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How SRK won the Middle East
in a day!
The King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan's much talked about blitzkrieg one-day trip to the Middle East witnessed unprecedented crowds in all three countries - Dubai, Doha and  more

AWDC and ALROSA sign new cooperation agreement during City of Antwerp's Mission to Russia
On April 24, during the City of Antwerp's Mission to Russia, organized in cooperation with the Port of Antwerp, leading partner Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) signed a cooperation agreement with the world's leading diamond mining   more
3rd Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium launched in Bharat Diamond Bourse
In the sidelines of the Bharat Diamond Week, GJEPC [The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council] Launched the 3rd edition of the DDES – Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium. The expo is an annual affair of the GJEPC and brings together a number of technology and machinery companies to   more
World Diamond Council Supports OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas
The World Diamond Council (WDC), an industry group focused on preventing conflict diamonds from entering the legitimate global supply chain and protecting the value of natural diamonds, announced today its support of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Due Diligence   more
US Consul general to India HE Edgard D Kagan Opens the fist Bharat Diamond Week
Bharat Diamond Bourse, Worlds largest Diamond Bourse with over 5000 members opened its first edition of Bharat Diamond Week. Over 100 exhibitors of Loose Diamonds prepared for a showdown to more than 500 buyers and members of the New York Diamond club over a period of 3 days. In his inaugural speech   more



The Italian goldsmithing sector workforce takes the stage at OROAREZZO 2018
Behind an item of jewellery lies the workforce and various professional figures. Authentic artists who collaborate in the creation   more

DIAMOND EMPOWERMENT FUND ANNOUNCES 2018 'DIAMONDS DO GOOD' HONOREES
The Diamond Empowerment Fund has announced the recipients of its 2018 'Diamonds Do Good' Awards, to be presented at the D.E.F. annual gala on May 31 at the Four Seasons   more
DE BEERS GROUP TO PILOT PROGRAMME TO SUPPORT FORMALISATION OF ARTISANAL AND SMALL-SCALE DIAMOND MINING AND TRADING
De Beers Group Recently announced it is preparing to pilot a programme called GemFair to create a secure and transparent route to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds. GemFair will use dedicated technology to record ASM production at mine sites that meet   more
Botswana polishing factory celebrates 10th anniversary
Zebra Diamonds Ltd., the Botswana diamond polishing factory part of the group of companies around Belgium-based IGC Group, has proudly celebrated its 10th Anniversary. An event was held on April 12 in the presence of honorary guests from Botswana's Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and   more
ALROSA launches its representative office in Mumbai
Russian diamond mining company ALROSA launched its representative office at Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mumbai, on Thursday, April 19, 2018. In the grand opening ceremony, the officials Mr. Anoop Mehta – President, Bharat Diamond Bourse, Mr. Mehul Shah, – Vice President, Bharat Diamond Bourse,   more



Registration Starts as 2018 World Diamond Congress
The official website of the 38th World Diamond Congress has gone live, allowing participants to register for the June 19-21 biennial gathering of the World Federation of Diamond   more

LAB ALERT
HPHT-grown diamonds might escape detection as synthetics, once they are treated with irradiation
Diamond Services, the Hong Kong-headquartered developer of technological systems and services for detecting synthetic, imitation   more
DE BEERS GROUP DONATES US$250,000
TO KIRAN HOSPITAL IN SURAT
De Beers Group is pleased to announce a donation of US$250,000 to the Kiran Hospital in India's diamond capital of Surat, to support the recently-opened facility in continuing to provide vital, accessible and high-quality healthcare to patients. The donation reflects De Beers' commitment to helping create   more
OROAREZZO: the theme of the 2018 PREMIERE
contest is the bracelet.
OROAREZZO, the Italian jewellery Show organized by IEG, Italian Exhibition Group, has defined the theme of the 2018 PREMIERE contest, the competition that spotlights the season's latest ideas, designs and fashions trends; the most eagerly awaited event of the 4 Arezzo days which this year has reached its   more
Leo Schachter Welcomes Rosy Blue as a Minority Investor
Leo Schachter is pleased to welcome Rosy Blue as a minority investor in its business. This transaction, anticipated to close soon, will mark a culmination of over thirty years of a trading relationship built between the two groups. Leo Schachter will continue to operate independently under the Schachter family's   more



FOREVERMARK LAUNCHES IN INDONESIA
De Beers Group recently announced that its Forevermark diamond brand has launched in Indonesia as it continues on its global growth trajectory. For the market launch Forevermark is partnering with Indonesia's premier jewellery company, Central Mega Kencana (CMK),   more

Blomster
My focus is to make unique jewellery, maybe a fusion of Middle Eastern and Denmark Jewellery. One of the biggest retailers in the Middle East have chosen us to supply this particular jewellery which is a combination of the Middle   more
Invitation-only CARAT+ Night event returns for second edition on Sunday, May 6, 2018
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, will welcome exhibitors, visitors and CARAT+ Club members to its second annual CARAT+ Night evening event on Sunday, May 6, 2018. Taking place from 18:00 until 22:00, CARAT+ Night is an invitation-only networking and informal buying event featuring   more
Dubai Precious Metals Conference 2018
In an exclusive with The New Jeweller UAE bureau, Gautam Sashittal, Chief Executive Officer, DMCC discuses the upcoming 'Dubai Precious Metals Conference' and opines on growth of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre evolving to become the World's leading Free Zone. Excerpts:
Tell us about the factors that have played an important role for the success of DMCC as the World's   more
CARAT+ welcomes GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
GemFest to 2018 edition
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to announce that GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer, Tom Moses, will speak at a GIA GemFest during the 2018 edition in May.   more



IMPACT OF TAXATION ON GOLD AND CHALLENGES IN THE JEWELLERY SECTOR SET TO BE HOT TOPIC AT DUBAI PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, is set to hold an in-depth discussion on "The Evolution and Impact of Taxation on Gold" and "Challenges in the Jewellery Sector" on the first day at   more

GJEPC signs a cooperation agreement with UBM Asia Ltd.
In a historic move, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has signed a cooperation agreement with UBM Asia Ltd, for organizing the India pavilion at   more
CORONET SETS NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS TITLE UNVEILING THE MOST DIAMONDS SET ON A HANDBAG
Hong Kong diamond jeweler Coronet® is proud to announce its accomplishment of its third GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title with the Most diamonds set on a handbag at BASELWORLD 2018 in Hall 1. Following the launch of the world's Most valuable guitar in 2015 (400 carat diamond) and the worlds' Most   more
DGCX Shari'ah Compliant Spot Gold Sees World-Record
Volumes on the First Day of Trading
The GCC's first and the world's only Shari'ah Compliant Spot Gold contract (DGSG), was listed on the DGCX on March 29th. The contract opened with world-record Exchange traded Shari'ah Compliant Gold volumes on the first day of trading. The product traded volume of 84 Kilograms worth USD 3.56 million, on its  more
CARAT+ welcomes GIA (Gemological Institute of America)
GemFest to 2018 edition
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to announce that GIA (Gemological Institute of America) Executive Vice President and Chief Laboratory and Research Officer, Tom Moses, will speak at a GIA GemFest during the 2018 edition in May.   more



Sheikh Khalid Bin Issam Al Qassimi inaugurates the 44th edition of the Mid East Watch and Jewellery Show
HE Sheikh Khalid Bin Issam Al Qassimi, Chairman of Sharjah Civil Aviation, inaugurated the 44th edition of the MidEast Watch and Jewellery Show on Tuesday at Expo  more

MGCJ to launch portable synthetic diamond identification kit to identify synthetic diamonds, both loose and mounted
One of the highlights of the upcoming 4th Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference (MGCJ), to be held May 18-20, in Budva, Montenegro, will be the introduction of an affordable synthetic diamond identification kit and other portable instruments that will   more
7th Dubai Precious Metals Conference enlightens on Responsible Gold sourcing
The 7th Dubai Precious Metals Conference [DPMC] concluded with significant outcome relating to responsible Gold sourcing. An important panel discussion comprising of Andrew Bone executive director RJC, Effie Marinos Global Technical Governance Manager – SGS, Manoj Dwivedi,  more
Taiba - a name written in Gold
Seeded in the dream 'City of Gold', Taiba Jewellery came alive in the famous Dubai Gold Souk in 1998. Over the years our unique designs have won the hearts of locals and visitors from different parts of the world. Today, we have a special place in the hearts of Middle Eastern women because Taiba is the brand they seek, the brand that creates magic with our founders having a heritage of over 40 years of authentic Middle Eastern Jewellery crafting experience.   more
DMCC TO HOST 7TH DUBAI PRECIOUS METALS CONFERENCE 9 APRIL 2018
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise, recently announced that it will hold the 7th edition of its industry-leading annual Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) on 9 April 2018, at The Westin Hotel, Habtoor City, Business Bay. All set to bring a fresh global outlook on the precious metals sector and what   more



CARAT+ welcomes Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as Main Partner for 2018 edition
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is pleased to welcome the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) as its Main Partner for the 2018 edition. United by a shared commitment to   more

FOREVERMARK BUILDS PRESENCE IN EUROPEAN MARKETS FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL 2017 PERFORMANCE
De Beers Group recently announced that its Forevermark diamond brand will enter the German market for the first time after signing with an exclusive   more
ANGLO AMERICAN PLATINUM ANNOUNCES "BLESSINGS OF LOVE" AS THEME FOR PLATAFRICA 2018 DESIGN AND MANUFACTURE COMPETITION
In an era that is celebrating the rise of female power, "Blessings of Love" has been announced as the 2018 theme for the 19th annual PlatAfrica jewellery design and manufacture competition. Presented by the world's leading producer of platinum group metals, Anglo American Platinum and South African refiner   more
HRD Antwerp Opens jewellery grading lab in SEEPZ and office in Bharat Diamond Bourse
HRD Antwerp has announced the opening of a jewellery grading lab in the Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ) in Mumbai, established for manufacturers exporting to various international locations. "Our customers will have   more
British actress and model Elizabeth Hurley
named the face of CARAT+ 2018
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, is thrilled to welcome British actress and model, Elizabeth Hurley, as show ambassador and special guest for CARAT+ 2018 in May.The iconic film and TV star will open CARAT+ Night on Sunday, May 6, before meeting exhibitors and discovering the loose diamonds,  more



ALROSA Group rough diamond reserves grew to almost 1.2 billion carats in 2017
ALROSA Group, the largest diamond miner in the world, reviewed the results of geological prospecting in 2017. Total diamond reserves, taking into account the explored deposits under the National Reserves Committee   more

JGGL Joins AIGS and GGTL Laboratories in 'Gem Alliance'
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences Laboratory announced that Japan Germany Gemmological Laboratories (JGGL) has joined the Gem Alliance, which was   more
UNITED NATIONS' ECOSOC RENEWS ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP'S ACCREDITATION AS RECOGNIZED EDUCATOR AND PROMOTER OF CSR AND SUSTAINABILITY IN THE JEWELLERY SUPPLY CHAIN
The accreditation by the UN's Economic and Social Council, which is extended through CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, recognises IEG's key role in promoting CSR and sustainability within the global jewellery sector, in support of the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.   more
CARAT+ exhibitor rebooking rate surpasses
90% as second edition gathers momentum
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, has announced that more than 90% of its exhibitors from the 2017 edition will return for the second edition in May 2018. The latest figures reveal high-levels of satisfaction among exhibitors and a shared commitment to make CARAT+ the most successful diamond event   more
Hong Kong International Jewellery Show Opened at HKCEC
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 35th Hong Kong International Jewellery Show starts its five-day run (1-5 March) today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year's show welcomes more than 2,580 exhibitors from 39 countries and regions,   more



