Category Archives: Industry News

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 […]

Images of the Meeting with H.E.Dr.Samuel K.Mbambo High Commissioner of the Republic of Namibia for India & Sri Lanka and Chairman & C.E.O NGJA – held on 13th March 2012

Namibia In Namibia, diamonds account for more than 45% of the country’s export revenue, 7% of the government revenue and approximately 10% of the country’s GDP Namibia produces approximately US$0.9 billion worth of diamonds a year Namdeb, a Namibia diamond mining company, invests approximately N$2 million [US$296,386] in corporate social development projects annually Namdeb is […]

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