Trade News

‘Peculiar’ Coloring Helps GIA Spot Treatment (2021-04-09)

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has identified a fancy-color diamond containing rare lines of blue, positing that the stone was originally brown before it underwent treatment. The round brilliant, 1.50-carat, fancy-intense-green-yellow diamond contained blue “graining,” an un Read More...

Covid-19 Upsets Plans for India, Hong Kong Show (2021-04-09)

A coronavirus surge in India and continued restrictions in Hong Kong have forced jewelry-fair organizers to reschedule upcoming events, compounding the woes the exhibition industry has suffered in the past year. India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has postponed the IIJ Read More...

Introducing the captivating Forevermark Icon™ Collection (2021-04-09)

A unique interpretation of a timeless Icon Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers Group, introduces the Forevermark Icon™ collection, a celebration of the brand’s distinctive ‘icon’ motif, which has been intrinsic t Read More...

Lucara Extends Large-Stone Supply Agreement (2021-04-08)

Lucara Diamond Corp. has added an extra two years to its supply deal with HB Antwerp, enabling it to continue selling all its rough above 10.8 carats to the Belgium-based manufacturer. “Lucara is beginning to see the benefits of this strategy in accessing a broader marketplace and delivering regular cash flo Read More...

Lab-made hexagonal diamonds stiffer than natural diamond (2021-04-08)

Nature's strongest material now has some stiff competition. For the first time, researchers have hard evidence that human-made hexagonal diamonds are stiffer than the common cubic diamonds found in nature and often used in jewelry. Named for their six-sided crystal structure, hexagonal diamonds have been found at some meteorite impa Read More...

De Beers Rough Sales Decrease 20% M-o-M To $440 Million (2021-04-08)

De Beers posted rough diamond sales of $440 million for its third sales cycle of 2021 that ran beyond its normal week-long duration, from 22nd March to 6th April. The provisional Cycle 3 sales figure is 20% lower than $550 million recorded for the second cycle of this year. There was no Cycle 3 held in 2020 due to the global pandemic shu Read More...

Signet Snaps Up Jewellery Rental Subscription Platform (2021-04-08)

Signet Jewelers has acquired Rocksbox, a jewellery rental subscription platform, to connect with next-generation jewellery customers. With jewellery rental subscription, Signet will tap into a highly engaged customer base, generate a new revenue stream, and bring yet another capability into its connected-commerce strategy, the compan Read More...

Kaley Cuoco shined in Messika at the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (2021-04-08)

Last Sunday, April 4th, Kaley Cuoco, nominated for starring in The Flight Attendant, was radiant in Messika at the 27th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. She was wearing the Spirited Wind Earrings from the Messika by Kate Moss High Jewelry Collection, the T Read More...

Israel's Diamond Trade Recovers as it Emerges from Pandemic (2021-04-08)

Israel's diamond trade is showing clear signs of recovery, with steep year-on-year rises for imports and exports in the first quarter of 2021. Net imports of rough diamonds were up 75.6 per cent to £476m, said the Ministry of Economy. And net exports of rough diamonds increased by 66.3 per cent to $389.8m Israel was Read More...

Statement by Mr. Dinesh Lakhani, Director - Kiran Gems on Current Covid Situation (2021-04-07)

As per the latest notice issued by the government of Maharashtra dated April 4, 2021, due to the rapid spread of Covid19 the government has announced lockdown across the State. This has come into effect from April 5, 2021. Bharat Diamond Bourse will remain closed till further notice. Members were requested to take out Read More...