Category Archives: Diamond News

Meylor Produces Two Large HPHT Black Diamonds

The International Gemological Institute, the World’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewelry, with headquarters based in Antwerp, Belgium, announced on September 26, 2020, that in early September, they received two large HPHT-produced lab-grown black diamonds for analysis and grading. They further stated that one of those black diamonds had set […]

DPA Relaunches as Natural Diamond Council with a new Commercial Slogan – Only Natural Diamonds

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA), the apex organization that includes all leading natural diamond producers in the world, has re-launched their organization in New York on June 1, 2020, with a new identity, known as the “Natural Diamond Council” (NDC), in a move calculated to distance itself from the lab-grown diamond sector, and further consolidating […]

Police Disperse Diamond Traders at Varaccha and Mahidapura Diamond Markets in Surat

Following the relaxation of some restrictions by the authorities of Surat, the diamond cut and polish hub, after the prolonged coronavirus lockdown, with effect from Monday, the 25th of May, permitting factories and workshops to resume production, with only 50% of their workforce and following strict guidelines on hand sanitization and social distancing, desperate diamond […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Polished Diamonds Imports Down by 21% in Japan

Polished diamond imports in Japan fell by 21% in March 2009 ,when compared to the same period last year. Japanese people choose to spend less on luxury items due to the ongoing recession. The Japanese auto and computer/ electronics industry have taken a big hit due to decreased consumer spending in Europe and the US. […]