Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

HIGHLIGHTS OF CHRISTIE’S NEW YORK MAGINIFICENT JEWELS SPRING SALE APRIL 17, 2018

Christie’s auction house has announced the holding of its New York Magnificent Jewels Spring Sale on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at their New York Sales Room situated at 20, Rockefeller Plaza New York, starting at 10.00 AM. A total of 212 lots will be on offer at the auctions featuring an array of impressive jewelry […]

SOTHEBY’S HK MAGNIFICENT JEWELS & JADEITE SPRING SALE TO BE HELD ON APRIL 3RD 2018

The much anticipated Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite Spring Sale 2018, featuring an array of rare and exceptional jewels is due to take place on Tuesday, April 3rd 2018 at Hall 5, of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A total of 283 jewels will be on offer at the sale to […]

FIRST EVER EDITION OF THE BHARAT DIAMOND WEEK GETS A BOOST BY A DIRECT FLIGHT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND INDIA

The first-ever edition of the Bharat Diamond Week to be held at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India from April 23-25, 2018, received a much-needed boost as Air India, India’s national airline has announced the inauguration of a new direct flight between Tel Aviv and New Delhi, with convenient connections to Mumbai, the […]

SALE OF 910-CARAT LESOTHO LEGEND FOR USD40 MILLION AT ANTWERP TENDER

Gem Diamonds Ltd (LSE: GEMD) in a press release dated Tuesday, 13 March 2018 has announced the sale of its largest gem-quality 910 carat D colour Type IIa rough diamond recovered so far from the Letšeng mine in January 2018, believed to be the fifth largest gem quality diamond ever recovered in the world. The […]

ALROSA SELLS USD 1.046 BILLION ROUGH AND POLISHED DIAMONDS FOR JAN-FEB 2018

ALROSA Group, the world’s leader in diamond production, in a press release dated March 7, 2018, has announced its diamond sales results for the month of February, 2018 and total diamond sales for the first two months of 2018.     According to this release ALROSA’s sales soared 35% year-on-year in February, 2018, to US$541.9 […]

LUCAPA REGISTERS USD 10.8 MILLION TOTAL SALES BY TWO DIAMOND TENDERS IN 2018

In a Press Release dated 05th March, 2018, Australian Securities Exchange listed Lucapa Diamond Company Limited (ASX: LOM) owners and operators of diamond mining assets in Angola, Lesotho, Botswana and Western Australia, has announced the realization of gross proceeds of US$1.7 million (A$2.1 million) by the sale of 2,072 carats of rough diamonds recovered from […]

ALROSA ANNOUNCES HOLDING OF ROUGH AND POLISHED DIAMOND AUCTIONS AT HONG KONG DIAMOND, GEM & PEARL SHOW

In a press release dated 20th February 2018, ALROSA, the world’s leading diamond mining company has announced plans for the holding of two diamond auctions, at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, the World’s largest Gem & Jewelry Market Place, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) taking place from […]

WORLD’S LARGEST JEWELLERY MARKET PLACE OPENS IN HONG KONG ON 27TH FEBRUARY, 2018

The 5th Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show and the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show organized by The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and held under the concept of “2 shows 2 venues” for the 5th year, will be held between 27th February 2018 and 5th March 2018. The show that […]

ALROSA SUBSIDIARY BOUREVESTNIK INC. INSTALLS 27 X-RAY DIAMOND SORTING MACHINES AT CULLINAN MINE

In a press release dated 29th January 2018, ALROSA , the world’s leading diamond mining company, announced that its subsidiary company, the Saint Petersburg based Bourevestnik Inc., the world’s biggest designers and manufacturers of X-ray sorters for enrichment of diamond bearing ore and X-ray analytical instruments for various industries and applications, had supplied and commissioned […]

PRICES OF BLUE DIAMONDS INCREASE WHILE PINK AND YELLOW DIAMONDS DECREASE IN 2017

The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), an organization committed to the empowerment of fancy color diamond sellers by improving consumer experience through a new information channel and providing fact-based support for fancy color diamonds as an asset class, has released its Q4 2017 report in a press release dated 1st February, 2018.   According to […]