National Jeweler Network



AGA to honor GIA librarian, author

The Accredited Gemologists Association will honor the Gemological Institute of America’s Dona Mary Dirlam with its Lifetime Achievement Award next month in Tucson. 


DEF honors two who do good

The Diamond Empowerment Fund, the organization that works to better the lives of people in diamond-producing countries worldwide, honored actress Jane Seymour and Jewelers for Children Executive Director David Rocha at its annual Good Awards. 


Polished diamond prices plummet in 2014

 Slowing demand in China, reduced bank credit and tight profit margins led to a decrease in polished diamond prices last year, according to the Rapaport Group.


RapNet app now works on Android phones

RapNet, the diamond trading network operated by the Rapaport Group, has released a new Android-compatible version of its mobile application following the success of its app for iPhones. 


SRK honors Dalai Lama with award

The Dalai Lama was honored with the Santokbaa Award by Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. during a recent visit to Surat, India. 


Diamond trade hit by lack of credit, low profits

Israel exported only slightly more polished diamonds in 2014 than it did in 2013, as the diamond industry faced “major challenges” worldwide.  


GSI opens its ninth laboratory

The lab is located in Gaborone, Botswana, where Gemological Science International CEO Mark Gershburg said there is a demand for labs and gemological education.  


Niru Diamonds among Israel’s ‘outstanding’ exporters

Niru Diamonds Israel was one of 10 companies lauded for its exporting accomplishments during a ceremony held Sunday at the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.  


Kiran Gems helps clean up Mumbai beach

Indian diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems participated in India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative earlier this month by cleaning up Juhu beach.