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Analysis: Crypto Firms Betting on Diamonds
Somewhere between the volatility of cryptocurrencies and the stability of diamond prices lies an opportunity for investors. That
News Dec 11, 2018 Avi Krawitz
LMHC padparadscha
Gem Group Clarifies Sapphire Color Requirement
Stones must have a stable color to qualify as padparadscha sapphires, according to a ruling by the Laboratory Manual Harmonisation Committee
News Dec 11, 2018 Rapaport News
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DEF Offers Botswana Trip to Contest Winners
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has launched a proposal contest aimed at millennials, promising a free trip to Botswana
News Nov 04, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s
Blue Diamonds to Lead Sotheby’s Geneva Auction
A blue diamond ring estimated at $9 million to $12 million will go under the hammer at Sotheby’s Geneva auction on November
News Oct 31, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Joins De Beers Blockchain
De Beers has signed up Alrosa to its blockchain pilot, bringing the world’s two largest diamond producers together
News Oct 29, 2018 Rapaport News
Podcast
Podcast: What the Sears Failure Means for You
In the latest Rapaport Diamond Podcast, the editorial team discusses the bankruptcy of retail giant Sears Holdings
News Oct 24, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA M2M
First Chinese Retailer Joins GIA’s M2M
Chinese retailer Laelim Jewelry and Belgian manufacturer IGC Group will collaborate to test the Gemological Institute
News Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA Mineral
GIA Names New Mineral Crowningshieldite
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered a new mineral while studying flaws in large diamonds from
News Oct 10, 2018 Rapaport News
JA Marketing Campaign
JA to Launch Consumer Marketing Initiative
Jewelers of America (JA) has unveiled plans for an industry-wide collaborative marketing campaign, aimed at increasing consumer interest
News Oct 10, 2018 Rapaport News
MJSA
MJSA Awards $10K to Students
Manufacturing Jewelers & Suppliers of America (MJSA) has awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships to three students pursuing an education
News Sep 17, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa, NCDIA to Host Colored-Diamond Event
Alrosa and the Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) Asia will host a seminar on colored diamonds at the
News Sep 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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
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Fake Emerald Comprises Slabs of Glass
Fraudsters created an imitation emerald by assembling five pieces of glass around a beryl core using a “laborious multi-step cut-and-glue
News Aug 20, 2018 Rapaport News
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Melee Parcel Contains Just One Natural Stone
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) found just one natural diamond in a melee parcel containing more than
News Aug 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Spots Broken Diamond Glued Back Together
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified a stone comprising two halves of a diamond that had been
News Aug 14, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Promises $2M in Scholarships
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is offering $2 million in scholarships for 2019 to established and aspiring professionals. The
News Aug 07, 2018 Rapaport News
Hope diamond
GIA Reveals Why Diamonds Are Blue
Blue diamonds may get their color from traces of boron contained in the floors of ancient oceans, according
News Aug 02, 2018 Rapaport News
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GIA Grades ‘Largest’ Lab-Grown Pink
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has graded a 5.01-carat lab-grown diamond that, its producer claims, is the
News Jul 04, 2018 Rapaport News
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Okavango to Implement GIA’s M2M Tracking
Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has signed on to use the Gemological Institute of America (GIA)'s M2M tracking program
News Jul 01, 2018 Rapaport News
GIA 150
GIA to Name Branded Cuts on Grading Reports
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has introduced branded-cut names on grading reports. Proprietary-cut names will now
News Jun 10, 2018 Rapaport News
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