Author Archives: Shereen Lareef

26 Arrested In Connection With Harry Winston Robbery

26 arrests were made in France in connection with the multimillion dollar Harry Winston Jewelry robbery that took place on December 2008. Police also recovered stolen rings, watches and necklaces and 250,000 euros in cash. Investigators were monitoring the suspects for many months. The investigators learnt that some foreign nationals were due to arrive to […]

Rand Diamonds to Continue Expansion Plans In Botswana

Rand Diamonds a sightholder and a subsidiary of the U.S luxury retailer Tiffany and Co. will go ahead with plans to expand in Botswana despite the economic recession. This was disclosed on Mmegi Online. Vice President of Tiffany James Fernandez, during a visit to Botswana last week noted that there was no plan to reconsider […]

Indian Based Flawless Diamonds Gets 2 Million USD Order

Indian based Flawless Diamonds Limited received two orders worth USD 2.28 million USD. The company notified the Bobbay Stock Exchange (BSE) about the orders. The company beleives that gold, jewelry and diamond markets have started to revive. The first order came from Hong Kong based Malay Impex, worth US$ 1.2, while the second order came […]

Auschwitz Laborer Donates Smuggled Jewelry From Death Camps

Meyer Hack, a 95 year old survivor from the Auschwitz Nazi death camp donated jewelery he collected from the clothes of Jews who were killed to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial at Israel. Meyer Hack, who now resides in Boston handed over eight pieces of jewelry to the Holocaust Museum on Monday.The jewelry items consisted […]

25th Gemstone Gathering of GIA Thailand

Photo above: Dr Dietmar Schwarz, Research Manager, Gubelin Gemological Laboratory. The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) Thailand has announced that it will hold its 25th gemstone gathering on the 24th of June 2009. The presentation “Colored Gemstones- Mines and Market” will be presented by Dr Dietmar Schwarz, Research Manager Gubelin Gemological Laboratory.  The presentation will […]

Rapaport- Annual State of the Diamond Industry Address

Chairman of the Rapaport Group, Martin Rapaport delivered his keynote “State of the Diamond Industry” at Breakfast to 10 am on Monday 1st of June at the Annual Rapaport Breakfast and Conference held in the San Palo Ballroom, level 3 ,Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas. At this years meeting Rapaport touched on buying diamonds on […]

GIA- New Member of the Responsible Jewelry Council

The Gemmological Institute of America (GIA) has joined the membership of the Responsible Jewelry Council (RJC), according to a press release by the RJC. The GIA is the worlds leading authority on colored stones, diamonds and pearls. The RJC is a non-profit organization with over 100 member companies from diamond and jewelry sectors around the […]

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