Category Archives: International Gem & Jewelry News

Breakthrough in the Development of a Highly Accurate Low-cost Laser Device to Separate Synthetic Lab-grown Diamonds from Natural Diamonds

Yossi Kuzi, owner of the Hong Kong-based diamond, gem & jewelry industry technology solution firm, Diamond Services Ltd. has announced a breakthrough in the development of a highly accurate, low-cost, laser device to separate lab-grown, synthetic diamonds from their natural counterparts. The Laser device, he said, “is a new, accessible and affordable technology that will […]

HS-Code For Natural and Synthetic Diamonds to be Separated in India

Hard on the heels of the announcement of the Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC) at the turn of the new year to crackdown on the unethical practice of mixing lab-grown synthetic diamonds with natural diamond parcels, that could potentially tarnish both the image of the industry and the country, further stringent […]

DEF’s Third Annual GOOD Awards – 2014

The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) held its third annual GOOD Awards ceremony on January 9th, 2014, at the Empire Penthouse Lounge, at 230, Fifth Avenue, New York City. The annual GOOD Awards recognize individuals and corporations for outstanding leadership in the area of good corporate citizenship, sustainability, and promoting opportunity in Africa. The 2014 GOOD […]

IGI Offers Free Diamond Screening for Synthetics to Stem the Unethical Practice of Mixing Synthetics with Natural Diamonds

The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewelry, in a latest press release, has offered free limited-time screenings of up to 100 diamonds, to all members of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association (DMIA) and the New York Diamond Dealers Club (DDC), at their New […]

Bahrain signs MoU with GIA to convert GPTLB to a World Class Research Center for Natural Pearls

Bahrain, one of the most ancient sources of naturals pearls in the world, referred to by the ancient Greeks and Romans as the Island of Tylos, with a pearling tradition dating back to seven millennia, is once again set to regain its ancient glory as a source of natural pearls, after the signing of a […]

Inaugural Jewelry & Gem Fair Europe (JGF Europe) scheduled for April 1-4, 2014

Another, International Gem & Jewelry Trade Fair is set to become a permanent feature in the International Calendar of gem & jewelry trade fairs that includes some mega fairs such as the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show, the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair and the Japan Jewelry Fair. The inaugural version of the new […]

Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair Holds Two Breakfast Seminars on Diamond Marketing and Promotion

The 5th edition of the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF), sponsored by Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), scheduled to take place between January 26 and January 28, 2014, would have a novel feature added to its program schedule, in the form of two special breakfast seminars, listed in the program for January 27th and 28th […]

GIA Announces the Passing Away of Bert Krashes

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) announced on Monday, January 6, 2014, the passing away from natural causes of one of its pioneers Bert Krashes, who served the institute for 49 years from 1949 to 1998. Bert Krashes, who received a “Purple Heart” for his service during World War II, joined the GIA in 1949 […]

GJEPC to Crackdown on the Unethical Practice of Mixing Lab-Grown Synthetic Diamonds with Natural Diamonds

With the onset of the New Year 2014, The Times of India newspaper published a news item that would have a significant impact on the multibillion dollar diamond trade and industry in the country. According to this newsreport, in view of the consistent reports emanating from India on the alarming unethical practice of mixing lab […]

Some Diamonds That Created Headlines in 2013

Year 2013 would no doubt go down as one of the most remarkable years in the history of jewelry auctions conducted by leading auction houses given the staggering and mind boggling prices achieved by some colored diamonds as well as colorless diamonds, that appeared in the auction calendar for the year 2013. Top among this […]