintain consumer confidence in
FATF Money laundering report: a good initiative that misses the mark

The report, drafted by the Financial Action Task Force and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, consists of information procured on a voluntary basis
Israel Diamond Exchange launches own diamond tender facility

First IDE tender to be held during International Rough Diamond Week
2013 second best year ever for Antwerp diamond industry

Both import and export of rough and polished diamonds grew significantly, with no less than 8% for rough and 4% for polished trade.
Sophisticated Device that Revolutionize the Diamond Industry Presented to IDE

One of the most precise balanceson the market — able to measure to the minute value of 1/10,000th of a carat
Seminar in Vicenza examines the intricacies and challenges in the US and Europe

A blue-ribbon panel of experts has discussed what may be a gathering storm for the gold jewellery industry,
IDE organizes International Rough Diamond Week

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) plans to hold its first International Rough Diamond Week (IRDW) from March 9 to 13, 2014.
GILC Announced Speakers and Agenda for Tucson 2014

The Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC), has announced the lineup for its Tucson 2014 meeting,
Israel’s Net Polished Diamond Exports Up 12% in 2013

Reported Significant Growth in Most Trade Parameters
Impact of conflict mineral legislation during VICENZAORO Winter show

The new year is likely to be a most significant one in terms of the regulation of minerals from areas of conflict in Africa, including gold.
CIBJO to hold 2014 annual congress in Moscow, May 19-21

CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, will hold its 2014 annual congress in Moscow, Russia, May 19-21, 2014,
Export polished diamonds rose in October

The monthly import and export figures of the Antwerp diamond trade indicate polished trade increased in value as well as in volume in October,
AWDC welcomes Zimbabwe delegation

AWDC is hosting a delegation of representatives of the Zimbabwean government, MMCZ and ZMDC, in Antwerp.
AWDC and the City of Antwerp launch quality label for local jewelers

Antwerp and diamonds have been intertwined for more than 550 years.  
CIBJO president participates in Yerevan Jewellery Show and conference in Armenia

CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has participated as a guest of honour at the 2013 Yerevan Jewellery Show in Armenia,  
AWDC organized exclusive networking event in Luanda

AWDC organized an exclusive Antwerp Diamond Networking event in the presence of Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium,
Buyers' registration opens for Israel Diamond Week in New York

Buyers interested in attending the second edition of the Israel Diamond Week in New York, November 11-14, 2013, can now register online
Israel’s Polished Diamond Exports Up 9% in 3Q 2013

The Israeli Diamond Industry saw impressive growth in almost all trade parameters during the first three quarters of 2013,
The jury of GJEPC’s 40th Indian Gem and Jewellery Awards finalize the winners

The jury which consisted of senior members from the industry recently meet in Mumbai for their final decision
DDI Welcomes Rory More O'Ferrall

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) is pleased to announce that Rory More O'Ferrall has joined our team as Honorary Vice Chairman.
GILC Announces Speakers for Hong Kong 2013

The Gemstone Industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC) has announced speakers for the 2013 meeting in Hong Kong
American diamond industry leadership pledges support to WDMF goals and program

The leaders of the major American diamond industry and trade organizations, the Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC) and DMIA
TanzaniteOne Launches Online Boutique

Ethically mined tanzanite gems and jewellery now available online
CIBJO appoints Three industry association chief executives

CIBJO has announced the appointment of three veteran jewellery industry chief executives to key positions in the organisation's Sector B
Large Indian buyers group to attend Diamond Week in Israel

More than 450 buyers from 18 countries registered
World Diamond Mark Foundation delegation visits India

A delegation of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF), headed by the organization's chairman Alex Popov, is currently in India for a series of talks
CIBJO readying 'ground - breaking' CSR programme for jewellery industry

Gaetano Cavalieri tells participants at ECOSOC High-Level Segment
Avi Paz succeeds Eli Izhakoff as President of World Diamond Council

Mr. Paz, who was First Vice President of the WDC, assumed the position of President after Mr.Izhakoff
Fusion Tenders and Hennig to hold rough diamond tender

Fusion Tenders, in conjunction with I. Hennig & Co., will be holding a rough diamond tender for original 10.80ct+ large single stones,
MJ Christensen renews Millennium Star Level Support

The Las Vegas based jeweller, MJ Christensen, has once again made a generous donation to the Diamond Development Initiative International.
Registration Opens for the US & International Diamond Week to be held in Israel from Aug 26-29

Registration opens for the Israel Diamond Exchange's second diamond buying event, being held August 26-29.
WDC President supports decision of KP Chair

Eli Izhakoff, President of the World Diamond Council has supported without reservation the decision issued on May 23 by Ambassador WelileNhlapo,
India Poised to be International Trading Hub for Rough Diamonds

A Task Group report to make recommendations to help India retain its primacy as a trading hub. Shri. Anand Sharma, Honble Minister of Commerce,
GJEPC of India announces Pre Budget Expectations

With 28 days to go for the Union Budget, GJEPC of India announced its expectations for the Indian Gem & Jewellery sector
First WFDB executive meeting for 2013 produces positive results

The first World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) Exco meeting for 2013 took place 3-4 February in Antwerp, Belguim under the leadership
Strong start to Fourth Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair

The fourth edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair in Antwerp, Belgium. With scores of visitors waiting in line to collect their badges
CIBJO launches new website, provides free access to Blue Books and industry guides

With a slick new design that is reminiscent of its earlier website, the new edition provides a wealth of information about CIBJO and its activities,
Remembering Mr. Gerald David Sisk Jr.

ICA is with great sadness to hear the news on the passing away of our member- a world renowned Graduate Gemologist - Mr. Jerry Gerald Sisk.
Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers Show

Hong Kong International Jewelry Manufacturers Show held from 29 Nov to 2 Dec 2012 concludes on a high note.
Gemewizard launches Gem Color Academy, offering landmark online course in the grading and pricing of colored gemstones
Gemewizard, the world leader in digital solutions for the analysis, description, pricing and trading of color in gemstones and colored diamonds, has inaugurated the Gem Color Academy, its online educational arm that will provide professional-level knowledge and experience for the gem and jewelry industries.  
Industry Trailblazer Kathryn Kimmel Retires From GIA

Kathryn Kimmel, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, will retire from GIA (Gemological Institute of America) on Aug. 30. During her 29  
IGI's Know Your Diamond Jewelry Seminar continues to educate diamond enthusiasts
Nashik, Maharashtra: As a part of their continued efforts to educate consumers of diamond jewelry, IGI conducted a Know Your Diamond Jewelry seminar for the esteemed clientele of TejasviJewellers. The knowledge driven session was well attended and appreciated. Introducing diamond jewelry in a more technically educative manner has helped the participants view their diamonds from a fresher  
GIA Education Available in Shenzhen, China
Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals in Shenzhen, China will now have direct access to GIA (Gemological Institute of America) education programs  
$2 Million in GIA Scholarships Available for 2020 Classes
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is offering $2 million in scholarships for aspiring or current gem and jewelry professionals interested in GIA gemology,  
GSI Opens New Testing Laboratory in New York
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological entities in the world, is opening a second laboratory facility in New York focused on the screening and detection of undisclosed lab-grown diamonds in jewelry.
Located at 587 Fifth Avenue, GSI's new laboratory is 4,200-square-feet covering the entire ninth floor of the building where the organization will expand its service offerings and continue its groundbreaking  
Industry Executives Convene for GIA's Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School
GIA's Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School (HBS), held June 24 to 27, brought together senior gem and jewelry executives for a custom four-day  
GIA Expands Courses Available in Japanese

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has announced that in late 2019 it will expand distance education courses available in Japanese. In addition to the  
SSEF Performs First-Ever Radiocarbon Age-Dating Procedure on Historic 'Ana Maria Pearl,' to be sold as Lot 264 at Christie's Magnificent Jewels Sale in Geneva in May

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has successfully age-dated the historic 'Ana Maria Pearl' using carbon-14 (14C). This is thefirst time such a procedure has been conducted on a historic natural pearl, to provide valuable and new information on the age of a gem. The Ana Maria pearl is due to be  
GIA Furthers Best Practices with Improved 'Know Your Customer' Program

To comply with applicable laws, regulations and best practices, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) is enhancing its 'Know Your Customer' (KYC) program. This program supports the high  
IGI certifies SHUMUKH, the Guinness World Record holder bottle of scent
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the global leading gemology experts are the certification partner of choice for SHUMUKH, the world's most expensive bottle of scent - a luxurious unisex perfume worth US$ 1.30 million. SHUMUKH is the only perfume to hold two Guinness World Record titles, the 'Most diamonds set on a perfume bottle', and the 'Tallest remote-controlled fragrance spray product'. The name SHUMUKH translates to 'deserving the highest' in Arabic and is an artefact of the Spirit of Dubai Parfums  
ALROSA TECHNOLOGY to present new diamond identification tool at the Fifth Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference

ALROSA TECHNOLOGY, an ALROSA group company, will present its new-generation ALROSA Diamond Inspector for the screening and identification of natural diamonds, treated  
5th Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference comes to Cyprus

The Fifth Mediterranean Gemmological & Jewellery Conference will take place in Limasol, Cyprus, May 17 to 19, 2019. As usual, the conference is organized byBrankoDeljanin of CGL-GRS (Canada)andGeorge Spyromilios of IGL (Greece). The first four MGJ Conferences were held in Greece (2015), Spain (2016),  
Octonus to present NEW Diamond Optical /Beauty Workshop at MGJ Conference in Cyprus
Since education is critical to enable the diamond and jewellery industry to grow and to endure difficult times, the Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference organizers CGL-GRS (Canada) and IGL (Greece) have prepared 11 talks from international experts and 5 practical workshops with the latest research samples on natural, treated and synthetic diamonds, rubies, sapphires, emeralds and opals. Workshops seats are so popular that 90% are sold out. Octonus is a pioneer  
Diamond Research Gives Clues to the Formation of the Continents

Diamonds, long prized for their beauty and rarity, continue to reveal clues about the early history of our planet. To better understand how the most ancient continents came to be, researchers examined  
Diamond Services introduces new lab-grown diamond identification system, expands accurate detection to light-brown colour ranges

Diamond Services, the Hong Kong-headquartered developer of technological systems and services for detecting laboratory grown, imitation and treated diamonds, has announced that it is introducing into its laboratories a new device developed by its own research and development team, which improves the range of detectable merchandise to include all rough and  
The M-Screen+, fastest and 100% reliable screening instrument, according to the ASSURE Program

The joint collaboration by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers – the ASSURE Program – has published the results from the independent performance tests of Diamond Verification Instruments in the ASSURE Directory on diamondproducers.com/assure/. Through the ASSURE 
GIA New York Jewelry Career Fair Draws Job Seekers

More than 450 students, GIA (Gemological Institute of America) alumni, job seekers and industry professionals connected with 56 companies looking to hire and 23 career coaches offering  
AIGS to boost cooperation in gemological education with China

The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) plans to boost cooperation in gemological education with Chinese institutions. AIGS Chairman Kennedy Ho met with Shunyu Hou, President of GTC -- Guangdong Gemstones & Precious Metals Testing Center, in Guangdong , and agreed to further collaboration in educational  
AIGS Lab launches App to verify its gemstone reports

The AIGS Lab has launched an App that can verify AIGS gemstone reports, creating additional protection for customers. The App, which is effective from March 10, 2019, can verify the following AIGS reports: AIGS Master Gemstone Report (MGR & MGRS), AIGS Full Report, AIGS Diamond Report, AIGS Master Jade Report (MJR), and AIGS Brief Report. 
GIA Hong Kong Celebrates Laboratory Expansion

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Hong Kong celebrated the relocation and expansion of its laboratory on Feb. 18 – just three days after the Institute marked its 88th anniversary. Susan Jacques, GIA president  
Gem and Jewellery institutes coming together under one umbrella to form Asia-Pacific Gemstone and Technology Standardisation Alliance (AGA).

