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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
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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
Israel 150
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
De Beers
De Beers Retail Unit Drops ‘Diamond’ from Name
De Beers has renamed its retail chain De Beers Jewellers “to reflect the public brand identity already
News Jun 21, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Angola
Angola Eyes Antwerp as Ally in Diamond Reforms
Angola is seeking stronger ties with Antwerp as the southern African nation looks to improve the profitability and
News Jun 14, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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How De Beers Sees Its New Synthetics Business
De Beers is launching a jewelry line featuring laboratory-grown diamonds — a venture that, according to CEO Bruce Cleaver, could eventually
News May 30, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers rough
De Beers Raises Rough Prices Again
De Beers sold $550 million worth of goods at its May sales cycle as strong consumer demand boosted the
News May 22, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Ernie Blom
WFDB Asks Ernie Blom to Remain as President
Ernie Blom is poised to serve another two years as president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), after
News May 16, 2018 Joshua Freedman
India
India Trade Looks to Ease Banks’ Concerns
India’s diamond industry is working to produce guidelines for banks to reduce their risks when lending to the trade.
News May 01, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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GIA Opens Synthetics-Testing Center Inside Stuller
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has launched a melee-screening center on the premises of diamond supplier Stuller, enabling
News Apr 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Raises Prices at $520M Sale
De Beers’ April sight closed with a value of $520 million amid concerns among manufacturers that higher rough
News Apr 17, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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