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New IIDGR grading reports 150
De Beers Rebrands Grading Unit
The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research(IIDGR) has changed its name to De Beers Group Industry Services to enableconsumers to clearly identify it as part of the De Beers group. “[The rebranding] will make things clearer and simpler...
Polished Markets Jun 25, 2019 Rapaport News
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Labs Refute Claims HPHT Escaping Detection
Major gemological laboratories have rebuffed claims that detection machines are failing to spot synthetic diamonds that have undergone irradiation.In a trade alert last week, Diamond Services argued that the treatment, generally used...
Technology Apr 25, 2018 Leah Meirovich
De Beers’ IIDGR to Offer Courses in Chinese 150
De Beers’ IIDGR to Offer Courses in Chinese
De Beers’ diamond-grading unit will launch two of itseducational courses in Chinese, aiming to tap the important and fast-growingmarket. The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) will offer its online Diamond Foundation Course — covering...
Polished Markets Feb 28, 2018 Rapaport News
Soo Kee Love and Co IIDGR China
De Beers, Soo Kee Extend Grading Deal
The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) has expanded its grading partnership with Singapore-based SooKee Group into China, the De Beers subsidiary said.IIDGR, De Beers’ gemological unit, launched the initialcollaboration in February. Under...
Retail Sep 17, 2017 Rapaport News
Jonathan Kendall IIDGR
De Beers: Making the Grade
Since earlier this year, De Beers’ gemological unit has beenpartnering with Asian retailers to offer its diamond-grading reports to jewelryconsumers. The miner’s International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) launched the program with Singapore’s...
Retail Sep 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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India Opens Diamond-Futures Exchange
The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) haslaunched the world’s first diamond-futures trading contract to help theindustry avoid losses when polished prices fluctuate.Online trading of 1-carat diamondsthrough ICEX began on August 28, the exchange said...
Polished Markets Sep 03, 2017 Rapaport News
Stephen Lussier De Beers Forevermark
De Beers Broadens Lussier’s Branding Role
De Beers’ top marketing boss has taken on an expanded role nowthat the miner has acquired its namesake retail chain.Stephen Lussier, executive vice president of marketing, now oversees De Beers’ entire downstream and branding operations,...
Marketing Aug 07, 2017 Joshua Freedman
De Beers Office
De Beers to Start Third-Party Polished Sales
De Beers’ first auction of other companies’ “exceptional”polished diamonds will feature close to 50 stones, one of which weighs nearly21 carats, the company said Tuesday. All diamonds on offer at the inaugural sale onJune 29 either exceed 2.50...
Polished Markets Jun 13, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Inks Japan Retail Grading Deal
The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) has partnered with Japanese bridal-jewelry retailer I-PRIMO toprovide it with polished grading reports.The De Beers-owned laboratory will grade diamonds showcased at all 68 I-PRIMO stores in Japan, with...
Retail Jun 12, 2017 Rapaport News
De Beers IIDGR Synthdetect synthetics detector
De Beers Unveils Tool to Screen Multiple Set Stones
De Beers’ grading unit has developed the first synthetic-screeningdevice capable of testing multiple jewelry-mounted stones at once without theneed for a probe, the diamond producer claimed Tuesday.The machine, called SYNTHdetect, only refers about 0.05%...
Technology Jun 06, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers Ventures into Polished Diamond Sales
De Beers will start selling its own polisheddiamonds in auctions starting this June.Under the pilot scheme, the miner will sella range of polished stones manufactured directly from De Beers rough by third-partycontractors, the company said...
Polished Markets May 18, 2017 Rapaport News
Jonathan Kendall IIDGR
IIDGR to Roll Out Synthetics-Detection Course
A training course for synthetic-diamond detection will launch this spring in the US and India, courtesy of De Beers’ International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR). The two-day course — which aims to show participants how to distinguish...
Polished Markets Apr 30, 2017 Rapaport News
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Signet, DPA Setting Synthetics Detection Criteria
Signet Jewelers is working with the Diamond ProducersAssociation (DPA) and product-testing firm UL on an initiative to establish qualitycriteria for equipment that detects synthetics, the jeweler said.The project with UL, formerly Underwriters Laboratories –and not...
Retail Apr 06, 2017 Joshua Freedman
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De Beers Unveils New Synthetics Detector
De Beers showcased an updated version of its automated melee screening machine, the AMS2, in Hong Kong on Wednesday, claiming it could check a wider range of diamonds for undisclosed synthetics, and at a faster rate. The new version was...
Polished Markets Mar 01, 2017 Avi Krawitz
IIDGR Report
De Beers Grading Firm Makes Asian Debut
Soo Kee Group will become the first Singaporean jewelry retailerto offer gemological reports from De Beers grading unit.The inaugural Asian retail partnership will allow Soo Kee tooffer bespoke reports from the...
Retail Feb 12, 2017 Rapaport News
Trading
India Close to Introducing Diamond Futures
The Indian Commodity Exchange (ICEX) is set to launch trading of diamond futures with a view to helping the industry hedge against wildfluctuations in polished prices.Investors will buy diamond futures on ICEX in a formatsimilar to commodities exchanges such as Comex,...
Financial-Legal Jan 05, 2017 Rapaport News
Jonathan Kendall IIDGR
De Beers Expands Surat Grading Center
De Beers plans to expand its diamond grading facility in Surat, India as the company increases the services it offers at the facility. The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR), a subsidiary of De Beers, said it will invest $5 million...
Technology Dec 06, 2016 Rapaport News
De Beers IIDGR synthetics equipment
De Beers to Launch Synthetics Checker
The International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR) will unveil its latest synthetics detection equipment at theHong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair this month, the De Beers subsidiary reported.The new PhosView machine allows...
Technology Sep 01, 2016 Rapaport News
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IIDGR Strikes Lab Deal with U.K. Jewelry Trade Body
De Beersgrading subsidiary, the International Institute of Diamond Grading &Research (IIDGR), has partnered with the U.K.’s National Associationof Jewellers (NAJ) to offer its members preferential terms at itsU.K. laboratory.“Working withbodies such as the NAJ, IIDGR...
Polished Markets Aug 09, 2016 Rapaport News
IIDGR Report
De Beers IIDGR Diamond Grading Reports to be Listed on RapNet
De Beers announced Monday that diamonds with grading reports from its International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) laboratories can now be uploaded to RapNet – Rapaport’s Diamond Trading Network. “I would encourage all our...
Polished Markets Apr 25, 2016 Rapaport News
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