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SourcingJun 07, 2022
Gembridge Launches Global Marketing, Education Campaign

The digital marketplace has also hired industry veteran Larry Schaffer as regional sales director of the Americas.

SourcingJun 07, 2022
Mineral Subscription Service LuxeRox Expands Into Wholesale

The company is now offering a curated collection exclusively for jewelry stores.

SourcingJun 07, 2022
Venus Jewel to Hold ‘Preferred Diamond Selection’ Auction at JCK Las Vegas

It will take place at the company’s Booth 7059 from June 10-12.

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SourcingJun 01, 2022
Debswana Appoints New Managing Director

Andrew Maatla Motsomi joins the diamond mining joint venture from the Bank of Botswana.

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SourcingMay 26, 2022
Q&A: Deciphering De Beers’ Blockchain Platform

David Prager virtually sat down with Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff to answer questions about the rollout of Tracr at scale.

SourcingMay 24, 2022
State of the Diamond Industry: Where Does Supply Go From Here?

The 2008 economic crisis, COVID-19, and sanctions on Russian goods have set the stage for an interesting decade for natural diamond supply.

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GradingMay 23, 2022
Gem-A Launches Digital Entry-Level Gemology Course

GemIntro is meant to give a broad introduction to gems and gemology.

SourcingMay 19, 2022
De Beers’ Rough Sales Up 21% So Far This Year

One analyst cited rising diamond prices and the sanctions on Alrosa as contributing factors.

SourcingMay 17, 2022
A New Source in Tanzania Is Producing Cobalt-Blue Spinel

The stones come from a deposit close to Mahenge and have been on the market for several months.

SourcingMay 17, 2022
‘Pop’ the Question With Stephanie Gottlieb’s New Diamond Cut

The jewelry designer is partnering with popcorn brand Angie’s Boomchickapop on a whimsical diamond cut.

SourcingMay 09, 2022
Andre Assaf, Co-Founder of The Tsavorite Factory, Dies at 79

He was introduced to gems while living in Nairobi, and his name eventually became synonymous with fine tsavorite.

SourcingMay 09, 2022
First Diamonds from Sierra Leone’s Tongo Mine Coming to Market

Australian company Newfield Resources is developing the mine and will sell its production through Bonas Group in Antwerp.

GradingMay 05, 2022
GCAL Expands 8X Cut Grade to Fancy Diamond Shapes

It will introduce the 8X Oval and 8X Princess Diamond Cut Grade certificates at the upcoming JCK Las Vegas jewelry trade show.

SourcingMay 02, 2022
Petra Looking to Sell One of Its Mines in South Africa

The diamond miner wants to find a “technically and financially suitable” buyer for Koffiefontein.

SourcingApr 26, 2022
Check Out the ‘Mega Gems’ on Gembridge

The digital marketplace is highlighting its biggest stones and those considered great quality for their sizes.

SourcingApr 26, 2022
De Beers Sinks $2M Into Startup That Grows Kelp Forests

It’s an environmental investment that De Beers hopes will help it reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

SourcingApr 26, 2022
Facets of Fire Names New VP of Client Relations

Marilyn Diaz joins with more than 30 years of experience in the branded diamond sector.

SourcingApr 25, 2022
Q1 Diamond Production Up 25% for De Beers

Rio Tinto, meanwhile, saw production slip due in part to COVID-related employee absences.

SourcingApr 21, 2022
De Beers Slated to Begin Diamond Exploration in Angola

The company has signed two Mineral Investment Contracts for license areas in northeast Angola.

SourcingApr 20, 2022
Fura Gems’ Second Ruby Auction Starts This Week

A large volume of high-quality rough rubies from Mozambique will be on offer from April 21-29 in Bangkok.

SourcingApr 18, 2022
De Beers: Diamond Businesses Taking a ‘More Cautious’ Approach

Strength in rough diamond sales continues, but the war in Ukraine and COVID lockdowns in China have companies on alert.

SourcingApr 18, 2022
Jewelry Auction Aims to Build Diversity in the Maker Market

Columbia Gem House will auction pieces from MJSA’s Responsibly Sourced Design Challenge to raise funds for the nonprofit Nest.

SourcingApr 15, 2022
Colored Stone Expert and Wholesaler David Patterson Dies at 89

He helped develop a process to synthesize alexandrite and founded manufacturer and wholesale company Geminex in the 1970s.

SourcingApr 12, 2022
All About J. Lo’s Rare Green Diamond Ring

It’s the most unique of the entertainer’s engagement rings yet.

SourcingApr 07, 2022
Gem Legacy Targets Silicosis in Miners for Next Initiative

The nonprofit will buy masks and filters for 5,000 miners in Merelani, Tanzania, to prevent the inhalation of silica dust.

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