GJEPC issues clarification on synthetics release
India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said the two companies, Dalumi Diamonds and Narola Gems, named in its Nov. 6 release on undisclosed synthetics are not being accused of undisclosed mixing of lab-grown diamonds with natural but, rather, were victims.
Manufacturer AV Diamonds teams up with sightholder
Manufacturer and diamond wholesaler A.V. Diamonds announced that it now has a partnership with HVK International Private Ltd., a sightholder with both De Beers and Russian diamond miner Alrosa.
Dates set for tender of Marange diamonds
The first tender of rough diamonds from the Marange region of Zimbabwe in Antwerp will take place this week, Botswana-based diamond company First Element (Pty.) Ltd. announced.
Worldwide, industry reacts to undisclosed synthetics
Synthetic diamonds--specifically those being passed off as natural--were one of the top stories in the jewelry industry last year, and it doesn’t look the man-made stones will be relinquishing their news-making reign anytime soon.
No date set for tender of Marange goods
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) said it doesn’t have a firm date for its tender of rough diamonds from Zimbabwe’s Marange region, rebuffing reports that the sale started this week.
Rapaport lab launches synthetic detection services
The Rapaport Group’s RapLab announced last week that it’s now offering synthetic diamond detection services for the trade, utilizing the DiamondSure and DiamondView technologies developed by De Beers.