NGTC is organising a half day open Forum meeting Win-Win on 28th afternoon with CIBJO, GIT, GII, CGL, DFHK, GHK and HKIG as corganisers. NGTC invited many experts from many institutes  
2019 GIA Scholarship Applications Accepted Until March

Aspiring gem and jewelry professionals interested in GIA(Gemological Institute of America) gemology and jewelry manufacturing arts programs, distance education courses  
Alrosa Pilots GIA's M2M Program
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced recently that Alrosa, the world's largest producer of rough diamonds, is piloting in the Institute's M2M program. "The M2M program is a way to share with the consumer the story of our diamonds," said Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA. "The creation of tracing systems is an important step in confirming diamond provenance, which will have benefits for industry participants, retailers and ultimately  
GIA Adds Alexandrite to Colored Stone Identification & Origin Reports

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) now offers origin reporting for alexandrite, adding it to Colored Stone Identification & Origin Report services for ruby, sapphire, emerald, Paraíba tourmaline and red spinel.  
GIA Adds Alexandrite to Colored Stone Identification & Origin Reports

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) now offers origin reporting for alexandrite, adding it to Colored Stone Identification & Origin Report services for ruby, sapphire, emerald, Paraíba tourmaline and red spinel.  
GIA Research Scientist Offers Seminars on Diamonds in Mumbai

GIA India conducted educational seminars about "Identification and Update on Laboratory-Grown Diamonds" and "The Causes of Colour in Natural Fancy-Coloured Diamonds" on Jan. 24  
GIA Welcomes New Governor to Board
The Board of Governors of GIA welcomed Samantha F. Ravich, Ph.D., as the newest member of the Institute's governing body during their regularly   
New Mineral Named in Honor of Gemology Pioneer
Researchers at GIA (Gemological Institute of America), in collaboration with researchers at the University of Padova, recently discovered  
IIDGR INTRODUCES SYNTHDETECT 'XL'
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a member of De Beers Group, recently announced the introduction   
Scientific analyses of grading (near-) colourless fluorescent diamonds
HRD Antwerp, Europe's leading authority in diamond certification, recently undertook a study entitled "The effect of fluorescence on the colour of   
Limited Seats Remaining for the Largest Gemological Symposium

Even though more than 700 people from 35 countries have already confirmed, there is still time to register for the sixth International Gemological Symposium on  
GSI BECOMES THE FIRST LAB TO BE ISO 17025 CERTIFIED IN DUBAI
Gemological Science International (GSI) today announced it has received its ISO 17025 and DAC - REQ – 01 accreditation in Dubai,   
GIT Urges Consumers to Buy Certified Diamonds from Renowned Labs
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT advises consumers to only purchase diamond and diamond jewelry with  
GIA India to Present Latest Product and Service Developments at IIJS 2018
GIA India will present laboratory and education offerings, live demonstrations of the GIA iD100 gem testing device, complimentary seminars and more   
HRD Antwerp
Mr Michel Janssens, CEO, HRD Antwerp talks to the New Jeweller bureau on the factors that have made HRD Antwerp a leading authority in gemmology   
ANTWERP achieves revolution in diamond polishing process

The Scientific and Technological Research Center for Diamonds (WTOCD) is the collective research center of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC),  
IGI's Traditional Jewelry Identification Report Validates the Pride of Jadau
The decision to certify uncut jewelry by the world's trusted name in diamond certification and education has proved to assuage the fear of   
The Ultimate Detection Device For Laboratory Grown Diamonds
In an industry where synthetic diamonds are on the rise, trust and transparency are key to safeguarding the confidence between diamond traders,  
SYNTHDETECT SHORTLISTED AS FINALIST FOR INDUSTRY INNOVATION AWARD
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, is pleased to announce that its ground-breaking   
GIA Collaborates with Princeton University on Advanced Diamond Research

Rapid advancements in research and technology; changing consumer tastes; shifting norms for miners, manufacturers and retailers; and many other  
One of the biggest Jewellery house's in South India boosts sales with Irys RFID
PMJ Jewels is one of the leading jewellery house's in South India with its presence worldwide in countries like USA, UAE & SE Asia. PMJ Jewels also   
Okavango Diamond Company Pilots GIA M2M to Provide Botswana Origin Diamonds
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced today that Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) is participating in the Institute's M2M program.   
The Diamond Industry Moves Towards Responsible Sourcing
Sarine Technologies Ltd noted that the major industry focus at theJCK Las Vegas 2018 trade show in early June was the issue of responsible diamond sourcing  
"Futurescape Forum" to Close GIA Symposium

Rapid advancements in research and technology; changing consumer tastes; shifting norms for miners, manufacturers and retailers; and many other forces  
Diamond Durability Laboratory (DDL) and HRD Antwerp sign strategic partnership to offer Processing Risk Evaluation services in Antwerp
Diamond Durability Laboratory (New York) to offer insurance related services internationally through partnership with HRD Antwerp (Belgium).   
Spring 2018 Gems & Gemology Reveals Colorful Discoveries in Gems
Delve into the science of green diamonds, explore "rainbow" hematite and discover how DNA can be used to identify pearls in the Spring 2018 issue of Gems   
GIA Research Scientists to Offer Advanced Synthetic Diamond Seminar
Building on more than 80 years of industry-leading gemological education programs and more than 60 years of scientific research into natural,   
Sarine's Artificial Intelligence Based 4Cs Diamond Grading Reports Adopted by Japan's K-Uno
Sarine Technologies Ltd is pleased to announce that the leading Japanese jewellery company K-Uno is the first retailer in the world to adopt the new Sarine  
EVERLEDGER & DIAMOND DURABILITY LABORATORY INNOVATE DIAMOND DAMAGES RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS

Everledger announced the collaborative launch of the Diamond Risk Platform with the Diamond Durability Laboratory (DDL) which dramatically shifts  
IIDGR SURAT LAB INSTALLS SOLAR ROOF
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, has installed a 34.8 kilowatt solar roof at its grading and inscription   
HRD ANTWERP LAUNCHES ITS REVOLUTIONARY NEW PRODUCT, THE ID CARD
HRD Antwerp, Europe's leading authority in diamond certification, launched its new ID CARD on the 26th of October 2017 at its HQ in the Antwerp diamond district.   
"Investment grade diamonds are the best of the best" Diamond Bullion™ now listed on SDIX
The Singapore Diamond Mint Company ("SDM") recently announced the launch of the Diamond Bullion™, a revolutionary new investment   
AIGS & GGTL Announce Launch of 'Gem Alliance'
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences Laboratory and GGTL announced today that they are joining forces to form the Gem Alliance, a cooperation based  
GSI Conducts live Demo Jewelry Testing at Dubai Seminar, DMCC

GSI, a leading diamond grading organization conducted a live demo testing at their breakfast seminar at DMCC Dubai. The seminar addressed managing  
IIDGR EXPANDS IN CHINA WITH EXTENSION OF SOO KEE GROUP GRADING PARTNERSHIP
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, has announced it is expanding its existing grading partnership   
IGI Leadership is the result of over 16 years of hard work in the GCC and Middle Eastern region
The New Jeweller UAE bureau spoke to Nico D’Haemer of International Gemological Institute [IGI] in Dubai and understood the reason behind the   
Sakthi Trading Group

Sakthi Trading Group is a part of IDM Global Group of companies now, in to Gold and Diamonds trading, headquartered in Dubai and spread its wings in Asia Pacific,  
IIDGR TO PROVIDE PROPRIETARY DIAMOND VERIFICATION AND INSCRIPTION TECHNOLOGY FOR SINGAPORE DIAMOND MINT'S NEW INVESTMENT PRODUCT

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, today announced it will provide diamond verification services to  
IIDGR ANNOUNCES FOUR NEW DIAMOND GRADING PARTNERSHIPS IN ASIA

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, has established four new diamond grading partnerships with leading  
I.DAVID® REVOLUTION Sieves

The I.DAVID® REVOLUTION Sieves are slowly building itself a name in the Diamond and Jewellery market, especially in Switzerland and India where care is taken for accuracy   
Diamond Services reports a lowering threshold for synthetic diamonds, as man-made stones as small as 0.0025 cts. discovered in New York
Multiple single-cut diamonds, sized from a quarter point to half a point (0.0025-0.005 carats), which were contained in jewellery recently submitted for testing to a   
Impact on Goods and Services Tax Introduced in India for the Gem and Jewellery sector

Following the implementation of the new goods and service tax (GST) in India on July 1, jewelry dealers in the country will pay taxes ranging from 0.25 to 3% for gems. More specifically, gold,  
IIDGR UNVEILS INDUSTRY-FIRST SYNTHETIC SCREENING DEVICE FOR TESTING MULTIPLE STONES IN SET JEWELLERY

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a De Beers Group company, today unveiled SYNTHdetect – the first synthetic screening device in the
Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance announces affinity partnership with Gemological Science International

Lavalier Personal Jewelry Insurance and Gemological Science International (GSI) announced an affinity partnership today. Lavalier is now offering a 10% premium discount  
IIDGR ESTABLISHES POLISHED DIAMOND GRADING PARTNERSHIP WITH LUKFOOK JEWELLERY
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, today announced that it has established a polished   
HRD Antwerp recognized as one of the top three manufacturers of synthetic-diamond detectors by Signet Jewelers

Signet jewelers is planning to open a testing laboratory for synthetic-diamond detectors to ensure its suppliers can confidently say they are only dealing in natural stones.  
Varda Shine to Join Sarine Technologies Board

Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine” or "the Company" and together with its subsidiaries "the Group"), (U77:SI)  
SSEF launches PearlScan®: Unique and easy-to-use system to count, document and measure single and multi-strand pearl necklaces

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF is introducing to the market a new system for scanning both single and multi-strand pearl necklaces. Called PearlScan®, it is able to count  
Sarine and GGTL Laboratories Cooperate to Take Gemmological Grading Technology to the Next Level

Sarine Technologies Ltd (“Sarine”) (U77:SI), and GGTL Laboratories (“GGTL”) are pleased to announce that they have entered into a collaboration agreement to research   
Will TECHNOLOGY Drive JEWELLERY- SALES In The Future?
The TECHNOLOGY & Machine Tool Industry is in for achieving the title of a “Shape Changer” in the gem and jewellery sector. In the current economic scenario   
DE BEERS' IIDGR UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION AUTOMATED MELEE SCREENING INSTRUMENT

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, today unveiled its next generation automated  
IIDGR ESTABLISHES FIRST RETAILER GRADING PARTNERSHIP IN ASIA

