GIA lowers prices for melee screening
The Gemological Institute of America announced that it has lowered prices for its Quality Assurance services, which screen parcels of both colored and colorless diamonds up to 0.20 carats to detect if they are lab-grown or treated.
NY Diamond Week slated for mid-November
The third edition of Israel Diamond Week in New York has been scheduled to take place in mid-November to allow attendees to renew business between suppliers and clients.
RapNet’s EGL decision ignites flurry of reactions
EGL International is the latest in a string of grading labs and diamond trading platforms to issue a statement on RapNet’s decision to stop listing all EGL-graded stones. Here’s what the lab had to say.
Lesotho mine yields 23-carat pink diamond
Storm Mountain Diamonds unearthed a 23.82-carat pink diamond from its Kao mine in the Kingdom of Lesotho, and said it will put the stone up for sale this month.
Blue diamond nets $28M but falls short of record
The 122.52-carat blue diamond recovered from the Cullinan mine sold for $27.6 million to a beneficiation partnership between the company that mined it, Petra Diamonds Ltd., and a “polishing partner” that wishes to remain anonymous.
DEF to honor Seymour, Rocha and JFC
Jane Seymour, David Rocha and the organization he leads, Jewelers for Children, are the recipients of the Diamond Empowerment Fund’s 2015 Good Awards, which recognize individuals for their leadership and impact on youth and communities around the world.
RapNet to de-list EGL-graded diamonds
RapNet, the diamond trading network operated by the Rapaport Group, said Tuesday that beginning Oct. 1, it no longer will list any diamonds with reports from European Gemological Laboratories.