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WD Opens Up Lab-Grown Patents to Distributors
WD Lab Grown Diamonds has entered into patent sublicensing agreements with two synthetics companies, enabling them to distribute chemical vapor deposition (CVD) stones in North America and beyond.The deals with Altr and Altr...
Financial-Legal Oct 25, 2020 Rapaport News
Oded Mansori
HB Antwerp Aims to Shake Up Large-Stone Market
It’s not often a newcomer sweeps in to buy the largest diamond available on the market. Such deals are usually reserved for high-end jewelers such as Graff, Moussaieff, Harry Winston, or even large-scale retailers like Chow...
Manufacturing Sep 17, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Rough diamond credit Shutterstock
HB Antwerp Buys Sightholder’s Cutting Factory
HB Antwerp has acquired the manufacturing facility of Belgian large-stone specialist AMC Diamonds, gaining 13 employees alongside the company’s machinery and technology.“With this acquisition, HB Antwerp confirms its ambition to bring the diamond-polishing process back...
Manufacturing Sep 13, 2020 Rapaport News
GIA grading report
GIA Embraces Automated Clarity Grading
The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has teamed up with IBM Research to develop an automated system for grading the clarity of a diamond.The artificial intelligence (AI) technology uses data from tens of millions of diamonds GIA laboratories...
Technology Jul 27, 2020 Rapaport News
Everledger
Shairu, Everledger Team Up to Track Emissions
Technology company Everledger has partnered with De Beers sightholder Shairu Gems Diamonds and Atit Diamond Corporation to offer more transparent data on the goods they supply, as well as a mechanism to offset their carbon footprint.The London-based...
Technology Apr 23, 2020 Rapaport News
Benny Landa
Tech Pioneer Sees Future for Synthetics in Israel
Israel has an opportunity to forge a new specialism in diamond synthesis as its polishing sector diminishes, according to a leading hi-tech executive and founder of a lab-grown venture.The country’s once-thriving diamond-manufacturing industry has mostly shifted to India, with only...
Technology Jan 02, 2020 Joshua Freedman
Synova machine
Synova Launches Automated Cutter
A technology provider part-owned by De Beers has unveiled anautomated cutting machine that, it claims, will significantly speed up diamondmanufacturing and reduce costs. Synova’s DaVinci system is the market’s first automated instrument that can produce all...
Manufacturing Sep 26, 2019 Rapaport News
DPA synthetics detectors study Mar 2019
DPA Puts Synthetics Detectors to the Test
A synthetics detector costing less than $7,000 is one of only two machines that conclusively identified 100% of lab-grown diamonds in a recent industry-widestudy.Yehuda’s Sherlock Holmes, priced at $6,495, correctlyspotted all synthetic diamonds in a “deliberately challenging” sample,according to a report...
Technology Mar 05, 2019 Rapaport News
Lucara Karowe sorting
Lucara Completes First Sale on Clara Platform
Lucara Diamond Corp. recorded an 8% premium in theinaugural sale of rough on its new digital platform, which it completed lastmonth, the miner reported Tuesday. Five out of seven participating manufacturers andjewelers came away with goods, with...
Rough Markets Jan 08, 2019 Rapaport News
Lightbox
De Beers’ Lightbox Chief Reveals 2019 Plans
De Beers shocked the industry in May by announcing it would launcha line of fashion jewelry featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Lightbox Jewelrystarted selling the products online in September, and it’s now looking atexpansion options.The main opportunity to develop...
Retail Dec 27, 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 Institute of America (GIA) have claimed.Similarities between the 1,109-carat Lesedi La Rona, the 812-carat Constellation and three...
Mining Dec 20, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Chow Tai Fook
Chow Tai Fook Joins De Beers Blockchain
De Beers has expanded its blockchain initiative into theAsian retail sector by signing up Chow Tai Fook, the largest diamond jeweler inthe region. Chow Tai Fook’s participation will enable De Beers to extendthe reach of the...
Technology Dec 19, 2018 Rapaport News
Bitcoin
Analysis: Crypto Firms Betting on Diamonds
Somewhere between the volatility of cryptocurrencies and thestability of diamond prices lies an opportunity for investors. That is, atleast, what several new initiatives to create diamond-backed crypto-coins arebetting on.In fact, developers of these coins, or “tokens,”...
Technology Dec 11, 2018 Avi Krawitz
Jim Duffy De Beers
De Beers Hires Tech Exec to Lead Blockchain
Tracr,De Beers’ blockchain platform, has appointed technology executive Jim Duffy to runthe next phase of the project’s development. Duffy (pictured) joins Tracr as general manager just as the platform is starting to grow inscale, the De Beers...
Technology Aug 16, 2018 Rapaport News
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Israel Bourse Ends Cryptocurrency Deal
The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has terminated itspartnership with Carats.io because the cryptocurrency company did not haveregulatory approval, both organizations told Rapaport News. The IDE has required Carats.io to cease all...
Technology Jun 26, 2018 Joshua Freedman
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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
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MID Among Investors in New Payment App
Mobile payment app Mazalit has raised $1.9 million infunding from diamond companies, and aims to begin piloting thetechnology in the near future.Israel-based MID House of Diamonds, Benma Diamonds, Novel Collectionand HND Diamonds are...
Technology Mar 08, 2018 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Is The New Kid on the Blockchain 150
De Beers Is the New Kid on the Blockchain
Lastmonth, dozens gathered in midtown Manhattan to learn more about De Beers’Diamond Blockchain Initiative — a project that aims to underpin confidence indiamonds by creating permanent records for them. While most know blockchain asthe technology that underlies...
Technology Feb 15, 2018 Jennifer Heebner
De Beers Unveils Blockchain Plans
De Beers Takes Further Blockchain Step
De Beers is piloting blockchain technology for the diamond industry, working with a small number of participants to test how it works, it said Tuesday.The platform — which keeps a tamper-proof ledger of transactions — will enable a permanent digital record for...
Technology Jan 16, 2018 Rapaport News
Sarine Galaxy
Sarine Unit to Sue over Alleged Fraud
Sarine Technologies subsidiary Galatea will be taking legalaction against a manufacturer in Surat, India, claiming fraudulent use ofSarine’s Galaxy inclusion-mapping technology and software, the companyannounced Thursday. Galatea noted a long-term discrepancy between the weights...
Technology Jan 07, 2018 Rapaport News
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