WORLD'S FIRST DEEP COLD STORAGE FOR CRYPTO-COMMODITIES LAUNCHED BY REGAL ASSETS IN DUBAI
Regal RA DMCC, subsidiary of Regal Assets inc, an internationally renowned gold investment company, and the Middle East's first company to have been issued a Crypto trading license, launched today a "deep cold storage" solution for investors and traders. For   more

GJEPC signs MoU with MIDC for India's Largest Jewellery Park in Mumbai
In yet another landmark step, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of Indian Gem & Jewellery Industry has signed a Memorandum of Association (MoU) with Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation   more
11th SIGNATURE IIJS COMMENCES BUYING SEASON WITH INDIA'S TOP-OF-THE-LINE JEWELLERY SHOW FROM 9TH TO 12TH FEBRUARY 2018
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented the trade with two wonderful opportunities to commence the Year's buying season with the 11th edition of Signature IIJS and the 5th edition of India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME). Mr. Arunkumar Mehta (Chairman,   more
Ministry of Commerce to Host the 61st Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair Demonstrating Thailand's Exquisite Craftsmanship to Worldwide Audiences
Ministry of Commerce's Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), announces its readiness to hold the 61st edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of "Heritage & Craftsmanship" which highlights Thailand's cultural heritage and the exquisite craftsmanship of   more
DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH STARGEMS TO CONNECT INTERNATIONAL DIAMOND MINERS AND MANUFACTURERS
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for trade and enterprise, announced that its Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) signed a strategic partnership today with Stargems, specialized in the sourcing and supply of the finest diamonds, to host a series of rough diamond tenders in 2018.   more



NAMDEB HOLDINGS SEEKS BUYER TO SECURE LONG-TERM FUTURE FOR ELIZABETH BAY MINE
Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers Group, today announced it is to seek a buyer for its Elizabeth Bay mine to secure its long-term   more

ALROSA CEO meets with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium Didier Reynders
Sergey Ivanov, CEO of ALROSA, held a working meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign and European Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium Didier Reynders and President of the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) Stephane Fischler. The parties discussed issues related to the   more
ALROSA holds a meeting with long-term clients
ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining, held an annual meeting with its long-term clients on February 7. This is the first meeting of the new three-year client period, which started in January 2018. In January 2018, ALROSA signed long-term agreements with 56 Russian and foreign companies for the purchase of   more
Stargems Group and SACIM Sarl (Anhui-Congo Mining Investment Company) Successfully Conduct Two Tenders Totaling 641,962 Carats of Rough Diamonds
Stargems Group, one of UAE's leading international diamond companies in collaboration with SACIM SARL (Anhui-Congo Mining Investment Company) successfully tendered 641,962 carats of high-quality rough diamonds, in the Emirate. On the   more
COMMODITY EXPERTS TACKLE LATEST INDUSTRY TRENDS AT THE 5TH GLOBAL COMMODITY OUTLOOK CONFERENCE IN DUBAI
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise in Dubai, and Richcomm Global Services, the Dubai-based international commodity services company, in collaboration with DGCX, welcomed industry experts today at Almas Tower for the fifth edition of the 'Global Commodity   more



DGCX Reports Strong Start to the Year with Record January Volume
​ Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX), the largest and most diversified derivatives bourse in the Middle East, began 2018 on a positive note by recording its best January in volumes and value ever, growing 40% from last year with 1,909,488 lots traded,   more

Antwerp diamond trade stabilizes in 2017
After a very difficult 2015, the Antwerp diamond trade stabilized in 2016. This trend continued over past year as the industry traded a total of $US46 billion in diamonds. In 2017, a total of 233.6 million carats of diamonds were imported to and exported from Antwerp. This again represents an increase in the volume of diamonds traded, with a particularly   more
INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS COMMODITIES AND MACRO-ECONOMIC TRENDS AT THE 5TH GLOBAL COMMODITY OUTLOOK CONFERENCE
DMCC, the world's leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise in Dubai, and Richcomm Global Services, the Dubai-based international commodity services company, in collaboration with DGCX, the region's largest and most diversified derivatives bourse, will be hosting the 'Global Commodity   more
Fancy color diamond price index slightly up in Q4 2017
According to The Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF), the fourth quarter of 2017 saw a slight rise in fancy color diamond prices over the previous quarter. There were significant increases in prices of fancy blue diamonds, offset by continued softness in   more
VICENZAORO Awarded the Oscars of jewellery during the sixth edition of the Andrea Palladio International Jewellery Awards
In Vicenza the Oscars are those of Jewel and yesterday, January 19th, at the Palladio Theatre of the Vicenza Fair, the awards ceremony of the 9 winners of the most prestigious international award in the sector was carried out as every year during the January edition of VICENZAORO.  more



Diamond and jewellery organisations present 'Diamond Terminology Guideline,' setting universal standard for communicating about diamonds and synthetic diamonds
Nine of the leading diamond and jewellery industry organisations (AWDC, CIBJO, DPA, GJEPC, IDI, IDMA, USJC, WDC and WFDB) have released a jointly developed Diamond Terminology Guideline to encourage full, fair and effective use of a clear and accessible terminology for diamonds and synthetics   more

CARAT+ INVITES LEADING DIAMOND PROFESSIONALS TO JOIN VIP CARAT+ CLUB INITIATIVE
​ CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, has launched its VIP CARAT+ Club to offer leading diamond industry professionals and buyers exclusive benefits during the show's second edition in May. Those who are accepted into the initiative will receive   more
Government of Mongolia and Rio Tinto to explore
win-win partnership solutions
The Prime Minister of Mongolia U. Khurelsukh and other government representatives and Rio Tinto chief executive J-S Jacques met in Ulaanbaatar today to progress their partnership. The two sides discussed ways to strengthen the relationship by setting up   more
ALROSA appoints Jim Vimadalal as Director of Mumbai representative office
Jim Vimadalal, who previously worked at Indian offices of Rio Tinto and Swarovski, was appointed as Director of ALROSA's representative office in Mumbai. The official opening of the Indian office is scheduled for March 2018. Currently, preparation works for the opening are underway there.   more
World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, elects Edi Faltz President of the Latin American diamond bourse
The membership of the World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, Latin America's first and only diamond exchange, has elected Edi Faltz as its new President. He replaces Mahesh Khemlani, who served in the position since September 2015. The vote took place on January 10, following an earlier decision   more



ALROSA signed 67 long-term diamond supply agreements
ALROSA formed a list of clients for the new contract period 2018-2020.The Company signed 67 long-term agreements with 65 companies for the sale of gem quality and industrial rough diamonds. The new list of   more

CARAT+ TO MAKE DAZZLING RETURN TO ANTWERP IN MAY 2018 WITH NEW PARTNERS AND SHOW FEATURES
The second edition of The World's Premier Diamond Event, CARAT+, will open at the Antwerp Expo Belgium on May 6, introducing new show features and welcoming leading industry professionals from across the globe. Launched for the first time in 2017, CARAT+ won the   more
CARAT+ INVITES LEADING DIAMOND PROFESSIONALS TO JOIN VIP CARAT+ CLUB INITIATIVE
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, has launched its VIP CARAT+ Club to offer leading diamond industry professionals and buyers exclusive benefits during the show's second edition in May. Those who are accepted into the initiative will receive dedicated show privileges, including early-bird access to show   more
First Blockchain for coloured gemstones – Gübelin Gem Lab and Everledger have signed a partnership to create new transparency levels in the gemstone industry
The Gübelin Gem Lab, one of the most renowned gemmological laboratories, and Everledger, a leading global emerging technology enterprise, have partnered to drive more transparency in the gemstone industry by creating the Provenance Proof Blockchain for coloured gemstones.   more
CARAT+ TO IMPRESS WITH NEW COLOURED GEMSTONES SECTOR AT 2018 EDITION
CARAT+, The World's Premier Diamond Event, will welcome leading coloured gemstone specialists for a debut Coloured Gemstones Sector at its second edition in May 2018. This carefully curated new show feature will host world-renowned exhibitors,   more



IGI North and South America Achieves Re-Certification by RJC
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) continues to promote the importance of upholding credibility and high industry standards through its submissions to independent external auditors. The Institute today announced that IGI – North & South   more

President of Angola approves deal to increase ALROSA's participation in Catoca
​The President of the Republic of Angola João Lourenço signed the Decree permitting the redistribution of 16.4% stake in the share capital of Catoca Ltd Mining Co to Wargan Holdings Limited that belongs 100% to PJSC   more
ALROSA to continue "Cheer" sports festival in Yakutia in 2018
In December 2017, a sports festival "Cheer" took place in the diamond province of Yakutia. ALROSA brought stars of basketball and acrobatic rock'n'roll to Mirny, Aikhal and Udachny. During two weeks, locals of the towns had opportunity to participate in master classes, open lessons and exhibition games for free. Several thousands of children and adults   more
ALROSA sold rough and polished diamonds
worth almost USD 4.3 billion in 2017
ALROSA Group, the world leader in diamond production, announces diamond sales results for December and interim results for 2017. In December 2017, ALROSA Group sold USD 237.8 million worth of rough and polished diamonds. Rough diamond sales by value amounted to USD 228.3 million,   more
At VICENZAORO January, THE DESIGN ROOM with 12 top independent international brands
VICENZAORO January 2018, the largest international Gold and Jewellery Show in Europe, scheduled to run from 19th to 24th January, confirms its highly successful exhibition format - "VICENZAORO The Boutique ShowTM – which subdivides the offer into 6 districts of homogeneous companies,   more



VICENZORO is getting ready for Oscars night… the jewellery ones of course!
In Vicenza the Oscars are those of Jewellery. On January 19th, the Palladio Theater of the Vicenza Fair will host the awards ceremony for the 9 winners of the most prestigious international award in the sector, as every year with the January edition of VICENZAORO.   more

VAT Takes Effect in the UAE
​ The introduction of a Value Added Tax (VAT) regime in the UAE marks the beginning of a new era in the history of the UAE economy where the general public will start sharing the burden of budgetary expenditure, starting today (January 1, 2018). While the VAT is expected to contribute Dh12 billion to the UAE exchequer, studies show the consumption tax across GCC countries is expected to raise additional revenues between 1.2 to 1.6 per cent of   more
Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea wins Mining
Company of the Year in Ghana
Golden Star Bogoso/Prestea Ltd has been adjudged the Mining Company of the Year at the 2017 Ghana Mining Industry Awards (GMIA). The company saw of competition from leading mining companies to emerge as winner of the coveted award. The event, which was graced by the Deputy Minister for Lands and Natural Resources, Hon. Barbara Oteng   more
UAE to Introduce Value Added Tax - To hurt India's
Gold Jewellery Exports
In the current fiscal starting April 2017 in India, Gold Jewellery exports have dropped by over 6% in the last 8 months and is destined to further go down once UAE intorduces VAT [Value Added Tax]. Falling oil prices and escalating costs have compelled the UAE government to introduce VAT and at a time when the shopping   more
"State Government will soon undertake the process of recognizing the IIGJ as a part of Mumbai University"
The Indian Institute of Gems and Jewellery (IIGJ), an educational project of the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) celebrated its 11th Convocation Ceremony in the presence of Shri Vinod Tawde (Honorable Minister for Higher & Technical Education, Government of Maharashtra)   more



ALROSA receives first diamonds from Verkhne-Munskoe deposit
In December, ALROSA's Udachny Mining and Processing Division completed the removal of 75 tons of diamondiferous ore from Verkhnyaya Muna for the trial processing at Processing Plant No. 12 and   more

