Lucapa Recovers 113-carat White Diamond from Lulo with the onset of New Year.

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company together with its Angolan partners Empresa Nacional de Diamantes E.P. (“Endiama”) and Rosas & Petalas, who own and operate the Lulo Diamond Mine in Angola, announced on January 4th, 2021 the recovery of the 17th, +100-carat white diamond from their Lulo alluvial mine, which is also the first large diamond to […]

Indian Diamond Exports Bounce Back to pre-COVID Levels in November 2020

Following the devastating effects of the lockdowns that brought the gem and jewelry industry to a virtual standstill during the first half of 2020, the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India reports a bounce back of the industry, reaching pre-COVID levels in November and December, 2020, as demand picked in all major […]

Lucapa’s Largest Ever Pink Rough Diamond Yields 15.2-Carat Heart-Shaped Pink Diamond

Lucapa Diamond Company which operates the Lulo Diamond Mine in Angola, in partnership with Angola Government stakeholders Endiama and Angolan private company Rosas & Petalas, and has gone into a manufacturing partnership with Graff Subsidiary Safdico International, has released the polished results of a 46-carat pink rough diamond, the largest ever pink diamond to be […]

Scientists from ANU and RMIT Melbourne Create Diamonds at Room Temperature Using Only High Pressure

The popular Australian website https://theconversation.com/au published a news item on November 19, 2020, headlined, “We created diamonds in mere minutes, without heat – by mimicking the force of an asteroid collision” which created waves of excitement and disbelief around the world, as a team of Australian Scientists from ANU and RMIT Melbourne claimed that they […]

IGI Hong Kong Grades the Largest CVD Type IIa Diamond Produced by Shanghai Zhengshi Technology

International Gemological Institute Hong Kong Branch announced on Monday, November 23, 2020, that their laboratory had graded the largest synthetic Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) diamond, which is also the largest synthetic colorless diamond produced by any process, submitted to them by a Chinese Manufacturer, Shanghai Zhengshi Technology. The 12.75-carat, Type IIa, F-color, VVS2-clarity, round brilliant-cut […]

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 […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s Geneva 11th November 2020 Live Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale

Sotheby’s Geneva Live Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale is due to be held in Geneva on Wednesday, 11th November 2020. A total of 103 lots will be on offer at the sale, consisting of iconic designs from the world’s most prestigious jewelry houses, such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Mauboussin, Bulgari, Harry Winston, […]

Sotheby’s Geneva to Auction “The Spirit of the Rose Diamond” the Largest Pink Diamond Ever Mined in Russia

Sotheby’s Geneva is due to put up for sale, on November 11, 2020, an extremely rare pink diamond, “The Spirit of the Rose” – an oval modified brilliant-cut, fancy vivid purple-pink diamond weighing 14.83 carats, derived from the largest rough pink diamond ever mined from a Russian mine in the Republic of Yakutia. The GIA […]

Sotheby’s New York Online/Live Hybrid Auction Shows Strong Demand For Top Quality Diamond, Rare Gemstones & Stylish Signed Jewels

Sotheby’s New York October 22nd, 2020, “Important Jewels” auction, the first auction with bidders in attendance since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in March, 2020, but held in a new and innovative hybrid format, consisting of an online advanced bidding, culminating in the usual drama of a live auction, registered a substantial Sale Total […]