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, recently announced that it has  
DesignTech Systems partners with Solidscape® to launch High Precision 3D Printers in India

DesignTech Systems Ltd., a leading name in CAD/CAM/CAE, PLM and Additive Manufacturing technologies, has today announced a strategic partnership with Solidscape®  
SSEF becomes first gem lab to introduce age dating of natural pearls as a client service

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has become the first gem laboratory worldwide to introduce, as an additional service to clients, age dating of pearls using carbon-14 (14C).   
DE BEERS' AUCTION SALES TO PILOT FIXED-PRICE FORWARD CONTRACTS
The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced that its Auction Sales business is to begin piloting fixed-price forward contracts.   
DE BEERS GROUP’S IIDGR INVESTS FURTHER US$5M TO EXPAND SURAT DIAMOND GRADING AND TESTING CENTRE

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, recently unveiled a US$5 million  
Sarine Technologies Decodes Color & Clarity

Sarine Technologies' New Groundbreaking Clarity and Color Technology Will Revolutionize the Global Diamond Industry says the company Sarine CEO Mr. Uzi Levami  
DE BEERS’ IIDGR TO LAUNCH NEW SYNTHETIC DIAMOND DETECTION TECHNOLOGY

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies,
GSI’s Live Report to Expand Globally

Gemological Science International (GSI) announced recently that its Virtual Diamond Examination Report (VDX) went live as planned.   
Gemmological Institute of India induct new Instrument for immediate detection of Synthetic diamonds
To address the threat of undisclosed mixing of Synthetic diamonds with Natural Diamonds, the Gemmological Institute of India (Gil),  
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIAMOND GRADING & RESEARCH TO LAUNCH GRADING SERVICE IN NEW MARKETS

The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced that its International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR)  
Antwerp Diamond Industry pleased after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi delivers results

Given the importance of diamonds in the trade relations between Belgium and India, Indian Prime Minister  
Professor Dan Shechtman opens IDE Diamond Technology Zone

Recently, Nobel Prize winner Professor Dan Shechtman officially opened the Diamond Technology Zone during a short ceremony held in the Israel  
Portugal's Portdiamonds / Numerplatina Ida Makes First Export of Kimberley Process Diamonds to Dubai Company

Portuguese company Portdiamonds / Numerplatina Ida has announced its first-ever export of rough diamonds with Kimberley Process
FATF urges caution on trade with Iran and North Korea
Registered diamond companies should apply enhanced customer due diligence measures when  
DiaCam360 launches new software

After three months of development, DiaCam360 has released its much anticipated software upgrade 
DiaCam360 to introduce latest, improved camera during International Diamond Week in Israel

DiaCam360, the company that has conquered the international diamond trading community's heart with its small, portable, effective and affordable camera
Upgraded version of ASDI, the automated colourless natural diamond detection device, released by SSEF for international export

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has announced the release for international export of an upgraded version of its ASDI device.
Switzerland's SSEF and Gübelin Gem Lab agree to harmonise 'pigeon blood red' and 'royal blue' standards

The Swiss-based Gübelin Gem Lab and Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, recognised as the leading laboratories for coloured stone testing
Diamond Services sets up synthetic screening service in Shanghai following successful installation of mini Raman Spectrometer in Surat

Diamond Services has announced that it will begin offering synthetic diamond screening services directly to the Chinese diamond trade
WTOCD DEVELOPS AUTOMATED MELEE SCREENING DEVICE IN COLLABORATION WITH HRD ANTWERP

WTOCD (Antwerp Scientific Research Centre for Diamonds) has developed an automatic melee screening device in collaboration with HRD Antwerp.
Soon to be released mini Raman Spectrometer to enable dealers to definitively identify synthetics and HPHT colour-treated diamonds

A mini Raman Spectrometer, which is able to accurately detect HPHT and CVD lab-grown synthetic diamonds
SATO’s PJM RFID Technology Integrated with DiaAdmin Software

SATO (TSE:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, and GemBox RFID
OGI SYSTEMS Ltd. AND HRD ANTWERP ANNOUNCE SYSTEM INTEROPERABILITY

OGI Systems Ltd., one of the leading providers of diamond manufacturing solutions, announced the completion of a successful collaboration with HRD Antwerp
SATO Printer Interface Achieves Certified Integration with SAP® Auto-ID Infrastructure

SATO (TSE:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced recently
EGL rights holders announce reorganization of EGL representation in Israel

The holders of EGL rights in Israel and Mr. Benhamou announced recently that the Eurogem laboratory in Israel (also known as EGL International),
GemePrice 4.0 pricing system for gems and jewelry released

Gemewizard has announced the release of GemePrice 4.0, the latest generation of the gem industry's leading online
SSEF inaugurates new state-of-the-art laboratory in Basel

The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF), one of the world's most respected gem research, education and grading institutions,
SATO Launching IoT-based Global Maintenance Service for Printers

Leveraging Salesforce to stay connected to customers 24x7, ensuring product performance and business success
Diacam360 to be launched during international Diamond Week in Israel

Compact, table top scanning device aims for daily use by diamond professionals
EGL Asia and China's NGGC renew exclusive agreement

Agree to further efforts on identification of synthetic diamonds
Modern machines & technology at GJEPC’S laboratory attracts customers locally & internationally

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WTOCD grants Coborn license for its new polishing machine

That license will extend existing technological cooperation between WTOCD and Coborn with the machining of diamonds materials for industrial applications.
OGI Systems Group releases the SAWCut Nano

OGI Systems Group, the leading global company for technological solutions in the diamond industry, announces the launch of the SAWCut Nano,
IIDGR showcases new Automed Melee Screening device in GREATER CHINA

The new AMS device which can take up to 500 carats at once is a spectrometer based system that screens round brilliant diamonds from 0.01 – 0.2cts
OGI Systems Group releases the SAWCut Nano

OGI Systems Group, the leading global company for technological solutions in the diamond industry, announces the launch of the SAWCut Nano,
Rio Tinto accelerates productivity drive with world-first technology to enhance mineral recovery

Rio Tinto is set to capture a crucial advantage in recovery of mineral deposits, with the launch of its revolutionary 3D mapping technology
OGI Systems Group Launches Symmetry System at Hong Kong’s Fair 2014

OGI Systems Group announces the current launch of the Scanox Zoom at Hong Kong’s Jewelry and Gem Fair 2014.
GII inaugurates the Automated Melee Screening (AMS) at the Bharat Diamond Bourse

Gemmological Institue of India (GII) has inaugurated the Automated Melee Screening (AMS) machine by Shri Anoop V. Mehta, President, BDB and
GSI Inaugurates Indian HQ in BKC

GSI, Gemological Science International inaugurated its new Indian Head Quarters at Trade Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex
SGL and GJSCI collaborates to offer Diamond Grading Courses

Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories, an independent international laboratory that specialises in certification of diamond & diamond studded
Automated Melee Screening (AMS) instrument dispatched to Sightholders across the globe

Jonathan Kendall, President of IIDGR announced that AMS instrument is being dispatched to Sightholders of The De Beers Group of Companies
Aerodiam celebrates 25 years of service to international diamond, gem and jewelry industry

Aerodiam, a leading marketer of management solutions for the international diamond, colored gemstone & jewelry industries, is celebrating 25th anniversary
Gübelin Academy successfully launches Coloured Gems Cantonese course in HongKong

After the successful launch of Coloured Gem Professional Level 1 in English last Dec, Gübelin Academy has now achieved an important milestone
HRD Antwerp expands laboratory services

HRD Antwerp and Rapaport Group are pleased to announce an agreement whereby Rapaport will be providing global access to HRD Antwerp diamond grading
GSI Moves Indian HQ to New Location in BKC

GSI relocates its Indian Head Quarters to Trade Centre, Bandra Kurla Complex. The move is aimed to manage growing business in Mumbai,
SSEF introduces the Automated Diamond Spectral Inspection (ASDI)

SSEF has developed Automated Diamond Spectral Inspection (ASDI) - a device which can analyse very large quantities of melee diamonds at low cost.
Diamond Services identifies 0.138 ct Type 1Aab stone as synthetic by DiamaTest device

Diamond Services Ltd., announced its newly developed DiamaTest machine had been instrumental in identifying the nature of a 0.138 carat,
How to identify lab-grown CVD diamond

Synthetic diamonds are being produced in large quantities by companies like Adamas, AOTC (Advanced Optical Technologies Corporation) which sells
GIA Welcomes First Richard T. Liddicoat Post Doctoral Research Associate

Dr. Karen Smit joined New York laboratory
Verichannel partners with Coinapult to bring Bitcoin to Jewelry Industry

Verichannel, LLC announced today it had entered into an agreement with Coinapult, to bring a broad range of Bitcoin services to retail jewelers.
Diamond Services to introduce new screening technology for the detection of diamonds

These new, accessible and affordable technology will significantly lower the threshold for diamond companies to screen for synthetic diamonds
SSEF - ETH Zurich collaboration achieves major breakthrough in pearl research

Researchers at the SSEF and ETHZ have successfully extracted oyster DNA from pearls, allowing them to trace and fingerprint pearls from different origins.
EGL Asia to offer country of origin, beryllium treatment reports

Sales of high-quality coloured gemstones are on the rise in greater China, and with them the demand for identification reports and country of origin reports.
SSEF releases laboratory alert on new, unstable treatment of conch pearls

SSEF announced it has identified a previously unknown treatment of conch pearls that seriously corrodes and damages the surface of such pearls.
GIA One of the World's Most Ethical Companies

The Ethisphere Institute has named GIA (Gemological Institute of America) as one of the 2013 World's Most Ethical (WME) Companies.
IDMA concludes 38th World Diamond Congress in Mumbai after long discussions about the future of diamond manufacturing sector
IDMA and its sister organization the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) concluded the 38th World Diamond Congress that was held in Mumbai,  

