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Christie’s Geneva November 11, 2014 Magnificent Jewels Sale Achieve Highest Total Ever for a Jewelry Auction

Just six months after Christie’s Geneva set an auction record for total sales at a Magnificent Jewels Sale of SFr.138,963,250 on May 14, 2014, the feat has been repeated again at the same venue by Christie’s Geneva at its November 11, 2014 autumn sale, setting a new auction record of SFr.147,256,875 for total sales at […]

Unprecedented Seven World Records Set At Sotheby’s Geneva May13, 2014 Magnificent Jewels Sale

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Sale held on May 13, 2014 was significant in the history of jewelry auctions for more than one reason. The auction set an unprecedented seven world records, including the world record for a jewelry sale, the world record for a various owner jewelry sale and the world auction record for a […]

Gem Diamonds Ltd records phenomenal increase in sales for Q-1 2014

Gem Diamonds Ltd. a leading global producer of high-value diamonds, with a 70% stake in the Letšeng mine in Lesotho and 100% ownership of the Ghaghoo mine, currently in development in Botswana, has just released its Interim Management Statement (IMS) for the Period January 1, 2014 to May 9, 2014. According to the section dealing […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York April 29, 2014 Magnificent Jewels, Spring Sale

As anticipated Sotheby’s New York, April 29, 2014 Magnificent Jewels, Spring Sale ended on a successful note realizing a total of US$44,313,500 which was US$7 million above the projected US$37 million, selling 81.8% by lot and 87.0% by value. As expected the top lot of the sale that registered the highest price of US$6,101,000 within […]

Highlights of Christie’s New York April 16, Magnificent Jewels Sale

In a press release dated March 24, 2014, Christie’s auction house has announced the holding of its New York spring magnificent jewels sale on April 16, 2014, at its flagship Rockefeller Center salesroom. More than 250 lots will be on offer at this sale to be held in two sessions, the morning session beginning at […]

De Beers Reveals the Names of Five Newly-Appointed Sightholders

As a follow-up to the March 18th announcement by De Beers of the selection of five new sightholders, who would receive supply via an Intention to Offer (ITO) for the remaining 2012-2015 Supplier of Choice (SoC) contract period, based on the strong demand demonstrated by these non-sightholder businesses for De Beers rough diamonds via their […]

GIA Designated a World’s Most Ethical Company for a Second Successive Year

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in a press release dated March 20, 2014 announced that the Ethisphere Institute, an internationally recognized independent center of research that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance and honors superior achievement through its World’s Most Ethical Companies recognition program, has named the GIA as one of the […]

IBA Signed Between Gahcho Kué Joint Venture and Yellowknives Dene First Nation

Following the signing of the Impact Benefit Agreement between the Gahcho Kué Joint Venture and the Tlicho Government, on January 24, 2014, enabling the company to start construction work at the proposed Gahcho Kué open-pit mine, joint venture partners of the project De Beers Canada Inc. and Mountain Province Diamonds have announced the signing of […]

Diamond Necklace by Nirav Modi Highlight at Sotheby’s April Hong Kong Auction

The Economic Times of India reported on January 24, 2014, that a stunning diamond necklace designed by Nirav Modi, a third-generation diamantaire, internationally renowned jewelry designer and chairman of Firestar Diamond, will be the top highlight of the Sotheby’s Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels Sale coming up in April 2014. The necklace with a starting bidding […]

The Inaugural Kolkata Jewelry & Gem Fair (KJGF) Organized by UBM India a Tremendous Success

The inaugural Kolkata Jewelry & Gem Fair (KJGF), the first of its kind in eastern India, primarily aimed at highlighting the City of Kolkata as an international center of hancrafted gold jewelry, painstakingly created by the traditional craftsmen, known as “kaarigars,” whose exceptional skills had been passed down from generation to generation for thousands of […]

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