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Mahiar Borhanjoo
Venus Jewel Exec to Join DFL Group
Mahiar Borhanjoo is set to leave Venus Jewel Internationalto become CEO of the DFL Group, the company behind a new onlinepolished-diamond hub. Borhanjoo has been managing director of India-based Venus Jewel, aleading polished manufacturer and...
Polished Markets Jun 02, 2019 Rapaport News
Bonhams
24ct. Diamond Beats Estimate at Bonhams
A 24.31-carat diamond ring fetched $2.4 million at a Bonhams auction in London onWednesday. The step-cut, D-color, internally flawless piece sold for$98,194 per carat, beating its presale estimate of $1.7 million to $2.3million, the UK company said....
Polished Markets Dec 06, 2018 Rapaport News
Brexit
Brexit Could Halt UK Rough Trade
The UK will temporarily be unable to import and export roughdiamonds if the nation leaves the European Union without an exit deal, thegovernment has warned. The UK is currently a member of the Kimberley Process (KP) byvirtue of its being...
Rough Markets Oct 21, 2018 Rapaport News
IJL 2018
UK Jewelry Body Eyes Role as Trade Police
The UK’s National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) is seekingan upgraded status that would enable it to police the industry on issues such as lab-grown diamonds following cutsto public funding. The group is in talks to become a “primary authority,”granting it the...
Financial-Legal Sep 03, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Bonhams 150
Emerald Set Prompts Bidding War at Bonhams
Three Art Deco emerald and diamond pieces by legendaryBritish designer Hennell sold for $2.7 million (GBP 1.9 million) at Bonhams in Londonfollowing a bidding war. The collection’s top-seller was an early-20th-century,double-sided-cabochon, 12.13-carat emerald and diamond...
Retail Apr 30, 2018 Rapaport News
Bonhams 150
10ct. Ring Leads Bonhams NY Auction
Bonhams New York will feature a 10.01-carat solitairediamond ring with an estimate of $500,000 to $700,000 at its spring jewelry salethis month.The round brilliant-cut, F-color, VVS2 piece is from aprivate collection in the US, according to the auction...
Retail Apr 01, 2018 Rapaport News
Sotheby’s Unveils 102ct. Diamond 150
Sotheby’s Offers Rare 102ct., D-Flawless Diamond
Sotheby’s has unveiled a rare white diamond that, it claims,is the only known round brilliant-cut diamond over 100 carats possessing the highestcut, color and clarity grades.Sotheby’s Diamonds, the group’s retail boutique, revealedthe...
Polished Markets Feb 08, 2018 Rapaport News
Jean Ghika Bonhams
Bonhams Appoints New Jewelry Chief
Bonhams has appointed Jean Ghika as global director of finejewelry, the London-based auction house announced. She will supervise sales inLondon, New York, Hong Kong and Los Angeles.Ghika’s promotion comes after 25 years at Bonhams,...
Polished Markets Jan 03, 2018 Rapaport News
Ghaghoo mine Gem Diamonds
Gem Diamonds Ends Talks over Mine Sale
Gem Diamonds has terminated discussions with a potentialbuyer for its Ghaghoo mine in Botswana. The London-based company announced in August that it wasconsidering an offer from an unidentified party. However, those talks did notresult in an agreement, and...
Mining Dec 12, 2017 Rapaport News
De Grisogono New York store NY
De Grisogono Moves to Larger New York Store
De Grisogono has opened a larger boutique on New York’sMadison Avenue, reflecting demand for a broader range of products, the Swissluxury jeweler said. “By expanding our footprint in the US, we’ve created adestination for our highly...
Retail Nov 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Yellow diamonds Bonhams Nov 2017
Historic Yellow Diamonds Up for Auction
Five storied fancy vivid yellow diamonds with a historicalconnection to the Cullinan family will go under the hammer in London next month.Three of the diamonds, which are step-cut and weigh 5.29carats, 3.11 carats and 2.37...
Polished Markets Nov 20, 2017 Rapaport News
Mark Boston
Industry Mourns Diamond Broker Mark Boston
Mark Boston, a much-loved rough-diamond broker credited withdriving forward India’s cutting industry, died last Monday at the age of 71.He passed away at Royal Trinity Hospice in London, havingdecided to stop treatment last month after an 11-year...
Rough Markets Nov 19, 2017 Rapaport News
Bonhams Paul Redmayne-Mourad
Bonhams Names Hong Kong Jewelry Consultant
Bonhams has appointed seasoned luxury authority PaulRedmayne-Mourad as its jewelry consultant in Hong Kong, the auction house saidThursday.Redmayne-Mourad (pictured) has 20 years’ experience in high-end jewelryretail, most recently at London-based jeweler David Morris and with...
Retail Nov 02, 2017 Rapaport News
Bunder mine India
Bunder Mine Draws Growing Interest
Two major resources companies are considering bidding forthe Bunder diamond mine in India, after Rio Tinto offloaded the project earlier this year, Reuters reported.Adani Group, an India-based conglomerate, and VedantaResources, a London-headquartered group...
Mining Oct 29, 2017 Rapaport News
Bonhams 10.28 ct Marquise
Jewelry Overtakes Cars as Investment Prospect
Jewelry has zoomed ahead of cars in Knight Frank’s LuxuryInvestment Index, as appetite for modern pieces has accelerated.Jewelry prices rose 4% in the 12 months to June 30, thereal-estate firm said in a recent research report, based mainly on data...
Research Sep 27, 2017 Rapaport News
Bonhams 4.03ct. blue diamond
Graff Diamonds Buys Top Bonhams Lot
Bonhams sold two major jewelry pieces for seven-figureamounts at auctions in New York and London in the past week.Graff Diamonds won a pear-shaped, 4.03-carat, fancy-intenseblue diamond (pictured) for $3.6 million (GBP 2.7 million) at the...
Polished Markets Sep 24, 2017 Rapaport News
Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair September 2017
Exhibitor Count Up at Bangkok Gem Fair
Exhibitor numberswere up at the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair, with organizers seeing a risein Thai gem and jewelry exports by value in 2017 due to higher gold prices.Foot traffic wasbrisk, with some 20,000 visitors attending...
Polished Markets Sep 10, 2017 David Brough
IJL 2017
UK Show Upbeat Despite Brexit Fears
The International Jewellery London (IJL) trade fair saw brisk visitortraffic and positive sentiment among sellers, as buyers defied uncertaintiesover Brexit and the economic outlook to restock before Christmas.Exhibitornumbers at the UK event, which ended...
Polished Markets Sep 06, 2017 David Brough
Gemfields rough emerald 140
Gemfields Moves Sales Division to London
Gemfields is closing its New York marketing operation andmoving it to London as part of restructuring efforts, the colored-gemstoneminer has said.As a result, industry veteran Sally Morrison — Gemfields’ directorof sales and marketing for the Americas — is leaving...
Gemstones Sep 05, 2017 Joshua Freedman
Sotheby's London jewels Sept 2017 auction
Sotheby’s Falls for Autumn-Themed Jewels
Sotheby’s will sell a range of nature- and autumn-themed jewelryat its London auction this month, featuring designer brands such as Cartier andBuccellati.Lots under the hammer at the Fine Jewels sale on September20 will include a Cartier...
Polished Markets Sep 04, 2017 Rapaport News
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