According to a press release by the diamond dealers club of South Africa fraudulent certificates has been identified and verified by both laboratories.The certificated accompany undisclosed high pressure-high temperature (HPHT)-treated stones.
In the second quarter of 2009 the prices of rough diamonds strengthened at the Letseng Mine in Lesotho according to Rapaport diamond news.
In the second quarter the average price per carat for Letseng Diamonds is $1,496-
In the USA, consumer price index (CPI) for jewelry edged up nearly 1% in June. according to statistics provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The reference point for this index is the average prices in 1986 which
Photo above, Matthew A Runchi- President and CEO of Jewelers of America.
The trade association for fine jewelry retailers in USA, Jewelers of America (JA) has announced a partnership for educational purposes with the Diamond
The shares of the online retailer Blue Nile NASDAQ:NILE were up on Tuesday after Citigroup upgraded the company from ‘hold’ to ‘Buy’. The shares soared by up to 11%.
Analysts say that improving polished diamond prices
Despite the weak demand and falling prices of rough diamonds this year De Beers is expecting to make a profit. According to rapaport news De Beers is hoping to cut $1.5 billion in operational and capital costs which would
In an effort to promote Botswana diamonds in the United States of America, the American actress Kim Kardashian is to visit Botswana.
According to the head of De Beers in Botswana, Sheila Khama, she will be one of the participants
The head of the investigating team from the Kimberly Process Certification Scheme which monitors blood diamonds, Mr Kpandel Fayia has accused the Zimbabwe military for gross human rights violations.
According to the financial
According to the data released by the diamond controller, Shmuel Mordechai at the Trade and Labour Ministry, Israel there was a 58.3% drop in the export of polished diamonds compared
The well known opal industry of Australia is struggling due to the global economic downturn and readily available synthetic opals.
Opal which is also the national gemstone of Australia is very popular for its display of light and color.