RapNet’s EGL decision ignites flurry of reactions
EGL International is the latest in a string of grading labs and diamond trading platforms to issue a statement on RapNet’s decision to stop listing all EGL-graded stones. Here’s what the lab had to say.
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.
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.
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.
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).”
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.
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.