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Alrosa to Sell Directly to Consumers
Alrosa is launching a source-of-origin program that will enable dealers and consumers to buy polished diamonds with detailed provenance information.The Russian miner will create an “electronic passport” for each diamond on a new website, diamonds.alrosa.ru, presenting...
Retail Jun 04, 2019 Rapaport News
Yellow diamond
US Looks to Tighten Jewelry-Origin Rules
The US government wants the jewelry industry to declare the origin of all materials in products, trade organizations learned this week.State Department officials met with industry representatives on Monday to brief them on the plans.The possible rules...
Financial-Legal Apr 18, 2019 Joshua Freedman
De Beers
De Beers Launches Provenance Program
De Beers will allow its sightholders to disclose sourceinformation on diamonds they purchase from the company, after unveiling its “diamonds from DTC” program Monday. “We are proud of where our diamonds are discovered, how...
Rough Markets Apr 01, 2019 Rapaport News
Rough diamond credit Shutterstock
Gübelin Testing Nano-Tracking for Diamonds
Gübelin Gem Lab is studying how it can place microscopiclabels on diamonds to track them through the supply chain. The Swiss institute launched its Emerald Paternity Test in2017, applying invisible nanoparticles to rough stones to enable...
Technology Feb 13, 2019 Joshua Freedman
Tiffany program
Tiffany to Disclose Origin of Diamonds
Tiffany & Co. has begun disclosing the geographical originof its diamonds to consumers, pledging to go beyond the standardresponsible-sourcing methods prevalent in the industry. The company will provide information on stones’ regions orcountries of origin in its...
Retail Jan 09, 2019 Rapaport News
Sorting at DTC Botswana
De Beers Green-Lights Disclosure-Rule Changes
De Beers has approved plans to allow sightholders to referto its goods as “DTC diamonds,” a company spokesperson confirmed with RapaportNews on Tuesday. The miner consulted with clients during the December sightin Botswana, proposing to relax its...
Mining Jan 08, 2019 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 has learned.The company consulted with clients during this week’s sightin Botswana, proposing to let them refer...
Rough Markets Dec 13, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Podcast 7
Podcast: What Happened in Vegas
The Rapaport editorial team analyzes De Beers’ synthetics launch, Martin Rapaport’s criticism of the miner’s disclosure rules, and other surprises from the Las Vegas shows.Rapaport’s reporters, fresh from their visit to the shows,reflect...
Polished Markets Jul 02, 2018 Rapaport News
Hare Krishna 150
Hari Krishna Partners with Blockchain Firm
Hari Krishna (HK) Group will receive technological backingfrom blockchain company Everledger for its diamond-provenance program. Everledger will cryptographically certify HK stones destinedfor the Indian manufacturer’s “My Diamond Story” brand, letting consumers...
Technology May 31, 2018 Rapaport News
Renard Stornoway Birks polished
Birks Shows Canada Pride with Renard Line
Canadian jewelry retailer Birks Group has partnered withrough producer Stornoway Diamond Corporation to sell stones from the new Renardmine in Quebec.Birks launched a showcase of the first 200 diamonds from themine at its Montreal flagship...
Retail May 14, 2017 Rapaport News
Argyle Mine Processing Center
Rio Tinto Launches Chain of Custody Program
Rio Tinto announceda scheme to track diamonds from its Argyle mine through the supply chain inresponse to growing consumer and trade interest in diamond provenance.The miner willenforce its chain of custody initiative using a trademark...
Marketing Aug 02, 2016 Rapaport News
Simon Trott
Rio Tinto Steps Up Focus on Diamond Origin
Rio Tinto said it plans to put transparencyof a diamond’s origin at the heart of its sales and marketing strategy, as the provenanceof gems comes under sharper focus among the trade and consumers.The miner aims to tap...
Mining Jun 05, 2016 Rapaport News
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