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Diamonds

02/04/16

Diamond Growers Form a Group of Their Own

The purpose of the new International Grown Diamond Association is to represent the lab-grown diamond industry and promote the stones as a “new choice,” organizers said.

02/04/16

DEF Names New Officers, Board

JCK’s Yancy Weinrich and Signet Jewelers’ Ed Hrabak are the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s new secretary and vice president, respectively.

02/03/16

AGS Offering Customized Sorting Services

Clients will be able to ask the AGS to sort loose stones based on specific grading criteria, such as minimum color or quality.

02/02/16

Polished Diamond Prices Climb Again

Shortages following a “reasonably good holiday season” in the United States spurred another increase in polished diamond prices, Rapaport said Tuesday.

02/01/16

De Beers ‘Encouraged’ by First Sales of the Year

The diamond miner and marketer said rough diamond sales totaled $540 million in its first sales cycle of the  year, more than double the $248 million recorded at the end of 2015.

02/01/16

Kiran Gems Opens New Diamond Polishing Plant

Located in Surat, the 500,000-square-foot facility will help the company streamline its manufacturing process, Kiran said.

01/27/16

GIA Extends Deadline for No-Cost Confirmation

The Gemological Institute of America has extended the submission date for the no-charge confirmation service it announced in the fall by two months, to March 31.

01/26/16

GIA Debuts Jewelry Design, Tech Program in NY

The Gemological Institute of America’s Jewelry Design & Technology diploma program now is being offered in both Carlsbad, Calif. and New York City.  

01/26/16

Lucapa Recovers 133-Carat Diamond

Though the company said the stone is not of high quality, its discovery underscores the potential for more big finds.