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Jewelers of America (JA), the national trade association for businesses serving the fine jewelry retail marketplace, has announced that its member companies are featured at the new consumer
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Technovision is the creation of synergy of three successful professionals with proven track record in different segments of the industry. It carries the strength of expert technical know-how,
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Expansion of scope of ECIS by ECGC to banks lending to exports, is an encouraging step towards resolving the finance woes of the G&J sector: GJEPC
Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the apex body of the industry in India has been representing G & J Sector Policy concerns and issues to the Govt. with an objective to give impetus to exports from the country. In a recently held Board of Trade meeting on 12th September, GJEPC Chairman Shri Pramod Agrawal had urged several key policy recommendations to the Government.   
JNA Awards reveals 2019 Honourees
Organised by Informa Markets, the prestigious JNA Awards unveiled its highly anticipated list of Honourees across 11 categories for its eighth edition.  
DISRUPTION AND TECHNOLOGY TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT DMCC’S ‘DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE’ IN SEPTEMBER 2019
DMCC – the world’s leading free zone for commodities trade and enterprise – stages the fourth edition of its highly anticipated Dubai Diamond Conference   
Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting: India-KP Chair (2019) proposes transition to peace diamonds.
The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) Intersessional Meeting 2019 is an annual mid-year event of KPCS, which unites administrations,   
The Ministry of Commerce Ready to Organize The 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair with the Theme Thailand’s Magic Hands Targeting Exports to Grow at 1%
The Ministry of Commerce by the Department of International Trade Promotion is ready to hold the 64th Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair under the theme of   
DIAMOND DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
The Diamond Development Initiative is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Rowe as its new Executive Director, with effect from September 2, 2019. His appointment follows the impending departure of Dorothée Gizenga, who as DDI's founding ED has provided leadership and inspiration for more than a decade, and who will now take on a new role as Regional Director to lead DDI's expansion in Africa. She'll be based in Kinshasa, DRC.   
IDE Launches Second 'Fly to Buy' Campaign
Based on the success of last year's 'Fly to Buy' campaign, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) today announced that the second 'Fly to Buy' event will be held from September through December 2019. The promotion is being held in collaboration with the Israel Ministry of Economy.
'Fly to Buy' offers overseas diamond buyers up to $1,000 to cover the price of their flight tickets, if they purchase at least $150,000 worth of diamonds during their visit   
Avraham Eshed named 2019 Israel Diamond Industry Dignitary
After more than 50 years of uninterrupted work in diamonds and colored gemstones, Eshed is recognized for his achievements and his contribution to   
New Lab Grown Diamond Association Launched
The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) was launched today in New York. The Mission of the LGDC is to develop and implement a multi-tiered, international communications program designed to increase the awareness of, knowledge about, and demand for Lab Grown Diamonds.   
DE BEERS GROUP CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT RECEIVES RESEARCH FUNDING FROM NATURAL RESOURCES CANADA'S CLEAN GROWTH PROGRAM
De Beers Group's carbon-capture research at the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada has received a funding boost following the award of a C$675,000 grant from Natural   
IEG – T.Evolution – Jewellery Machinery & Technology will be back at Vicenzaoro September 2019
At Vicenzaoro September, the European Trade Show for international Gold and Jewellery, organized by IEG– Italian Exhibition Group and scheduled   
WDC President calls on KP-member countries to enact measures that enable diamonds to meet their full developmental potential
WDC President Stephane Fischler has called on Kimberley Process-member governments to do what is necessary to safeguard the interests of their mining communities, and   
National Bank of Fujairah launches "Save and Learn" initiative to mark the Arab Financial Inclusion Day
National Bank of Fujairah (PJSC) announced that it took part in the Arab Financial Inclusion Day, an initiative adopted by Arab Monetary Fund (AMF) and the Council of Governors of Arab Central Banks to improve financial inclusion   
LEADING WITH CONFIDENCE
In my last blog post I discussed how vital confidence is if you are to succeed at any and all stages of the diamond value chain, and to maintain confidence requires expertise, innovation and hard work. In the diamond sector, this has never been truer than it is today. Across the industry, experience and knowledge are vital for diamond businesses when it comes to retaining the confidence   
Revival in coral and pearl jewelry among top trends for 2019
Pearls with a contemporary twist, playful coral, and innovative new materials and approaches to metals, are top global jewelry design trends for 2019-20 and will be on show at the 64th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair,   
FIRST-EVER ROUGH LABORATORY-GROWN DIAMOND TENDER TO BE HELD ON DMCC's DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE (DDE)
DMCC – the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise – will host the first-ever rough laboratory-grown diamonds tender on its Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE)   
CIBJO President lays out comprehensive plan to promote responsible sourcing in jewellery industry to OECD forum in Paris
Speaking in Paris to a plenary session of the 13th Forum on Responsible Mineral Supply Chains of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),   
Revival in coral and pearl jewelry among top trends for 2019
Pearls with a contemporary twist, playful coral, and innovative new materials and approaches to metals, are top global jewelry design trends for 2019-20 and will be on show at the 64th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, which runs from 10-14 September, 2019.   
ALROSA launches new diamond deposit in Yakutia
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, launched diamond production at Zarya pipe, Aikhal Mining and Processing Division.The new deposit's expected life exceeds ten years.   
NANCY LIU TO BECOME FOREVERMARK CEO
De Beers Group announced that Nancy Liu will become the new Forevermark CEO, stepping up from her current role as COO and taking over the day to day responsibility for the leading diamond brand. Stephen Lussier, Executive Vice-President of Consumer & Brands for De Beers Group,   
DMCC CHARTERS PATH FOR GROWTH IN THE PRECIOUS METALS INDUSTRY AT DPMC IN DUBA
DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, held the eighth edition of its annual industry-leading Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) with the endorsement of the UAE Ministry of Economy. As one of the most content driven events   
IDE to Build the Tallest Tower in Israel
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) plans to build a 120-story tower within the Diamond Exchange complex. The tower will be the tallest in Israel and one of the ten tallest buildings in the world. The building will expand the size of the Diamond Exchange complex.   
Fifth Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference set to take place in Cyprus in May
Organizers of the Fifth Mediterranean Gem and Jewellery Conference (MGJC) are putting the final touches to the event which this year takes place from May 17-19 in Limassol, Cyprus. This year's conference follows the success of the four previous Conferences which took place in Greece 2015, in Spain in 2016, in Italy in 2017 and in Montenegro last year. The 5th annual MGJ Conference is organized by CGL-GRS (Canada) and IGL (Greece) and sponsored   
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Announces North America Business Hub
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (“Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group”, “the Group” or “the Company”; SEHK stock code: 1929), a Hong Kong Main Board listed company with 90 years of heritage, announces today the newly established Chow Tai Fook North America (“Chow Tai Fook North America” or “CTFNA”) business hub in Boston, MA. Chow Tai Fook  
National Bank of Fujairah scoops International Employee Engagement Award at the International Business Excellence Awards 2019
National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) PJSC announced that it has won the Employee Engagement Award at the International Business Excellence Awards 2019. Prevailing over stiff competition, the bank also achieved the runner up spot for the  
Enabling Sub-Saharan Africa's artisanal miners become entrepreneurs will help 'awaken' region's economies, WDC Executive Director tells forum
Expanding the scope of the Kimberley Process to include issues related to human rights and labor relations, as is being advocated by the World Diamond Council (WDC), will help create conditions in which  
In March 2019, ALROSA sales of rough and polished diamonds reached $377 million
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond producer, announces its diamond sales results for March and the first three months of 2019. ALROSA March sales  
BANKRUPTCY threatens for EUROSTAR Diamond Traders
Although it has been known for some time that the once-mighty Antwerp diamond company Eurostar Diamond Traders was in trouble, it was nonetheless a shock for the industry to  
DE BEERS GROUP DIAMOND VERIFICATION INSTRUMENTS TO RECEIVE ASSURE SEAL OF APPROVAL
De Beers Group Industry Services announced today that all four of their diamond verification instruments (DVI) submitted for testing as part of Project ASSURE have received outstanding results. Project Assure is a joint collaboration between the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers, with input provided by other   
Second World Emerald Symposium Announces High-Stakes Participants
The Second World Emerald Symposium follows in 2018 after the overwhelming success of the world's first World Emerald Symposium   
Gemological Science International (GSI) Announces Its Dubai Laboratory EIAC Accreditation
Gemological Science International (GSI) announced that the Emirates International Accreditation Centre (EIAC) approved GSI's Dubai laboratory accreditation. The accreditation is valid not only in Dubai where the GSI laboratory is located, but   
DUBAI PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE RETURNS IN APRIL WITH A FOCUS ON DRIVING INDUSTRY GROWTH
DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, will stage the eighth edition of its Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) on 11 April 2019 at the Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai. Held under the theme ‘Unlocking Growth in Global Precious Metals’, the  
GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019
It was a night to remember as the real stars of India's coveted designer jewellery descended from the skies to the Royal Opera House in south Mumbai responding to the futuristic theme   
Antwerp diamond expertise highlighted during State Visit to South Korea
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the umbrella organization of the Antwerp diamond industry, participated in the Belgian State Visit to South Korea. Korean jewelers value Antwerp’s diamond  
ALROSA and Endiama E.P. join forces to develop the Catoca corporate governance
The Angolan diamond mining company Catoca Ltd Mining Co (major founding shareholders are ALROSA and the Angolan national company Endiama E. P.) will  
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opens LegCo president Andrew Leung officiates the opening ceremony
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the sixth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show opened at AsiaWorld-Expo. The five-day event runs   
Dubai’s role as major precious metals hub boosted by emerging markets trade
DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs for trade and enterprise, announced recently   
Kimberley Process must grasp historic opportunity to correct its limitations, WDC President to tell special UN General Assembly meeting in New York
With 2019 being the final year of the Kimberley Process' three-year review, the organization must grasp an historic opportunity to correct shortfalls in the system designed to prevent conflict diamonds from entering the chain  
ICICI Bank from India Shuts operations in Antwerp
India's ICICI Bank is withdrawing from diamond trade financing after more than a decade of operations in the Diamond city of Antwerp. The process of shutting down would compete by March end and Diamond companies in Antwerp have been asked to finalise closure before the financial year end.
The Antwerp branch of the bank, which opened in Antwerp in May 2006, is a unit of India's ICICI Bank Ltd. which is based in India and serves the private sector.  
Alrosa CEO Sergey Ivanov Pays Official Visit to Israel Diamond Center
Alrosa Chief Executive Officer Sergey Ivanov paid an official visit to the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), where he was hosted by IDE President Yoram Dvash and IDE Managing Director Eran Zini. Providing an overview of the Israeli Diamond Industry, IDE President Dvash called on Alrosa to expand its rough diamond supply to Israel. Dvash explained that the Israeli industry focuses on large, high quality diamonds, with a cadre of expert craftsmen  
Boaz Moldawsky Elected Chairman of Israel Diamond Institute
Boaz Moldawsky, who has served as the Acting Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) for the past year, has been elected by IDI's Board of Directors as its Chairman for a three-year term. Boaz Moldawsky is a second-generation diamantaire, whose family were amongst the founders of the Israel diamond industry. He has been active in public service to the industry for many years, serving as Deputy President of the Israel Diamond Exchange,   
ALROSA launches operations in Zimbabwe
ALROSA, the world leader in diamond production, announced the launching of operations in the Republic of Zimbabwe. With support of the government of  
AWDC promotes Antwerp diamond trade during Royal Mission to Mexico
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), the umbrella organization for the Antwerp diamond industry, from 16 to 20 February 2019 will participate in the Royal Mission to Mexico. Currently, Mexico mainly  
