National Jeweler Network



Journalist who exposed industry abuses now on trial

Rafael Marques de Morais, a reporter who authored a book detailing abuses in the diamond fields of Angola, now faces trial at the hands of those he implicated.


‘Diamond Squad’ head accused of money laundering

An Antwerp law enforcement official who has been spearheading investigations into wrongdoing in the diamond industry for more than a decade now finds himself on the other side of the law.


World’s largest diamond factory opens in Singapore

IIa Technologies said it has a commercially viable process for creating high-quality, Type IIa diamonds at the new 200,000-square-foot facility.  


Gem Diamonds revenue up 27 percent in 2014

After a year that saw mostly strong prices for both rough and polished diamonds at tender for the miner, Gem Diamonds’ revenue for the fiscal full year ended Dec. 31 hit $270.9 million.


DEF announces first Indian beneficiary

The Diamond Empowerment Fund has named the nonprofit Veerayatan as the first educational institution in India to receive its funding, awarding it a $50,000 grant. 


GIA, De Beers to talk lab-grown diamonds in Basel

Leading research scientists from these two organizations will discuss the latest research on synthetic diamonds as well as the challenges brought on by potential non-disclosure.


Diamond prices remain ‘under pressure’

Polished diamond prices continued to slip in February though the market did see a bit of a lift for 1-carat stones, Rapaport’s RapNet Diamond Index shows.


DEF will honor Indian prime minister in Las Vegas

 The Diamond Empowerment Fund again will hold its Diamonds in the Sky Gala during Las Vegas market week, this time honoring Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India.


Petra Diamonds revenue up 16 percent

 Despite production dropping 2 percent, the mining company saw a substantial increase in revenue in the first half of fiscal year 2015.