National Jeweler Network



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.  


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.