Antwerp diamond fair dates set for 2015
The next Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair is scheduled for Feb. 1 to 3, with the trading floors of the city's diamond bourses converted into exhibition spaces for the event.
Gov’t releases report on combating child labor
Cote D’Ivoire, Colombia and Brazil are among the nations that have made significant progress to combat child labor in mines over the past year, a report from the U.S. Department of Labor states.
RapNet app now syncs with desktop site
The Rapaport Diamond Trading Network announced that it will launch an updated version of its mobile application for the iPhone Sunday to allow RapNet members to more easily do business on the go.
Israel exchange again stressing mined diamonds
Next month, members of the Israel Diamond Exchange will return to New York for another week-long trading event, bringing back with them their “Natural Is Real” campaign emphasizing the Israeli diamond industry’s commitment to mined, not lab-grown, stones.
One lawsuit over EGL reports is settled
One of the lawsuits filed by consumers against Nashville jeweler Genesis Diamonds for selling diamonds allegedly over-graded by EGL International has been settled while three others remain open.
GIA lowers prices for melee screening
The Gemological Institute of America announced that it has lowered prices for its Quality Assurance services, which screen parcels of both colored and colorless diamonds up to 0.20 carats to detect if they are lab-grown or treated.
NY Diamond Week slated for mid-November
The third edition of Israel Diamond Week in New York has been scheduled to take place in mid-November to allow attendees to renew business between suppliers and clients.
RapNet’s EGL decision ignites flurry of reactions
EGL International is the latest in a string of grading labs and diamond trading platforms to issue a statement on RapNet’s decision to stop listing all EGL-graded stones. Here’s what the lab had to say.