Following the success of its automated analysis and color sorting service in repect of melee diamonds, introduced as a pilot program in June 2016, GIA has now announced that its laboratories located in the major gem and jewelry centers around the world, are now prepared to accept diamonds from its clients for Melee Analysis Service, that would lay to rest the anxieties of diamond dealers around the world… Continue reading
Lucapa Diamond Company in a press release dated May 19, 2015, announced the sale of a fourth parcel of diamonds from its Lulo Diamond Concession in Angola, realizing gross proceeds of A$2.9 million (US$2.3 million), as alluvial mining operations at the project continue to expand further. The average price-per-carat of the 1,539-carat parcel works out to A$1,870 (US$1,500), which is more than 12 times the average global diamond… Continue reading
In a news report dated April 30, 2015, IDEX Online News, announced the passing away of one of the last pioneers of Israel’s diamond industry and trade and the first General Manager of the Israeli Diamond Exchange, Michael Cohen, on April 19, 2015, at the ripe old age of 97 years.
ALROSA, the world’s leading diamond mining company, accounting for more than 25% of global diamond production in terms of carats, has announced the recovery of a 76.07-carat octahedral rough diamond towards the end of February 2015, from its Yubileynaya (Jubilee) Diamond Mine, the world’s biggest diamond mine, situated in the Sakha (Yakutia) Republic of Russia, owned and operated by the Aikhal mining and processing division of the Company… Continue reading
Susie Clark of Evening Shade, Arkansas, had first visited the Crater of Diamonds State Park as a kid, 33 years ago in the company of her mother and grandmother from Germany. In mid-April this year she decided to pay a return visit to the Park in the company of her husband, and try their luck at diamond hunting in the world’s only diamond producing site open to the… Continue reading
According to a newsreport appearing in the Botswana Guardian on February 23, 2015, De Beers Group’s Executive Head of Strategy, Corporate Affairs, Business Development and Technology, Bruce Cleaver, addressing reporters from London, during a teleconference held recently, following the release of preliminary results for 2014 of Anglo American, De Beers’ parent company, said that the penetration of synthetic diamonds in the industry is disturbing because the “duds” threaten… Continue reading
The Times of India reported on Sunday, February 22, 2015 the detection of synthetic diamonds for the first time in Surat, the world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing center, on Saturday, February 21, 2015. This is 19 months after the detection of a huge quantity of synthetic diamonds mixed with natural diamonds in Mumbai in 2013.
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a DMCC platform and the only diamond exchange in the Arab World affiliated to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, announced on February 16, 2015 that the two-day Second Dubai Diamond Conference, scheduled to be held from April 21-22, 2015, will be officially opened by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, Former EU President, and Prime Minister of Belgium, who will also be the keynote… Continue reading
In a press release dated February 13, 2015, Sotheby’s New York announced the unveiling of “The Ultimate Emerald-Cut Diamond,” a 100-carat perfect diamond in a classic emerald-cut, unlike any white diamond offered before at a public auction. This remarkable 100.20-carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, emerald-cut, Type IIa diamond will be the main highlight of Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels auction to be held in New York on April 21, 2015. A… Continue reading
February 3, 2015 would be an unforgettable day in the life of Dean Filppula, an offshore steward from Shreveport, Louisiana, whose visit to the Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, the world’s only diamond-producing site where the public could scout for diamonds for a nominal fee and keep what they find, turned out to be a rewarding experience. On that day in the afternoon, in the West Drain… Continue reading