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De Beers Sight Sees Strong Demand, Low Supply
Rough-diamond demand was robust at this week’s De Beers sight despite the ongoing Covid-19 crisis in India, customers
News May 05, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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Diamond Foundry Value Hits $1.8B After Fundraising
Diamond Foundry has raised $200 million to bring production up to “mining” levels, giving the lab-grown maker a valuation
News Apr 29, 2021 Joshua Freedman
GIA-graded diamonds
GIA India Turnaround Time Increases
Fresh Covid-19 measures in India have lengthened the grading turnaround time at the Gemological Institute of America (GIA),
News Apr 20, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Recalls Diamonds over Treatment Query
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has asked customers to return a number of colored diamonds for reassessment, suspecting
News Apr 18, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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Mumbai Diamond Trade Exempt from Lockdown
India’s gem and jewelry industry has obtained an exemption from the strict Covid-19 measures that have
News Apr 14, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Diamond Foundry
Diamond Foundry Gets Warning over Ads
An advertising watchdog has urged Diamond Foundry to amend its marketing, claiming that some of its language could
News Apr 01, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Backlog Raising Concerns for Manufacturers
Customers of the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) are experiencing severe delays to grading submissions, creating worries about
News Mar 25, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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Alrosa Raises Rough Prices Again
Alrosa has increased prices for the third consecutive contract sale, fueling concerns about unsustainable growth
News Mar 18, 2021 Joshua Freedman
GIA lab-grown diamond reports
GIA Now Giving Details of Lab-Grown Treatments
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has started providing specific information on post-growth treatments for synthetic diamonds,
News Mar 16, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Burmese rubies
US Sanctions on Myanmar Receive Broad Support
Members of the jewelry industry are confident that US sanctions on Burmese gems will punish leaders of the Asian
News Mar 14, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Israel Diamond Week 2018
Israel Bourse to Reopen Trading Hall
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will reopen its trading floor this Sunday for vaccinated members,
News Mar 11, 2021 Joshua Freedman
China retail jewelry store
Lunar Festival Seals China’s Comeback
The Chinese New Year of 2020 could not have come at a worse time for the jewelry industry.
News Mar 09, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Alrosa
Alrosa Lifts Production Forecast as Market Rallies
Alrosa has raised its production outlook for 2021 after rough-diamond demand picked up at the start of the
News Mar 02, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Manufacturing Almod Diamonds
De Beers to Seek Sightholders’ Polished Data
De Beers is embarking on a tracking program for the diamonds it supplies to sightholders, seeking to ensure that customers create value
News Feb 25, 2021 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough diamond
De Beers Raises Prices for Third Sight in a Row
De Beers has increased rough-diamond prices by an average of around 4% to 5% at this week’s sight as momentum in the market continues. The
News Feb 23, 2021 Joshua Freedman
TAGS tender Dubai July 2019
Dubai Virus Surge Creates Snag for Rough Tenders
Dubai has become something of a focal point for the diamond industry during the pandemic. While the
News Feb 17, 2021 Joshua Freedman
Inhorgenta 2020
Are Trade Shows Going to Happen in 2021?
Three weeks in March 2020 underscored how fast the situation could change during Covid-19. On the third
News Feb 11, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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Silver’s ‘Reddit Rally’ Rattles the Market
A sharp rise in silver prices over the past week has shocked the jewelry industry and raised
News Feb 02, 2021 Joshua Freedman
International Diamond Week in Israel 2016
Israel Optimistic After Heavy Trading Slump
Leaders of Israel’s diamond sector expressed confidence in a recovery after strong trading in the final months of last year
News Jan 27, 2021 Joshua Freedman
GIA moissanite with forged inscription
GIA Spots Rare Inscription Fraud in Simulant
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has uncovered three synthetic moissanites with forged inscriptions that fraudsters
News Jan 27, 2021 Joshua Freedman
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