National Jeweler Network



Two More Big Diamonds Discovered

The large diamond finds continue, with mining company Petra Diamonds recovering a 23.16-carat pink and Lucara coming up big again with an 813-carat white diamond.


“Seize the Day” diamond ad campaign launches

De Beers and its diamond brand Forevermark have launched their call-to-action advertising campaign that is designed to increase consumer demand for diamonds across the board this holiday season. 


To figure out the kids, the DPA turns to Mother

The Diamond Producers Association announced this week that it will be working with advertising agency Mother New York to figure out how to make diamonds appealing to the younger generation.


1,111-carat diamond found in Botswana

The Type IIa stone is the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered, and the biggest find in more than a century.


Civil society orgs boycotting Kimberley Process

The organizations that comprise the KP’s Civil Society Coalition confirmed Tuesday that they won’t be participating in any organized KP events as long as the United Arab Emirates is chair.


‘Harsh’ prison sentences given in bribery case

Four diamond traders accused of bribing a grader in exchange for higher color grades on reports will spend up to two-and-a-half years behind bars.


Diamond dealer Lou Blank dies at 81

Lou Blank, a longtime diamond wholesaler at his family’s business, Joseph Blank Inc., died this month at his suburban New York City home. 


Anglo American shuffles management team

De Beers parent company announced a number of management changes this week that are designed to aid in the company’s marketing and turnaround strategy, changes that bring a De Beers executive into a top position.


DEF’s Vegas event to include Good Awards

The Diamond Empowerment Fund is reformatting its Las Vegas gala to encompass the Good Awards, which previously were presented at a separate event in New York.