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Diamonds

04/22/14

Rough diamond sales climb 15 percent for Alrosa

Though diamond prices were stagnant, the volume of rough sold by Alrosa in 2013 was enough to offset it, resulting in increased year-over-year sales. 

04/21/14

DEF event scores additional sponsors

A pair of large mining companies and one of the world’s biggest retailers are among the latest industry players to pledge their support for the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s annual gala in Las Vegas.  

04/21/14

Lazare Kaplan anticipates 9 percent drop in sales

Diamond supplier Lazare Kaplan International Inc., which remains unable to file complete financial statements, estimates that its third quarter sales fell 9 percent year-over-year.

04/18/14

Diamond Development Initiative expands into the DRC

The Diamond Development Initiative, the organization working to improve the lives of artisanal miners around the globe, is partnering with Promines to improve the governance of metals mining in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, expanding the organization’s scope beyond diamonds. 

04/14/14

Alrosa inks agreement with GJEPC

State-owned Russian diamond mining company Alrosa has signed an agreement with India’s Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council to share trade and statistical data on the diamond trade. 

04/09/14

GIA exhibit brings journal’s gem photos to life

Next month, a retrospective covering decades of jewelry photography in the GIA journal Gems & Gemology will go on display in Carlsbad. The pictures, and the pieces, will be there until December.

04/04/14

Shareholders seek to oust Scio board

A recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveals that a number of shareholders of Greenville, S.C.-based Scio want to replace the board because the lab-grown diamond company isn’t making any money. 

04/03/14

Swiss lab introduces synthetic melee identifier

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF in Basel has become the latest laboratory to create a machine designed to distinguish lab-grown melee diamonds from mined. 

04/01/14

De Beers releases names of new sightholders

De Beers has named the five companies it has added as sightholders for the remainder of the 2012-2015 contract period. 

03/25/14

Forevermark expands quality operations to India

De Beers’ diamond brand Forevermark is opening a second Diamond Institute in India next year in anticipation of the growth it is expecting to see in the coming years, the company announced Thursday.