GSI TO OFFER DIAMOND TESTING AND SCREENING FOR UNDISCLOSED DIAMOND JEWELRY
GSI, one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, will provide diamond testing and screening for jewelry manufacturers and retailers at its booth during the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show. The booth's mini-lab will showcase GSI's testing and  
CHOW TAI FOOK JOINS TRACR PILO
Tracr™, the end-to-end diamond industry blockchain traceability platform being developed by De Beers Group in collaboration with key industry stakeholders,   
Israel's Diamond Trade Stabilizes in 2018
IDE President Dvash Cautiously Optimistic about 2019
Israel's net polished exports stabilized in 2018, totaling $4.48 billion, according to figures published by the Diamond, Gemstones and Jewelry Administration of the Israeli Ministry of the Economy. Net polished diamond imports totaled $3.04 billion, while net rough diamond exports stood at $2.25 billion, and net rough imports totaled   
Bonas to Hold an Exceptional Polished Coloured Gem Tender at Jewelry Trade Center
Bonas, one of the world's leading international diamond tender houses, will hold an exceptional polished coloured gem tender from Monday, 18th February to Friday, 22nd February 2019 in Bangkok. The event is being organized with the support of the Asia Gem Center and will take place at the Jewelry  
Worldwide jewelry sales rise by 4% in Q3
ALROSA presented the results of its global luxury and jewelry market research for Q3 of 2018.North America, the largest diamond jewelry market, showed  
First Tender by the Israel Diamond Exchange to be Held during IDWI 2019
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will hold its first tender of Israeli goods during the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI). The tender will take place from January 27 – 31, 2019 and will be held at IDE's International Tender Center. It will consist  
THE INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW, ORGANIZED BY IEG – ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP – HAS OPENED
Vicenzaoro January 2019, the International Jewellery Show, organized by Italian Exhibition Group (IEG), in the presence of the Minister for Regional Affairs and Autonomies, Erika Stefani. In her speech, Minister Stefani declared: "Vicenzaoro brings with it all   
SAVE THE DATE:
International Diamond Week in Israel January 28 - 30, 2019
Save the date in your calendars: The next International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) will take place on January 28 – 30, 2019.   
Vladimir Putin launched a new diamond deposit of ALROSA
On October 31, ALROSA has started commercial diamond production at Verkhne-Munskoye Diamond Field in Yakutia. The new diamond field will   
VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show 2018 comes to an end after a successful four-day premium event at DWTC
VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show (VOD DIJS), an event organised by DV Global Link, a joint-venture company between Dubai World Trade Centre  
LAELIM and IGC Disclose a Diamond's Full Journey with GIA M2M
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) announced that Chinese retailer LAELIM Jewelry and Belgian diamond manufacturer IGC Group will pilot GIA's   
Diamond Empowerment Fund Announces Millennial-Focused Proposal Contest Winners to be Flown to Botswana to see Real Impact of Diamonds
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) today launched the 'Real Stories. Real Diamonds. Real Impact' proposal contest targeting millennials.  
ALROSA PILOTS TRACR PLATFORM
Tracr, the end-to-end diamond industry blockchain traceability platform being developed by De Beers Group in collaboration with industry stakeholders,   
GJEPC presents 2nd India Diamond Week with 120 international buyers from 29 countries
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the second edition of India International Diamond Week powered by   
Yoram Dvash to Head New WFDB Strategic Initiatives Committee
Yoram Dvash, President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), has been appointed to head a new committee of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses   
ALROSA September sales of rough and polished diamonds reached $338.7 million
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond miner, announces diamond sales results for September and nine months of 2018.  
ALROSA to pay RUB 43.7 bn dividends in 1H 2018
On September 30, ALROSA's Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders adopted a resolution on 1H 2018 profit distribution approving  
Israel Diamond Exchange Appoints Eran Zini as New Managing Director
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has appointed Eran Zini as its new Managing Director. Zini has a rich background in   
Gübelin Academy celebrates its 5 year anniversary with an alumni event and the first Coloured Gem Professional graduation ceremony
In 2013, the Swiss, family-owned House of Gübelin founded the Gübelin Academy to share the company's expertise and passion for  
WFDB Announces Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that former Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) President Peter Meeus will take over   
COLOMBIAN GOVERNMENT TO INTRODUCE GROUND-BREAKING PROJECT
The Colombian Ministry of Mines and Energy, in association with the Colombian Geological Service and the National University, has budgeted US$30 million for a five-year "Mineral Digital Fingerprint" project that started in 2018. This project is based on a technique developed in Australia and applied in South Africa as a control mechanism for the commercialization of gold and precious stones.   
WFDB Announces 2018 World Diamond Congress to Take Place From October 23-25
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that the 2018 World Diamond Congress, the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International   
Registration Opens for 7th Israel Diamond Week in New York
Buyer registration for the seventh Israel Diamond Week in New York, to be held October 15 – 17, 2018, is now open. The popular annual event,   
CIBJO releases Gemmological Commission Special Report, surveys gem labs about synthetic and treated diamond reports
With fewer than four weeks to go to the opening of the 2018 CIBJO Congress in Bogotá, Colombia, on October 15, 2018, the sixth of the CIBJO commissions'   
Bharat Diamond Bourse Announces Second Bharat Diamond Week to Take Place From October 8-10
The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, is pleased to announce that it will be holding the second edition of its Bharat Diamond Week from October 8-10. The BDB will be building on the huge success of the first Bharat Diamond Week, held from April 23-25, which saw more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world who did business with 150 Indian exhibitors of polished goods.  
IGDA Welcomes FTC's Revisions to Jewelry Guides
The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) welcomes the revisions introduced by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to the Jewelry Guides.  
ROSY BLUE
In an exclusive with Mr Raj Mehta, Director, Rosy Blue, in Antwerp, the New Jeweller bureau gets an insight on the current market dynamics related to Rough   
De Beers Group To Launch New Fashion Jewelry Brand With Laboratory - Grown Diamonds
De Beers Group recently announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry that will begin marketing a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond   
ANTWERP The Brilliant City of Diamonds with a Rich Heritage
Historically a place housing the Royals and Art connoisseurs, every part of Antwerp and its architecture speaks volumes on the Heritage of the region.  
GSI TO HOST FREE JEWELRY DESIGN WORKSHOPS DURING IIJS SHOW 2018
Gemological Science International (GSI) is hosting a series of introductory, jewelry design workshops during the 2018 IIJS Show from Thursday,   
World Diamond Council Demonstrates Commitment to Ongoing Positive Change at 2018 KP Intersessional Meeting
The World Diamond Council, an industry group focused on preventing conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate global supply chain and protecting the value of   
ALROSA to increase its stake in PJSC ALROSA-Nyurba
At the absentee voting on July 10, ALROSA Supervisory Board resolves to increase the Company's stake in PJSC ALROSA-Nyurba up to 97.48% by purchasing   
IGI Italy Hosts First Alumni Association Meeting
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) recently held its first alumni meeting for its Italy association since the launch of the program in 2017. The program began with remarks from renowned industry professionals and local individuals including Mr. Antonello Velardi, major of Marcianise; Mr. de Laurentiis, president of the Campania's Goldsmiths Federation; Dr. Manuela Rossi, mineralogy professor at Napoli's Federico II University and Mr. Francesco Aberico, a manager of Oromare Centre.   
Discoveries Unfold at GIA's Symposium
Objective and independent scientific research is critical to understanding the impact of new gem discoveries, treatments, identification  
GIA India Presents Seminar on 'Synthetic Diamonds' in New Delhi
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) India presented a seminar on 'Synthetic Diamonds' in New Delhi on June 30, 2018, at Hotel Siddharth.   
IJL REVEALS 2018 BRIGHT YOUNG GEMS, THE STARS OF THE FUTURE
International Jewellery London (IJL) has announced the four winning designers nominated as the Bright Young Gems for 2018 – Katharina Kraus,  
Lucara Announces Updated Mineral Resource for Karowe Mine
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results of the Mineral Resource Update prepared in accordance with National Instrument 43-101 ("NI43-101"). These new results will be used for mine planning and to support the preparation of current feasibility-level studies for the potential development of an underground mine, after the completion of the current open pit mine, at its Karowe Mine ("Karowe Mine") in Botswana.   
DGCX Expands Collateral Basket in Partnership with Standard Chartered Bank
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) and its Central Counter Party (CCP) subsidiary, Dubai Commodities Clearing Corporation  
Partnership between the Regional Government of Madeira and Bolsa de Diamantes de Lisboa
The Bolsa de Diamantes de Lisboa by Associação dos Diamantiers de Portugal, signed on May 23 a protocol with the Governo Regional da Madeira in which  
Israeli Bourse President Hosts Chief Minister of Gujarat
During an official visit of a high-level delegation from the State of Gujarat, India at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), bourse President   
ALROSA to auction "football" diamonds, the largest one to be named by fans
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, offers fans to choose a "football" name for large rough diamond weighing 76.53 carats.  
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DeBeers launches 'Lightbox Jewellery' – A Lab grown   
ALROSA launches football collection of diamonds on the occasion of the World Cup
The collection consists of 32 round diamonds, 0.3 carats each, named after the countries - participants of the World Cup. All diamonds are of high quality,   
Global diamond industry lays foundation for Kimberley Process 2.0 during KP Intersessional meeting in Antwerp
Antwerp was the host city for the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional meeting. This year, the European Union occupied the KP Chair. The global diamond community - consisting of diamond-producing and trading countries, the diamond industry and civil society - gathered together to assess the current state of affairs and look forward to the future of the KP. Antwerp has always played a leading role in promoting transparency in the diamond trade,   
HRD Antwerp and Russian Ministry of Finance sign cooperation agreement
In the context of the KP Intersessional taking place this week, which has brought the diamond world to Antwerp, the Ministry of Finance of the  
World Diamond Council Demonstrates Commitment to Ongoing Positive Change at 2018 KP Intersessional Meeting
The World Diamond Council, an industry group focused on preventing conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate global supply chain   
ALROSA sells large diamonds worth $10.5 mln at the auction in Dubai
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, has sold special size rough diamonds (weighing more than 10.8 carats) during the international   
Antwerp achieves revolution in diamond polishing process
The Scientific and Technological Research Center for Diamonds (WTOCD) is the collective research center of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC)  
Lucara achieves US$ 32.48 Million for Exceptional Stone Tender 12
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the results from its 12th Exceptional Stone Tender ("EST"). The tender consisted   
Hasenfeld Stein Launches Proprietary Cut Program Through GIA
Hasenfeld-Stein, one of the leading diamantaires in the industry, will be among the first branded diamond companies to participate in the Proprietary Cut   
Chow Tai Fook Announces Promising FY2018 Annual Results
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited ("Chow Tai Fook" or the "Company"; collectively with its subsidiaries, the "Group"; SEHK stock code: 1929) 
ALROSA to auction large diamonds in Hong Kong and Vladivostok in June
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, will hold the auctions for the sale of special size rough diamonds (weighing over 10.8 carats)   
CARATS – SURAT DIAMOND EXPO
Surat Diamond Association President Babu Bhai N Gujarati and Mr. Gourav Sethi, Exhibition Convenor,Board Member & Govt approved Jewellery Valuer told that SDA is consistently working towards the growth of diamond industry and endeavors to keep it on the forefront of the world map. SDA takes great pride in announcing an exclusive showcase of loose diamonds "CARATS - Surat Diamond Expo" which will prove as a landmark   
GIT Announces Finalists of the 12th GIT's World Jewelry Design Awards 2018
The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (Public Organization) or GIT with honorary judges in gems and jewelry design have chosen five jewelry designs to   
The prestigious partners of ORIGIN PASSION AND BELIEFS, Italian Exhibition Group's Show that takes place in Milan concurrently with Milano Unica from 10th to 12th July 2018
The partners of ORIGIN PASSION AND BELIEFS, the Show dedicated to top quality manufacture for the Italian Fashion System components and accessories,   
JNA Awards and RJC join forces to promote industry best practices
The JNA Awards and the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) are joining forces to promote best practices in the international jewellery and gemstone industry.  
SIGNET JEWELERS ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE APPOINTMENTS
