National Jeweler Network

Diamonds

05/14/15

GIA recalls hundreds of diamonds

The lab wants to reexamine the stones because it believes they’ve undergone a treatment that improves their color by as much as three grades but fades over time.  

05/07/15

Diamond markets ‘quiet’ in April

Trading remained muted during the month, though prices began to stabilize and activity is expected to pick up as summer wedding season approaches, the Rapaport Group said.

05/01/15

Trial of Angolan ‘Blood Diamonds’ journalist delayed

Rafael Marques de Morais, who wrote a book detailing abuses in the diamond fields of Angola, will not return to court until mid-May, if at all.

04/24/15

Brad Campbell named VP of sales at Sarine

 Campbell, who has worked with Morgan Jewelers and the Leading Jewelers Guild, has more than 35 years of executive-level experience in the diamond jewelry industry.

04/23/15

Botswana mine yields 342-carat diamond

The huge gem-quality piece of rough came out of Karowe, the same mine that yielded two 200-carat-plus pieces of rough last year.  

04/22/15

DEF offers retail material for consumer initiative

The Diamond Empowerment Fund has developed materials that can be used by retailers in their stores and online for its “Diamonds Do Good” initiative.

04/22/15

Fire Polish to open factory in New York

 The diamond company plans to open the facility in the Big Apple by year’s end and has signed a licensing agreement with Cal Tech University for “nano prisms.” 

04/21/15

30-carat purple diamond being offered at tender

Discovered in the tailings plant of the Superkolong mine in South Africa, the 30.80-carat rough diamond has “exquisite gemological characteristics.”

04/20/15

Lucapa uncovers 63-carat diamond in Angola

The mining company found the Type IIa stone at the Lulo Diamond Concession, an alluvial mining operation.