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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
Sotheby's 102.34 carat 2018
Why the Market for Large Diamonds Is in Free Fall
As the who’s who in the glitzy world of high-value diamond auctions gathered in Geneva in May, there was an understated
News Jul 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Aleah Arundale
Lab-Grown Ban Splits Opinion on Facebook
An influential online community for jewelers has banned sales of lab-grown diamonds, prompting fierce debate on social media.
News May 30, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Gateway of India
India Cracks Down on Rough Shipments
India’s diamond trade is in a fight with authorities over stricter customs enforcement for rough that could have
News May 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
DTC Botswana sorting
De Beers Sales Slump 25% in May
De Beers’ sales fell to their lowest level in more than a year and a half, as a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing
News May 21, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Israel Diamond Exchange
Synthetics: Coming to a Bourse Near You?
The rise of lab-grown diamonds might finally be trickling through to the historic heart of the trade: the diamond
News May 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Renee Newman author
Do the 4Cs Still Make the Cut?
The “5Cs and 2Ts” isn’t as catchy as the usual formula, but it might be a better pricing method, according
News May 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Yellow diamond
US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned
News Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sight box
De Beers Reduces Sightholder Supply
De Beers sightholders are bracing for lower rough supply for the rest of 2019 as the miner reduces
News Apr 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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