First blockchain system for coloured gems
11th February, 2019
A blockchain system aimed at boosting transparency in the coloured gemstone sector – the first in the industry – recently made its debut in the US.
Alrosa mines 191.46-carat rough diamond
4th February, 2019
A rough diamond weighing almost 200 carats was mined at the Udachnaya kimberlite pipe in January, Russian mining giant Alrosa announced recently.
GIA adds alexandrite to origin reports
1st February, 2019
The Gemological Institute of America now offers origin reporting for alexandrite. The institute provides similar services for ruby, sapphire, emerald, Paraíba tourmaline and red spinel.
IDWI 2019 ends on a high note
31st January, 2019
The Israel Diamond Exchange said the International Diamond Week 2019 was the largest and most successful to date, attracting over 350 foreign buyers from more than 30 countries.
GIA offers US$2m in scholarships for 2019
30th January, 2019
The Gemological Institute of America is offering US$2 million in scholarships to aspiring gemstone and jewellery professionals. The courses are scheduled for 2019.
Forevermark debuts Black Label Collection
29th January, 2019
Diamond jeweller Forevermark and retail giant Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Ltd recently launched the Black Label Collection in China and Hong Kong.
De Beers’ rough output up 12% in Q4 2018
25th January, 2019
De Beers’ rough diamond production rose 12 percent to 9.1 million carats in the fourth quarter of last year, bringing total production for 2018 to 35.3 million carats.
AI-based diamond lab rises in Israel
24th January, 2019
An advanced and fully automated diamond grading facility is opening its doors during the International Diamond Week in Israel, which is scheduled for January 28 to 30.
CIBJO okays book on responsible sourcing
23rd January, 2019
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) has approved the first edition of a book providing due diligence guidance related to the responsible sourcing of gems and metals in the jewellery sector.
Symbols of Love
22nd January, 2019
Fine jewellery pieces, evoking the most celebrated symbols of love, are making their way into the jewellery market in time for Valentine’s Day.
Alrosa rakes in US$463m from 2018 auctions
22nd January, 2019
Russian mining giant Alrosa generated a total of US$463 million in revenues from 32 international auctions of rough diamonds of over 10.8 carats in 2018.
Gucci reinvents iconic feline motif
21st January, 2019
Luxury brand Gucci is unveiling a bold new collection of fine jewellery, Le Marché des Merveilles, which pays homage to the company’s iconic feline motif.
Bonas to hold polished coloured gems tender
17th January, 2019
International diamond broker Bonas is holding a polished coloured gemstone tender from February 18 to 22 in Bangkok. The sale includes a wide selection of of sapphires, rubies, emeralds and other gems.
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