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IDMA, WFDB Consider Joining Forces
The International Diamond Manufacturers Association(IDMA) is considering an alliance with the World Federation of DiamondBourses (WFDB) in response to the crisis in the global cutting sector. “With the changes in the diamond-manufacturing sector’s landscape,as well as due to the...
Manufacturing Nov 05, 2018 Joshua Freedman
All the Details on Princess Eugenie’s Sapphire Rin
Sapphire Ring Seals Royal Engagement
The UK’s Princess Eugenie is sporting a rare sapphire and diamond engagementring after a proposal from her boyfriend of seven years, Jack Brooksbank. Eugenie’s fiancé bought the ring, featuring apink-orange padparadscha sapphire stone, from...
Gemstones Jan 23, 2018 Rapaport News
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India Cash Crunch Stalls Gemfields Auction
Gemfields has pushed back a sale of higher-qualityemeralds by two months to enable Indian buyers to adapt to the government’s decisionto invalidate higher-value currency notes. The auction of stones from the Kagem mine in Zambia will nowtake place...
Gemstones Dec 04, 2016 Rapaport News
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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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Press Release: ICA Elects New Board of Directors
Press Release: The International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) has announced the names of its board of directors following the organization's board meeting at the conclusion of the 2015 Congress. ICA's president, Benjamin Hackman, was...
Gemstones Jun 07, 2015 International Colored Gemstone Association
Gemfields to Explore for Sapphires, Gemstones in Sri Lanka
Colored gemstone miner, Gemfields Plc formed a joint venture East West Gem Investments Ltd. (EWGI) to explore sapphire and gemstones in Sri Lanka.Under the agreement, the joint venture will operate through three Sri...
Gemstones Sep 15, 2014 Deena Taylor
Investor Raises Stake in Blue Diamonds Jewellery
Xia Liqiang purchased nearly 8.5 million shares of Blue Diamonds Jewellery Worldwide of Sri Lanka, increasing his stake in the company to 17.88 percent, according to a regulatory filing. Capital Trust Securities, a Colombo-based brokerage, secured the deal that placed Liqiang as the jewelry maker's top shareholder. Vanguard...
Financial-Legal Dec 27, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Minister Praises Pure Gold Jewellers' Planned Entry Into Sri Lanka
Pure Gold Jewellers of Dubai is planning to set up operations in Sri Lanka, according to the country's Ministry of Industry & Commerce. Pure Gold Jewellers operates more than 100 stores across the Middle East and anticipates...
Retail Aug 03, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Sri Lanka's Gem, Jewelry Exports +29% to $547M
The National Gem & Jewellery Authority (NGJA) of Sri Lanka reported that the nation's gem, diamond and jewelry exports in 2011 rose 29 percent year on year to $547.2 million. Revenue from diamonds represented the...
Polished Markets Feb 13, 2012 Jeff Miller
Blue Diamonds to Create a Subsidiary in Singapore
Sri Lanka-based Blue Diamonds Jewellery informed shareholders that it will create a subsidiary in Singapore in order to establish a retail presence there and to create an e-commerce channel. The subsidiary will be a joint venture with ECL Soft Ltd.,...
Financial-Legal Jan 23, 2012 Jeff Miller
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