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COVID-19 Threatens Zimbabwe's Diamond Expansion

Tue, 23/06/2020 - 10:00
Zimbabwe's ambitious plans to treble diamond production to 11m carats a year are under threat from COVID-19, says a human rights watchdog. The country has pinned...

BlueRock Revenue Trebles in 2019

Tue, 23/06/2020 - 09:00
British miner BlueRock Diamonds says revenue almost trebled in 2019 at its Kareevlei mine, in the Kimberley region of South Africa. It was up 190 per cent...

Bourse Rocked by "Disappearance" of Diamond Courier

Mon, 22/06/2020 - 11:00
A diamond courier has allegedly disappeared from the Bharat Diamond Bourse, in Mumbai, India, with stones destined to be cut and polished in Surat...

Shah Pledges "Competitive Edge" for India as he Takes Helm at GJEPC

Mon, 22/06/2020 - 08:00
Colin Shah is to step up as chairman of India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC). He will steer the industry body through...

Alrosa "loses five long-term buyers"

Sun, 21/06/2020 - 10:00
Alrosa has reportedly lost at least five of its long-term buyers, as it maintains its price over volume strategy and forces customers to buy goods deferred from earlier sales....

$12.6m Twin-Stone Diamond Ring is Highlight of 1,000 Christie's Jewels

Sun, 21/06/2020 - 09:00
More than 1,000 jewels are to be auctioned by Christie's in a series of five live and four online sales as COVID-19 restrictions are eased. Highlights of the Geneva Magnificent Jewels....

Coronavirus: Three Surat Factories are Closed after Workers Test Positive

Sun, 21/06/2020 - 09:00
Three major diamond factories in Surat were ordered to close yesterday for at least 10 days, after a total of 22 of their employees tested positive for coronavirus....

Jewelry Purchases are "More Meaningful" during Lockdown

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 06:00
Consumers have been making more "meaningful" jewelry purchases during lockdown, according to research by De Beers. Spending more time with family...

India's Gem and Jewelry Exports Down 82 per cent

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 05:00
India's overall exports of gems and jewelry slumped by over 82 per cent in April and May as trade was devastated by COVID-19. Overseas sales amounted to just $568m...

Rhodes Statue Will Come Down, says Oxford College

Thu, 18/06/2020 - 04:00
The statue of De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes should be removed, says the Oxford college he attended. The governing body of Oriel College yesterday....

JVC Reads the Fine Print for You

Wed, 17/06/2020 - 14:00
The Jewelers Vigilance Committee has released a free guide to help those in the US trade navigate their way through complex new rules on the manufacture, sale and advertising of jewelry....

Dominion Sues JV Partner for Alleged Breach of Contract

Wed, 17/06/2020 - 11:00
Troubled Dominion Diamond Mines is suing DDMI, the majority joint venture partner at Canada's Diavik mine, alleging breach of contract. In a notice of a civil claim lodged....

Yours for $25 - a Copy of Meghan Markle's Sparkler

Wed, 17/06/2020 - 07:00
Amazon is selling copies of Meghan Markle's diamond engagement ring at the rock-bottom price of just $25. The real thing features a cushion-cut diamond....

GIA System Detects Lab-Growns in Melee

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 06:00
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) has launched an automated system that can distinguish lab-grown melee from natural stones.  It's addressing concerns that simulants, laboratory-grown....

Spectacular Diamond Jewelry Auction to Fight COVID-19

Tue, 16/06/2020 - 02:00
Three spectacular pieces of diamond jewelry, one featuring a 27.02 carat fancy brown-yellow diamond, are to be auctioned to support healthcare workers fighting coronavirus....

Dharmanandan Diamonds to Host Virtual Trade Show

Mon, 15/06/2020 - 11:00
Dharmanandan Diamonds (DDPL) is to hold what it describes as "the first ever virtual trade show", in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Diamond Prevé, a private exhibition for....

Dubai Diamond Exchange in Business Again After Lockdown

Mon, 15/06/2020 - 10:00
The Dubai Diamond Exchange, which boasts the world's largest trading floor, is re-opening after COVID-19 restrictions were eased. It says it is ready to host tenders and...

India's Diamond Trade Mourns Arun Mehta

Mon, 15/06/2020 - 09:00
India's diamond trade will close tomorrow (16 June) for a day of mourning after the death of industry stalwart and pioneer Arun R Mehta. He was 80....

Signet Will Emerge Stronger from COVD-19, say CEO

Sun, 14/06/2020 - 10:00
Signet will emerge from COVID-19 as a stronger company, said CEO Virginia Drosos, despite the planned closure of 400 stores and Q1 total operating losses of $291m...

Gems Worth $177m Seized from Fugitive Modi and Uncle

Sun, 14/06/2020 - 10:00
Diamonds, pearls and other jewelry valued at $177m have been seized by Indian officials investigating fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi and his uncle Mehul Choksi....

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