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Lightbox to Launch Rings and Bracelets
De Beers plans to expand its Lightbox product offering next year after observing strong consumer interest in its
News Dec 03, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Cards Aainst Humanity.
1.5ct. Synthetic Diamond Sells for $32
Cards Against Humanity, famed for its politically incorrect party games, sold a lab-grown-diamond engagement ring for
News Nov 28, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Trans Hex
Miner Miscommunication: A Lack of Clarity
A bizarre press release from Alrosa landed in the Rapaport News inbox in early October, purporting to relay positive
News Nov 21, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Bharat Diamond Bourse
Mumbai Exchange Mulls Lifting Synthetics Ban
Mumbai’s Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) is considering allowing synthetic-diamond trading on the exchange premises, its president told
News Nov 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Cuts Prices of Cheaper Rough
De Beers significantly reduced prices of lower-quality rough diamonds at this week’s sight in response to a slowdown in the Indian manufacturing
News Nov 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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IDMA, WFDB Consider Joining Forces
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) is considering an alliance with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB)
News Nov 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
MVI
How Retailers Can Entice Chinese Tourists
You don’t have to be in China to sell to Chinese people. That’s the message from luxury marketing experts, who
News Oct 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Sightholder Boxes
Indian Demand Weak at $475M De Beers Sale
Manufacturers were concerned about profitability at last week’s De Beers sight, and expressed hope their new supply
News Oct 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Gassan Diamond factory in Amsterdam
CIBJO Won’t Bow to FTC Diamond Definition
The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) is likely to keep the word “natural” in its definition of diamonds for the
News Oct 11, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers truck
De Beers Allows Deferrals at $505M Sale
De Beers’ sales slipped to $505 million at its seventh cycle this year as the miner allowed sightholders to refuse
News Sep 12, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Brexit credit Aha
Brexit Concerns Weigh on UK Jewelers
The weak pound and uncertainty over the UK’s departure from the European Union are making
News Sep 06, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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UK Jewelry Body Eyes Role as Trade Police
The UK’s National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) is seeking an upgraded status that would enable it to police the industry
News Sep 03, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Japan Lab Grown
Firm Launches Japan’s First Synthetics Production
A Japanese company claims to be the nation’s first producer of gem-quality lab-grown diamonds, aiming for an initial annual output
News Sep 02, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Nirav Modi
US Firms Aided $4B Modi Fraud, Probe Finds
Nirav Modi’s US jewelry businesses were directly involved in the Indian fugitive’s alleged billion-dollar bank fraud, a court
News Aug 28, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Cuts
Proprietary Cuts: Their Own Brand of Trouble
Creating and launching a proprietary cut is difficult for almost any diamantaire. The costs can be prohibitively high,
News Aug 22, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Diamond swapping
Trade ‘Blind to Diamond-Swapping Threat’
Diamond dealers are failing to protect themselves against stone-swapping, and are instead waiting until an expensive loss
News Aug 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Israel Bourse Bans Traders for Synthetics-Swapping
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has kicked out two bourse members it suspects of swapping natural diamonds
News Aug 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Synthetic Diamond Jewelry
A Defining Moment for Lab-Grown Diamonds
When is a diamond a diamond, and does it matter? Those were two key questions that emerged from the
News Jul 31, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Sells $575M Amid Strong Demand
De Beers recorded its largest monthly sales since January as shortages and strong sentiment supported the rough-diamond
News Jun 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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Israel Bourse Ends Cryptocurrency Deal
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has terminated its partnership with Carats.io because the cryptocurrency company
News Jun 26, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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