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  8.52-carat Arkansas Diamond
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    In USA, the fifth-largest diamond ever found at Arkansas's Crater of Diamonds State Park was recovered last month. The 8.52-carat white diamond was found by Bobbie Oskarson of Longmont, Colorado....................

 
   
  132-Carat Golden Empress Yellow Diamond
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    Graff Diamonds has released a new statement diamond to add to what is a very long of diamonds that are among the largest and rarest in the world...........................

   
  Alrosa to Maintain Strategy
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    The new president of Alrosa Andrel Zharkov says there is no need to change the long-term strategy previously adopted by the company. THe "manual adjustment" of some of sales policy mechanisms is possible to increase efficiency during recession or rising prices............................

 
   
   Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender 2015
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   Rio Tinto launched its spectacular Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender for 2015 at a world exclusive preview at the Sydney Opera House. This year's Iconic collection, includes "some of the most vivid pink and red diamonds ever unearthed from the Argyle mine", Dubbed the "Connoissseur's Collection", the 2015 Tender comprises 65 diamonds weighting a total of 44.14 carats, including four Fancy REd Diamonds, and is "expected to attract global demand" the company feels..................

 
  Auture Wins Pearl Design Prize
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    Australian South Sea Pearl brand Autore has won the Best Pearl Design' at the Couture Las Vegas trade show for the third year in a row..............
 
   
  AWDC and DAC Sign MoU
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   THe Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) and the Diamond Administration of China (DAC) have signed a memoradium of understanding to reinforce cooperation between the two. THe MOU was signed during the Antwerp-Shanghai Investment Forum taking place in Antwerp, which welcomed an economic and political delegation led by Shanghai Party Secretary and former mayor of Shanghai Han Zheng.................

   
  British Jewellery Associations Merge
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    The BRitish Jewellers Association (BJA) and the National Association of Goldsmiths (NAG) have agreed to merge and create one body - the National Association of Jewellers (NAJ). The new group will represent about 2,000 members of the supply chain........................

 
   
  De Beers June Sight
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      The De Beers June Sight closed with an estimated value of $550 million. Diamond prices were reportedly stable at the sight, while sightholders noted a slight increase in the box price of larger goods. Some added that De Beers also improved the assortment quality on those same boxes........................

   
    Dharmanandan Diamonds Unveils Innovations
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     De Beers announced that it has acquired a 33.4-percent equity stake in Synova SA, a laser cutting system provider. De Beers said the acquisition supports its strategy in investing in developing technologies that support and enhance the long-team value of diamonds.......................
 
   
 
  Dhamani Wins Retailer Award
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     Dhamani 1969, the premium luxury jewellery house based in Dubai, has become the first retailer in the MIddle East to win The Best of Best Gold Viva Award from the international Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). The Council announced the winners of the ICSC Viva Awards in Las Vegas in front of a crowd of 2000+ industry prefessionals, the retail real estate industry's most advanced, innovative solution and creative responses to market trends..................

 
  Diamond Colour Grading Standards
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    Members of the diamond trade may face arbitration for dealing in diamonds with a colour grading that differs with industru standards by more than one grade, according to a new policy issued by various industry organizations. The bodies are considering extending the poliy to include clarity grading.........

 
  Gemfields Partners with Georg Jensen
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    Gemstone miner Gemfields has announced a parnership with Danish design house Geog Jensen on a collection featuring its Mozambican rubies and Zambian emeralds........

   
  HRD Antwerp, Dhamani Sign MoU
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    HRD Antwerp has announced that it recently signed a Memorandum of Understading (MOU) with italian jewel and watch manufacturer Damini Group. As part of the MOU, Damiani will develop the commercial aspect of its Salvini brand, made exclusively with HRD Antwerp-certified diamonds..........

   
  Le Vian Joins Gemfind Network
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    GemFind, the technology provider to the jewel industry, welcomes fine jewel designer Lev=Vian, the newest vendor to add their products to the industry's fastest growing social product network, JewelCloud®, Popular for their Chocolate Diamonds and on trend designs, LeVian can now quickly update retailers nationwide and feed products straight to retaiilers can provide a full, current inventory to customers..........

   
  Older Japanese Selling Their Diamonds
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    As Japan's population statistics stagnate, and according to some reports actually decrease the older generation is offoadiing unwanted or surplus-to-requirements diamonds for cash - shipping them off to China and India. REcent MInistry of Finance data shows that exports of used diamonds are up by 77 percent this year, to 38,032 carats...........

   
  Panama Diamond Team Visits Peru
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     A delegation of members of the Panama Diamond Exchange (PDE) visited Lima, the capital city of Peru last month as the first of a series of PDE intiatives that will be help build networks with members of the retail jewellery trade across Latin Amerca, particularily in the region's most important jewellery markets..........

   
  Preciosa Feted in India
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   The elite of India's fashion and social circles turned out to celebrate Preciosa's budding cooperation with Rimple and Harpreet Narula. The event was marked by the Indian designers' latest Pret-a-Porter collection. A story within a Story, which highlighted the pair's love of travel and characteristic luxury kitsch and couture............

   
  Richland Sapphire Production Under Way
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    Following 10 months of construction and development, Richland Resources officially started production at its Capricorn sapphire mine in Queensland, Australia. Mining of Open-pit 1, located within the defned JORC Resources, now is underway, with sapphire-bearing ore passing through the Capricorn processing piant. The initial mining phase is being conducted in an area of about 1 acre, in the region where the infill drilling was conducted...........

   
  Strong China Demand for Tanzanite
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    Tanzanite traders are counting on a robust demand from China to fuel growthover the coming year........
   
  Sustainable Profit Margins Are Vital
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    At the recently concluded Presidents Meeting 2015, the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), while welcoming the formation of the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) and its proposed plans for "maintaining and confidence in diamonds including joint category marketing initiatives", also stressed that it is important for the manufacturing sector to achieve sustainable profit margins...........

   
  Thai Company Buys Gemfields Rubies
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    Veerasak Gems of Bangkok purchased Gemfields' rare pair of matching rubies at the gemstone miner's recent auction in Singapore. The sale price for the two stones, which weight a total of 45 carats was not disclosed...........
   
  Turkey, Panama Ink Jewel Pact
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    The Istanbul Chamber of Commerce (IKO), a leading jewellery trade organisation in Turkey, and the world jewelry hub, the first dedicated business centre in Latin America for the diamond, coloured gemstone and jewellery sectors, have concluded a Memorandum of understanding , according to which the two sides will cooperate in the growth and development of the jewellery industries and markets, and Turkey and Latin America.........

   
 US Sales Tax Fairness Bill
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    Jewelers of America (JA), the USA national trade association for businesses serving the jewel marketplace, welcomes congressman Jason Chaffetz's introduction in the U.S. House of Representatives of the Remote Transactions Parity Act (RTPA) and supports ongoing bipartisan effortsin the house and Senate to pass e-fairness legislation. The introduction comes as the leadership and members of JA headed to Washington, D.C. last month to discuss sales tax fairness with lawmarkets during the JA Partical Action Committee (JAPAC) annual Capital Hill fly-in............

   
  World Diamond Mark Partners with Museum of Named Diamonds
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    The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) and The Museum of Named Diamonds, a non-profit entity, have signed an agreement to promote diamond awareness to consumers and focus attention on the romantic and symbolic nature of diamonds. In addition, the Museum will include educational information for the consumer on the role of the World Diamond Mark and the WDMF will recognize the Museum as the industry's official registry of named diamonds. The partnership is intended ultimately to help communicate the story of diamonds to the consumer and, in particular, to target the millennial buyer........

   
 
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