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SourcingApr 18, 2024
Diamond Trade Remains Cautious Amid Economic Uncertainty

De Beers’ rough diamond sales were down 18 percent year-over-year in its latest round of sales.

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SourcingApr 16, 2024
Karen Rentmeesters Takes Over as Interim CEO of AWDC

She has been with the organization since 2010, most recently serving as its chief officer of PR and industry relations.

SourcingApr 10, 2024

There is a willingness to comply with new government-mandated regulations, with an insistence that they should be practical and realistic.

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SourcingApr 22, 2024
Virtual Diamond Boutique Rebrands as ‘VDB’

The overhaul includes a new logo and enhanced digital marketplace.

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SourcingApr 09, 2024
Former De Beers Exec Appointed to Lucapa Board

Stuart Brown, who was De Beers’ CFO and interim CEO, is now Lucapa’s independent non-executive chairman.

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SourcingApr 09, 2024
Reinvigorating SEEPZ, the Epicenter of India’s Studded Jewelry Exports

The zone’s modernization will enhance and increase India’s jewelry manufacturing capabilities while aiding small and mid-sized businesses.

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SourcingApr 08, 2024
Charles & Colvard Debuts B2B Portal for Moissanite

Select independent jewelers and retailers can now purchase moissanite through Charles & Colvard Direct.

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SourcingApr 04, 2024
703-Carat Tanzanite Sets Guinness World Record

Carved by Naomi Sarna, the “L’Heure Bleu” is now the world’s largest cut tanzanite.

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SourcingApr 03, 2024
NDC Adds Sales Roleplay Videos to Education Platform

The Natural Diamond Council also has added its first non-mining member, the Okavango Diamond Company.

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SourcingMar 29, 2024
AGA Brings Back Scholarship, Research Grant

Scholarship applications are being accepted now, and the window for the grant will open in May.

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SourcingMar 21, 2024
Grizzly Sells 4,145-Carat Emerald for Over $1M

The miner’s March auction generated $19 million.

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SourcingMar 19, 2024
Fuli Gemstones Debuts ‘Aura Cut’

The miner unveiled its newest peridot cut at the recent Hong Kong show.

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SourcingMar 15, 2024
Crater of Diamonds State Park Selling Eclipse Tickets

Ticketholders can dig for diamonds in the Arkansas park ahead of the eclipse viewing event on April 8.

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SourcingMar 14, 2024
De Beers Says Retailers Are ‘Restocking Conservatively’

The company’s rough sales improved for the third sales cycle in a row.

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SourcingFeb 27, 2024
Fura’s New Sapphire Jewelry Is Traceable to the Source

The gemstone mining company’s “Celebration Sapphires” collection has launched in India.

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SourcingFeb 22, 2024
Lucara, HB Group Partnership Revived

It is another 10-year sales agreement in which all the larger rough recovered from the Karowe mine will go to HB Group for manufacturing.

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SourcingFeb 21, 2024
Rapaport to Hold Another Natural Pearl Auction

Viewings start this week in New York and bidding will close on March 8.

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SourcingFeb 15, 2024
De Beers’ Production Down 8% in 2023

The company recovered 31.9 million carats of diamonds in 2023, compared with 34.6 million in 2022.

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SourcingFeb 14, 2024
De Beers’ Rough Diamond Sales Improve Slightly

The diamond miner and marketer said “solid” holiday sales in the U.S. helped stabilize the industry.

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SourcingFeb 14, 2024
‘100 Carats’ Exhibition Opens at LA Museum

A new display at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County features dozens of gemstones each weighing 100 carats or more.

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SourcingFeb 12, 2024
Muzo’s Collection of Shipwrecked Emeralds Makes US Debut

The three pieces, recovered from a 17th century shipwreck, are set with emeralds from Colombia’s Muzo mine.

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SourcingFeb 05, 2024
Rare Stibnite Joins Arizona Gem and Mineral Museum

The specimen, donated by collector Robert Lavinsky, is now on view.

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SourcingJan 25, 2024
6 Killed in Plane Crash En Route to Diavik Diamond Mine

Four of those who died in Tuesday’s crash were workers at the mine, while two were airline crew members.

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SourcingJan 25, 2024
Diamonds Do Good Names New Leaders, Board Members

Kathy Corey of Day’s Jewelers will serve as the organization’s president.

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SourcingJan 24, 2024
Haridas Kotahwala Returns as IDCA President

Kotahwala, who’s served as IDCA president before, is a fourth-generation jeweler who runs Royal India USA Inc.

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SourcingJan 17, 2024
New York Museum Extends ‘Garden of Green’ Exhibition

Visitors to the American Museum of Natural History now have until March to see the celebration of green jewelry from Van Cleef & Arpels.

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SourcingJan 11, 2024
Gem Legacy Is Expanding Its Advisory Council

The nonprofit, which works to support and give back to gem mining communities in East Africa, has added seven new members to the council.

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SourcingJan 05, 2024
AGA to Celebrate 50 Years in Tucson

The association’s annual conference and gala will include recognition of the milestone.

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