Latest in Diamonds & Gems

Greenland Ruby rubies and pink sapphires
SourcingSep 18, 2023
Greenland Ruby Update Confirms Operational Suspension, Layoffs

The company anticipates resuming exploration and mining operations and rehiring staff in 2025.

De Beers Mic Drop Seize the Day ad
SourcingSep 15, 2023
‘A Diamond Is Forever’ Is Back Again, Backed by $20M

De Beers is putting the emphasis on natural diamonds in Q4 and ending Lightbox’s lab-grown diamond engagement ring test run.

Rob Bates and Slay It With A Diamond
SourcingSep 12, 2023
Rob Bates’ New Murder Mystery Novel Is Out Today

The book, “Slay It With a Diamond," is the third installment in the JCK news director’s mystery series.

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Greenland Ruby Aappaluttoq mine
SourcingSep 11, 2023
Greenland Ruby Has Shut Down Its Mine

The company said operations have been on hold since January because the mine wasn’t meeting production expectations.

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Israel Diamond Exchange Diamond Week 2024
SourcingSep 08, 2023
Israel Diamond Exchange to Host International Diamond Week

The event is slated for April 2024.

Hanadama Pearl strands
GradingSep 07, 2023
GIA Adds ‘Hanadama’ Quality Range Comment to Pearl Reports

The historic trade term is used to distinguish cultured Akoya pearls of a certain quality.

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Swarovski lab grown diamond jewelry
Lab-GrownSep 07, 2023
Swarovski’s Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry to Launch Globally

The company also announced IGI will grade the new Swarovski Created Diamonds in an upcoming collection.

Gemological Institute of America logo
GradingSep 06, 2023
GIA to Lay Off About 20% of Workforce at Carlsbad HQ

The Gemological Institute of America is letting go of 151 people, 100 of whom work in the lab in some capacity.

Polished diamond in tweezers
SourcingAug 31, 2023
De Beers’ Rough Diamond Sales Decline Again

They were down 42 percent year-over-year and 10 percent month-over-month in August.

Pamela Anderson Pandora Jewelry Campaign
Lab-GrownAug 30, 2023
Pandora’s New Lab-Grown Diamond Campaign Stars Pamela Anderson

Plus, Luciano Rodembusch, president of Pandora North America, shares his insight on valuation and sustainability.

Fake Gem-A Certificate and solitaire ring
GradingAug 23, 2023
Gem-A Issues Warning About Bizarre Jewelry Mail Scam

People in the U.K. and Europe have been unexpectedly receiving rings in the mail accompanied by fake Gem-A certificates.

692 carat diamond
SourcingAug 23, 2023
692-Carat Diamond Recovered From Karowe Mine

Lucara said it’s the 20th stone weighing more than 100 carats the mine has produced this year.

Wildfires Canada’s Northwest Territories
SourcingAug 22, 2023
Diamond Companies Support Employees as Canadian Wildfires Rage

Rio Tinto, De Beers and Burgundy all have mines in the Northwest Territories, where wildfires have forced mass evacuations.

Elana Zajdman
SourcingAug 21, 2023
Natural Diamond Council Names Head of PR, Communications

Elana Zajdman joins the organization after more than a decade as an editor for various print and digital fashion magazines.

Diavik Diamond Mine in winter
SourcingAug 17, 2023
Rio Tinto to Build Solar Plant to Help Power Diavik

The facility will have bi-facial panels, which generate energy from direct sunlight as well as the reflection from the snow.

Pandora lab-grown diamond ring
Lab-GrownAug 16, 2023
Pandora Expands Lab-Grown Diamond Line, Changes Its Name

The company is now calling the range “Pandora Lab-Grown Diamonds” instead of “Diamonds by Pandora.”

Eira Thomas
SourcingAug 15, 2023
Lucara CEO Eira Thomas Replaced by William Lamb

The move comes after news surfaced that the Karowe mine’s underground expansion will take longer and cost more than expected.

View of De Beers’ Venetia mine South Africa
SourcingAug 14, 2023
De Beers Mines First Diamonds From Venetia Underground

The $2.2 billion expansion at the South African mine is expected to extend its life until at least 2046.

Steven Singer billboard ad
Lab-GrownAug 10, 2023
Steven Singer Jewelers Giving Away 100 Lab-Grown Diamonds

The giveaway is part of a new nationwide campaign from the Philadelphia jeweler promoting natural diamonds.

Lucara 1,080-carat Type IIa diamond
SourcingAug 10, 2023
Lucara Digs Up 1,080-Carat Diamond

It’s from the Karowe mine in Botswana.

 Loose diamonds stock photo
Lab-GrownAug 09, 2023
Adamas One to Buy Lab-Grown Diamond Manufacturer

The South Carolina-based company wants to acquire the production and manufacturing capabilities of India’s Flawless Allure Grown Diamonds.

The International Gemological Institute Jeni Campagna
GradingAug 09, 2023
IGI Names New Director of Operations, Business Development

Luxury executive Jeni Campagna will take on the role.

Rough diamonds in hand De Beers
SourcingAug 08, 2023
De Beers’ Rough Diamond Sales Drop 36% in July

CEO Al Cook attributed the decline to a combination of seasonal slowdown and manufacturers’ wariness about the remainder of 2023.

Roland Lorie and Tehmasp Printer
GradingAug 07, 2023
IGI CEO Roland Lorie to Step Down This Fall

Tehmasp Printer will take over as global CEO of the lab, which is now owned by a private equity firm.

4.04-carat lab-grown diamond ring
Lab-GrownAug 07, 2023
GIA Examines All-Diamond Ring Cut From Single Lab-Grown Diamond

It’s the first time the lab has assessed a piece of this kind, it said.

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