Industry News

September 25, 2019

The Alrosa Diamond Inspector, the first portable Russian instrument for diamond verification, has received high results in the ASSURE testing program run by the Diamond Producers Association (DPA). The testing was carried out by UL Verification Services, Inc., an indep...

June 26, 2019

The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR) has changed its name to De Beers Group Industry Services to enable consumers to clearly identify it as part of the De Beers group. 

“[The rebranding] will make things clearer and simpler for customers...

June 12, 2019

Sarine Technologies has partnered with 14 diamond manufacturers on its Diamond Journey provenance program, enabling retailers to tap a growing resource of polished stones certified through the initiative. 

“We expect to have tens of thousands of documented diamonds by...

June 9, 2019

Alrosa, the world's largest diamond mining company in volume, used the JCK Las Vegas as its preferred stage to announce the diamond mining giant's new strategy to guarantee the authenticity and ethical sourcing of its rough diamonds.

At a press breakfast, held on June...

June 2, 2019

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will offer provenance reports for colored diamonds, expanding its existing service matching polished to the original rough. 

The organization analyzes the physical measurements and other scientific data from natural rough sto...

May 27, 2019

The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) will create the first sustainability certification mark for synthetic diamonds to reassure consumers their stones have met rigorous environmental and social standards, the newly-established trade group said. 

“Our mission is to cre...

May 1, 2019

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) will require customers to disclose key identification information as part of its new compliance program, it said Monday. 

Under the lab’s Know Your Customer system, clients will need to confirm their identity and provide a pr...

April 6, 2019

De Beers will allow its sightholders to disclose source information on diamonds they purchase from the company, after unveiling its “diamonds from DTC” program Monday. 

“We are proud of where our diamonds are discovered, how we recover them responsibly and the ro...

March 28, 2019

The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) is rolling out a new grading report that will highlight the country from which a diamond was recovered. The company will issue the Diamond Origin Report for stones that were submitted to the lab for analysis in rough form and...

February 26, 2019

The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF) has launched a service for linking polished gemstones to their original rough, it said Tuesday. 

GemTrack creates a fingerprint that documents the stone’s journey from mine to market, based on analyses of the stone’s crystallogr...

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