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    3.09-carat Lab-Grown Diamond
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    Diamond growers continue to be able to increse the size of the stones they produce, as most recently was illustrated by a 3.09 carat diamond graded by HRD Antwerp.....................

 
   
    Book Recounts Story of Laurence Graff
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    Graff is launching a coffee table book called GRAFF. The new book recounts the history of Laurence Graff, a completely self-taugh gemmologist whose attraction to diamonds started as a boy who apprenficated himself in Hatton Garden and Flowered when he founded his eponymous house in 1960 at just twenty-two ............................

   
    China Gold & Precious Metals Summit
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    The 10th China Gold & Precious Metals Summit 2015, an annual precious metals gathering officially endorsed by the China Gold Association and the Shanghai Gold Exchange, hosted by the Shanghai Gold & Jewelry Trade Association and Organized by IGVision International Corporation, will be held in Shanghai China on December 9-10, 2015..............................

 
   
    Chow Tai Fook Sunshine Collection
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   Rio Tinto recently organised a special display of the Chow Tai Fook Sunshine jewellery collection at the premiere of the The Australian Ballet's 2015 China tour in Beijing. The showcase of the new collection also marked the celebration of five years of partnership between Rio Tinto and China's premier diamond jewellery company Chow Tai Fook ..................

 
    CIBJO Releases Blue Book for Coral
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    CIBJO, the world Jewellery Confederation, has debuted its first Blue Book on coral, defining acceptable trade and industry practices and namenclature for coral. The new Blue Book is comprehensive as it classifies both treated and non-treated coral, as well as artifical products that imitate and/or include coral elements...............
 
   
    Common Strategy for Synthetic Diamonds
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    Ernest Blom, the president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, has relterated his organization's resolve that the diamond industry and the gem community develop a common strategy regarding the grading of synthetic diamonds, as well as common nomenclature, which would clearly differentiate between synthetics and and diamonds of natural origin. His statement follows the announcement by the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) on that it would begin accepting synthetic diamonds for grading, starting on January 1..................

   
    De Beers's Melee Testing Services in Surat
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    De Beers' international Institute of diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR) has launched its "low cost, high volume melee testing service" in Surat, india, and a similar service in Antwerp, Belgium.........................

 
   
    De Beers to Stimulate Diamond Sales
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      Underscoring the importance it places on diamond branding. De Beers Group has announced a "major investment" in advertising for the Chirstmas-New Year trading period.......................

   
    Diamond Screening Services in Shanghai
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     Diamond Services will begin offering lab-grown diamond screening services in Shanghai spectramete at state-owned gem lab NGGC........................
 
   
    DPA Appoints Executive
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     The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has announced the appointments of Jean-Marc Lieberther as Chairman and Stephen Lussier as Vice chair, both with immediate effect, The DPA has also announced the appointment of Saily Morrison as Managing Director of Marketing, also with immediate effect. Other senior appointments will follow in due course, the association added........................
 
 
    Forevermark Unveils Capricci Collection
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     De Beers diamond brand foreevermark recently introduced Capricci. The Nose Pin Collection. This collection arose from the concept "Wear what You Feel", the company said in a statement announcing the launch. Foreevermark said that the Caprical Collection "offers an innovative and creativity and emotions in an elegant and subtle way"........................
 
   
    GIA Invalidates Diamond Reports
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     GIA has invaliddated grading reports for 1,042 diamonds submitted primarity to its grading laborated in India. As such, GIA has expressed its strong request to anyone in possession of any of these diamonds or grading reports to have them returned immediately to GIA for examination. The reports were altered by an outside party who gained unauthorized remote access to GIA's grading information database, GIA has published the list of the said reports on its website. The clients who submitted the diamonds in question have been contacted and suspended from futher submissions to GIA pending continued investigation..........................
 
   
    GJEPC Voltes for Pandya as Chair
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     India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has elected praveen Shankar Pandya as its chairperson........................
 
   
    Good Trade at DDC Israel Diamond Week
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     The fouth israel Diamond Week Saw around 100 Israel bourse members visiting the trading floor of the Diamond DEalers Club of New York (DDC). Business was said to be quite brisk, with flexible pricing being a catalyst for successful deals. However, one source commented that "there are always buyers who want goods on memo and who expect unreasonable discounts"........................ ........................
 
   
    India's Gold Monetisation Scheme
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     The Reserve Bank of India has announced a set of guidelines governing the Gold Monetisation Scheme (GMS) which was expected to be formally launched on November 5. A key aspect is that banks have been allowed to set their own interest rates.........................
 