Chow Tai Fook Sponsors Investor Relations Symposium 2017 and Supports HKIRA's First-ever Publication "Investor Relations Best Practice Guide"
​ Chow Tai Fook is proud to be the sponsor of the Investor Relations Symposium 2017, co-organised by Hong Kong Investor Relations Association "HKIRA" and Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited "HKEx" this year,   more
ALROSA recovers 98.63-carat large diamond from Jubilee pipe
ALROSA has recovered a large gem-quality diamond of 98.63 carats from Jubilee (Yubileynaya) pipe. The company's business unit Aikhal Mining and Processing Division (MPD) extracted this diamond at the processing plant No.14. A transparent yellow-tinted octahedron crystal with inclusions   more
GSI EXPANDS SYNTHETIC DIAMOND JEWELRY TESTING SERVICES TO REACH CLIENTS WORLDWIDE
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the world’s leading gemological institutions, recently announced it has expanded its’ synthetic testing services for finished diamond jewelry to Hong Kong, India, New York and Dubai. This service is offered to manufacturers and retailers that wish to have goods as small as melee set in finished jewelry tested. At the same time, GSI’s loose diamond testing services continues  more
ALROSA Supervisory Board approves gas assets auction sale
On December 22, ALROSA Supervisory Board approved the sale of ALROSA gas assets at a public auction and key terms and criteria of the sale.To vote on this issue, representatives of the Russian Federation in the Supervisory Board received   more



ALROSA among Top 3 for Environmental Responsibility
PJSC ALROSA ranked among the top three in the environmental responsibility rating of the Russian mining and smelting companies. The rating results   more

ALROSA to create single Environmental Center
Public Joint Stock Company ALROSA, the world leader in diamond mining, centralizes the work of ecologists of its structural subdivisions. The new Environmental Center   more
AWDC and De Beers Talk Blockchain
The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), representing the largest diamond trade hub worldwide, and diamond mining company De Beers today announced they are discussing a potential collaboration in De Beers’ recently announced blockchain platform. AWDC CEO Ari Epstein: “We have been exploring many initiatives   more
ALROSA to hold 30 international auctions for the sale of special size rough diamonds in 2018
In 2018, PJSC ALROSA is planning to hold 30 international auctions for the sale of special size natural rough diamonds over 10.8 carats.Two auctions will be held in New York where ALROSA's trade office will resume its full-scale operation. Five auctions will be held in the I quarter, ten - in II, six in III,   more
IGI Introduces Website for Italian Alumni Association
The International Gemological Institute (IGI) today announced the launch of, igialumni-italy.org, a website designed specifically for its Italy Alumni Association. The first-of-its-kind site is written in Italian and provides gem-related course   more



AWDC and Bain & Company present seventh annual Global Diamond Report
​ Bain & Company’s seventh annual Global Diamond Report finds rough-diamond players are likely to increase their marketing spend by about 50 percent over previous years to promote the diamond story. Diamond producers staged a strong comeback in 2016 with demand for rough   more

Stellar Diamonds plc announces the Completion of Sale of Guinea Assets
​ Stellar Diamonds plc, the diamond development company focused on Sierra Leone, is pleased to report that, further to its announcement on 28 November 2017, it has completed the disposal of its Guinea assets to BDG Capital. Stellar has received the balance of the sale proceeds of US$366,000 which is the net cash after the US$500,000   more
ALROSA improves loans and borrowings position
to reduce financial costs
ALROSA, the global leader in rough diamond production, has improved its loans and borrowings position to reduce financial costs.ALROSA has made an early repayment of a part of its USD 720 million bank loan due in 2019 with an interest rate of   more
Employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide for jewellery industry now available for downloading via CIBJO website
"People: Our Greatest Asset," an employee recruitment, motivation and retention guide prepared specifically for the jewellery industry is now available for downloading on the CIBJO website. Authored by Jonathan Kendall, President of the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, the 60-page book   more
Stellar Diamonds plc announces the Extension of Tribute Mining Agreement Longstop date
Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed diamond development company focused on West Africa, announces that it has agreed with Octea Mining to extend the longstop date (for the satisfaction of certain of the conditions precedent of the binding Tribute Mining and Revenue Agreements   more



AWDC and GJEPC Announce Collaboration MyKYCBank Project
Today, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre and the Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council have announced they will join   more

Signet Jewelers supports education in mining communities in DRC
​ Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) is pleased to acknowledge Signet Jewelers’ renewed commitment to access to education for   more

The golden South Sea pearl graces the ASEAN 2017 ladies’ luncheon
​The golden South Sea pearl is globally recognized as a cultural emblem. Last Nov. 14 during the week of   more
ALROSA improves loans and borrowings position
to reduce financial costs
ALROSA, the global leader in rough diamond production, has improved its loans and borrowings position to reduce financial costs.ALROSA has made an early repayment of a part of its USD 720 million bank loan due in 2019 with an interest rate of   more
EDWARD JOHNSON JOINS THE RESPONSIBLE JEWELLERY COUNCIL (RJC) AS DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Edward Johnson joins the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) as Director of Business Development to expand its expertise and drive growth for the organisation, strengthening its influence and reputation across the jewellery industry. Edward joins the team at the RJC from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) where he worked to establish GIA’s presence in the   more
DE BEERS GROUP ANNOUNCES CHANGES
TO EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
De Beers Group recently announced three changes to its Executive Committee. Neil Ventura, currently Executive Vice-President, Auction Sales, will become Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Innovation. Paul Rowley, currently Executive   more



Corporate Social Responsibility High on DMCC’s Agenda in Partnership with United Nations Global Compact
​ DMCC, the world’s leading Free Zone for commodities trade and enterprise in Dubai, announced today it is the first Free Zone in the UAE to commit to the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, the UN Global   more

Magic gemstones, precious minerals and fascinating fossils
​ You can see the satisfaction on the faces of exhibitors and visitors – Mineralien Hamburg, the world’s fourth biggest mineral and gemstone show, has come to an end. Some 400 exhibitors from 35 nations attended this 40th Mineralien, which presented the whole world of stones, minerals and fossils.   more
AHMED BIN SULAYEM TAKES OVER PRESIDENCY OF THE DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, confirmed today further to its announcement at the Dubai Diamond Conference Gala Dinner on 16 October that Peter Meeus will step down as Chairman of the Dubai Diamond Exchange as of 31 January 2018. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman,   more
Simon Thompson to succeed Jan du Plessis as chairman
Rio Tinto has appointed Simon Thompson as chairman. Mr Thompson, who joined the Rio Tinto board as a non-executive director in 2014, will become chairman on 5 March 2018. He succeeds Jan du Plessis who will step down as chairman and from the Rio Tinto board on the same date after serving almost nine  more
ALROSA sums up the results of the first auction for the sale of unique diamonds from The Dynasty collection
The first auction for the sale of The Dynasty collection has been finalized with an average premium of 30% to reserve prices. More than 130 companies and private clients registered to patriciate in bidding. Four polished diamonds were sold; the prices and buyers are not disclosed by agreement of the parties.  more



DE BEERS GROUP ANNOUNCES SHINING LIGHT AWARDS FINALISTS FOR 2016/2017
​ De Beers Group is pleased to announce the nine regional finalists in this year’s Shining Light Awards, which recognise emerging jewellery designers   more

TECHNICAL COLLABORATION BETWEEN GII AND NGTC SIGNING OF LETTER OF INTENT (LOI)
​Gemmological Institute of India, (GII) Mumbai and National Gem Testing Center (NGTC), China, two leading and oldest institutes working in Research and Development in Gemmology, Gem and diamond testing have entered a historical agreement for developing and promoting various technical and   more
GJEPC presents first-ever India International
Diamond Week in India
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the first-ever India International Diamond Week in the country from 7th to 9th November 2017 as part of its endeavour to promote the Indian diamond industry worldwide and improve its trade relations with potential countries.  more
More than 130 applicants to compete for The Dynasty
collection stones at the auction
On November 29, ALROSA is holding a silent auction for the sale of the unique polished diamond collection The Dynasty. More than 130 participants have already registered for the auction, including both the firms and private clients. The auction will be held at ALROSA's online trading platform. Polished diamonds are put up for auction individually.   more
Chow Tai Fook Announces Encouraging 2017/18 Interim Results
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (“Chow Tai Fook” or the “Company”; collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 1929), a Hong Kong Main Board listed company with 88 years of heritage, today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 September 2017 (“1HFY2018”). The Group recorded a revenue of HK$24,754   more



Fancy color diamond price index climbs slightly in Q3 of 2017
​ The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the third quarter of 2017 indicates a slight rise overall of 0.2% over Q2 2017, for yellow, pink and blue fancy color diamonds in all sizes and saturations. Moreover, the index shows that   more

Signet Jewelers Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
​ Signet Jewelers Limited (“Signet”) (NYSE:SIG), the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, today announced its results for the 13 weeks ended October 28, 2017 (“third quarter Fiscal 2018”).   more
GOVERNMENT, UNITED NATIONS AND INDUSTRY LEADERS CONVENE FOR DE BEERS GROUP 2017 DIAMOND CONFERENCE
De Beers Group, in partnership with Botswana’s Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security, and in collaboration with the United Nations Office for Partnerships (UNOP), will today convene the third annual Diamond Conference in Gaborone, Botswana to highlight opportunities to create sustainable shared value in the   more
GSI conducts live demo jewelry testing
at Dubai Seminar, DMCC
GSI, a leading diamond grading organization conducted a live demo testing at their breakfast seminar at DMCC Dubai. The seminar addressed managing the challenges on the myths, facts, and realities associated with the man-made diamonds. There were various misconceptions around the industry about the lab grown diamond and to   more
GSI successful contribution at VOD Dubai
International Jewelry show!
Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the leading gemological organizations in the world had a successful ‘VOD Dubai International Jewellery show’, a premier platform that brought together the entire jewelry industry into one mega event,   more



Top Gem Experts Worldwide to Join the World Ruby Forum 2017
​ Gem and jewelry experts from across the globe will gather to attend the World Ruby Forum 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand to share their insights on world ruby activities in all   more

IIDGR EXPANDS IN CHINA WITH EXTENSION OF SOO KEE GROUP GRADING PARTNERSHIP
​ The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of De Beers Group, has announced it is expanding its existing grading partnership with Soo Kee Group into China, following the launch of   more
Gemological Science International presents –Managing the Challenge of Man-Made Diamonds at Dubai DMCC
Gemological Science International (GSI) is pleased to announce that they will be presenting a seminar entitled "Man Made Diamonds -- Myths and the Facts -- Realities" to interested parties at the DMCC Dubai on 20th November Monday at 9.00 a.m.   more
Debbie Azar –Chief panelist on rising concerns of Lab-grown diamond in Dubai Diamond Conference
The second day of biennial Dubai Diamond Conference addressed rising concerns of synthetic diamonds in the Industry. Ms. Debbie Azar concentrated on this imperative topic by giving her expert opinion on Lab- grown diamonds and their disclosure: Is there a problem?”  more
CIBJO concludes successful 2017 congress in Bangkok, strong focus on responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, has successfully concluded its annual congress in Bangkok, Thailand. The three-day event, running from November 5 through 7, brought from around the world some 150 official delegates and a total about 300 participants, and covered a wide range of issues on the agenda of the international gemstone   more



"Investment grade diamonds are the best of the best" Diamond Bullion™ now listed on SDIX
​ The Singapore Diamond Mint Company ("SDM") recently announced the launch of the Diamond Bullion™, a revolutionary new investment product   more