Signet Jewelers Limited (the "Company") (NYSE: SIG), the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced today two executive appointments rounding   
INDIA Pavilion at JCK Las Vegas marks its 15th year
38 Indian gem and jewellery exporters are participating under India Pavilion organized by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council(GJEPC)  
DGCX Reports Record Monthly Volumes as Shari'ah Spot Gold Continues to Shine
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) witnessed its best month ever, recording volume of 2,163,598 lots valued at over USD 46.11 billion.   
ALROSA sells large diamonds for $14.5 mln at the auction in Israel
ALROSA, the world's largest diamond producer, has sold special size rough diamonds (weighing over 10.8 carats) at the auction in Israel, having received   
GIA India's Classroom in Surat Moves to a New Location
GIA India's classroom in Surat has moved to a new location. The new classroom will offer programmes in diamonds, coloured stones, pearls, jewellery   
Debbie Azar –Founding Partner GSI, joins Responsible Jewellers Council Board of Directors
The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) has announced a series of senior appointments to its Board of Directors as the organization continues   
AGS Announces 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that it will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distinction dinner   
Carats.io GDX Diamond Trading Index Listed on Investing.com
Diamond trading has now become transparent with the listing of Carats.io Get-Diamonds Index (GDX) on Investing,com. Carats.io is an Israeli  
GJEPC expects De Beers will drive product categorisation and differentiation between Synthetics and Natural Diamonds with launch of its Lightbox Brand
Through a communication addressed to GJEPC, De-Beers informed it's foray into synthetic diamond business with the launch of a new line of fashion  
Chow Tai Fook and GIA Bring Diamond Grading Reports to Consumers via Blockchain
Renowned jewelry group Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group ("Chow Tai Fook") and GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the leading independent diamond   
AGS Announces 2018 Circle of Distinction Honorees
The American Gem Society (AGS) has announced that it will honor three esteemed leaders in the jewelry industry at its annual Circle of Distinction dinner   
Dr. Mark Mobius confirms to be the Keynote Speaker at China Gold 2018
According to China Gold Association, the co-host organizer of China Gold Congress and Expo, Dr. Mark Mobius, Emerging markets fund manager   
IEG DETAILS PROJECT TO UPGRADE AND EXPAND VICENZA EXHIBITION CENTRE, AIMED AT STRENGTHENING VICENZAORO'S POSITION AS BUSINESS PLATFORM AND REFERENCE POINT FOR GLOBAL JEWELLERY INDUSTRY
The Italian Exhibition Group has presented recently in Vicenza comprehensive details about its project to upgrade and expand the city's Exhibition   
Gemewizard® team to talk about Big Data Analysis in the gem trade, in Budva, Montenegro at the 4th Mediterranean Gemmology & Jewellery Conference
During the upcoming Mediterranean Gemmology and Jewellery Conference (MGJC) in Budva, Montenegro, Menahem Sevdermish  
WFDB and IDMA Announce Cancellation of 2018 World Diamond Congress
It is with much regret that the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA)  
38th World Diamond Congress to be Held in Tel Aviv from June 19 – 21 will Highlight Innovation
The 2018 World Diamond Congress, the official forum of the general assemblies of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the 
ALROSA sells large diamonds for USD 14.8 million at the auction in Vladivostok
ALROSA has summed up the results of the international auction for the sale of special size large diamonds (weighing over 10.8 carats) held in Vladivostok   
DE BEERS GROUP SUCCESSFULLY TRACKS FIRST DIAMONDS FROM MINE TO RETAIL ON INDUSTRY BLOCKCHAIN
De Beers Group recently announced that it has successfully tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of its industry blockchain   
Israel Diamond Institute Appoints Adv. Aviel Elia as New Managing Director
The Board of Directors of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) has appointed Adv. Aviel Elia as its new Managing Director. He replaces Eli Avidar  
World Diamond Council Supports OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
The World Diamond Council (WDC), an industry group focused on preventing conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate global supply chain and protecting   
DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND ANNOUNCES 2018 'DIAMONDS DO GOOD' HONOREES
The Diamond Empowerment Fund has announced the recipients of its 2018 'Diamonds Do Good' Awards, to be presented at the D.E.F. annual gala on   
KGK Expands operations in Namibia
KGK, the global Diamond manufacturing giant and a DTC Sightholder has expanded operations in Namibia by investing in a state of the art factory   
Lucara announces appointment of Managing Director, Boteti Botswana
Lucara Diamond Corp. ("Lucara" or the "Company") is pleased to announce the promotion of Naseem Lahri, BCOM, FCCA to Managing Director of   
Complimentary Seminars on Synthetic Diamonds by GIA India
GIA India offered complimentary seminars on synthetic diamonds from 23-25 April at the Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium 2018 in Bharat Diamond Bourse  
The Italian goldsmithing sector workforce takes the stage at OROAREZZO 2018
Behind an item of jewellery lies the workforce and various professional figures. Authentic artists who collaborate in the creation of an objectthat will   
3rd Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium launched in Bharat Diamond Bourse
In the sidelines of the Bharat Diamond Week, GJEPC [The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council] Launched the 3rd edition of the DDES   
CIBJO honours the memory of Friedrich Schwarzer, President of the World Jewellery Confederation, 1993-1996
CIBJO is paying tribute to the memory of a former president, Friedrich (Fritz) Schwarzer, who died recently in Austria, after decades of public  
AWDC and ALROSA sign new cooperation agreement during City of Antwerp's Mission to Russia
On April 24, during the City of Antwerp's Mission to Russia, organized in cooperation with the Port of Antwerp, leading partner Antwerp World   
DE BEERS GROUP TO PILOT PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT FORMALISATION OF ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE DIAMOND MINING AND TRADING
De Beers Group Recently announced it is preparing to pilot a programme called GemFair to create a secure and transparent route to market for   
US Consul general to India HE Edgard D Kagan Opens the fist Bharat Diamond Week
Bharat Diamond Bourse, Worlds largest Diamond Bourse with over 5000 members opened its first edition of Bharat Diamond Week. Over 100 exhibitors of  
ALROSA launches its representative office in Mumbai
Russian diamond mining company ALROSA launched its representative office at Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mumbai, on Thursday, April 19, 2018.  
Botswana polishing factory celebrates 10th anniversary
Zebra Diamonds Ltd., the Botswana diamond polishing factory part of the group of companies around Belgium-based IGC Group, has proudly  
"Precious Metals in the History of Science and Technology": Monday 7th May at OROAREZZO 2018, a study day with experts, researchers and university teachers
As part of OROAREZZO, the Italian jewellery show organized by IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, the much-awaited study seminar entitled "Precious Metals  
Giibelin Academy launches the Level 3 class — the culmination of its Coloured Gem Professional
For gemstone aficionados, connoisseurs as well as professionals, the Gubelin Academy offers now its Level 3 course and strengthens its   
DE BEERS GROUP DONATES US$250,000 TO KIRAN HOSPITAL IN SURAT
De Beers Group is pleased to announce a donation of US$250,000 to the Kiran Hospital in India's diamond capital of Surat, to support   
LAB ALERT
HPHT-grown diamonds might escape detection as synthetics, once they are treated with irradiation
Diamond Services, the Hong Kong-headquartered developer of technological systems and services for detecting synthetic, imitation and treated diamonds,   
Registration Starts as 2018 World Diamond Congress
The official website of the 38th World Diamond Congress has gone live, allowing participants to register for the June 19-21 biennial gathering of the   
OROAREZZO: the theme of the 2018 PREMIERE contest is the bracelet
OROAREZZO, the Italian jewellery Show organized by IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, has defined the theme of the 2018 PREMIERE contest, the competition  
7th Dubai Precious Metals Conference enlightens on Responsible Gold sourcing
The 7th Dubai Precious Metals Conference [DPMC] concluded with significant outcome relating to responsible Gold sourcing. An important panel discussion  
Kalyan Jewellers launches global promotion for Akshaya Tritiya
Kalyan Jewellers has unveiled a one-of-its-kind global promotion leading up to Akshaya Tritiya, wherein customers will get an opportunity to win Mercedes-Benz 
Leo Schachter Welcomes Rosy Blue as a Minority Investor
Leo Schachter is pleased to welcome Rosy Blue as a minority investor in its business. This transaction, anticipated to close soon, will mark a  
Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry CR Chaudhary Inaugurates GJEPC's 1st Edition of India Gemstone Week at Pink City
GJEPC's first edition of India Gemstone Week was inaugurated by the Union Minister of State for Commerce & Industry,Consumer Affairs, Food and Public  
FOREVERMARK LAUNCHES IN INDONESIA
De Beers Group recently announced that its Forevermark diamond brand has launched in Indonesia as it continues on its global growth trajectory.   
CIBJO President visits Bahrain as guest of DANAT, Arabian Gulf country's official pearl and gemstone institute
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has concluded a week-long visit to the Kingdom of Bahrain, as the guest of DANAT, the Bahrain Institute for Pearls & Gemstones,   
Invitation-only CARAT+ Night event returns for second edition on Sunday, May 6, 2018
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, will welcome exhibitors, visitors and CARAT+ Club members to its second annual CARAT+ Night evening   
HRD Antwerp Opens jewellery grading lab in SEEPZ and office in Bharat Diamond Bourse
HRD Antwerp has announced the opening of a jewellery grading lab in the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) in Mumbai, established for   
Larger 'T-GOLD +METS' Pavilion hints at positive market outlook
The third 'T-GOLD + METS' Pavilion co-organised by HKJJA Exhibition Services Limited and Italian Exhibition Group was successfully held 1-5 March  
GIA India Conducts 'Introduction to Merchandising' Batches
GIA India conducted an 'Introduction to Merchandising' programme at the its Mumbai campus in March 2018. More than 20 students participated  
Organisers of Bharat Diamond Week Gearing up for Show With Cricket Tournament Set to Start
Organizers of the Bharat Diamond Week at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, are gearing up for the inaugural show which takes place from  
The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) announces Manthan Gems & Jewellery Conclave 2018 on April 5- 6, 2018
The All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC), formerly known as All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation (GJF), announced Manthan Gems   
Create unimaginable designs at Free Jewelry Design Workshop at GSI Knowledge Centre
Discover your creative expression through the use of practical techniques on a jewelry designing short workshop at GSI Knowledge center, suitable for   
CARAT+ welcomes GIA (Gemological Institute of America) GemFest to 2018 edition
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to announce that GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory   
GJEPC signs a cooperation agreement with UBM Asia Ltd.
In a historic move, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has signed a cooperation agreement with UBM Asia Ltd, for organizing the India   
ALROSA's Supervisory Board has endorsed the purchase of 10% of shares of PJSC Alrosa Nyurba
ALROSA's Supervisory Board in the course of absentee voting that took place on 21 March 2018 has considered and recognized the advisability of increasing   
ALROSA introduces commercial detector for polished diamonds identification
ALROSA Group, the world leader in diamond production, demonstrated the first national commercial device for identification of natural and synthetic 
FOREVERMARK BUILDS PRESENCE IN EUROPEAN MARKETS FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL 2017 PERFORMANCE
De Beers Group recently announced that its Forevermark diamond brand will enter the German market for the first time after signing with an  
CORONET SETS NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE UNVEILING THE MOST DIAMONDS SET ON A HANDBAG
Hong Kong diamond jeweler Coronet® is proud to announce its accomplishment of its third GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title with the Most  
Shri. Suresh Prabhu Inaugurates Common Facility Centre for Indian Diamond Industry at Amreli
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), apex body of Indian Gem & Jewellery Industry has established its third Common Facility Centre  
ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM ANNOUNCES "BLESSINGS OF LOVE" AS THEME FOR PLATAFRICA 2018 DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE COMPETITION
In an era that is celebrating the rise of female power, "Blessings of Love" has been announced as the 2018 theme for the 19th annual PlatAfrica jewellery design   
Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair a Resounding Success
The 61 Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair was a resounding success as it draws international visitors and exhibitors to showcase the strength of Thailand's   
MGCJ to launch portable synthetic diamond identification kit to identify synthetic diamonds, both loose and mounted
One of the highlights of the upcoming 4th Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference (MGCJ), to be held May 18-20, in Budva,   
IMPACT OF TAXATION ON GOLD AND CHALLENGES IN THE JEWELLERY SECTOR SET TO BE HOT TOPIC AT DUBAI PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, is set to hold an in-depth discussion on "The Evolution and Impact   
IGI Announces New Service for Manufacturers Operating in SEEPZ
IGI announced its new service, which will provide manufacturers operating out of SEEPZ (Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone)  
CARAT+ welcomes Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as Main Partner for 2018 edition
