Latest in Diamonds & Gems

SourcingSep 16, 2022
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.

SourcingSep 15, 2022
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.

SourcingSep 14, 2022
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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SourcingSep 14, 2022
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.

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SourcingSep 13, 2022
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.

SourcingSep 06, 2022
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.

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SourcingSep 01, 2022
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.

SourcingAug 31, 2022
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.

SourcingAug 31, 2022
India’s GJEPC Elects New Chairman

Vipul Shah will step into the role of chairman and Kirit Bhansali will serve as vice chairman.

SourcingAug 24, 2022
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.

GradingAug 24, 2022
IGI Becomes Valuation Partner for Luxus

Launched in May, Luxus is an investment platform that specializes in rare gems and high jewelry.

SourcingAug 22, 2022
The Ethical Gem Fair Is Returning to Denver This Fall

It will be held Sept. 6 and 7 at local gallery Balefire Goods.

GradingAug 18, 2022
VDB, Lab Grown Source Add 8X to Cut Grade Search Filter

8X is now the top cut grade on both platforms, above Ideal.

SourcingAug 17, 2022
Diamond Supplier SRK Pledges 750 Solar-Power Rooftops

The charitable mission is in honor of India’s 75 years of independence.

Lab-GrownAug 16, 2022
Pandora’s Lab-Grown Diamond Line Heads to the U.S.

The announcement preceded the Danish company’s release of its second-quarter results.

SourcingAug 15, 2022
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.

Lab-GrownAug 12, 2022
Report: State Bank of India to Begin Lending to Lab-Grown Producers

The loans will go mostly to the import of machinery rather than working capital, according to a recent article from The Economic Times.

SourcingAug 09, 2022
Diamond Price List Introduces ‘Insights’ Platform

It provides real-time diamond market analytics.

SourcingAug 09, 2022
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.

SourcingAug 05, 2022
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.

Lab-GrownAug 04, 2022
Lab-Grown Diamond Co. Plasmability Partners with HRA Group

Through the collaboration, HRA will exclusively cut, polish, and distribute Plasmability’s lab-grown diamonds in the market.

SourcingAug 03, 2022
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.

SourcingAug 02, 2022
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.

SourcingJul 29, 2022
De Beers Sales Rise 23% YOY in July

Despite unusually high summertime sales, the company’s CEO said the industry remains “watchful.”

SourcingJul 28, 2022
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.

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