Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

CRISIL Predicts India’s Diamond Exports for Financial Year 2020/2021 could Shrink to US$ 19 billion from US$ 24 billion in the Previous Year

The Economic Times of India reports that according to an analysis, by the Credit Rating Information Services of India Ltd. (CRISIL), a subsidiary of the American Company S&P Global, India’s diamond exports for the fiscal year 2020/2021, could shrink by a fifth of the total of US$ 24 billion realized in the fiscal year 2019/2020, […]

India Exports its First Consignment of Polished Diamonds Worth US$ 66m to Hong Kong

Under the present atmosphere of total despair and loss of hope in the Indian diamond industry, caused by the lockdown precipitated by the corona virus crisis, a welcome ray of hope has emerged from the Indian diamond centres, with the news originating from Surat, the world’s diamond cutting and polishing capital, that the first consignments […]

An Appeal for a 30-Day Voluntary Ban on Diamond Imports to India

Following an earnest appeal made by leading players among diamond producers in the world, calling on Indian manufacturers to impose a moratorium of at least three months on the import of rough diamonds into the country to enable the country’s cutters and polishers to recover from the corona virus crisis. Five trade bodies representing India’s […]

Is Import Moratorium on Rough Diamonds The Way Forward To Kick Start the Diamond Trade After Corona Virus Lockdown?

Chaim Even-Zohar, the veteran investigative diamond trade journalist in a comprehensive memo submitted to IDEX Online, on April 22, 2020, called on the Indian government to stop all imports of rough diamonds for three months so that the country’s cutters and polishers can recover from the corona virus crisis. The call was made following an […]

Ernie Blom Steps Down Temporarily as Head of WFDB Yoram Dvash is Elected as Acting President

Yoram Dvash, President of the Israeli Diamond Exchange has been elected as acting president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, based in Antwerp, following the decision of Ernie Blom, head of the WFDB since 2012, to step down temporarily for medical, family and personal reasons. Mr. Yoram Dvash was elected as acting president by […]

AGD Diamonds JSC Recover Unique 50.36-Carat Diamond at Grib Mine on April 13TH During Lockdown

AGD DIAMONDS JSC, owners of Grib Mine, in Archangelsk, Northern Russia. Announced on 17th April, 2020, the recovery of a gem-quality large diamond, weighing 50.36 carats, on April 13th, the second such large diamond recovered this year, at their state-of-the-art mining and processing plant, GOK Them. V. Griba. The diamond was discovered as work at […]

POSTPONEMENT OF HONG KONG INTERNATIONAL GEM AND JEWELRY SHOWS UNTIL AUGUST 3-6, 2020

The twin Hong Kong International Trade Fairs organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, previously scheduled from March 2 to 8, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exposition Centre and the Asia World Expo, and rescheduled to […]

MASTER DYNAMIC LIMITED HONG KONG ANNOUNCES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NANO-DIAMOND COATED VIRUS-KILLING MASK

While all sectors of the diamond industry, such as exploration, mining, cutting and polishing, and sales have taken a bad hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic affecting countries around the world, a leading Hong Kong based material analysis and nanotechnology company, Master Dynamic Limited, has come out with a pleasantly surprising news, that a new […]

Indian Diamond Industry hit hard by Covid 19 Lockdown

The ongoing lockdown in India due to the coronavirus pandemic has completely halted the diamond and jewellery industry. The lockdown has caused exodus of migrant workers to their home villages, leaving the cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Surat which are well known for the manufacturing of jewellery and also for diamond processing. The owners of […]

HIGHLIGHTS OF BONHAMS LONDON KNIGHTSBRIDGE JEWELRY SALE 17TH OCTOBER, 2018

Bonhams London, Knightsbridge October Jewelry Sale is due to be held at their Knightsbridge saleroom in the fashionable Knightsbridge area on Montpelier Street, on Wednesday, 17th October, 2018, starting at 11.00 BST. The auction will be preceded by viewing of the lots at the same venue, on Thursday, 11th October, 2018 and then from Sunday, […]

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