SARAH KITLEY-SPENCER APPOINTED AS NEW EVENT MANAGER OF INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY LONDON
​ International Jewellery London (IJL), the UK’s leading jewellery industry event recently announced that Sarah Kitley-Spencer has been appointed as the new show Event Manager, with   more
DGCX Volumes grow in Currencies and Stock Futures in October
The month of October opened on a volatile note with geopolitical tensions in Europe, the US, and Asia, which led investors and traders to increasingly turn to derivative instruments to hedge and mitigate the impact of volatility. The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) witnessed increased trading volumes in its G6 currencies and Indian   more
VICTOR MINE TO COMPLETE MINING AND PRODUCTION ACTIVITIES IN Q1 2019
De Beers Group recently announced that its Victor mine in northern Ontario, Canada, will complete mining and production activities in the first quarter of 2019, once the current open pit is depleted and in line with the original feasibility study and current mine plan. Production at Victor mine commenced   more
Peter Meeus calls for a unified effort to tackle Uncertainties in the Diamond sector
Honorable Deputy Minister of Economy Abdullah Al Saleh,Honorable Ministers of Mines of South Africa, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Central African Republic, Ambassador, Dear Presidents of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses and the World Diamond Council and CIBJO, Honorable KP Chair, Ladies and gentlemen, all protocol observed.   more



Clement Sabbagh chosen NEW ICA President!
At the annual Hong Kong Board of Directors meeting last month during the September Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, the International Colored Gemstone Association [ICA] Board of Directors announced that they have unanimously chosen as their new incoming   more

World Ruby Forum Announces Speakers
​ Organizers of the World Ruby Forum announced the lineup of speakers for the November 4th event in Bangkok in association with the CIBJO Congress. Speakers include Richard W. Hughes of Lotus Gemology, who will address ‘Seeing Red:   more
DMCC’s dubai diamond conference concludes with Inauguration of uae’s first diamond polishing facility And a rare 163-carat gem on display
The second day of the Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 ('DDC 2017') under the theme ‘Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’ organised by the Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, provided participants with a huge amount of food for thought. There were press conferences   more
DMCC’s 2017 DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE OFF TO A STRONG START WITH RECORD NUMBER OF GLOBAL EXPERTS ATTENDING
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, today opened the third edition of its biennial two-day Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 ('DDC 2017') under the theme ‘Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’.   more
Former Prime Minister David Cameron to give keynote
address at Dubai Diamond Conference
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, announced today that former UK Prime Minister, Mr. David Cameron is to speak at the 3rd Dubai Diamond Conference themed ‘Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace’. The former   more



EFFECT OF GOODS & SERVICES TAX IN UAE AND INDIA SET AS KEY AGENDA POINT FOR DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE 16-17 OCTOBER
​ The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, will hold an in-depth discussion on “The introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on wholesale   more

Pure Gold Jewellers supports UAE Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and Indian businesses in the UAE to work towards greater cooperation
Pure Gold Jewellers was the key sponsor of the event where H.E Dr. Thani Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister for Climate Change   more
Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange to list Diamond Bullion™
The Singapore Diamond Mint Company announced the launch of the Diamond Bullion, a revolutionary new investment product designed to bolster investment in diamonds as an asset class by providing a standardised, liquid, and exchange-listed format for diamond trading. The Diamond Bullion is a credit card-sized   more
Industry leaders endorse jewellery and gemstone sector's 'duty of care' at seminar in Vicenza studying impact of EU conflict minerals law
The significance and potential impact on the jewellery industry of Regulation (EU) 2017/821, which will control the import into the European Union of gold, tin, tantalum and tungsten from conflict and high-risk areas, came under the spotlight at a seminar for the jewellery industry in Vicenza on September 24, organised by CIBJO   more
INDUSTRY EXPERTS TO DISCUSS ALL ASPECTS OF SYNTHETICS AT DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE 16-17 OCTOBER
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, will hold an in-depth discussion on the issue of synthetic diamonds on Day 2 of the Dubai Diamond Conference on the theme of ‘Lab-grown diamonds and their disclosure: Is there a problem?’. The panel   more



Gübelin Gem Lab wins JNA Awards 2017 with its Emerald Paternity Test
​ At the JNA 2017 the Gübelin Gem Lab has been awarded in the category “Industry Innovation of the Year” for its Emerald Paternity Test. The Emerald Paternity Test is a patented technology to prove the provenance of emeralds back   more

DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE 2017 16-17 OCTOBER Shaping the future of an interconnected marketplace
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC ('Dubai Multi Commodities Centre') platform, today announced the keynote speakers and subjects to be discussed at the third edition of its biennial two-day Dubai Diamond Conference 2017   more
DE BEERS GROUP PARTNERS WITH UNITED NATIONS TO EMPOWER WOMEN IN ITS DIAMOND PRODUCING COUNTRIES, ACROSS ITS BUSINESS AND IN MARKETING CAMPAIGNS
De Beers Group today announced a three-year partnership with UN Women to accelerate the advancement of women across its organisation, in its diamond producing countries and in its marketing. As a UN Women partner, De Beers has committed to achieving parity in the appointment of women   more
Crossfor Celebration to the Successful Initial Public Offering 17th September - September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, HKCEC
To celebrate the new stage as a publicly listed company in Japan, Crossfor Co., Ltd. (7810.T), the founder of Dancing Stone® and one of the best-known jewellers in Japan, hosted the cocktail party on September 17 where a number of international well-known Dancing Stone manufacturing partners, guests from overseas   more
Overall gold demand declines in Q2 as slower ETF
inflows offset stronger physical demand
Global gold demand in Q2 2017 was 953 tonnes (t), a fall of 10% compared with the same period in 2016. This was reflected in a 14% decline in demand for the first half of 2017, which slowed to 2,004t, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.   more



Peregrine Diamonds Successfully Completes 2017 Work Program at Chidliak and Provides Botswana Project Update
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently announced that it has successfully completed its 2017 work program at its 100%-owned Chidliak Diamond Project (“Chidliak”) near Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada. The program was completed on   more

CIBJO releases Marketing & Education Special Report, focuses on recruiting and supporting winning employees
With fewer than nine weeks to go to the opening of the 2017 CIBJO Congress in Bangkok, Thailand, on November 5, 2017, the first of the CIBJO commissions' Special Reports has been released. Prepared by the CIBJO Marketing & Education Commission, headed by   more
JNA Awards 2017 Appreciates Industry stalwarts
The sixth annual JNA Awards, one of the most prestigious international awards in the jewellery industry, successfully held its gala event at the InterContinental Hong Kong on 14 September. Thirty-five Honourees or shortlisted candidates that serve as shining examples of the best that the gemstone and jewellery sector has to offer were proudly recognised while Award Recipients across 10 categories were   more
GSI’s ‘Successful American Strategies – Retail Vision 2020’ – receives accolade among trade professionals
Gemological Science International (GSI) presented a breakfast seminar on ‘Successful American Retail Strategies’. The seminar was presented in collaboration with Preferred Jewelers. Andie Weinman, Founder of Preferred Jewelers addressed the select crowd on Proven Successful American Retail Strategies. The event was held at   more
Overall gold demand declines in Q2 as slower ETF
inflows offset stronger physical demand
Global gold demand in Q2 2017 was 953 tonnes (t), a fall of 10% compared with the same period in 2016. This was reflected in a 14% decline in demand for the first half of 2017, which slowed to 2,004t, according to the World Gold Council’s latest Gold Demand Trends report.   more



DUBAI DIAMOND CONFERENCE 2017
ANNOUNCED 16-17 OCTOBER
​ The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) platform, today announced the third edition of its biennial two-day Dubai Diamond Conference 2017 ‘(DDC 2017)‘ under the theme ‘Destination Next – Shaping the future of an interconnected   more

DE BEERS ROUGH DIAMOND SALES FOR CYCLE 7, 2017
​ De Beers Group recently announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the seventh sales cycle of 2017. Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “As expected, rough diamond sales were somewhat lower in the seventh cycle of the year, with some midstream   more
Methods of responsible sourcing from small-case miners of coloured stones discussed during visit of CIBJO President to Colombia
With support growing for an international system that will monitor the responsible sourcing of coloured gemstones, CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has discussed possible alternatives that also will meet the requirements of smaller-scale miners. He did so during a visit to Colombia, in talks with representatives of the country's government   more
GJEPC welcomes increase in
De Beers’ marketing spend
Praveenshankar Pandya, Chairman, Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), has welcomed the decision of the world’s leading diamond company, De Beers, to increase its current year marketing spend to USD 140 mn in key markets of the US, India and China. De Beers is also increasing its partnership marketing with GJEPC and the Diamond Producers Association (DPA).   more
IAMGOLD Confirms Significant Gold Discovery Exceeding Initial Targets at Saramacca - Strategically Located Near its Rosebel Gold Mine
IAMGOLD Corporation today announced the first mineral resource estimate in accordance with the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum ("CIM") Definition Standards incorporated by reference in National Instrument   more



THE PERFECT LINK! DMCC PARTNERS WITH VOD DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY SHOW
VOD Dubai International Jewellery Show, the Middle East’s only B2B and B2C jewellery industry mega event, has strengthened its commercial proposition for more than 500 local, regional and international exhibitors by partnering with   more

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council presented 'Prelude to IIJS 2017'
In a new move, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council held a special show on the eve of the IIJS this year titled “Prelude to IIJS 2017”. The event, along the lines of fashion shows by couturiers, showcased the stunning designs of 15 companies. The jewellery presented ranged from   more
A new inclusive vision for African development
forged at global forum
The South African government, United Nations Development Programme and regional leaders gathered today to push for more inclusive growth for Africa's 2063 agenda and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More than 400 leaders met at the Responsible   more
DE BEERS TO MAKE LARGEST INVESTMENT IN DIAMOND MARKETING SINCE 2008
De Beers Group has announced it will invest more than US$140 million in marketing this year – its biggest spend since 2008. The increased investment will be focused on generating further consumer demand for diamond jewellery in the leading markets globally, with the greatest spend targeted   more
GCC region, An open Market for
Indian Handmade Jewellery
The India International Jewellery Show, Premier Edition organised by the GJEPC this year in Mumbai had a special session on ‘Opportunities for Indian Handmade Jewellery in the GCC region”. This session was attended by Mr Tawhid   more



Cara Jewellers exhibits at IJL 2017
Cara Jewellers is honored to announce that they are exhibiting their fine diamond jewellery collections at the prestigious International Jewellery London Show (IJL), at Olympia London, at booth #D-149, from 3rd - 5th Sep 2017. International   more

UAE appoints Maryam Al Hashemi as the 2017 Chair of the Committee of Participation and Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the 2016 KP Chair and Executive Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre today announced the nomination of Maryam Al Hashemi, the UAE KP Director as the 2017   more
North Arrow Announces Drilling Program is
Underway at Naujaat Diamond Project, NU
North Arrow Minerals Inc. is pleased to announce the start of a $3.2M exploration program at the Company's 100% owned Naujaat (now-yat; formerly Qilalugaq) and Mel Diamond Projects, Nunavut.   more
International Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee launched
A number of leading diamond and jewellery trade bodies from across the world have come together to form an International Natural Diamond Monitoring Committee (INDMC) to protect the integrity of the natural diamond pipeline from rough to jewellery. The decision was taken at a meeting this morning convened by the GJEPC and its own NDMC on the   more
T Mark Guarantees Quality Jewelry from Thailand
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP), Ministry of Commerce, guarantees the quality and craftsmanship of Thai jewelry brands with the Thailand Trust Mark or T Mark, a symbol of trusted quality and excellence, while preparing to host the 60th edition of the Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair which will take place from September 6 to 10 at Challenger Hall 1-3, IMPACT Muang Thong   more



