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Rough Slowdown Weighs on Asian Star
Sales and profit slumped at Indian diamond manufacturerAsian Star in the second fiscal quarter as weak rough demand prompted it to reduceits trading activities. The Mumbai-based company supplements its core cuttingbusiness by reselling rough through its...
Manufacturing Nov 18, 2019 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
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De Beers, Botswana Prep for New Sales Deal
Botswana once again finds itself at a crossroads. The sparsely populated,landlocked country is in a constant battle to ensure the longevity of itsdiamond industry.Recognizing that diamond mining will not last forever, thegovernment’s beneficiation program has sought to establish...
Mining Jul 09, 2018 Avi Krawitz
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Israel to Polish Large Diamonds from China
Chinese diamond companies will send large stones forpolishing at a new manufacturing facility in Israel, the Middle East nation’sindustry body said. Bourses in the two countries reached the agreement thisweek during a visit to Israel by Lin...
Manufacturing Jun 28, 2018 Rapaport News
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Alrosa Mulls Buying Manufacturer Kristall
Alrosa is considering acquiring Kristall Smolensk Diamonds,Russia’s largest manufacturer of polished goods.The miner’s supervisory board deemed the potential deal“expedient” after examining it on April 28, it told Rapaport News Sunday.“Alrosa…sees that such an acquisition, under certainconditions,...
Manufacturing May 06, 2018 Rapaport News
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Tiffany to Close Antwerp Polishing Facility
Tiffany & Co.’s manufacturing unit, Laurelton Diamonds,plans to shut its polishing center in Antwerp, shifting the operations to its otherworkshops in Botswana, Cambodia, Mauritius and Vietnam. Laurelton will continue to carry out rough sourcing,sorting, marking...
Manufacturing Mar 15, 2018 Joshua Freedman
Cutting Wheel
Diamond Midstream Improving Efficiency, Says Bain
Tough market conditions are forcing diamond traders andmanufacturers to adjust their business models amid sluggish consumer demand, accordingto a report by management consultancy Bain & Company. While miners’ sales of rough diamonds to the midstreamleapt...
Manufacturing Dec 13, 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
Constellation Diamond
Dubai Factory to Cut 813ct. Constellation
Dubai’s first diamond-manufacturing facility, which officially opened Tuesday, has been tasked with cutting and polishing the world’s most valuable rough diamond. Almas Diamond Services set up the factory with an investment of $1.8...
Manufacturing Oct 19, 2017 Avi Krawitz
Gradd 374ct Lucara diamond rough
Graff Diamonds Buys Lesedi La Rona Shard
Graff Diamonds has revealed that it acquired the373.72-carat rough fragment that fell off the Lesedi La Rona diamond — and saysit has the potential to yield a “significant polished stone.”Lucara Diamond Corp. sold the rough...
Rough Markets May 16, 2017 Rapaport News
Almod Diamonds
Almod Diamonds to Open Canada Cutting Factory
New York-based Almod Diamonds will expand production of its patented 'Crown of Light' cut by opening a new cutting andpolishing facility in Canada’s Northwest Territories next year.Almod, an affiliate of retailer Diamonds International, saidit will set up a factory...
Manufacturing Dec 21, 2016 Rapaport News
Yoram Dvash IDE
Israel Gearing for Diamond Market Recovery
Israel’s diamond industry has undertaken several initiatives this year to lift the level of trading, and morale, in an otherwise challenging market environment. A year into his role as president of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE), Yoram...
Polished Markets Dec 15, 2016 Avi Krawitz
Kiran Gems
Kiran Gems Expands With New Surat Factory
Kiran Gems openeda new factory in Surat in response to the company’s growth and increaseddemand.The 200,000 square-foot facility has capacity for 10,000diamond cutters. It offers advanced planning and cutting technology for allkinds of rough diamonds,...
Manufacturing Aug 07, 2016 Rapaport News
Cutting Wheel
Dallas Diamond Firms to Launch Cutting Facility in Texas
Dallas-based The Diamond Doctor and Southwest DiamondCutters have joined forces to open a “state-of-the-art” cutting facility.The Diamond Doctor, ajewelry wholesaler and retailer, and Southwest Diamond Cutters, a firm owned bya fifth-generation master diamond...
Manufacturing Mar 16, 2016 Rapaport News
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Press Release: OGI Releases Titanium 5x Laser-Cutting System
Press Release: OGI Systems Group, the leading global company for technological solutions in the diamond industry, revealed their Titanium 5x, the next generation, powerful American diode-pumped laser-cutting system for CVD and...
Technology Jun 23, 2015 OGI Systems
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Press Release: OGI Debuts Symmetry Leakage Technology
Press Release: OGI Systems Ltd. is excited to announce its worldwide breakthrough symmetry analysis and evaluation technology for polished diamonds -- the Symmetry Leakage. The technology can predict symmetry leakage in a single impression. The...
Technology Apr 20, 2015 OGI Systems
India Arch
Gem & Jewellery Skill Council of India Begins Certification Program
Nearly 20,000 skilled artisans from Surat are preparing to take written and theoretical exams in pursuit of a new professional certificate that was developed by the Gems & Jewellery Skill Council of India (GJSCI) and the...
Research Feb 11, 2015 Zainab Morbiwala
Sarin
Dharmanandan Diamonds Deploys 10 Galaxy / Solaris Systems
Press Release: Singapore Exchange Mainboard-listed Sarin Technologies Ltd. announced that Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., in order to meet its growing needs for internal scanning technology acquired additional Galaxy/Solaris systems, thus becoming our...
Technology Oct 14, 2013 Sarin
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JNA Extends 2013 Awards Deadline to May 22
Jewellery News Asia (JNA) extended the deadline to enter its 2013 jewelry and gemstone JNA Awards to May 22. The JNA Awards recognizes industry accomplishments, innovation and creativity across Asia. Judging of the...
Marketing May 13, 2013 Jeff Miller
Kristall of Smolensk Factory
Kristall Plans 50th Anniversary Celebration in May
Kristall Production Corporation will celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 24, in Smolensk, Russia with an invitation-only event. It is expected that local diamond industry leaders, government representatives and other dignitaries, as well as many foreign guests,...
Manufacturing Apr 29, 2013 Jeff Miller
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