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Diamonds

11/20/14

Kiran Gems invests in girls’ education in India

Diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems is partnering with the Smile Foundation to bring quality education to underprivileged children in India through the Mission Education program.

11/05/14

With grant, DDI will manage KP technical assistance

After receiving a grant from Signet Jewelers Ltd., the Diamond Development Initiative now is coordinating the technical assistance function of the Kimberley Process’ administrative arm. 

11/05/14

Polished diamond prices expected to keep dropping

Suppliers’ desire to move stock and increase their liquidity pushed down polished prices in October and they are expected to soften further, according to the Rapaport Group.  

11/04/14

GIA suspends sealing service indefinitely

The Gemological Institute of America has suspended its diamond sealing services until further notice after receiving a sealed diamond for verification that did not match the grading report number packaged with it.  

11/04/14

De Beers is ‘changing with the times’

De Beers executives gave Anglo American PLC investors an overview of the diamond business Monday, highlighting financial transparency, supply-demand dynamics and its belief in brands. 

10/29/14

Hari Krishna rewards employees with cars, homes

Cash bonuses, jewelry, trips--these are examples of rewards retail employees could see when a store meets its sales goals. And these might have been more than enough to satisfy, until they get word about the rewards one company recently heaped on its workers.

10/28/14

World Diamond Council names executive director

Just ahead of its annual meeting, the World Diamond Council announced that it has chosen Patricia Syvrud, a GIA graduate gemologist who owns a jewelry industry consulting firm, as its first executive director.

10/28/14

Diamond grower producing 2-carat, E color stones

 A lab-grown diamond company announced Monday that it is now producing high-quality 2-carat diamonds and expects to be growing 3-carat stones by early 2015.  

10/24/14

‘Exceptional’ white diamond brings $65K a carat

Diamond cutting and manufacturing firm Diacore paid $15.2 million, or $65,577 a carat, for the 232.08-carat white diamond recovered from the Cullinan mine earlier this year.