Pure Gold Jewellers extends support to Faraj Fund and Ajman Police
Philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Faraj Fund to provide AED 40,000 monthly to fund air tickets for released prisoners to go back to their   more

Indo-Russian Ties in the Diamond Sector Take a Giant Leap
In a historical development marking an important milestone in the relations between the Indian and Russian diamond industries, The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), India’s apex body representing the gems and jewellery export trade and   more
DMCC EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN TO CONNECT WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S ENTREPRENEURS AND BUSINESS LEADERS OF THE FUTURE WITH THE WORLD’S LEADING FREE ZONE IN DUBAI
DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre) Executive Chairman, Ahmed Bin Sulayem’s efforts to enhance the bilateral relationship between DMCC, the world’s leading and most interconnected Free Zone, and Western Australia, continued by meeting Deidre Willmott, Chief Executive Officer of the   more
Taxation plans dominate closing day discussions at Dubai Precious Metals Conference hosted by DMCC
DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai concluded the sixth annual edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC), one of the most anticipated annual events in the industry. Over 300 delegates across the value chain attended the event, participating in a number of   more
Chow Tai Fook is Selected as a Constituent Stock
of Hang Seng High Dividend Yield Index
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (“Chow Tai Fook” or the “Company”; collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 1929), a Hong Kong Main Board listed company with 88 years of heritage, has been selected as a constituent stock of the Hang   more



DMCC AND ALROSA EXTEND COOPERATION IN MOSCOW MEETING
Executive Chairman of DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre), Ahmed Bin Sulayem and ALROSA President Sergey Ivanov, have agreed to enhance diamond trade cooperation. The announcement further cements Dubai’s role as a   more

Taxing diamonds is a retrograde step says GJEPC Chairman
​ Taxing diamonds is a retrograde step and not in sync with equivalence policy. Diamonds are the key raw materials for gem and jewellery exports business. Rough diamonds have been kept out of the purview of   more
Gaetano Cavalieri joins with Fijian delegation, led by country's premier, promoting sustainable pearl industry at UN Oceans Conference
Gaetano Cavalieri, the President of CIBJO, has joined a high-level delegation from the Republic of Fiji, led by the country's Prime Minister, Frank Bainimarama, at the Oceans Conference at the United Nations in New York, to outline and promote the development of a sustainable pearl farming sector in Fiji.   more
WFDB Congratulates Diamond Producers Association
on Boosting Budget to $57 Million
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has hailed the decision of the Diamond Producers Association to significantly boost its annual operating budget to $57 million. WFDB President Ernie Blom says the much larger budget will enable the organization – composed of the seven largest   more
Gemological Science International demonstrated ‘Live Testing’ Services at Continental Buying Group (CBG) at LAS VEGAS-International Show
Gemological Science International (GSI) offered its Live Testing services at the industry's most premium event at the Continental Buying Group at Las Vegas. At this premium exclusive industry event, GSI extended its Live Testing services for loose and studded diamonds. GSI’s research team educated the buyers on   more



Pure Gold Jewellers extends support to Faraj Fund and Ajman Police
Philanthropist Firoz Merchant, Founder and Chairman of Pure Gold Jewellers has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Faraj Fund to provide AED 40,000 monthly to fund air tickets for released prisoners to go back to their   more

DE BEERS TO AUCTION POLISHED DIAMONDS MANUFACTURED DIRECTLY FROM ITS OWN ROUGH
De Beers Group has announced its Auction Sales business will pilot the sale of its own polished diamonds using auctions for the first time. The sale will comprise a wide range of polished stones manufactured   more
2nd India SAARC – Middle East Buyer Seller Meet
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the apex body of the industry has organized 2nd India SAARC – Middle East Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) 2017 with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India from 14th to 16th May 2017   more
TRANSATLANTIC GEM SALES FACILITATES 50,000 CARATS’ WORTH OF ROUGH DIAMOND TENDERS AT DMCC’S DUBAI DIAMOND EXCHANGE
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a subsidiary of DMCC, recently announced the successful conclusion of the first of six tenders scheduled for 2017. The tender was held at the Almas Tower and was facilitated by the Dubai Diamond Exchange in a secure, transparent and regulated environment, which   more
ANGLO AMERICAN APPOINTS
IAN ASHBY TO THE BOARD
Anglo American plc announced that Ian Ashby will join the Board as a non-executive director, with effect 25 July 2017. Mr Ashby has 37 years of experience in the mining industry, including 25 years in a wide variety of roles with BHP Billiton, ultimately leading the company’s iron ore business. Since retiring   more



DE BEERS PIONEERS RESEARCH PROGRAMME TO MAKE CARBON-NEUTRAL MINING A REALITY
​ De Beers Group recently announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years. The company’s   more

HRD ANTWERP HELD ITS FIRST GRADUATION CEREMONY AT THE BELGIAN RESIDENCE IN BEIRUT
HRD Antwerp held its first Graduation Ceremony at the Belgian Residence in Beirut under patronage of the Ambassador of Belgium, Mr. Alex Lenaerts. We also would like to especially thank Mr. Antoine Moughanni and the Jewellery Syndicate for their support. Thank you!
2nd India SAARC – Middle East Buyer Seller Meet
(BSM) 2017 at Delhi: GJEPC
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council, the apex body of the industry is organizing 2nd India SAARC – Middle East Buyer Seller Meet (BSM) 2017 with the support of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India from 14th to 16th May 2017 at the Peacock Ballroom, Hotel Pullman,   more
Diamond-exclusive CARAT+ show enjoys strong debut
The premiere edition of CARAT+, the international trade show dedicated exclusively to the loose diamond and diamond jewellery trades, has ended on a high note, with both its organisers and participants describing it as an unqualified success. During the three days of the show, 2,927 industry   more
Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 announces global cross-cultural initiative
The Xifu International Gold Wedding Jewellery Design Competition 2017 is pleased to announce that it will be forming the Global Alliance of Design Institutes to help nurture promising jewellery designers around the world. Aimed at establishing best practices in jewellery design across international markets,   more



Tagit RFID Solutions and Irisys become Synergy Partners
​In the growing and competitive retail and service sectors of the GCC, people-counting and footfall tracking are strategic tools for operational planning and efficiency. Tagit RFID Solutions (Tagit) announce   more

GIA Demonstrates Prototype Mounted Gem Testing Device
GIA (Gemological Institute of America) will introduce for sale later this year an easy-to-operate, sophisticated desktop instrument to reliably identify natural diamonds, separating them from all simulants and from diamonds that may be   more
Dubai Precious Metals Conference brings together global industry experts to discuss the new era of global trade for the gold and precious metals sector
DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai has today announced the key speakers and experts who will address participants of the sixth annual edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC). The conference is set to   more
‘T-GOLD +METS’ Pavilion 2017 ends on a positive note
‘T-GOLD + METS’ Pavilion, co-organised by HKJJA Exhibition Services Limited and Italian Exhibition Group, returned to the HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show in its second run during 2-6 March 2017 at Hall 5B, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, the Pavilion showcased 48 exhibitors coming from Hong Kong, Italy, mainland China, Turkey, the United Kingdom and Thailand joined the Pavilion in 67 booths,   more
Fancy color diamond price index slightly up in Q1 2017
The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the first quarter of 2017 indicates pricing stability across most fancy color diamond categories. The main exception was blue fancy color diamonds, which saw a 1.9% price increase in the first 3 months of 2017, continuing the trend of 2016. During the same time, yellow and pink   more



'Dancing Stone World Moment of Excellence 2017' concludes successfully
Crossfor Co., Ltd, a Japan based company internationally recognised and acclaimed for its innovative and patented jewellery setting – Twinkle Setting®,   more

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasise India to become world’s largest diamond hub
Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the govt of India undertaking for promotion of gems and jewellery exports celebrated their 50th anniversary event in style.   more
CITIGOLD CORPORATION LIMITED
announces their Gold sale agreement
Citigold Corporation Limited recently advised that it has entered into a binding agreement for the contract sale and delivery of up to 100,000 ounces of gold (“the gold”). This sale of the gold, if fully drawn by the purchaser, is expected to   more
Taxation plans dominate closing day discussions at Dubai Precious Metals Conference hosted by DMCC
DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai concluded the sixth annual edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC), one of the most anticipated annual events in the industry. Over 300 delegates across the value chain attended the event, participating in a number of   more
DUBAI Strategically Located Between Gold Producing & Consuming economies
The New Jeweller UAE bureau spoke in an exclusive with Gautam Sashittal, CEO, DMCC go insights about the 6th Annual Dubai Precious Metals Conference and the importance of the same in the current global geo political economic scenario. Excerpts:   more



UAE KP CHAIR 2016 CONCLUDES KP CHAIRMANSHIP AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair 2016), delivered a speech on the draft resolution “The Role of Diamonds in Fueling Conflict” at the UN General Assembly 69th plenary meeting,   more

Launch of the AAOIFI Shari’ah Standard on Gold, developed in collaboration with the World Gold Council
The Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI) and the World Gold Council announced the issuance of ‘Shari’ah Standard No. 57 on Gold and its Trading Controls (“the Standard”).   more
Pure Gold Jewellers launches Pure Sparkle diamond bracelets in stylish and contemporary designs
Award winning retailer Pure Gold Jewellers has launched new line of Pure Sparkle diamond bracelets in unique modern designs. A beautiful addition to its affordable line of diamond jewellery, the new collection features 18 carat gold bracelets with round-cut diamonds, with pared down style that   more
Pacio & Zahirdamaso Group
The New Jeweller UAE bureau in an exclusive interview with Zahir P. Majeed found that packaging is an ultimate tool to present a precious brand and plays an important role in building the image of any Brand. In this interview he also talks about the state of the art technology that is used in the Pacio & Zahirdamaso group.   more
UAE appoints Maryam Al Hashemi as the 2017 Chair of the Committee of Participation and Chairmanship of the Kimberley Process
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, the 2016 KP Chair and Executive Chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre today announced the nomination of Maryam Al Hashemi, the UAE KP Director as the 2017 Chair of the Committee of Participation and Chairmanship (CPC) of the  more



AGREEMENT BETWEEN ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP AND AREZZO FIERE E CONGRESSI
Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), the company generated by a merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, and Arezzo Fiere e Congressi Srl have signed a strategic agreement creating a single organization for   more

Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) appoints Barbara Wheat as president
The Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) announced recently that Barbara Wheat has been appointed president and will assume her role in mid March 2017. Barbara Wheat has a long history with AIGS and the Ho Group, founders of AIGS.   more
IIDGR ESTABLISHES FIRST RETAILER GRADING PARTNERSHIP IN ASIA
The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, recently announced that it has established its first retail partnership in Asia for its generic polished diamond grading services. IIDGR’s partnership  more
The Government Tanzania concludes 2nd International Tender Auction for rough Tanzanite
The Government of United Republic of Tanzania conducted 2nd International Tender Auction for rough Tanzanite from 9th – 12th February 2017. The Tender was held at Tanzania Gemmological Centre – TGC in Arusha Tanzania.   more
Mining Indaba Opens Doors to Investors
Minister of Mineral Resources Mosebenzi Zwane’s opening address at the Mining Indaba in Cape Town this morning was one of the more positive we’ve have had from the ministry in the past few years, says Andrew Lane,   more



World Gold Council appoints John Reade as Chief Market Strategist
The World Gold Council recently announced that it has appointed John Reade as Chief Market Strategist. John joins the World Gold Council from Paulson & Co, where he served as Managing Partner of Paulson Europe and Gold Strategist. Prior to Paulson & Co, John worked at UBS as the Precious Metal Strategist for a number   more

