Campbell Bridges, a renowned Scottish gemstone miner and expert was killed in Kenya by an armed gang on Tuesday the 11th of August.
Bridges was ambushed and attacked by a group of about 30 men when they were approaching
A new diamond sealing service has been launched by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). The launching of the service was at the 26th IIJS (India International Jewellery Show). Donna Baker, the CEO and President of
Buddhist treasures buried in the Gobi desert has been unearthed by a Austrian-Mongolian team.
According to Gobi Treasure.COM, the official website dedicated to the treasure hunt, the treasures were buried around 1937
The gemstone bazaar held at Namak Mandi, Peshawar , Pakistan was a success and attracted a large number of visitors.
Over 30 exhibitors participated in the bazaar. There was a wide range of gemstones and minerals exhibited
Despite the economic downturn, sales of jewelry for special occasions such as wedding, engagement and anniversaries has remained relatively stable or in some cases even increased.
Suresh Hathiramani, the vice-president
Su-raj Diamonds and Jewelry (UP 20%)
First fiscal quarter sales ending June 30th 2009 by Su-raj Diamonds and Jewellery was up by 20% to $143.5 million (INR 6.86 billion). There was a corresponding increase in profit to $2.5 million (INR 121.7 million), according
The AGTA (American Gem Trade Association) has announced on July 29th that it is closing its gemological testing center (GTC) in New York effective immediately.
The lab which opened in 1988 is closing down because they do
Retail sales of diamonds in China topped $300 million during the first half of 2009. This made China among the top 3 biggest diamond consuming countries of the world.
According to the Global Times, China is the only country