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With the news that its longtime editor, Shira Ami, is retiring, the Israel Diamond Institute Group of Companies is ceasing publication of its trade magazine, Hayahalom.
The renowned gemstone photographer died on April 1 from injuries sustained in a fall on a camping trip. He was 65.
The Dallas-based jewelry wholesaler and retailer is joining with Southwest Diamond Cutters to establish a state-of-the-art diamond cutting facility to serve retail and wholesale clients nationwide.
The lab’s Tom Moses and Wuyi Wang reached this conclusion after being granted permission to visit a diamond-growing factory in China.
Mining company Alrosa has dubbed the 83.59-carat diamond it recently recovered from the Jubilee kimberlite pipe “Mothers of Russia.”
Russian diamond mining company Alrosa reported Thursday that revenue was up 8 percent in 2015 to $3.28 billion, due to a favorable market environment and the rouble’s depreciation against the dollar.
After an 18-month pilot program, the company officially has launched the International Institute of Diamond Valuation to provide stone reselling opportunities for both the trade and consumers.
During a year that saw the market for both rough and polished diamonds constrained, the mining company’s revenue decreased to $249.5 million while profit was up 12 percent.
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