Category Archives: Industry News

Chaumet Unveils New Exclusive Diamond Cut, The Taille Impératrice

Chaumet, the historical French Jeweler based in Place Vendome Paris, has a history entwined with the history of France, eversince its founding in 1780. Maison Chaumet soon became the official jeweller to Empress Josephine, who married Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of the French, in 1796. The know-how of the high-end jewellery of Maison Chaumet has […]

Harry Winston Stops Purchasing of Gemstones Originating from Myanmar

Harry Winston Inc. the world renowned American luxury jeweller announced on December 15, 2021, that they would not purchase any gemstones originating from Myanmar, amidst severe critcism of the country’s ethical standards, just days before the non-profit organisation Global Witness released a damning report, alleging widespread human rights abuses in the southeast Asian nation also […]

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 […]


Lot 34 – A Pair of Antique Gold earrings Set With Diamonds, Circa 1900Estimate: INR 40 – 42 lakhs | US$ 56,338 – 59,155These fish hook gold earrings are set with large sparkling old European cut pear-shaped diamonds. The large diamonds dangle from two smaller circular European cut diamonds. The earrings also have a delicate […]


HKTDC HONG INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND, GEMS & PEARL SHOW  is to be held from 3 – 7 MARCH 2014. Exhibitor application forms are available from the website of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority, Sri Lanka. EXHIBITION-APPLICATION-FORM The first ever (Inaugural) HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show will be held alongside the 31st edition […]

Gem & Jewellery Exports shine in the 1st half of 2012 By Ajith Perera – Deputy Director General National Gem & Jewellery Authority

The Gem Diamond and Jewellery export sector has recorded an overall growth of 40per cent in U.S. Dollar terms as at end June 2012, earning a revenue of USD.64.17 Million in comparison with the corresponding figure of USD.45.78 Million in 2011. A detailed breakup is given below.    2011(Jan-June)   (USD. Million) 2012 (Jan – June) (USD. […]

A boost for the gem and jewellery import & export activities

Deshabandu M.Macky Hashim, Chairman Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) commends Dr.Neville Goonawardena, Director General of Customs and Prasad Galhena Chairman & CEO of National Gem and Jewellery Authority (NGJA) for the proactive decisions taken to facilitate the Gem and Jewellery Importers and Exporters.  At a meeting arranged by ‘NGJA’ at the request of […]

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