Diamond Services expanding screening services for synthetic rough diamonds
With evidence mounting about a surge in the volume of uncut synthetic diamonds entering the marketplace, Diamond Services has announced that it is expanding its synthetic screening   more
GAHCHO KUÉ IN COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION
Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine in the last 13 years, officially began commercial productioni recently The mine, a joint venture with De Beers Group (51 per cent) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49 per cent), is expected to produce approximately 54 million carats of   more
The Gübelin Academy expands in China, offering gem courses – the first of their kind in Shanghai
The Gübelin Academy shares Gübelin’s knowledge of gemmology and its passion for gems with the entire world. Now Gübelin is also offering its Coloured Gem Professional programme together with a partner in China. Thanks to this co-operation, these unique courses can be offered on a regular   more
Renowned Italian jewellery brand Roberto Coin to exhibit at premiere edition of CARAT+ in May
Roberto Coin, one of the world's most sought-after Italian jewelry brands, has confirmed that it will exhibit at the premiere edition of CARAT+ in Antwerp, May 7 to 9, 2017. With more than 600 new models of fine jewellery created every year, the   more



Signet Jewelers Expands Digital Expertise through Appointment of Brian A. Tilzer to Board of Directors
Signet Jewelers Limited - the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry, recently announced that the Signet Board of Directors has voted to expand the board to 12 members and has   more

Antwerp diamond trade grows 5% in 2016 after difficult 2015
After a very difficult 2015, the Antwerp diamond industry recorded a 5% increase in trade in 2016. This past year, a total of 48 billion USD worth of diamonds were imported to and exported from Antwerp. The rough diamond market in particular is clearly making a strong recovery. This is positive sign, given that the   more
IAMGOLD SECURES FINAL COMMITMENTS TO ITS EXISTING CREDIT FACILITY TO TOTAL $250 MILLION
IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD” or the “Company”) announces that, as of today, the commitments from a syndicate of lenders to its existing revolving credit facility total $250 million (the “Corporate Facility’). The syndicate, led by National Bank of Canada and Deutsche Bank, included   more
The Gübelin Gem Lab opens a permanent location in New York
At the start of 2017, the Gübelin Gem Lab opened its new permanent US location. The world-renowned gemmological laboratory is now represented in three locations on three continents. Member of the AGTA Because of increasing demand from gem traders, the Gübelin Gem Lab decided to establish   more
Lucara Diamond's announcement on the Full Year Results
Lucara Diamond Corp. is recently announced revenues of $295.5 million or $824 per carat and EBITDA of $185.4 million (all dollar amounts are in US Dollars unless otherwise indicated).   more



DIAMCOR PROVIDES UPDATE ON OPERATIONAL EXPANSIONS AND ROUGH DIAMOND TENDERS FOR THIRD FISCAL QUARTER
Diamcor Mining Inc. is pleased to announce that the installation of additional operational equipment and expansions underway at the Company’s Krone-Endora at Venetia Project   more

Means of ensuring the integrity of the jewellery supply chain to be examined at seminar during VICENZAORO January show
The requirement that all jewellery components be shown to have been responsibly and ethically sourced, handled and traded has become a central tenet of the luxury markets in the 21st Century, and it has led to the development of a service   more
Stornoway Announces 2016 Production
Results and 2017 Guidance
Stornoway Diamond Corporation recently announced 2016 production results for the Renard Diamond Mine and 2017 guidance.
Highlights are as follows:
2,074,827 tonnes of open pit ore mined and 399,162 tonnes processed, increases of +136% and   more
UAE KP CHAIR 2016 CONCLUDES KP CHAIRMANSHIP AT UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair 2016), delivered a speech on the draft resolution “The Role of Diamonds in Fueling Conflict” at the UN General Assembly 69th plenary meeting, 71st session, on February 2nd, 2017.   more
10th SIGNATURE IIJS COMMENCES BUYING SEASON WITH INDIA’S TOP-OF-THE-LINE JEWELLERY SHOW FROM 6TH TO 9TH FEBRUARY 2017
In its golden jubilee year, the Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented the trade with two wonderful opportunities to commence the Year’s buying season with the 10th edition of Signature IIJS and the 4th edition of India Gem & Jewellery Machinery Expo (IGJME).   more



ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP ACCREDITED AT THE UNITED NATIONS FOR PROMOTING CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ALONG THE JEWELLERY SUPPLY CHAIN
The Italian Exhibition Group Spa (IEG), the new trade show company created through the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza   more

ITALIAN EXHIBITION GROUP LAUNCHES 2017 WITH TWO EXPOS THAT HIGHLIGHT THINGS 'WELL DONE IN ITALY'
2017 is getting off to a great start for IEG - Italian Exhibition Group SpA. The new player on the expo scene was officially founded on 1st November with the merger between Rimini Fiera and Fiera di Vicenza, which now is the second largest Italian expo hub as far as turnover is concerned.   more
BrilliAnt!
The 8th Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair - 2017
Following tradition, during the last three days of January, Antwerp's diamond quarter becomes an international exhibition venue that hosts the annual BrilliAnt - the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair. By noon time of Sunday, January 29th, hundreds of retail jewelers, jewellery manufacturers, and other   more
UAE sets Precedents as KP Chair 2016
In an exclusive with Subbu, Business Editor, The New Jeweller Group, Mr Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Chair Kimberley Process 2016 and Mr Peter Meeus, Chairman Dubai Diamond Exchange opine on the activities of KP during the year and the various precedents that UAE as the KP chair has set for the benefit of Diamond Industry.   more
Maha Al Sibai Jewellery
Maha Al Sibai Jewellery was founded in the Year 2006 by Designer Maha Al Sibai who is an artist with a successful journey comprising of International Jewellery and Awards. Her passion for Jewellery Designing helped her support herself with academic, geological studies and manufacturing techniques. As an artist she believes and states, “ It is not good enough to have good taste and know how to draw and paint   more



Registration Starts as 2017 Presidents Meeting and Finance Seminar Web Site Goes Live
The official web site of the 2017 Presidents Meeting and Finance Seminar has gone live, allowing participants to register for the February 5-8 biennial gathering of the   more

Rio Tinto welcomes Dhamani as a Select Atelier for Argyle Pink Diamonds
Rio Tinto is delighted to welcome Middle East luxury jeweller, Dhamani as a Select Atelier for Argyle Pink Diamonds. Dhamani joins an exclusive group of master craftsman   more
IAMGOLD Exceeds Production Target and Expects To Achieve Cost Guidance for 2016
All 2016 numbers are preliminary and unaudited and subject to final adjustment. All amounts are expressed in US dollars, unless otherwise indicated. IAMGOLD Corporation announces preliminary operating results for 2016 and guidance for 2017.   more
World Federation of Diamond Bourses Congratulates GJEPC on Becoming First Non-Bourse Member
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has congratulated India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) on becoming a full member of the global diamond organisation. The GJEPC's Annual General Meeting in Mumbai approved   more
IAMGOLD SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE 100% OF MERREX GOLD
IAMGOLD Corporation (“IAMGOLD” or the “Company”) recently reports that the Company has signed a definitive agreement with Merrex Gold Inc. (“Merrex”) to acquire, in an all-share transaction, all of the issued and outstanding shares of Merrex not already owned by IAMGOLD (the “Transaction”).   more



The World’s Largest Jewellery Marketplace
Twin Jewellery Shows Set to Open in Hong Kong Next Year
Two of the jewellery industry’s leading trade fairs are set to open in Hong Kong in early 2017. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 4th Hong Kong   more

2017 Presidents Meeting Kicks-Off WFDB's 70th Anniversary Celebrations, Features Major Diamond Financing Seminar
The 2017 Presidents Meeting, the biennial gathering of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond   more
HRD Antwerp opens first Centre of Excellence in China
HRD Antwerp recently opened its first Centre of Excellence branch in Shanghai, China. The opening took place in the framework of the City of Antwerp’s mission to Seoul and Shanghai, and was held in the presence of the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and   more
UAE KP CHAIR RECOGNISED FOR CONTRIBUTION TO GLOBAL DIAMOND INDUSTRY DURING VISIT TO UNITED STATES
The UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has been honored by the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York for contributions to supporting the sustainable growth of the global diamond industry. During an official visit to the United States   more
Chow Tai Fook Won Two Accolades in Innovation and Technology
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited (“Chow Tai Fook” or the “Company”; collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; SEHK stock code: 1929), a Hong Kong Main Board listed company with over 87 years of heritage, proudly announces that   more



JEWELLERY EXPERTS REVEAL ‘HAUTEST’ TRENDS
Royal designs, rare diamond cuts and holistic talks were the centrepiece of attention for the thousands of stylish visitors who attended Dubai International Jewellery Week 2016, which concluded today (Saturday 10 December).   more

PEREGRINE PROVIDES BOARD AND MANAGEMENT UPDATE
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Chantal Gosselin to its board and updates to its senior management team. Ms. Gosselin has more than 24 years of combined experience in the mining   more
Kalyan Jewellers to invest over Rs. 500 crore
in network expansion in 2017
Kalyan Jewellers, India’s leading and trusted jewellery brand will continue to invest in enhancing its presence in the domestic and international markets in 2017. Kalyan Jewellers which launched 17 showrooms in 2016, plans to invest over Rs. 500 crore in 2017   more
GJEPC conducts its 50th AGM in Mumbai
The 50TH Annual General Body Meeting (AGM) of The Gem & Jewellery Export Council (GJEPC), held on December 20, 2016, took some significant decisions. For one, the body approved changes in its code of ethics, necessary to complete the process of the GJEPC induction as a member into the   more
KP CHAIR MEETS GOVERNMENT AND DIAMOND INDUSTRY IN SOUTH KOREA TO DISCUSS GROWTH POTENTIAL AS GLOBAL TRADE HUB
As part of the ongoing efforts of the UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, to engage countries across the diamond supply chain, he has held meetings with senior government and industry representatives in South Korea.   more



Mark Gershburg to Step Down as Director of U.S. Kimberley Process Authority
Mark Gershburg, Founder and CEO of Gemological Science International (GSI)), has made the decision to step down as director of USKPA. The USKPA is the only organization of its kind in the world. It’s a trade association that   more

UAE KIMBERLEY PROCESS CHAIR VISITS LESOTHO TO DISCUSS STRENGTHENING OF KPCS COMPLIANCE
The UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has visited Lesotho where he met with Hon. Lebohang Thotanyana, Minister of Mines, in the   more
Joyalukkas opened 2nd Showroom in USA at Edison, New Jersey
Multi-awarded global jewellery retail chain Joyalukkas adds another milestone to 2016 with the opening of its second showroom in the USA at Edison, New Jersey on 17th December 2016 at 11:00 AM. Inaugurated by Mr. Thomas Lankey, Mayor of Edison, New Jersey, in the presence of Mr. Antony Jos, Director,   more
US$2MILLION RARE GEMSTONE ON DISPLAY AT DUBAI INETRNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK
The world’s purest and second largest Russian Alexandrite gemstone was available on sale at Dubai International Jewellery Week for US$2million. The stone, which weighs 9.65cts, has been certified by GemResearch Swisslab (GRS) and Swiss Foundation for the Research of Gemstones (SSEF).   more
HRD Antwerp Announces First Ever
Bilingual Diamond Grading Reports
In the framework of an economic mission to South Korea (Seoul) and China (Shanghai), presided over by Antwerp's Mayor Bart De Wever, the internationally renowned diamond grading lab HRD Antwerp has announced it will start offering bilingual diamond grading reports with the first reports   more



