National Jeweler Network



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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


GIA introduces the Diamond Focus Report

The new lower cost digital report is available for natural round brilliant-cut diamonds that weigh between 0.15 and 0.29 carats.


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.


GIA bans client for alleged false inscriptions

The Gemological Institute of America is no longer grading stones from one Indian company after that company allegedly submitted multiple diamonds inscribed with report numbers for other stones.


Former DTC executive tapped for WFDB post

Louise Prior, who spent a total of 18 years with De Beers, is the new executive director of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses.