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HRD Antwerp
HRD Antwerp Receives Two Takeover Bids
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) and industry veteran Peter Meeus have put in rival bids to acquire
News Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough
De Beers Reduces Prices at November Sight
Sightholders welcomed De Beers’ decision to lower prices at this week’s rough-diamond sale, but noted that further discounts
News Nov 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Antwerp Beurs
Antwerp Bans Lab-Grown from Trading Floors
The Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses has introduced a ban on lab-grown sales in Antwerp’s four trading halls. While
News Oct 10, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sightholder office 150
De Beers Sales Drop in Slow Rough Market
De Beers’ sales slumped to $295 million in September as the miner continued to allow sightholders to refuse goods in the prevailing
News Oct 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HK show Sept 2019
Hong Kong Show Reflects Slow Chinese Demand
The timing of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair was unfortunate, coming amid a wave
News Sep 24, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HK Show
Hong Kong Fair Prioritizes Buyer Incentives
The organizers of the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair rejected the trade’s request for
News Sep 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Hong Kong Show
Sentiment Cautious as Hong Kong Show Starts
Expectations were low among diamantaires as the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair opened Monday,
News Sep 16, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Young Diamantaires South Africa Venetine mine visi
Nurturing the Next Generation of Diamantaires
If anyone in the industry wanted to know how to transform a diamond business and safeguard its future, they might
News Sep 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
NCDIA Seminar
NCDIA to Hold Colored-Diamond Seminar
The Natural Color Diamond Association will present a study at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair
News Aug 22, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamonds
De Beers Lets Clients Reject 50% of Goods
De Beers will allow sightholders to refuse more rough diamonds than usual at this week’s sight, aiming to ease
News Aug 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Hong Kong airport protest
Trade Seeks Discount for Hong Kong Show
The Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) is asking the organizers of the September show for a 25%
News Aug 15, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HK protest
Hong Kong Riots Cast Cloud over Show
Diamond traders have raised concerns ahead of next month’s Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, as mass
News Aug 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
KGK, Botswana
Who’s Buying the Rough in 2019?
The stability of the diamond industry is largely in the hands of 122 manufacturers and dealers that buy rough
News Aug 11, 2019 Joshua Freedman
HSBC
HSBC to Pay $330M in Antwerp Fraud Settlement
A Swiss unit of HSBC has agreed to pay a record EUR 294.4 million ($330 million) to settle fraud claims
News Aug 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
DPA
DPA Grades Scanners for Synthetic Melee
An official industry-wide project to test lab-grown detectors has expanded its efforts to melee, a segment of the market highly
News Aug 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sight box
De Beers Sales Sink to Lowest Level Since 2015
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales plummeted 53% this month as customers accepted the miner’s offer to defer purchases until
News Jul 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sorting
De Beers Lets Clients Delay Rough Purchases
De Beers loosened its purchasing requirements for rough buyers at last week’s sight in an effort to ease the oversupply
News Jul 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
GIA color grading
GIA Cuts Prices 10% Amid Market Slowdown
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has temporarily reduced grading fees for certain smaller diamonds after
News Jul 16, 2019 Joshua Freedman
ABN Amro branch Capelle aan den IJssel
ABN Amro Restricts Rough-Sector Lending
ABN Amro has scaled back its financing of rough-diamond purchases, citing a lack of profitability in the manufacturing and
News Jul 15, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lab-grown rough diamond
India Differentiates Synthetics Imports
India has introduced an import classification code solely for lab-grown rough diamonds, enabling the industry to keep
News Jul 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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