2017 Jewelry Industry Summit Announces Agenda and Speakers
The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, announced an agenda, plus speakers and sponsors for its second two-day meeting, Jan 29-30   more

Precious Metals Dealer Releases Breakthrough Diamond Investments in the U.S., Offering Portable and LIquid Diamond Assets Valued from $10,000 to $250,000
Money Metals Exchange, a leading U.S. precious metals dealer, has begun offering VULT diamond investment units to its investor community.   more
Gemological Science International Executive’s Interview Airs Over 140 times, Seen by More than 3 Million Viewers
Debbie Azar, Co-Founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), an independent organization with a global footprint that combines state-of-the-art technology with deep professional expertise, was recently interviewed as part of a large media tour to educate consumers, dispel diamond-buying   more
Stornoway Announces Commercial Production Achieved at Renard
Stornoway Diamond Corporation is pleased to announce that Commercial Production has been achieved at the Renard Diamond Mine. Commercial Production at Renard is defined as an average processing rate of 60% of plant name-plate capacity over a 30 day period. This was achieved on December 3, 2016, with an   more
Large, Rare Diamonds Offer Window into Inner Workings of Earth’s Mantle
Breakthrough research led by GIA Postdoctoral Research Fellow Evan Smith examines diamonds of exceptional size and quality to uncover clues about Earth’s geology. The researchers studied the unique properties of diamonds with similar characteristics to famous stones such as the Cullinan,   more



Kimberley Process Plenary witnesses a robust start
The Kimberley Process Plenary kicked off to a robust start yesterday with ministry delegates from from Zimbabwe, Ghana, Sierrra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Guinea, Angola and other mining economies   more

World Federation of Diamond Bourses Supporting Work of WDC at Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting in Dubai
A team of World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) officials will be participating on behalf of the World Diamond Council (WDC) in events during the Plenary meeting of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS)   more
Botswana Diamonds PLC Lands Industry Leader
Botswana Diamonds plc, the AIM listed diamond explorer (AIM: BOD) is pleased to announce the appointment of James Campbell as Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc with immediate effect. James will be based predominately in Johannesburg and will work closely with Alrosa on our Orapa   more
DiamondCorp plc update on Sale of Diamond
DiamondCorp is pleased to announce that the Company's operating subsidiary, Lace Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd, has completed the sale of diamonds recovered from the Lace mine prior to LDM being placed in business rescue.   more
Stellar Diamonds plc
announces Joint Ventures Signed in Guinea and Liberia
Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed diamond development company focused on West Africa, announces that it has signed joint venture agreements (“JVA’s”) with Citigate Commodities Trading (“Citigate”), a Dubai based commodities group, over the Company’s Baoulé kimberlite project in Guinea (“Baoulé project”)   more



UAE KIMBERLEY PROCESS CHAIR MEETS ARMENIAN PRESIDENT TO DISCUSS GREATER COOPERATION AROUND KPCS
The UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has visited the Republic of Armenia following his travels across Africa and the Russian   more

UAE KP CHAIR VISITS RUSSIA TO DISCUSS STRENGTHENING OF KPCS FOUNDATIONS
After the successful implementation of his Africa Initiative, the UAE Kimberley Process (KP) Chair, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has conducted an official visit to the Russian Federation – the biggest exporter of   more
Billionaire Donald Trump is US President
In a stunning result, billionaire businessman Donald Trump beat Iron Lady Hillary Clinton with a comfortable margin to take the highest position in White House. In a bitter and sweet one and half year long campaign, Donald Trump asserted on employment opportunities, immigrations laws and above all an ‘America’ that every citizen of the country has dreamt of. If all of his election mandates have to come true, the United States   more
Stornoway Announces Completion Of First Diamond Sale
Stornoway Diamond Corporation recently announced the completion of the first sale of Renard diamonds held between the 14th and 23rd of November in Antwerp Belgium. In total, 38,913 carats were sold at an average price of US$195 per carat, for proceeds of US$7.6 million (C$10.2 million1).   more
Lucara Reports Strong Third Quarter Revenue
Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced revenues of $38.1 million during Q3 resulting in year to date revenues of $229.4 million or $850 per carat. (all dollar amounts are in US Dollars unless otherwise indicated).   more



Africa's First Fairtrade certified gold co-operative offers hope gold miners living in poverty
Syanyonja Artisan Miners’ Alliance (SAMA) has become the first artisanal small scale mining co-operative in Africa to become Fairtrade certified, bringing much needed hope to impoverished communities who risk their lives   more

MIJEX 2016 successfully
concludes in Oman
The 7th edition of Muscat International Jewellery Exhibition (MIJEX) ran for 5 days concluded successfully at the Oman International Exhibition Centre in the city of Muscat, Oman. The show was inaugurated and launched by HE Mohsen bin Khamis al-Balushi, Advisor at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.   more
DIAMONDCORP ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE NEW FINANCING FACILITY TOTALLING £700,000 AND BOARD CHANGES
DiamondCorp plc, the Southern Africa focussed diamond mine development and exploration company, recently announced that, following the accelerated financing discussions as previously announced, the Company has entered into a Shariah-compliant secured   more
CIBJO concludes 2016 congress in Yerevan, Armenia, with focus on CSR, gem guides, grading and disclosure
CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, wrapped up its 2016 congress in Yerevan, Armenia, on Friday, October 28, after five intensive days of discussions on a wide-ranging set of issues facing the gemstone and jewellery industry, and sessions of its specialized commissions covering the diamond, coloured stone, pearl, coral,   more
Stornoway Opens Renard Diamond Mine
Stornoway Diamond Corporation recently announced that the Renard Diamond Mine was officially opened today at a ceremony held in the presence of M. Pierre Arcand, Quebec’s Minister of Energy and Natural Resources and Minister responsible for the Plan Nord, as well as current and former staff members, project stakeholders   more



Provocative New Diamond Industry Campaign Reflects the Desire for Real Connection in a “Swipe Right” World
The Diamond Producers Association launches its new ‘Real is Rare’ communications platform to reinforce diamonds as a symbolic expression of   more

KP CHAIR, AWDC ROUGH DIAMOND VALUATION FORUM MOVES CLOSER TO DEFINING METHODOLOGY
Opening the second, in a series of three Rough Diamond Valuation workshop-style forums the KP Chair, Ahmed Bin Sulayem, called for a consensual approach to determining a set of criteria to create universal methodology for the valuation of rough diamonds.   more
KIMBERLEY PROCESS CHAIR EXTENDS INVITATION TO CIVIL SOCIETY COALITION TO ATTEND PLENARY
The UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has extended an invitation to all members of the Civil Society Coalition (CSC) to attend the upcoming Plenary in Dubai, UAE. The Plenary takes place on November 13-17, 2016. As part of its agenda   more
UAE KIMBERLEY PROCESS CHAIR VISITS UGANDA TO GARNER SUPPORT FOR THE GLOBAL INITIATIVE
The UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), Ahmed Bin Sulayem, has visited Uganda as part of ongoing efforts towards increasing the dialogue with African countries around the rough diamond trade. During his stay, Mr. Bin Sulayem held talks with Fred Kabagambe-Kaliisa   more
Members of Civil Society Confirm
Attendance at KP Plenary in Dubai
The office of the UAE Kimberley Process Chair (KP Chair), today announced that members of Civil Society will attend the KP Plenary in Dubai, on November 13-17, 2016. The announcement follows an official invitation sent by the KP Chair on October 13, 2016, urging members of Civil Society Coalition to attend KP Plenary to discuss   more



HRD Antwerp ends contract with CEO Peter Macken
HRD Antwerp announces that Peter Macken has been relieved of his duties as CEO as a result of differing strategic views. The decision was taken by mutual agreement and is effective immediately. HRD Antwerp’s Executive Committee   more

HRD ANTWERP LAUNCHES INNOVATIVE DIAMOND GRADING REPORTS DURING HONG KONG JEWELLERY AND GEM FAIR SEPTEMBER 2016
HRD Antwerp, Europe’s leading authority in diamond certification, has launched its newly restyled Diamond Grading Reports and Diamond Jewellery   more
DE BEERS ROUGH DIAMOND SALES FOR CYCLE 8, 2016
The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the eighth sales cycle of 2016. Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “Demand for De Beers’ rough diamonds in Cycle 8 continued to reflect   more
Stornoway Provides Processing Update
for the Renard Diamond Mine
Stornoway Diamond Corporation is pleased to provide a diamond processing update on the Renard Diamond Mine, subsequent to the recent quarter ended September 30, 2016.
First ore was introduced to the Renard diamond plant on July 15, 2016. As of the quarter end, more
KIMBERLEY PROCESS CHAIR AHMED BIN SULAYEM VISITS INDIA AS THE COUNTRY EYES 2019 LEADERSHIP POSITION
In his discussions with Mrs Nirmala Seetharaman, Indian Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, the KP Chair expanded on the details of his initiatives he has taken during the last nine months. These include facilitating Venezuela’s return to the KP,   more



Canada's largest diamond manufacturer to become carbon neutral within framework of CIBJO's GHG Measurement Initiative
Vancouver-based Crossworks Manu-facturing Limited, the largest manufacturer of branded Canadian diamonds in the world, is set   more

Namibia Supports KP Chair Rough Diamond Valuation Initiative
As part of his Africa Initiative, the UAE Kimberley Process (KP) Chair Ahmed Bin Sulayem, met with the Prime Minister of Namibia, Dr. Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila in Windhoek, to discuss Kimberley Process related matters. These talks focused principally on initiatives regarding rough   more
KIMBERLEY PROCESS DECLARES THREE MORE ZONES IN CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC (CAR) AS ‘COMPLIANT ZONES’
On 19 September 2016, the Kimberley Process (KP) Monitoring Team declared the sub-prefectures of Boda, Carnot and Nola in Central African Republic (CAR) as ‘Compliant Zones’.   more
WFDB Optimistic After Solid Hong Kong Jewellery
and Gems Fair Antwerp
World Federation of Diamond Bourses' (WFDB) President Ernie Blom believes the diamond and jewellery industries have reason to be optimistic as they head into the critical fourth quarter holiday season after solid results at the just-ended Hong Kong Jewellery and Gems Fair. more
GAHCHO KUÉ DIAMOND MINE OPENS
Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine in the last 13 years, officially opened recently. The mine, a joint venture with The De Beers Group of Companies (51 per cent) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49 per cent), is expected to produce approximately 54 million carats of rough diamonds from around 35 million   more



CANADA’S NEWEST DIAMOND MINE TO PROVIDE C$6.7 BILLION BOOST TO ECONOMY
Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine under construction, will provide a C$6.7 billion boost to the Canadian economy according to a report published by EY for The De Beers   more

Need to change tactics for next great consumer generation discussed at CIBJO/Fiera di Vicenza seminar in Italy
Arguably the most substantial reconsideration in recent decades of the way in which diamond jewellery should promoted and sold was the focus of a seminar   more
Industry leaders attending the DMCC Precious Metals Forum in Accra, call on airlines and associations to ban the hand-carriage of gold
Over 130 industry delegates descended on Ghana’s capital Accra on 7 September, to attend DMCC’s second Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum (‘ADPMF’) held at the Kempinski Hotel.   more
Stornoway Provides Update On Adamantin Project
Stornoway Diamond Corporation (TSX-SWY; the “Corporation” or “Stornoway”) is providing an update on exploration at its 100% owned Adamantin Project located approximately 100km south of the Renard Diamond Project and 25km west of the Route 167 Extension in north central Québec.   more
IAMGOLD'S ROSEBEL MINE SIGNS AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE SARAMACCA PROPERTY
In its IAMGOLD Corporation reported that the Company has signed an agreement with the Government of Suriname to acquire an interest in the Saramacca property with the intent of defining a 43-101 compliant mineral resource within the next 24 months.   more



