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Diamonds

05/26/15

Royal Asscher to debut new cut, campaign at JCK

The family-owned diamond company has a patented round brilliant cut and a new ad campaign starring model Nicola Breytenbach.

05/22/15

AGA to address lab-grown diamonds in Las Vegas

The Accredited Gemologists Association is holding a half-day conference on Thursday, May 28 in Las Vegas, bringing together industry experts to talk about detection, market perceptions and pricing of lab-grown diamonds. 

05/22/15

Charges against ‘Blood Diamonds’ journalist dropped

Rafael Marques de Morais no longer faces 24 counts of criminal libel but had to agree not to republish his 2011 book detailing abuses in Angola’s diamond fields.

05/14/15

GIA recalls hundreds of diamonds

The lab wants to reexamine the stones because it believes they’ve undergone a treatment that improves their color by as much as three grades but fades over time.  

05/08/15

Kelly Rowland to headline DEF Las Vegas event

The Grammy Award-winning singer and former Destiny’s Child member will entertain at “Diamonds in the Sky,” scheduled to take place May 28. 

05/07/15

Diamond markets ‘quiet’ in April

Trading remained muted during the month, though prices began to stabilize and activity is expected to pick up as summer wedding season approaches, the Rapaport Group said.

05/01/15

Trial of Angolan ‘Blood Diamonds’ journalist delayed

Rafael Marques de Morais, who wrote a book detailing abuses in the diamond fields of Angola, will not return to court until mid-May, if at all.

04/24/15

Brad Campbell named VP of sales at Sarine

 Campbell, who has worked with Morgan Jewelers and the Leading Jewelers Guild, has more than 35 years of executive-level experience in the diamond jewelry industry.

04/23/15

Botswana mine yields 342-carat diamond

The huge gem-quality piece of rough came out of Karowe, the same mine that yielded two 200-carat-plus pieces of rough last year.