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Yale Peabody Museum quartz sandstone concretion
SourcingJul 08, 2024
Yale Peabody Museum to Reopen Hall of Minerals

The Connecticut museum will unveil the newly renovated galleries on July 9.

SourcingJul 05, 2024
Lucara Names New VP of Mineral Resources

Lauren Freeman, a Ph.D. with more than 25 years of experience in mining, has joined the company.

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SourcingJul 01, 2024
Diamond Supplier SRK Exports Joins United Nations Global Compact

As a member of UNGC, the diamond supplier pledges to implement sustainable and socially responsible policies.

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Former Fura Gems CEO Dev Shetty
SourcingJun 28, 2024
Fura Gems CEO Dev Shetty Steps Down

He’s leaving the colored gemstone miner to pursue other opportunities, the company said Friday.

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Stock image of rough diamonds from De Beers Gahcho Kue diamond mine
SourcingJun 27, 2024
De Beers’ Rough Diamond Sales Sink 31%

The company sold $315 million in rough in the fifth sales cycle of the year, down from $456 million in the same period last year.

Lesotho Mothae mine
SourcingJun 26, 2024
Lucapa Sells Stake in Mothae Mine

The Australian miner has signed over its 70 percent share in the diamond deposit to Lesotho company Lephema Executive Transport.

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The End of an Era? Lab-Grown Diamonds' Journey Towards Price Stability

As the demand for lab-grown diamond jewelry may still be increasing, the most notable change we are likely to see is price stabilization.

Miriam Kamau Caplan
SourcingJun 25, 2024
Miriam ‘Mimo’ Caplan Joins Family Business as VP

The founder of Mimo Gem Traders is the newest executive at Evan Caplan Company.

Gemfields ruby
SourcingJun 24, 2024
Gemfields' June Ruby Auction Fetches Nearly $69M

The sale marks the miner’s 10th anniversary of its first auction of rubies from the Montepuez Ruby Mine in Mozambique.

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SourcingJun 21, 2024
Julius Klein Partners With WJA on New Internship

The Ella Klein Internship will take place in New York this summer.

Precious: The History and Mystery of Gems Across Time
SourcingJun 20, 2024
Jewelry Expert Helen Molesworth to Release First Book

“Precious: The History and Mystery of Gems Across Time” will be available on Sept. 17.

Bernd Munsteiner
SourcingJun 17, 2024
Fantasy Cut Inventor Bernd Munsteiner Dies at 81

Known to many as the “Picasso of gems" who modernized the gem cutting field, he is remembered by his family as going through life with open eyes.

Charles & Colvard moissanite ring
GradingJun 12, 2024
IGI to Grade Charles & Colvard Moissanite

The partnership follows the launch of the jewelry company’s B2B moissanite platform.

Bruce Cleaver
SourcingJun 12, 2024
Bruce Cleaver Is Gemfields’ New Chair

The former De Beers CEO will step into the role next month.

Rose cut arch cabochons Columbia Gem House
SourcingJun 12, 2024
State of Colored Stones: Why the Market Is More Colorful Than Ever

As prices of “The Big Three” skyrocket, supply dwindles, and focus on sustainability grows, an age of open-mindedness is dawning.

Elephants wading in the Okavango Delta in Botswana
SourcingJun 10, 2024
State of the Diamond Industry: Botswana Beyond Diamonds

From moringa to ecotourism in the Okavango Delta, the country and its leaders are exploring how Botswana can diversify its economy.

Actress Lily James with a rough diamond and the Northern Lights
SourcingJun 04, 2024
For New Campaign, Natural Diamond Council Looks to the North

Shot in Canada’s Northwest Territories in winter, the campaign features actress and NDC ambassador Lily James and the Northern Lights.

Gemfields rough emerald
SourcingJun 04, 2024
Gemfields’ High-Quality Emerald Auction Earns $35M

Its May sale of gemstones from the Kagem mine in Zambia was strong despite a softening market.

Exterior Lightbox diamond factory Gresham, Oregon
Lab-GrownJun 03, 2024
De Beers Will Quit Growing Diamonds for Jewelry

The company is pivoting production at its factory in Oregon to industrial diamonds, while the future of Lightbox remains unclear.

De Beers CEO Al Cook and Signet Jewelers CEO Gina Drosos
SourcingMay 24, 2024
Signet, De Beers Have a Plan to Promote Natural Diamonds

The two industry giants are working together on a new marketing campaign.

Stock image of a diamond engagement ring
SourcingMay 24, 2024
De Beers’ Sales Slide in Fourth Round of Sales This Year

The company sold $380 million in rough diamonds, compared with $479 million in the same period last year.

Nivoda executive team at table
SourcingMay 20, 2024
2 Business-to-Business Platforms Secure Millions in Funding

Nivoda and Liquid Diamonds both have big plans for the new capital.

Rough diamonds from De Beers
SourcingMay 20, 2024
Anglo American Confirms It Is Looking to Sell De Beers

The mining giant also wants to offload its platinum business as part of an overhaul designed to “unlock significant value.”

Mothae Diamond Mine Lesotho
SourcingMay 16, 2024
Lucapa to Shed Stake in Lesotho Diamond Mine

The mining company wants to divest its 70 percent holding in the Mothae Diamond Mine in an effort to streamline its portfolio.

Instappraise Trifold Brochure
GradingMay 14, 2024
Instappraise Adds Trifold Brochure to Appraisal Offerings

Retailers can customize and print the appraisal brochures from their store.

White, pink, and blue lab-grown diamonds from Lightbox
Lab-GrownMay 13, 2024
Lab-Grown Diamond Brand Lightbox Cuts Prices by 25 to 40%

The move follows a price-drop test run in Q4 and comes with the addition of a “quality assurance card” from GIA for some loose diamonds.

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