Ontario’s First and only diamond mine reaches end of production

Ontario’s First and only diamond mine reaches end of production

Ten years and ten months after the official opening in July 2008, production at De Beers Group Victor Mine in northern Ontario has come to an end. The last of the economic ore was processed...
fancy vivid purplish pink diamond ring

Pink diamond fetches US$7.5m at auction

An extraordinary 3.43-carat fancy vivid purplish pink diamond ring by Moussaieff sold for around HK$58.82 million (US$7.52 million) at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Spring Auction 2019. The ring, known as the, was the top lot at...
GIA Adds Country of Origin Reports for Colored Diamonds

GIA Adds Country of Origin Reports for Colored Diamonds

GIA (Gemological Institute of America) added natural colored diamonds to the GIA Diamond Origin Report Service on May 24. The innovative service, announced on March 28, scientifically matches faceted D-to-Z and now natural colored...
Rough diamonds from Mothae fetch US$3.5 million in Antwerp

Rough diamonds from Mothae fetch US$3.5 million in Antwerp

ASX-listed Lucapa Diamond Company and the Government of Lesotho have announced results from the second tender in 2019 of diamonds from the new Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho. The parcel of 7,008 carats of rough...
Registration Opens for 2019 Bharat Diamond Bourse

Registration Opens for 2019 Bharat Diamond Bourse

Polished diamond fair to host delegations from China, Australia and Asian countries The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai has announced that registration is now open for the 2019 Bharat Diamond Week (BDW) which takes...
IDE and Alrosa Agree to Strengthen Cooperation

IDE and Alrosa Agree to Strengthen Cooperation

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Yoram Dvash led a delegation of the heads of 28 leading Israeli diamond companies to Moscow last week to meet with senior ALROSA officials. Accompanying the delegation was Israel...
GIA spots a CVD layer grown on a natural diamond

GIA spots a CVD layer grown on a natural diamond

A 0.64-carat fancy diamond was found to have a synthetic coating The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced that in its recent examination of a 0.64-carat fancy greyish-greenish-blue cushion modified brilliant-cut diamond, it found...
DiaCam360

DiaCam360, a Machine for Automated Identification of Diamond Colour & Clarity to be Introduced...

DiaCam360 announced recently that it has initiated a new venture that will lead to “the automated identification of a diamond’s colour and clarity”. The system is based on a “proprietary database of hundreds of...
Sarine Introduces 3D-Origin

Sarine Introduces 3D-Origin™ Accurate Model as Optional Add-on to Sarine Diamond Journey™

Sarine Technologies Ltd has launched a new innovative sales tool for retailers – the 3D-Origin™, described as “a 3D-printed accurate model of the rough diamond from which the Sarine Journey™-verified polished diamond was derived”. Created...
RapNet to vote on providing lab-grown diamond services

Rap Net to vote on providing lab-grown diamond services

RapNet, the world’s largest diamond trading network with daily listings of over $7.4 billion, will be voting on whether it should provide diamond listing and pricing services for synthetic diamonds. Voting will be limited to...

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