The Maine Mineral & Gem Museum enlisted 12 jewelers to create pieces using gems from 1972’s “The Big Find” for fundraising.
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See the Items in Gem Legacy’s 4th Anniversary Benefit Auction
One hundred percent of proceeds will benefit the nonprofit’s silicosis prevention initiative.
Longtime Colored Stone Wholesaler Kaiser Habib Dies at 75
He was a man ahead of his time, AGTA said, as Kaiser Gems was one of the first American businesses to set up a cutting facility in Bangkok.
See the 101-Carat Rough Ruby With Record-Setting Potential
Mined by Fura Gems in Mozambique, experts say the stone could yield a high-quality ruby that’s over 50 carats.
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Australian Opal Expert Andrew Cody Dies at 71
The dealer was known for his infectious enthusiasm and passion for the gemstone.
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At Least 3 Killed After Tailings Dam Collapses at S. Africa Diamond Mine
The accident occurred at Jagersfontein, an inactive mine where a Dubai-based company currently reprocesses tailings.
Inaugural ‘Gems Keep Giving’ Project Brings Clean Water to Kenyan School
The Kamtonga Primary School Potable Water Project will expand to the larger community in its second phase.
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Authorities Investigate Worker Fatality at Gahcho Kué Mine in Canada
All non-essential work at the mine has been temporarily suspended following the Sept. 1 incident.
Rough Diamond Sales Remain Steady for De Beers
The company’s sales were up 21 percent year-over-year in August and essentially flat when compared with July.
Q&A: AGTA CEO John Ford on His New Role, Goals
National Jeweler chats with him about how his background in gems will guide him and his plans for the organization’s future.
India’s GJEPC Elects New Chairman
Vipul Shah will step into the role of chairman and Kirit Bhansali will serve as vice chairman.
Nomad’s Launches ‘Gems for Ukraine’ Benefit Auction
The colored stone company will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to a charity that supports the country.
The Ethical Gem Fair Is Returning to Denver This Fall
It will be held Sept. 6 and 7 at local gallery Balefire Goods.
Diamond Supplier SRK Pledges 750 Solar-Power Rooftops
The charitable mission is in honor of India’s 75 years of independence.
Q&A: Moyo Gems Celebrates 3 Years and Many Milestones
In honor of the anniversary, Pact’s Mines to Markets Director Cristina Villegas discusses recent expansion and where it goes from here.
Grandview Klein to Donate Dialysis Machines to Namibian Clinic
The diamond firm will give the donation at a ceremony in Namibia this month during a trip for select retail jeweler partners.
Rare Earth Mining Co.’s Bill Heher Dies at 72
The passionate gem lover helped bring more than 300 different varieties of stones to the gem trade.
Gembridge Launches Reseller Program for Colored Stones and Jewelry
It gives trade members full access to its catalog of products so they can sell listings on their own online platforms.
AGTA Names John Ford as Its New CEO
He’s the owner of The Lightning Ridge Collection but will pivot to focus on his new role.
De Beers Sales Rise 23% YOY in July
Despite unusually high summertime sales, the company’s CEO said the industry remains “watchful.”
Lucapa Says This 170-Carat Diamond Is the Largest Pink Found in 300 Years
The type II diamond came out of the Lulo alluvial mine in Angola and will be sold via international tender.
De Beers to Mine More Diamonds This Year Than Originally Planned
The company upped its 2022 production guidance despite warning of a potential slowdown in diamond jewelry sales. Here’s why.
De Beers Hires VP for Code of Origin Program in North America
Ivette Nersesyan-Stephanopoulos, formerly with GIA, will also serve as vice president of trade services in the market.
Rahul Jauhari Joins Kunming Diamonds
He is the first director of sales and marketing for the Hong Kong-based company, which specializes in fancy colors.
De Beers, Botswana Extend Sales Agreement for Third Time
The current agreement, originally set to expire in 2020, will now go through June 2023.
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