Category Archives: International Gem & Jewelry News

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 & […]

Sri Lanka the Sapphire Capital of the World sparkles at the Jewellery Shanghai Show 10 – 13 May 2013

    A record number of exhibitors and visitors at the Jewellery Shanghai Show 2013 held from 10- 13 May 2013, at the Shanghai World Exhibition & Convention Center, propelled the event to unprecedented success with both exhibitors and buyers reporting an increase in confirmed orders during the four day Fair.   The Shanghai Fair […]

Martian Pink Diamond, the second largest round brilliant-cut diamond in the world, set to fetch over US$ 12 million

The 12.04-carat, fancy intense pink, “Martian Pink Diamond,” the second largest round brilliant-cut pink diamond in the world  after the 23.56-carat Williamson Diamond of Tanzanian origin,  given as a wedding gift to Queen Elizabeth II in 1947,  is due to hit the auction block, at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Spring Sale, to be held in Hong […]

Sotheby’s Sale of the 500-year-old Beau Sancy Diamond, perhaps the first Indian diamond in Europe that was cut with symmetrical facets

Sotheby’s has announced the sale of the celebrated Beau Sancy diamond, presently a valued family heirloom of the Princes of the House of Hohenzollern, at its Geneva Magnificent and Noble Jewels Sale, coming up on May 14th and 15th 2012. Over 700 jewels, including jewels with an illustrious aristocratic provenance, spearheaded by the historic Beau […]

Christie’s announces first exclusive online sale of selected items from the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor from December 3-17, 2011

Christie’s, the world’s leading auction house that has been in the forefront of adopting modern technology for their sales, by introducing online bidding at its auctions worldwide since 2006, has again set another precedent by announcing its first exclusively online sale of selected items from the collection of the internationally renowned Hollywood celebrity, fashion icon, […]

Gem Diamonds Ltd announce the discovery of a massive 553-carat white diamond at the Letseng-la-Terae mine in Lesotho

Gem diamonds Ltd., the London-listed diamond mining company, that operates the Letseng mine in Lesotho, the world’s highest diamond mine, in partnership with the government of the Kingdom of Lesotho, announced on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, the discovery of a massive 553-carat top-color diamond, believed to be the 19th largest rough diamond and the 14th […]

FACETS 2011 – 21st Version of Sri Lanka’s only International Gem & jewelry Show has the potential of becoming a resounding success judging by the response to the show so far

“Come September Come Facets” is the popular slogan associated with Sri Lanka’s only International Gem & Jewelry show, eagerly awaited by all stakeholders in the international gem and jewelry trade and industry, in the month of September every year. This year the 21st-version of this popular event in the international calendar of gem and jewelry […]

The success of the 28thHong Kong International Jewelry Show indicate a further recovery of the global jewelry market

Statistics of the 28th Hong Kong International Jewelry Show, held between March 4-8, 2011, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, reveal a significant increase in the number of exhibitors and countries taking part in this annual prestigious show, the largest in Asia and the third largest jewelry show in the World. While in […]

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