Category Archives: Diamonds

DIAMONDS, ART AND ANTIQUITIES DRIVE RAGO’S JEWELRY AND REMIX AUCTIONS, JUNE 9-11

Lambertville, NJ: Rago Arts and Auction Center’s June Jewelry and Remix Auctions brought $1,874,413 in sales over the weekend of June 9-11, 2017. The David Taylor Collection of Georg Jensen Jewelry – a masterfully curated collection of rare and early examples of Georg Jensen jewelry, including exceptionally rare works in gold, amassed by the world’s […]

GAHCHO KUÉ COMMENCES COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION AFTER COMPLETION OF PROJECT AHEAD OF SCHEDULE

De Beers Group of Companies in a press release dated March 2, 2017, has announced the official commencement of production on this date, at their Gahcho Kué Mine, a joint venture between De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%), the world’s largest new diamond mine to have opened during the course of last […]

DE BEERS’ SUBSIDIARY IIDGR UNVEILS FASTER, CHEAPER AND EFFICIENT MELEE SCREENING MACHINE

In a press release dated 28th February, 2017, the De Beers Group of Companies announced that its subsidiary, The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), will unveil its next generation automated melee screening machine – the AMS2 – at the International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show in Hong Kong due to open at […]

GIA ANNOUNCES THE ACCEPTANCE OF MELEE DIAMONDS FOR MELEE ANALYSIS SERVICE

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, […]

Lucapa’s Fourth Parcel of Diamonds from Lulo Generate US$2.3 million at US$1,500 per carat

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 […]

Israeli Diamond Exchange Mourns the Loss of its First General Manager, Michael Cohen

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. Born in 1918, Michael […]

ALROSA recovers 76.07-carat octahedral rough diamond from its Jubilee Diamond Mine

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, […]

Susie Clark from Arkansas finds 3.69-carat white diamond at Crater of Diamonds State Park

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 […]

De Beers’ Executive Says Synthetic Diamonds a Threat to Profitability and Sustainability

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 […]

Synthetic diamonds detected for the first time in Surat

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 […]