National Jeweler Network



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.


Leo Schachter leads Israel’s diamond exporter list

The company recorded net exports of $288 million in 2014, topping the list of the country’s polished diamond exporters for the fourth year in a row.


GJEPC honors India’s best in Mumbai

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council held its annual India Gem & Jewellery Awards in late January, recognizing Indian jewelry companies for excellence.


Diamond prices slip again in January

Prices for 1-carat laboratory-graded diamonds fell, albeit just slightly, in the month of January even as polished diamond demand improved, continuing a downward trend that began in April.


Alrosa’s former president dies at the age of 48

Fyodor Andreev, who was president of Alrosa from 2009 until he left in September citing medical reasons, died Friday. He was 48.


De Beers diamond production up 5 percent in ‘14

Though a safety stoppage impacted mining in the fourth quarter, parent company Anglo American reported that De Beers finished the year ahead.  


Rio Tinto releases newest Select Diamantaires list

Mining company Rio Tinto has released the names of the companies that now have long-term contracts to buy diamonds from one or more of its three mines--Argyle, Diavik or Murowa.   


Rio Tinto’s rough output down 13 percent

Mining company Rio Tinto recorded a double-digit drop in its rough diamond production in 2014 as compared with 2013.