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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
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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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Dubai’s NBF Enters Antwerp Lending Market
The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) has launched a representative office in Antwerp as it looks to expand its business lending
News Apr 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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US Trade Confident as Polished Imports Surge
Dealers expressed optimism for the US diamond market after polished imports rose last year to their highest
News Apr 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Antwerp’s Eurostar Enters Bankruptcy
Eurostar Diamond Traders, one of the biggest names in the Antwerp industry, has entered bankruptcy following a legal
News Mar 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Trade Braces for Smaller, Cheaper Baselworld
Baselworld has reduced prices for diamond exhibitors by 10% to 15%, after rising costs had prompted companies
News Mar 20, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Tiffany Provides Glimpse into Future Store Design
With Tiffany & Co. refurbishing its flagship store on New York’s Fifth Avenue, there is a buzz of speculation
News Mar 19, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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What Makes a Good Synthetics Detector?
The massive project by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and Signet Jewelers to test and review 18 synthetic-diamond
News Mar 12, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Weak Demand Weighs on De Beers Sales
De Beers’ sales fell for the second consecutive month, as high rough prices and slim midstream profits
News Mar 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Oversupply an Issue at Hong Kong Show
Dealers at the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show expressed concerns about sluggish polished
News Feb 28, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers: No Need to Flag Synthetics Treatments
De Beers claims it doesn’t need to disclose treatments to its lab-grown diamonds, placing itself at odds with many synthetics
News Feb 26, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Gübelin Testing Nano-Tracking for Diamonds
Gübelin Gem Lab is studying how it can place microscopic labels on diamonds to track them through the supply
News Feb 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Sheds Light on De Beers’ Synthetics
Two white lab-grown diamonds from De Beers’ Lightbox brand have G color and VS clarity, the Gemological Institute
News Feb 07, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Antwerp Vault Heist Leaves Clients in the Dark
Thieves have broken into a bank vault near Antwerp’s diamond district, with some clients in the dark
News Feb 06, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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New Alrosa Client List Excludes Leviev Firm
Alrosa has stopped supplying rough diamonds to Lev Leviev’s LLD Diamonds through its contract-sales arrangement, as part
News Jan 31, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Sales Slump Amid Market Weakness
De Beers’ rough-diamond sales slowed in January as a disappointing holiday season piled further pressure on the midstream. Proceeds fell
News Jan 29, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Lucapa Predicts Premium from Angola Reforms
Angola is set to host its first diamond sale under new rules designed to improve transparency and prices.
News Jan 14, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Diamond Foundry Hikes Output, Prices
Diamond Foundry is increasing its production more than tenfold and raising wholesale prices 15%, as it predicts an uptick
News Jan 09, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Green-Lights Disclosure-Rule Changes
De Beers has approved plans to allow sightholders to refer to its goods as “DTC diamonds,” a company spokesperson confirmed with
News Jan 08, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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Graph Diamonds: The Year in 5 Telling Charts
Data can be exhilarating. Earlier this week, Avi Krawitz, Rapaport’s News Editor and Senior Analyst, called
News Jan 03, 2019 Joshua Freedman
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