National Jeweler Network



DEF gives $122K to African Leadership Academy

The money, granted Sept. 25 just before the academy’s Student Indaba took place, is meant to help support the next generation of leaders in Africa through access to higher education.


HRD Antwerp grades 3.09-carat lab-grown diamond

The brilliant-cut stone has a color grade of I and a clarity of VS2, the laboratory said this week.


65 red and pink diamonds, on a world tour

Rio Tinto once again has four fancy reds in its annual tender of special stones from the Argyle in Western Australia, the mine that produces the vast majority of the world’s pink and red diamonds.


Petra Diamonds full-year revenue down 10 percent

Despite a 2 percent increase in production, Petra Diamonds’ revenue decreased 10 percent to $425 million as a weaker diamond market and dependence on diluted mining areas affected performance.


UAE set to chair KP despite opposition

The United Arab Emirates is slated to lead the Kimberley Process in 2016, which is not sitting well with the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the process.


Report raises questions about Antwerp Diamond Bank

KBC never made a good faith effort to sell Antwerp Diamond Bank because certain key players knew what authorities would find if they looked under the hood, a new article alleges.


Large rough diamond sells for nearly $20M

A 357-carat white diamond recovered at the Letšeng mine in July sold for $19.3 million in Antwerp last week. 


Weak financial markets lead to diamond price slump

Diamond prices were down again in August and industry sentiment weakened further as the weak global financial markets impacted discretionary spending.


Lab-grown diamond co. secures $1.57M in funding

Scio has just secured another round of funding, which it said will be used to continue product development and for working capital.