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to welcome the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as its Main Partner for the 2018   
GEM DIAMONDS announced the sale of The Lesotho Legend
Gem Diamonds Limited is pleased to announce that the exceptional quality 910 carat D colour Type IIa diamond recovered from the Letšeng mine in  
Heavy response to GSI's Jewelry Design Workshop
GSI a leading gemological organization received heavy response towards its fourth jewelry design workshop. This workshop was conducted in Mumbai  
PRANDA GROUP OFFICALLY CERTIFIED AS "RJC" MEMBER
Pranda Group, a Thailand's leading fine jewelry manufacturer, has recently been certified as a member of Responsible Jewellery Council   
ALROSA Group rough diamond reserves grew to almost 1.2 billion carats in 2017
ALROSA Group, the largest diamond miner in the world, reviewed the results of geological prospecting in 2017. Total diamond reserves, taking into   
GIA India Holds Panel Discussion on "Synthetic Diamonds: Challenges and Opportunities" at Hyatt Ahmedabad
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) India held a panel discussion on "Synthetic Diamonds: Challenges and Opportunities" at Hotel  
ANGLO AMERICAN COMMITS TO INNOVATIVE AND AMBITIOUS SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGY
Anglo American has today launched its Sustainability Strategy, outlining an ambitious and innovative approach to three major areas of sustainability   
IDE's International Tender Center Exceeds Expectations for First Year
The International Tender Center (ITC), inaugurated by the Israel Diamond Exchange in February 2017, has succeeded beyond expectations during its   
DMCC TO HOST 7TH DUBAI PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE 9 APRIL 2018
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, recently announced that it will hold the 7th edition of its   
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Opened at HKCEC
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show starts its five-day run (1-5 March)  
Lucara Diamond Announces Acquistion of Clara Diamond Solutions Corporation
Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced the acquisition of Clara Diamond Solutions Corp. ("Clara"), a company whose primary asset is a secure, digital sales   
United nations' ecosoc renews italian exhibition group's accreditation as recognized educator and promoter of csr and sustainability in the jewellery supply chain
The accreditation by the UN's Economic and Social Council, which is extended through CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, recognises  
DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH STARGEMS TO CONNECT INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND MINERS AND MANUFACTURERS
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise, announced that its Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) signed a strategic partnership today   
IGI's Retail Support Program continues to empower retailers by redefining the art of jewelry merchandising
IGI School of Gemology, the educational wing of the International Gemological Institute, IGI India, organized a retail support program for  
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. The Israel   
IGI's decision to certify Traditional Jewelry revamps the face of Indian Jewelry
The world's trusted authority in diamond certification and education, IGI, announced their decision to certify uncut, unpolished diamonds,   
CARAT+ exhibitor rebooking rate surpasses 90% as second edition gathers momentum
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, has announced that more than 90% of its exhibitors from the 2017 edition will return for the second   
The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair Opens with the Theme "Heritage & Craftsmanship" Commerce Ministry Confident the Fair Will Boost Gems and Jewelry Trade
The Ministry of Commerce's Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) officially opens the 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair   
GIT to Showcase Unique Thai Jewelry at Bangkok Gems
'Inheritance and Identities project aims to improve artisans' capabilities, and promote shopping and tourism in traditional jewelry communities in Thailand.   
Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show Opened at AsiaWorld-Expo
The fifth Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), opened and will  
GJEPC signs MoU with MIDC for India's Largest Jewellery Park in Mumbai
In yet another landmark step, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of Indian Gem & Jewellery Industry has signed a Memorandum of  
11,660 Crore default scam rattles Indian Banks
Banks have been recently wary of lending to the Diamond sector due to history of defaults and collateral misappropriation by a few Diamond companies.   
ALROSA initially evaluated applications to the contest on the resumption of production at Mir deposit
ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining, carried out initial evaluation of applications submitted to the open contest of projects for the  
JGGL Joins AIGS and GGTL Laboratories in 'Gem Alliance'
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences Laboratory announced that Japan Germany Gemmological Laboratories (JGGL) has joined the Gem Alliance,  
11th SIGNATURE IIJS COMMENCES BUYING SEASON WITH INDIA'S TOP-OF-THE-LINE JEWELLERY SHOW FROM 9TH TO 12TH FEBRUARY 2018
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented the trade with two wonderful opportunities to commence the Year's   
ALROSA CEO meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium Didier Reynders
Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA, held a working meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the   
GSI will Host a One –Day Workshop on Jewelry Design on 17th February
GSI, the worlds' leading gemological organization will host a one day workshop on jewelry design at its Mumbai headquartered office   
WORLD'S FIRST DEEP COLD STORAGE FOR CRYPTO-COMMODITIES LAUNCHED BY REGAL ASSETS IN DUBAI
Regal RA DMCC, subsidiary of Regal Assets inc, an internationally renowned gold investment company, and the Middle East's first company to   
Stargems Group and SACIM Sarl (Anhui-Congo Mining Investment Company) Successfully Conduct Two Tenders Totaling 641,962 Carats of Rough Diamonds
Stargems Group, one of UAE's leading international diamond companies in collaboration with SACIM SARL (Anhui-Congo Mining Investment Company)  
The Israel Diamond Exchange Launches Official Partnership with Alibaba.com
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) today officially launched a partnership with Alibaba.com, making it the first diamond bourse to offer polished   
Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition reveals 2018 edition and celebrates 15 years of delivering the finest in luxury to Qatar
Organisers of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition (DJWE), today announced the 15th edition of the exhibition will be held between 21 and 26 February   
NAMDEB HOLDINGS SEEKS BUYER TO SECURE LONG-TERM FUTURE FOR ELIZABETH BAY MINE
Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers Group, today announced it is to seek a  
COMMODITY EXPERTS TACKLE LATEST INDUSTRY TRENDS AT THE 5TH GLOBAL COMMODITY OUTLOOK CONFERENCE IN DUBAI
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise in Dubai, and Richcomm Global Services, the Dubai-based   
During IDWI 2018 IDE Dedicates Diamond Tech Innovation Center
On the second day of the 7th International Diamond Week (IDWI), the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) officially launched its new innovation   
ALROSA holds a meeting with long-term clients
ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining, held an annual meeting with its long-term clients on February 7. This is the first meeting of the new three-year   
World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, elects Edi Faltz President of the Latin American diamond bourse
The membership of the World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, Latin America's first and only diamond exchange, has elected Edi Faltz as its new President.   
IGI's 'Know Your Diamond' seminar succeeds at bridging the consumer-knowledge gap
The session focused on educating the consumers about the various aspects in diamonds that help in determining their quality and price.  
CARAT+ TO IMPRESS WITH NEW COLOURED GEMSTONES SECTOR AT 2018 EDITION
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, will welcome leading coloured gemstone specialists for a debut Coloured Gemstones Sector at   
INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COMMODITIES AND MACRO-ECONOMIC TRENDS AT THE 5TH GLOBAL COMMODITY OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise in Dubai, and Richcomm Global Services, the Dubai-based  
Fancy color diamond price index slightly up in Q4 2017
According to The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), the fourth quarter of 2017 saw a slight rise in fancy color diamond prices over the previous quarter.   
First Blockchain for coloured gemstones – Gübelin Gem Lab and Everledger have signed a partnership to create new transparency levels in the gemstone industry
The Gübelin Gem Lab, one of the most renowned gemmological laboratories, and Everledger, a leading global emerging technology enterprise,   
Leading Diamond Industry Organizations Back Standard-Setting "Diamond Terminology Guideline"
Nine of the leading diamond industry organizations and jewelry associations have jointly released the Diamond Terminology Guideline,   
Russian government signs MOU with CIBJO and AWDC, aims to harmonize Russian diamond classification system with international standard
The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation has concluded a Memorandum of Understanding with CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, and the   
Diamond and jewellery organisations present 'Diamond Terminology Guideline,' setting universal standard for communicating about diamonds and synthetic diamonds
Nine of the leading diamond and jewellery industry organisations (AWDC, CIBJO, DPA, GJEPC, IDI, IDMA, USJC, WDC and WFDB) have released a jointly developed Diamond Terminology Guideline to encourage full, fair and effective use of a clear and accessible terminology for diamonds and synthetics diamonds by all sector bodies, organisations, traders and retailers.  
ALROSA appoints Jim Vimadalal as Director of Mumbai representative office
Jim Vimadalal, who previously worked at Indian offices of Rio Tinto and Swarovski, was appointed as Director of ALROSA's representative office in Mumbai.   
North Arrow Expands the Mel Diamond Project, Nunavut to Over 56,000 Ha
North Arrow Minerals Inc. recently reported that it has significantly increased the size of its 100% owned Mel Diamond Project from 7,500 ha   
DE BEERS GROUP PROGRESSES DEVELOPMENT OF FIRST BLOCKCHAIN INITIATIVE TO SPAN THE DIAMOND VALUE CHAIN
De Beers Group recently announced it is progressing development of the first blockchain technology initiative to span the diamond value chain and   
Government of Mongolia and Rio Tinto to explore win-win partnership solutions
The Prime Minister of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh and other government representatives and Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques met in Ulaanbaatar  
Precious objects sourced from the sea could be beacons of sustainability, 'Green and Blue' seminar attendees discover in Vicenza
In a planet threatened by uncontrolled climate change, the jewellery industry could come to be recognized as a beacon of sustainability and positive   
WITH A + 10% OF BUYERS, VICENZAORO IS CONFIRMED THE MOST IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT FOR JEWELLERY IN THE EUROPEAN CONTINENT
Excellent results for the VICENZAORO January 2018 edition. The Professional Show, called The Jewellery Boutique Show®, organized by the Italian Exhibition Group (IEG) - a company born from the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza - in the 6 days of the event recorded an important growth of buyers, registering a + 10% (compared to the January 2017 edition), coming from 130 countries and reaching over 36,000 total presences   
ALROSA to auction large rough diamonds at IDWI 2018
The International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI), organized by the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) from February 5 – 7, 2018, will feature an auction of   
CARAT+ INVITES LEADING DIAMOND PROFESSIONALS TO JOIN VIP CARAT+ CLUB INITIATIVE
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, has launched its VIP CARAT+ Club to offer leading diamond industry professionals and buyers exclusive  
GJEPC welcomes the Newly Elected Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2018-2020
The election results for the Chairmanship and Vice Chairmanship of GJEPC was announced today. Shri Pramod Kumar Agarwal has been   
ALROSA signed 67 long-term diamond supply agreements
ALROSA formed a list of clients for the new contract period 2018-2020.The Company signed 67 long-term agreements with 65 companies for   
New Diamond Based Cryptocurrencies to be Unveiled at IDWI 2018
During the next International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) (from February 5 – 7, 2018), the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will unveil new   
IGI conducts a 'Diamond Grading' workshop for the team of KIAH diamond Jewellery
The education wing of the International Gemological Institute, IGI India, conducted a two day workshop on 'Diamond Grading' for the team of 'KIAH,'  
The golden South Sea pearl graces the ASEAN 2017 ladies' luncheon
The golden South Sea pearl is globally recognized as a cultural emblem. Last Nov. 14 during the week of the Association of Southeast Asian  
Shmuel Schnitzer steps down as IDI Chairman
In the wake of the departure of Shmuel Schnitzer from the post of Chairman of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI), the organization's Board   
ALROSA to continue "Cheer" sports festival in Yakutia in 2018
In December 2017, a sports festival "Cheer" took place in the diamond province of Yakutia. ALROSA brought stars of basketball and acrobatic   
VICENZAORO Awarded the Oscars of jewellery during the sixth edition of the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards
In Vicenza the Oscars are those of Jewel and yesterday, January 19th, at the Palladio Theatre of the Vicenza Fair, the awards   
CARAT+ TO MAKE DAZZLING RETURN TO ANTWERP IN MAY 2018 WITH NEW PARTNERS AND SHOW FEATURES
The second edition of The World's Premier Diamond Event, CARAT+, will open at the Antwerp Expo Belgium on May 6, introducing new show   
CARAT+ INVITES LEADING DIAMOND PROFESSIONALS TO JOIN VIP CARAT+ CLUB INITIATIVE
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, has launched its VIP CARAT+ Club to offer leading diamond industry professionals and buyers exclusive   
IGI will Showcase Talent Alongside Industry professionals at IIJW 2013