   
    Kristal Diamonds Present Princcetta TM
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     Kristal Diamonds' team of jewel designers have producted a unique engagement ring which is set by 2 centre diamonds "The PrinceTM cut and the Princess cut"........................
 
   
    Latin American Jewellery Pact
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     CIBJO President Gaetano Cavallieri has drawn attention to the growing prominence of Latin America in the international jewellery business, and in particular to the role that is being played by Mexico, the region's most valuable luxury product market. He was participating at a gathering of political and business leaders, as well as jewelleres political and business leaders, as well as jewellers from across the Americas, during the Expo Joya show in Guadalajara, where he was a guesst of honour of the Camara de Joyeria y Plateria de Jalisco........................
 
   
    Mints Regulate Supply of Silver Bullion
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     Silver demand from retail investors has been so strong in recent months that most of the major natural mints have been forced to put their silver bullion coins on allocation i.e. they control the distribution due to botlenecks in the manufacturing process, says a statement from the silver Institute Washington........................
 
   
    NCDIA Launches International Conferences
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    President of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America(DMIA), Ronnie VanderLinden, was elected President of the newly new organisation is a coalition of leading diamond gem and jewel trade associations in the United States that have come together "to assure that the U.S. jewellery industry is collectively represented at government and international leveis and will deal more effectively with key issuesof social, ethical and environmental importance that might impact the U.S. jewellery industry at large"..........................
 
   
    Pandora Unveils Australian Online Store
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     Pandara has launched an Australian online store as the international jewellery brand continues to invest in a multi-channel retail strategy.........................
 
   
    Swarovski Again with British Fashion Awards
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     The British Fashion Council (BFC) has announced Swarovski as the official partner of the 2015 British Fashion Awards for a second consecutive year........................
 
   
   Swarovski Secures RJC Certification
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     The Swarovski Gemstones Business, a member of the Swarovski group of companies, said it has achieved certification against the responsible Jewellery Council's (RJC) Code of Practices, The certification is a result of a successful verification of these standards by an international third-party auditing company accredited by RJC........................
 
   
   Swarovski Unveils Sea-Inspired SS16 Collection
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     Fashion jewellery brand Swarovski has unveiled its new under-the-sea inspired S$16 jewellery collection. Shades of turquoise, aquamarine and pinks are the dominant colours of Swarovski's new pieces as the range takes inspiration from the sea. With hues and shaes emulating aquatic flora, the collection proves to be daring, colourfukl and energetic........................
 
   
    Tiffany's Designs 'Out of Retirement'
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     For the first time in the company's hitory, Tiffany is partnering with another retailer on a capsule collectioninspired by its own designs from the 1970s. The limited edition " Out of Retirement" collection features 18 pieces, 8 of which are jewel designs and 10 that are gift items. Each item is based on a design from the Tiffany's archives, and created to "put an unexpect twist on holiday gift giving" the compay said..
 
   
    USJC Elects President
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    President of the Dimond Manufactureres & importers Association of America (DMIA). Ronnie VanderLinden, was elected President of the newly-formed United States Jewelry council (USJC). The new organisation is a coalition of leading diamond, gem and Jewel trade association in the United States that have come together "to assure that the U.S. jewellery industry is collectively represented at government and international levels and will deal more effectively with key issues of social, ethical and environmental importance that might impact the U.S. jewellerry industry at large"........................

 
   
    WDC Names Polyakov Vice-President
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     The World Diamond Council (WDC) concluded its 11th Annual General Meeting in Moscow, Russia, in which the WDC brand unanumoously approved Andrey Polyakov of Alrosa as vice-president of the WDC.......................
 
   
    Windiam Buys First M-Screen
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     The HRD Antwerp Management congratules Mr.Gon Raz. CEO of Windiam with the purchase of the first company to acquire the M-Screen , an automated melee screening device which was developmented by WTOCD and commercialized by HRD Antwerp.......................
 
   
    World Diamond Museum
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     Recently, Alex Papov, chairman of the world Diamond Mark Foundation published a blog entitled "Art encapsulates hisory, cultured and preserves value - it should enfoid diamonds, too," I his article he asked "what do diamonds have to do with art? iit al depena on how we imagine the identity and position of diamonds in the future. As we know, art is an integral part of our history, our heritage, our faiths, our preservation of weath and of cultured traditionsl......................
 
   
    Worthy Raises $8 Million in Funding
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    Worthy, an online marketplace for pre-owned luxury goods, has raised $8 million in a second round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, Proceeds of the funding round will be used to expand its marketplace presence across the US as well as forwards product innovation.......................
 
 
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