National Jeweler Network



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.  


AGA to honor GIA librarian, author

The Accredited Gemologists Association will honor the Gemological Institute of America’s Dona Mary Dirlam with its Lifetime Achievement Award next month in Tucson. 


DEF honors two who do good

The Diamond Empowerment Fund, the organization that works to better the lives of people in diamond-producing countries worldwide, honored actress Jane Seymour and Jewelers for Children Executive Director David Rocha at its annual Good Awards. 


Polished diamond prices plummet in 2014

 Slowing demand in China, reduced bank credit and tight profit margins led to a decrease in polished diamond prices last year, according to the Rapaport Group.


RapNet app now works on Android phones

RapNet, the diamond trading network operated by the Rapaport Group, has released a new Android-compatible version of its mobile application following the success of its app for iPhones. 


Diamond trade hit by lack of credit, low profits

Israel exported only slightly more polished diamonds in 2014 than it did in 2013, as the diamond industry faced “major challenges” worldwide.  


SRK honors Dalai Lama with award

The Dalai Lama was honored with the Santokbaa Award by Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. during a recent visit to Surat, India. 


GSI opens its ninth laboratory

The lab is located in Gaborone, Botswana, where Gemological Science International CEO Mark Gershburg said there is a demand for labs and gemological education.