Category Archives: International Gem & Jewelry News

Registration for Rio Tinto’s rough diamond tender in Israel close three weeks ahead of the event

Due to an overwhelming response from buyers for Rio Tinto’s first ever tender of rough diamonds originating from its Canadian Diavik Mine, to be held in Israel at the Israeli Diamond Exchange Trading Hall, coinciding with the summer edition of the US & International Diamond Week, coming up from August 26-29, 2013, organizers of the […]

Rio Tinto to hold viewing of rough diamonds from its Canadian Diavik mine followed by auctions during the summer edition of the US & International Diamond Week in Israel from August 26 -29, 2013

Mining giant Rio Tinto announced recently that it will hold for the first time in Israel a tender of rough diamonds from its Canadian Diavik mine, at a special booth to be constructed in the Israeli Diamond Exchange Trading Hall, during the summer edition of the US & International Diamond Week in Israel from August […]

Christie’s Announces Their First Ever Online-Only Jewelry Sale

Christie’s announced on July 11, 2013, their first ever online-only jewelry sale, christened the “Summer Jewels” consisting of 107 lots from contemporary jewelers, with a price range accessible to a wider spectrum of collectors, to be held from July 17 to 26, 2013. The sale features a variety of exquisitely crafted jewelry pieces, such as […]

Results of Sotheby’s London Fine Jewels Sale held on July 11, 2013

Sotheby’s London Fine Jewel Sale held on July 11, 2013, realized an impressive total sale of GBP 2,431,438. The sale was held in two sessions. The first session commencing at 10.30 am offered Lots 1 – 157 for sale and during the second session commencing at 2.00 pm, Lot 158 – 310 were put up […]

Results of Christie’s London, South Kensington Jewelry Auctions, Sale 9188, held 17 July 2013

Christie’s London, South Kensington Jewelry Auctions, Sale 9188, held on July 17, 2013 realized a total of £ 630,500, equivalent to US$ 951,425 and € 723,184. This represented a total sale of 74% by value. The top lot of the sale was Lot 92, a diamond necklace, which sold for £ 28,750 (US$ 43,384), which […]

The 19th-Century Kimberley Diamond on Display at the AMNH in New York

A rare 19th-century diamond, the 55.09-carat, champagne-colored, flawless, emerald-cut Kimberley Diamond, has gone on temporary display at the American Museum of Natural History, New York, beginning from, Thursday, July 11, 2013. The diamond on loan from Bruce F. Stuart Trust will be on display at the museum until the end of June 2014. The champagne-colored, […]

Kentucky Man Discovers a 2.95-carat Champagne Brown Rough Diamond, the Largest Rough Diamond Discovered so far this year at the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas.

Terry Staggs of Richmond, Kentucky, a regular visitor to the Crater of Diamonds State Park, Arkansas, making at least two visits every year for the past 28 years, was finally rewarded for his patience and persevarance, when on the 4th of July, Independance Day, he discovered a stunning 2.95-carat, champagne-brown, rough diamond crystal, the largest […]

New Chairman Appointed for NGJA Sri Lanka

Highlights of the assumption of duties by Mr. Amitha Gamage as the Chairman & CEO of N.G.J.A on 17th April 2013. Mr Amitha Gamage was appointed as the new chairman of the National Gem and Jewellery Authority, Sri Lanka. He assumed duty on the 17th of April 2013. Mr Amitha Gamage obtained his MBA from the […]

Chinese Buyers For Sri Lankan Sapphires

Mr. Prasad Galhena, Chairman / C.E.O. of the National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) stated that the NGJA with the collaboration of Sri Lanka Gem and Jewellery Association (SLGJA) and the assistance of the Commercial Section of the Sri Lanka Embassy in Beijing and the Sri Lanka consulate in Shanghai has organized the ‘ Sri […]

Chinese buyers mesmerized by the splendor of Sri Lankan Sapphires

Mr. Prasad Galhena, Chairman / C.E.O. of the National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) stated that the NGJA with the collaboration of Sri Lanka Consulate in Shanghai has organized the ‘ Sri Lanka Pavilion’ at the China International Gold, Jewellery & Gem Fair for its seventh consecutive year at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & […]