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GIA Launches Gem Guide for Artisanal Miners
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is piloting a freegemology guide for artisanal miners in producing countries.The aim is to offer basic gemological and market knowledge inregions where gem-mining takes place, the institute said Tuesday. The...
Mining Apr 05, 2017 Rapaport News
JA Case awards winner 2017
JA Unveils CASE Award Winners
Jewelers of America (JA) announced the winners of its 27thannual CASE Awards for jewelry design.The awards recognize retail members of JA that exhibitcreativity, artistry, style and excellence in jewelry design, with the winningentries set to go on display...
Polished Markets Mar 13, 2017 Rapaport News
Bonhams diamond auction December 2016
Diamonds Shine in Bonhams London Auction
Bonhams sold $8.6 million (GBP 6.8 million) worth of jewelryat an auction in London as the most expensive diamond lot went under the hammerfor $79,000 per carat.The pear-shape, 12.08-carats, D-color, VVS1-clarity diamondring sold to a telephone...
Retail Dec 05, 2016 Rapaport News
true north gems
True North Gems Greenland Files for Bankruptcy
True North Gems’ Greenland subsidiary TrueNorth Gems Greenland A/S (TNGG) has initiated voluntary bankruptcyproceedings after it failed to secure the necessary funding from financers andcreditors.TNGG’s main asset is theAappaluttoq ruby and pink sapphire...
Mining Sep 08, 2016 Rapaport News
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U.K. Blocks Export of Queen Victoria’s Coronet
The U.K. culture minister has temporarily barred QueenVictoria’s sapphire and diamond coronet from leaving the country, with thejewel at risk of being exported unless a buyer can be found to match the askingprice.The coronet, one...
Financial-Legal Aug 28, 2016 Rapaport News
Oscar Heyman Earrings
Selling Emotion to Luxury Consumers
Now in its 103rd year, New York-based Oscar Heyman has built a reputation for producing beautiful jewelry, touted as heirloom pieces and often spotted on the red carpet. However, producing top-quality jewelry for high-end...
Retail Jul 28, 2016 Avi Krawitz
Joseph DuMouchelle auction sapphire
Joseph DuMouchelle to Auction Jewels Estimated at up to $1.2M
New York-based JosephDuMouchelle will auction jewels with individual estimations of up to $1.2million online on March 11.The top lot is a 54.59-caratunheated Ceylon sapphire and 18-karat gold pady’s necklace by Chatila,estimated at $800,000 to $1.2 million, according to a catalog on theauctioneer’s...
Retail Mar 07, 2016 Mordy Rapaport
Richland Sapphires
World’s Largest Blue Star Sapphire Found in Sri Lanka
The world’s largest blue star sapphire wasdiscovered in Sri Lanka, the BBC reported January 4, citing gemologists in thecountry. The 1,404.49-carat gem is estimated to be worth at least $100 millionand could sell for up to $175 million, the...
Gemstones Jan 05, 2016 Rapaport News
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True North Begins Mining at Greenland’s Aappaluttoq Deposit
True North Gems Inc. has announced the start of miningoperations at the Aappaluttoq Ruby and Pink Sapphire deposit in south west Greenland.The Canadian exploration company’s board has approvedextraction plans submitted by its joint venture...
Mining Dec 06, 2015 Rapaport News
Eli Eliezri
Corporations Fostering Awareness of Colored Gemstones
Eli Eliezri founded and manages the colored gemstone manufacturer Colgem and its sister company, Coldiam, which specializes in colored diamonds. He also served as president of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) between 1999...
Marketing Apr 17, 2015 Ronen Shnidman
GIA Explores Ruby, Sapphire in Malawi
Press Release: In 1958, a ruby and sapphire deposit was discovered about 145 kilometers south of Malawi’s capital of Lilongwe on Chimwadzulu Hill. Although this is one of the oldest known gemstone deposits on the African continent, very...
Gemstones Nov 21, 2014 GIA
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Christie's Geneva Jewel Auction Garners $150M
Christie's Geneva achieved a new highest total for any magnificent jewels sale in the world. The auction house sold a total of $150,216,738 -- a figure which, in the official currency of the sale, the Swiss Franc, beats...
Retail Nov 12, 2014 Francesco Rosa
GIA Hosts Discussion on Ruby, Sapphire Treatments in Japan
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will host a presentation on ruby and sapphire treatments and pearls on August 27 and August 28, during the Japan Jewellery Fair in Tokyo. Ahmadjan Abduriyim, GIA's senior research scientist...
Research Aug 15, 2013 Jeff Miller
true north gems
Greenland Hosts Public Hearings on True North Gems' Ruby Project
The public hearing period is open for True North Gems Inc.'s exploitation permit application for the Aappaluttoq ruby deposit in southwest Greenland through September 12. All relevant documents are accessible through Greenland's...
Mining Jul 16, 2013 Jeff Miller
Pangemtech Seminar Addresses Yellow Sapphire Treatments
Press Release: The Panjikar Gem Research & Tech Institute in Pune organized a free seminar on how to easily identify treated yellow sapphires as part of the group's ongoing outreach to former students and trade members. The students have formed a new organization called “PANGEMS.” Dr. Jayshree Panjikar...
Technology May 21, 2012 Pangemtech
Myanmar's Annual Gem Emporium Begins
The annual gems emporium opened in Myanmar today in the new capital city of Nay Pyi Taw. Local press expected 6,000 gems traders to visit the show before it closes on March 18. There were 16,697...
Gemstones Mar 09, 2012 Jeff Miller
Gemfields Looking to Acquire Sapphire Mine
Gemfields Plc is interested in acquiring a sapphire mine to broaden its portfolio and boost its global market share.“Without a doubt we would love to bring a great sapphire mine into our portfolio,” Ian Harebottle (pictured), the chief...
Mining Nov 14, 2011 Dilipp S Nag
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Natural Sapphire Co. Markets 'Royal Blue Sapphire Ring'
The Natural Sapphire Company created a royal blue sapphire ring that is styled after the ring Prince William gave to his fiancée Kate Middleton. The 69.35-carat, VVS2, modified brilliant blue sapphire center stone...
Marketing Apr 04, 2011 Jeff Miller
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