The International Gemological Institute (IGI) will offer four of its talented School of Gemology alumni the chance to send their designs
GIA to Open Laboratory in Surat, India in 2018

GIA will open a new laboratory in Surat, India and expand its long-term presence in Antwerp, Belgium in the second quarter of 2018 to meet the needs of the global gem and jewelry industry.   
HRD ANTWERP INDIA – INAUGRATION OF NEW EDUCATION CAMPUS

HRD Antwerp has always been a global front-runner for industry related education, which includes diamonds, gemstones and jewellery. With the Indian gem and jewellery industry   
DANAT BAHRAIN Institute for Pearls and Gemstone
Established in 2017, at the instigation of HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, Deputy King, Crown Prince of Bahrain and First Deputy  
ID 100 Will bring back the confidence in the Diamond sector

The New Jeweller - UAE bureau spoke to Mr Tom Moses, Executive Vice-President and Chief Research and Laboratory Officer of the Gemological Institute of America  
GIA Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program Offered in Surat

GIA (Gemological Institute of America), the world's foremost authority in gemology, will offer its internationally-recognised Graduate Diamonds Diploma program   
Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) and Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA)launch NCDIA ASIA

Gemological Science International (GSI) one of the world largest gemological organizations participates in the 2nd edition of DDES (Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium)   
GIA Brings Skill-Enhancement Training Programmes for MKSSS Students

GIA (Gemological Institute of America), in collaboration with the Maharshi Karve Stree Shikshan Samstha (MKSSS), Pune, organised its skill-enhancement training programmes,   
GIA to Offer $2 Million in Scholarships for 2017

GIA will begin accepting scholarship applications from Aug. 1st onwards, for its 2017 Gemology and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts programs, courses and lab classes.
GIA Uncovers the Fascinating World of Diamonds in Ludhiana
Diamond enthusiasts, hobbyists and connoisseurs have the exciting opportunity to learn more about the cherished stone 
GIA Pilots Melee Analysis Service for Diamonds

To address concerns in the gem and jewelry industry about the possibility of synthetic or treated diamonds being mixed into parcels of melee 
Gemological Science International the First Diamond Grading Institute to bring International Standards to India participates in the 2nd edition of DDES

Gemological Science International (GSI) one of the world largest gemological organizations participates in the 2nd edition of DDES (Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium)   
GIA Brings Globally Recognised Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program to Hyderabad
GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma program in Hyderabad, a major consumer market for
GIA Now Taking Submissions for Melee Analysis Service

Following a five-month pilot programme, clients can now submit round D-to-Z melee-size diamonds for GIA’s Melee Analysis Service. The fully  
GIA Brings Globally Recognised Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program to Bengaluru

GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma program in Bengaluru, a major consumer market for gems and jewellery 
GIA Brings Globally Recognised Graduate Diamonds Diploma Program to Surat
GIA will offer its internationally recognised Graduate Diamonds (GD) Diploma program in Surat, a major consumer   
Rubies from Zahamena National Park, Madagascar

Recently, news spread through the trade about a ruby discovery in the Zahamena National Park in Madagascar.
IJL ANNOUNCES GERMANY AS THE MARKET FOCUS FOR 2016
Germany, renowned for its fine and high end silver jewellery, has been selected as the IJL Market Focus for 2016.  
Israel to Hold 3rd International Rough Diamond Week May 22 – 26, 2016

Israel stands to boost its international status as a rough diamond trading center with the third International Rough Diamond Week  
Gem-A releases the latest Journal of Gemmology

The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (Gem-A) has released the latest issue of its academic publication  
DIAMCOR ANNOUNCES OPERATIONAL UPDATE, RECOVERY OF SPECIALS, AND GRANTING OF STOCK OPTIONS
Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the “Company”) announces it has completed the initial integration   
Gem and Jewelry Executives Convene During GIA’s Global Leadership Program at Harvard Business School

For the second year in a row, senior gem and jewelry executives gathered at Harvard Business School (HBS) in Cambridge
Gübelin Academy’s first gemstone course in Singapore generates Excitement among students

The Gübelin Academy has successfully carried out its first course in Singapore. Student responses to its unique introduction  
Gem-A and Gemewizard announce new Coloured Stones Grading Course

Gem-A announced the official introduction of its brand new Coloured Stones Grading Course as launched at their annual Conference
GIA Field Researchers Explore the Island of Jewels

Documenting Sri Lanka’s industry from mine to market,
GIA Field Gemologists Gain Insight into Zambian Emerald Mining

Kafubu region is home to the world’s largest emerald mining operation
GIA to Host Gemstone Gathering in Mandalay, Myanmar on Jan 30 2015

GIA’s Gemstone Gathering in Mandalay will be held on Jan. 30 at the Grand Ballroom of the Mandalay Hill Resort Hotel in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Gem-A to launch Japanese translation of online Gemmology and Diamond Diplomas at IJT

Gem-A is set to launch a Japanese version of its popular Online Distance Learning Diplomas at IJL, taking place from 21 - 24 January 2015
How to identify lab-grown CVD diamond

Synthetic diamonds are being produced in large quantities by companies like Adamas, AOTC (Advanced Optical Technologies Corporation)
Primary Students in South African Mining areas benefit from GIA Sponsored Mandela Day Libraries

Around 1,600 primary school students from notable mining areas in South Africa – at the Tebogo Primary School in Sonop,
GIA’s Rough Diamond Evaluation Course in Côte d'Ivoire furthers beneficiation efforts

In an effort to further the gem & jewelry industry’s beneficiation initiatives, GIA debuted its Rough Diamond Evaluation course in French in Côte d'Ivoire.
Gem-A confirms two new conference speakers

Gem-A has announced two new extra-special speakers for the Gem-A Conference 2014 from 1-4 Nov at Business Design Centre in Islington.
GIA Opens its Doors to Gem and Jewellery Enthusiasts in London

Institute to host free seminars and more on June 13
GIA Global Leadership Program Debuts at Harvard Business School

To address the unique challenges facing the gem and jewelry industry, GIA, in conjunction with the Harvard Business School (HBS), organized a global
GIA Appoints Matt Crimmin as VP of Laboratory Operations

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has appointed Matt Crimmin as vice president of Laboratory Operations.
GIA Opens its Doors to Gem and Jewellery Enthusiasts in London

Institute to host free seminars and more on June 13
GIA Global Leadership Program Debuts at Harvard Business School

To address the unique challenges facing the gem and jewelry industry, GIA, in conjunction with the Harvard Business School (HBS), organized a global
GIA Appoints Matt Crimmin as VP of Laboratory Operations

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has appointed Matt Crimmin as vice president of Laboratory Operations.
GIA Holds First Graduate Diamonds Ceremony in Amman, Jordan

GIA held its first Graduate Diamonds Diploma programme in Amman, an important consumer jewellery market in the Middle East.
GIA’s First Graduate Diamonds Class in Dubai

A class of 10 students from eight different countries graduated from GIA’s (Gemological Institute of America) first Graduate Diamonds Diploma programme in Dubai,
GIA Collaborates with the Nelson Mandela Foundation

GIA Collaborates with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to Provide Libraries to Elementary Schools
GIA Program: Creating Star Sales Associates in Turkey

Gemological Institute of America recently conducted its first Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma (AJP) programme for members of the JTR
IGI Announces New Educational Developments


The International Gemological Institute (IGI) today announced extensions of its existing gemological courses in Antwerp intended to provide both

CVD Synthetic Diamond


In July this year GIA detected 10 synthetic CVD diamonds of sizes 0.30 to 0.35carat with color grades like F-H and having clarity of VVS1 to VVS2 grade.
2012: The Year Synthetic Diamonds Made Their Mark


In the nearly sixty years since the first synthetic diamonds were created, 2012 may be remembered as the year when they made a major impact

GIA Opens Lab in Israel


The Israeli Diamond Industry inaugurated the new GIA (Gemological Institute of America) laboratory in Israels diamond center in Ramat Gan.

Colored Stone Forever


Authored by: Marc Brauner, Co-CEO IGI Worldwide. Since early times colored stones have been used for personal adornment and as astrological symbols.
Old Burma Ruby

Pigeon-blood ruby is how the red colour-shade of Burma ruby is described. Federico Barlocher, the expert on mining in Burma (now Myanmar) says that the term old Burma ruby
www.diamondXchange.in

DiamondXchange is an online diamond portal created specifically to cater to the B2B price and information needs of diamond companies.
Growing Brand Awareness

Ariez Tata, Managing Director of Nascent Jewellery pvt. ltd. speaks about vital statistics on branding and his newly acquired brand NIRVANA in this exclusive

 
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