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Lab Warns of Color Instability in CVD
Synthetic diamonds grown using chemical vapor deposition (CVD) could change color for an extended period following exposure to certain light forms, Gemological Science International (GSI) has warned. When testing a 2-carat CVD diamond,GSI...
Technology Dec 04, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Zvi Yehuda: The Industry’s Idea Man
Zvi Yehuda is a man of few words, but his accomplishments inthe diamond industry speak volumes. The 82-year-old Israel native is thecreator of numerous inventions that have changed the face of the trade, andeven the face...
Manufacturing Nov 20, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Argyle Pinks
Labs Identify Fingerprint for Argyle Pinks
Two gem labs have joined forces to identify a method for determining whether a pink diamond came from the Argyle mine in Australia, and are issuing lab reports confirming their provenance.Beginning in 2014, the team,...
Polished Markets Nov 04, 2019 Leah Meirovich
WFDB
Blom Urges KP to Define Systemic Violence
The war on conflict diamonds will remain at a standstilluntil the industry can agree on what constitutes systemic violence, according to World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) president Ernie Blom. The lack of agreement on the matter is preventing...
Polished Markets Jul 29, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Rui Galopim de Carvalho
Whose Jewelry Box Would You Raid?
Oprah Winfrey or Victoria Beckham? Rapaport Magazine asked four industry members to name the celebrity whose bling they would love to access. Here are their answers.Elisabeth Austin Founder, DiamondRunway.comDo I get to “keep” or do I only get...
Polished Markets Jul 24, 2019 Leah Meirovich
WFDB External Advisor
Peter Meeus to Advise WFDB on Synthetics
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hiredPeter Meeus as an external adviser. He will be responsible for helping theorganization fine-tune its position on lab-grown diamonds and other industrymatters. Synthetic diamonds are a huge concern in the...
Polished Markets Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Iherzolite
De Beers Identifies New Kimberlite Indicator
The discovery of a new source-rock indicator for diamondformation has the potential to help geologists locate and identify valuablediamond deposits around the world, a study by the University of Alberta and DeBeers shows. “The outcome of the...
Mining Jun 27, 2019 Leah Meirovich
De Beers earrrings
De Beers Closes Diamond-Reselling Unit
De Beers is shutting its diamond-recycling division, as digital advancements in the sector have lessened the need for its services. The International Institute of Diamond Valuation (IIDV) wasset up in 2016 to repurchase and recycle diamond jewelry that...
Polished Markets Apr 04, 2019 Leah Meirovich
CAR
CAR Invites De Beers and Alrosa to Mine Its Diamonds
The Central African Republic (CAR) is trying to entice large diamond-mining companies to set up operations in thecountry, as part of its effort to reform the sector and meetKimberley Process (KP) regulations. The government has already contacted both...
Mining Apr 02, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Lucapa
Lucapa Moves into Diamond Manufacturing
Lucapa Diamond Company plans to cut and polish select stonesin-house in an effort to maximize value for its shareholders.Third-party manufacturers charge high fees without adding significant value, explained CEO Stephen Wetherall in a recent interview. Bypassing...
Mining Feb 24, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Helzberg Diamonds
Helzberg Diamonds Launches Synthetics Line
Helzberg Diamonds has launched its owncollection of lab-grown jewelry, Light Heart, citing increased consumer demand for synthetics. The jeweler — owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway— first introduced the line late last year...
Retail Feb 13, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Marange DMS Plant
Zimbabwe Plans Production Hike in 2019
Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) expects a 46% jumpin its rough-diamond production in 2019. The nation’s rough-diamond output will reach 4.1 millioncarats this year, up from 2.8 million last year, the miner told...
Mining Feb 11, 2019 Leah Meirovich
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Canada’s Ice Road Opens for Milestone Year
February is a crucial time for Canada’s diamond mines.Located in the most remote region of the country’s frozen Northwest Territories(NWT), Rio Tinto, Dominion Diamond Mines and De Beers have a two-month windowto connect their mining operations...
Mining Feb 07, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Alrosa colored diamond polished
Miners Seeking Profits Beyond Rough
De Beers has been dabbling in the retail end of thediamond industry for more than 15 years, but recently, other miners have begunto follow suit, breaking out of the production box and entering other aspectsof...
Mining Jan 23, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Personal Mission
Personalizing Can Give Stores an Edge
In the retail industry, “The customer is always right” haslong been the motto. This drive to please consumers means businesses areconstantly in search of new and inventive ways to make them happy. But where dothey start?...
Retail Jan 01, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Portland Tiara
Crimes of the Times: 2018’s Biggest Jewel Heists
A slew of heists rocked the jewelry industry in 2018, making headlines worldwide. RapaportNews looks back at four of the biggest thefts of last year — and one of the tiniest. Swedish Royal Jewels In August, thieves stole priceless...
Financial-Legal Jan 01, 2019 Leah Meirovich
Roberto Coin black jade
Roberto Coin Jade Line Pulled from Macy’s
Macy’s has removed a collection of Roberto Coin black-jadejewelry from its shelves following allegations the line bears unlawful gemcertification. Natural-stone supplier Kings Stone, which made the claimsthat prompted Macy’s move in April, filed...
Financial-Legal Dec 31, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Kristall of Smolensk Factory
Alrosa Moves Closer to Kristall Takeover
The Russian government has approved Alrosa’s acquisition of Kristall,the diamond manufacturer said Monday.Alrosa has hired Maxim Shkadov, Kristall’s director general,to work on integrating the two companies, Kristall added. Alexey Romankov,Kristall’s deputy director...
Mining Dec 24, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Alrosa Lomonosov deposit
Alrosa to Hold Back Supply in 2019
Alrosa plans to keep its rough-diamond sales in line withproduction in 2019 to avoid flooding the market with excess supply.The Russian miner will sell 38 million to 39 million caratsnext year, despite having more goods available in its...
Mining Dec 23, 2018 Leah Meirovich
Zales lawsuit
Zales Faces Suit over Jewelry Repair Plan
Zales Jewelers is embroiled in a dispute with a customerover whether the repair program that came with his diamond ring covered thesetting, or just the stone. Gordon Henry Lovette has sued the Signet Jewelers-owned retailer,claiming...
Financial-Legal Dec 11, 2018 Leah Meirovich
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