Category Archives: Diamonds

IGI Hong Kong Grades the Largest CVD Type IIa Diamond Produced by Shanghai Zhengshi Technology

International Gemological Institute Hong Kong Branch announced on Monday, November 23, 2020, that their laboratory had graded the largest synthetic Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) diamond, which is also the largest synthetic colorless diamond produced by any process, submitted to them by a Chinese Manufacturer, Shanghai Zhengshi Technology. The 12.75-carat, Type IIa, F-color, VVS2-clarity, round brilliant-cut […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]