National Jeweler Network

Diamonds

09/17/14

DEF to honor Seymour, Rocha and JFC

Jane Seymour, David Rocha and the organization he leads, Jewelers for Children, are the recipients of the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 2015 Good Awards, which recognize individuals for their leadership and impact on youth and communities around the world. 

09/17/14

Blue diamond nets $28M but falls short of record

The 122.52-carat blue diamond recovered from the Cullinan mine sold for $27.6 million to a beneficiation partnership between the company that mined it, Petra Diamonds Ltd., and a “polishing partner” that wishes to remain anonymous.  

09/10/14

RapNet to de-list EGL-graded diamonds

RapNet, the diamond trading network operated by the Rapaport Group, said Tuesday that beginning Oct. 1, it no longer will list any diamonds with reports from European Gemological Laboratories.  

09/10/14

The latest big find is a 232-carat white diamond

Petra Diamonds has pulled an exceptional 232.08-carat white diamond out of its Cullinan mine in South Africa, the latest in a string of large rough finds this year. 

09/03/14

Diamond co. honored with business award

The Stevie Awards has recognized Hari Krishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. in two categories of its 2014 International Business Awards: “Company of the Year--Manufacturing” and “Fastest Growing Company of the Year (Asia, Australia, and New Zealand).” 

09/03/14

New technology grades symmetry of diamonds

Challenged to provide a solution for Tiffany & Co., Sarine Technologies has developed a system that grades round and fancy-shaped polished diamonds to determine the stones’ symmetry and proportions, technology that will be available to other companies in the industry.  

09/02/14

Leibish debuts $4M ‘Purple Orchid’ diamond

Leibish & Co. has polished and will now present its “Purple Orchid” diamond, a 3.37-carat fancy intense pinkish-purple, VS2-clarity diamond, in Hong Kong later this month. 

08/26/14

International Diamond Week delayed indefinitely

Tensions in the Middle East have led the Israel Diamond Exchange to postpone International Diamond Week, an organized trading event set to take place in Ramat Gan next month. 

08/25/14

Online course educates on clarity-enhanced diamonds

Teva Diamonds has redesigned its website and the relaunch includes a new online educational system to teach retailers about clarity-enhanced diamonds.