National Jeweler Network



AGA to address lab-grown diamonds in Las Vegas

The Accredited Gemologists Association is holding a half-day conference on Thursday, May 28 in Las Vegas, bringing together industry experts to talk about detection, market perceptions and pricing of lab-grown diamonds. 


GIA recalls hundreds of diamonds

The lab wants to reexamine the stones because it believes they’ve undergone a treatment that improves their color by as much as three grades but fades over time.  


Kelly Rowland to headline DEF Las Vegas event

The Grammy Award-winning singer and former Destiny’s Child member will entertain at “Diamonds in the Sky,” scheduled to take place May 28. 


Diamond markets ‘quiet’ in April

Trading remained muted during the month, though prices began to stabilize and activity is expected to pick up as summer wedding season approaches, the Rapaport Group said.


Trial of Angolan ‘Blood Diamonds’ journalist delayed

Rafael Marques de Morais, who wrote a book detailing abuses in the diamond fields of Angola, will not return to court until mid-May, if at all.


Brad Campbell named VP of sales at Sarine

 Campbell, who has worked with Morgan Jewelers and the Leading Jewelers Guild, has more than 35 years of executive-level experience in the diamond jewelry industry.


Botswana mine yields 342-carat diamond

The huge gem-quality piece of rough came out of Karowe, the same mine that yielded two 200-carat-plus pieces of rough last year.  


DEF offers retail material for consumer initiative

The Diamond Empowerment Fund has developed materials that can be used by retailers in their stores and online for its “Diamonds Do Good” initiative.


Fire Polish to open factory in New York

 The diamond company plans to open the facility in the Big Apple by year’s end and has signed a licensing agreement with Cal Tech University for “nano prisms.”