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May 31, 2018

Hari Krishna (HK) Group will receive technological backing from blockchain company Everledger for its diamond-provenance program. 

Everledger will cryptographically certify HK stones destined for the Indian manufacturer’s “My Diamond Story” brand, letting consumers tr...

May 31, 2018

Sarine Technologies has opened its second laboratory, offering a full range of grading and documentation services. 

The new Mumbai facility follows the opening of the company’s first lab in Ramat Gan, Israel, earlier this year. 

The lab will produce diamond reports i...

May 31, 2018

The Lerala Diamond Mine in central Botswana has been sold via an online auction for $8.1 million, a year after it was placed under provisional liquidation, according to a report from Reuters. 

The liquidator of the mine - which was held by Australian mining company...

May 31, 2018

Aysen S. Nikolaev, who until recently served as the Mayor of Yakutsk, capital of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic, was appointed as acting Governor of the Republic of Sakha by Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, the Moscow Diamond Bourse said i...

May 31, 2018

Las Vegas shows open with optimistic outlook for US market. Dealer trading and prices stable. Savvy suppliers see the show as networking and branding opportunity. De Beers launches low-priced synthetic jewelry collection aiming to differentiate lab-grown from natural d...

May 30, 2018

CEO Bruce Cleaver on why the company’s lab-grown diamonds won’t get a color or clarity grade, and why customers would tolerate losing them in the sea.

De Beers is launching a jewelry line featuring laboratory-grown diamonds — a venture that, according to CEO Bruce Cleav...

May 30, 2018

“We are not planning to change our strategy, integrate in the new market (synthetic product market) and launch our own synthetic production, or sell lab-grown diamonds. It is obvious that ALROSA as a diamond producer and one of the founders of Diamond Producers Associa...

May 30, 2018

A 10.03-carat diamond ring was the top seller at Bonhams’s Hong Kong auction, which saw a total of 163 lots sold for a combined $6.7 million. 

The oval-cut, fancy brown-pink stone — flanked by a white diamond on each side — went for $606,200 at the Rare Jewels and Jad...

May 30, 2018

An 8.01-carat blue diamond necklace was the top seller at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels auction in Hong Kong on Tuesday. 

The pear-shaped, fancy vivid blue, internally flawless piece by Moussaieff sold for just under $20.5 million, or $2.6 million per carat, Christie’...

May 29, 2018

Forevermark, in collaboration with retailer Indian Gem & Jewellery Creation, has opened a boutique in India that will exclusively feature stones from the De Beers-owned brand. 

“This is the first exclusive store that Forevermark has opened in east India, and we could...

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