Category Archives: Diamond News

Lucapa’s Largest Ever Pink Rough Diamond Yields 15.2-Carat Heart-Shaped Pink Diamond

Lucapa Diamond Company which operates the Lulo Diamond Mine in Angola, in partnership with Angola Government stakeholders Endiama and Angolan private company Rosas & Petalas, and has gone into a manufacturing partnership with Graff Subsidiary Safdico International, has released the polished results of a 46-carat pink rough diamond, the largest ever pink diamond to be […]

Scientists from ANU and RMIT Melbourne Create Diamonds at Room Temperature Using Only High Pressure

The popular Australian website https://theconversation.com/au published a news item on November 19, 2020, headlined, “We created diamonds in mere minutes, without heat – by mimicking the force of an asteroid collision” which created waves of excitement and disbelief around the world, as a team of Australian Scientists from ANU and RMIT Melbourne claimed that they […]

Alrosa’s “Spirit of the Rose Diamond” Sets Price-Per-Carat World Record of US$ 1.8 Million at Sotheby’s Geneva, Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale

Alrosa’s “Spirit of the Rose Diamond” an oval modified brilliant-cut, 14.83-carat, fancy-vivid-purple-pink, internally flawless, type II stone, derived from the largest pink crystal ever mined in Russia, weighing 27.85 carats, achieved the highest price ever for any purple-pink diamond, sold at an auction, selling to an anonymous bidder for nearly $27 million at Sotheby’s Geneva, […]

Lucara Recovers Enormous 998-Carat Type IIa Diamond from South Lobe of Karowe Mine

Lucara Diamond Corp. a Canadian diamond mining company with producing mine and exploration licenses in Botswana and a 100% ownership of the Botswana Karowe mine, the world’s foremost producer of large, high quality, Type IIA diamonds, announced on November 10, 2020, the recovery of an unbroken 998 carat high white cleavage diamond, with dimensions of […]

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 […]