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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
GIA
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
BNP
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
Alrosa Nyurbinskaya open-pit mine
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
De Beers for the NewsBrief
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
Lucapa 46ct pink
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
Diamond Foundry
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
Sorting at DTC Botswana
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
Graph
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
Stocks 2018.
Four Trends from a Tough Year for Stocks
Diamond-related shares mainly fell in 2018, in line with a global stock-market downturn. Investors fretted about trade tensions,
News Jan 02, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Lightbox
De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launch a line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox
News Dec 27, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Niru Loupe
Niru Group, EZ Diamonds Join Forces
Two of the largest suppliers of better-quality, small polished diamonds have combined their operations, signaling further consolidation
News Dec 26, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Eurostar
Eurostar Enters Administration as Debts Mount
Eurostar Diamond Traders has entered restructuring proceedings in Belgium, having amassed substantial debts, according to the company’s
News Dec 25, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Lesedi La Rona
Lesedi La Rona May Once Have Been 2,774ct.
The second-largest diamond in history was probably twice as big before it broke into pieces, researchers at the Gemological
News Dec 20, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Top 10 2018 montage
Top 10 Stories of 2018: A Year of Synthetics
This was the year in which synthetic diamonds went mainstream. De Beers launched its Lightbox brand, the
News Dec 18, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers sight box
De Beers Ready to Relax Its Provenance Rules
De Beers is planning to loosen its source-disclosure restrictions for sightholders following requests for increased transparency, Rapaport News
News Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Venetia
De Beers Raises Production Outlook
De Beers has increased its production forecasts for 2018 and the coming years, as the miner anticipates
News Dec 12, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Lightbox 2
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
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