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Diamonds

09/04/15

GIA to grow diamonds for research purposes

In an effort to stay a step ahead of synthetic producers, the GIA plans to begin cultivating its own lab-grown diamonds at its research facility in New Jersey.

09/01/15

Tiffany closes diamond polishing plant in Namibia

The company’s subsidiary, Laurelton Diamonds, has shuttered Laurelton Reign Diamonds and laid off the plant’s 157 workers.

08/26/15

De Beers announces holiday ad campaign

Called “Seize the Day,” the marketing campaign will use simple taglines and diamond imagery to urge men to buy diamond jewelry as gifts.

08/19/15

Lucara finds 336-carat diamond in Botswana

The diamond producer continues to find exceptional diamonds at its Karowe mine in Botswana, recovering a total of four stones of notable size recently.

08/12/15

DMIA re-elects Vanderlinden as president

The Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America re-elected Ronnie VanderLinden president and elected a new executive board and board of directors at its general meeting.

08/10/15

Diamond prices, market sentiment down in July

Diamond prices fell last month, as feelings about the industry slumped to levels not seen since the 2008 downturn, the Rapaport Group’s monthly price report states.

08/07/15

Diamond industry veteran George Kaplan dies at 97

George Kaplan, a well-known diamond cutter and former vice chairman and treasurer of Lazare Kaplan International, died July 12 after a short illness.

08/07/15

Diamond sales down 23 percent for Rio Tinto

Rough sales slumped in the first half of the year for the mining company, mirroring what Alrosa and De Beers reported recently.

08/05/15

153-carat rough diamond being offered at tender

The “exceptional” white stone is part of Fusion Alternatives/I. Hennig’s latest sale of rough diamonds from the Kao Mine in Lesotho.