KIMBERLEY PROCESS CHAIR AND ANTWERP WORLD DIAMOND CENTRE TO HOST SECOND ‘SPECIAL FORUM’ ON ROUGH DIAMOND VALUATION AND CONFORMITY
The Kimberley Process Chair, Mr. Ahmed Bin Sulayem, recently announced the second in a series of three, one-day ‘Special Forums’, on rough diamond valuation,   more

Signet Jewelers Announces Strategic Partnership with Leonard Green & Partners
Signet Jewelers Limited the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, announced today that affiliates of Leonard   more
World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, announces appointment of Edi Faltz as Executive Vice President
The World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama, Latin America's first and only diamond exchange, has announced the appointment of Edi Faltz as Executive Vice President. He replaces Joseph Kuzi, who is stepping down after two years in office.   more
Stornoway Commences Ore Processing
At Renard Diamond Project
Stornoway Diamond Corporation is pleased to announce that processing of ore has commenced at the Renard Diamond Project.
This marks the beginning of a processing ramp-up designed to achieve 100% of plant nameplate capacity (2.16Mtonnes/annum at 78% plant utilization)  more
Initiative by WJH women's empowerment group
to present the female perspective on jewelry marketing
A group of female jewelers, who first joined together during the women's empowerment session at the Second LATAM Jewelry and Diamond Week at the World Jewelry Hub in June, has launched a grass-roots initiative that is designed to communicate their gender's particular perspective on the way jewelry   more



CIBJO President proposes Thailand strengthen regional role at government/jewellery industry summit in Bangkok
CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has proposed that Thailand position itself as the primary access point to the gemstone and jewellery industries and markets   more

LACE DIAMOND MINE OPERATIONAL UPDATE
DiamondCorp, the Southern African diamond mining, development and exploration company, is pleased to provide a project update on activities at the Lace diamond mine in the Free State Province of South Africa.   more
Lucara Diamond Expands Innovative XRT Technology
Lucara Diamond Corp. has announced that the Company will be installing more of the highly successful XRT technology to process finer size fractions at its Karowe mine in Botswana. The project, through the installation of four new XRT diamond recovery units   more
GJEPC organises 5th edition of India Diamond Week in New York, USA
16 leading Indian companies participate
In its effort to promote the Indian gems and jewellery industry, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) in association with Diamond Dealers Club is organising the 5th India Diamond Week on August 22 to 25, 2016 at the Diamond Dealers Club, 580 5th Avenue, New York.   more
Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum Returns
to Ghana in September 2016
DMCC to outline Dubai’s unique value proposition to miners highlighting a supply chain solution free of conflict minerals in collaboration with Ghana Chamber of Mines and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
DMCC, the Dubai government authority dedicated to enhancing Dubai’s position as a global gateway   more



FOREVERMARK REDEFINES BRANDED DIAMONDS
Announces New Initiatives at the Forevermark Forum in Pune
Forevermark, the diamond brand known for beautiful, rare and responsibly sourced diamonds, held a three-day interactive conference,  more

Antwerp’s diamond industry trade figures see slight uptick in first half of 2016
From January to June, 111.1 million carats of rough and polished diamonds were traded on the Antwerp diamond market, as compared to 102.8 million carats in the first half of 2015.   more
Lucara Announces the Payment of A Special Dividend
Lucara Diamond Corp. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the return of Canadian $172 million to shareholders by way of a special dividend of Canadian $0.45 per share to the holders of the Company's common shares. The special dividend will be paid in addition to the Company's existing   more
The House of Gübelin presents its Sparks of Fire line inspired by the fiery inner world of a ruby
The House of Gübelin presents its Sparks of Fire line, inspired by the fiery inner world of a ruby. The jewellery design is based on the Swiss jeweller’s Deeply Inspired philosophy. Gübelin jewellery is inspired by the mysterious inner world of coloured gems. The individual structures within each gem, the so-called inclusions,   more
DE BEERS ANNOUNCES SENIOR MANAGEMENT APPOINTMENTS AT GLOBAL SIGHTHOLDER SALES
The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced new appointments to the positions of Senior Vice President of Sightholder Sales and Senior Vice President of Product Planning at its Global Sightholder Sales business. Nigel Simson will move from his current role as Senior Vice President of Sightholder Sales to head up   more



STULLER JOINS IGDA
The International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA) has accepted leading US jewellery manufacturer Stuller as its member. IGDA – an industry-wide association – was launched in February 2016 and comprises of leading lab-grown diamond growers,  more

Lucara to Retain the Historic Lesedi La Rona Diamond
Lucara Diamond Corp. reported that the Company will be retaining the exceptional 1,109 carat Type IIa Lesedi La Rona diamond as bidding did not meet the reserve price at the auction held this evening   more
GSI Brings Greater Report Accessibility,
Accuracy And Security
Gemological Science International (GSI) announced recently that it has added Virtual Diamond Examination (VDX), a 360-degree HD video to its list of proprietary, high-tech software applications for diamond grading and reports. “GSI’s VDX Report not only reduces paperwork, but it allows access to 360-degree HD video of the   more
DIAMCOR PROVIDES FINAL UPDATE ON ROUGH DIAMOND TENDERS FOR FIRST FISCAL QUARTER
Diamcor Mining Inc. recently announced the final results of rough diamonds delivered, tendered, and sold in the Company’s first fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2016 from its Krone-Endora at Venetia project in South Africa (the “Project”).  more
New AWDC Board reelects Stéphane Fischler as President
On Tuesday June 14 and Wednesday June 15, members of the Antwerp diamond industry elected the new board members for the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) Board of Directors representing the trade. Recently, Monday June 27, during the first meeting of AWDC’s new Board of Directors, members reelected Stéphane   more



DMCC and Jafza Sign MoU to boost trade between Dubai’s leading Free Zones
DMCC (‘Dubai Multi Commodities Centre’), the Government authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai,  more

Women's empowerment in regional jewelry and gemstone industry come under focus at Latin American Diamond and Jewelry Week
The empowerment of women in Latin America's jewelry, diamond and gemstone sectors came under the spotlight at a special seminar, organized as part of the Second Latin   more
Rio Tinto unveils new organisational structure and executive team to drive performance
Rio Tinto will strengthen its organisational structure to continue to drive performance under its new chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques.From 2 July 2016, Rio Tinto’s product group structure will be adjusted to better align the Group’s assets with the business strategy to help drive further efficiencies   more
Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange Brings New Momentum to JNA Awards
The Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange has joined the ranks of distinguished enterprises and organisations that are proud partners of the JNA Awards. Organised by JNA (Jewellery News Asia), the prestigious awards programme recognises and honours individuals and companies that have demonstrated innovation, sustainability,  more
JCK Las Vegas, LUXURY and JIS Exchange Glistened During a Sweltering Week in the Desert
Going out with the heat, JCK Las Vegas concluded its 26th edition on Monday, June 6. The show welcomed the best of the best in the jewelry industry with over 2,400 exhibiting brands and manufacturers, as well as an abundant lineup of industry networking opportunities and informative panel discussions.  more



Diamond Producers Association Reveals New Campaign Platform
Recently, the Diamond Producers Association unveiled a new marketing platform for diamonds during a special presentation to members of the jewelry industry at the JCK show.  more

Signet Jewelers Issues Statement Regarding Its Longstanding Commitment to Superior Customer Service and Rigorous Product Quality Procedures
Signet Jewelers Limited - the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, today issued the following statement responding to misleading allegations about its business   more
Antwerp diamond industry launches new campaign -
“Diamonds & Antwerp, it’s in our DnA!”
The Antwerp diamond industry has launched a new campaign that aims to reinvigorate the city’s reputation as diamond capital of the world, both at home and abroad. “Diamonds and Antwerp, it’s in our DnA” celebrates more than five centuries in which the city has been synonymous with diamonds, highlighted by a festive   more
Lucara Provides Exploration Update
LUCARA recently announced successful results from the mini bulk sample program on the BK02 kimberlite located 30 kilometres east of the Karowe Mine as well as an update on additional exploration programs underway. A total of 274.33 carats were recovered from the processing of 5,916 tonnes of BK02 for a sample grade of 4.6 cpht   more
Gübelin supports the jewellery auction Magnificent Jewellery Charity Auction – Kat Florence & Sarah Jessica Parker in Hong Kong
The auction house Tiancheng International will hold an important jewellery auction on June 12, 2016 in Hong Kong. As part of the auction, a total of 38 pieces from the famous designer Kat Florence in partnership with Sarah Jessica Parker will be auctioned under the title   more



NORTH ARROW CONFIRMS NEW DIAMONDIFEROUS KIMBERLITES AT PIKOO, SASKATCHEWAN
North Arrow Minerals Inc. (TSXV-NAR) is pleased to announce initial microdiamond results from the 2016 drilling program at the Pikoo Diamond Project in central eastern Saskatchewan,   more

World Diamond Mark Foundation announces Facets of Mankind, the World Diamond Museum
The World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM) announced it has built the virtual foundations of the World Diamond Museum, a unique resource in the cloud that   more
BOTSWANA CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF INDEPENDENCE WITH BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY ROADSHOW IN THE UNITED STATES
Under the auspices of true partnership, and to celebrate 50 years of independence, key representatives from the Botswana Government will tour three cities in the United States to engage captains of industry in the US market in New York, San Francisco and Chicago.  more
Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair re-branded as BrilliAnt® 8th edition to be held January 29-31, 2017
The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair has been brilliantly established on the international trade fair calendar since 2010. It is a full-fledged diamond fair - the joint flagship of Antwerp's Diamond Bourses, powered by the AWDC.For its 8th edition, to be held January 29-31, 2017, the fair's concept has been revisited,  more
DE BEERS AUCTION SALES COMMENCES US VIEWINGS
The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced that its Auction Sales business will conduct viewings of Exceptional and Special Stones at the International Institute of Diamond Valuation (IIDV) offices in New York, ahead of its Cycle 6 auctions.This will be the first time that De Beers’ Auction Sales business conducts  more


DIAMCOR PROVIDES UPDATE ON ROUGH DIAMOND TENDERS FOR FIRST FISCAL QUARTER
Diamcor Mining Inc.is pleased to announce the results of rough diamonds delivered, tendered, and sold to date in the Company’s current fiscal  more

Myntra forays into Fine Jewellery– Introduces Mia by Tanishq
Validating its revolutionary technology for producing stunning lab-grown gem quality diamonds, New Diamond Technology (NDT), based in St. Petersburg, Russia will unveil four record breaking stones certified  more
Stellar Diamonds plc announces Initial Approval of Tongo Mine Licence
Stellar Diamonds plc, the London listed diamond development company focused on West Africa, has been verbally informed that the Minerals Advisory Board (MAB) has approved the application for a mining licence over its 100% owned Tongo project in Sierra Leone. Progression of the licencing process remains subject  more
World Jewelry Hub reports first export of jewelry produced in WJH Free Zone
The World Jewelry Hub has reported the first export of finished jewelry manufactured in the WJH Free Zone. The transaction was managed under the center's expanded free-zone license, which now permits the establishment of manufacturing facilities within its jurisdiction.  more
WFDB Launches Young Diamantaires Programme at 37th World Diamond Congress
An exciting new initiative of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) that was launched at the recent 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai is an international Young Diamantaires programme.The forward-looking project came out of discussions held by the WFDB's Promotion Committee with the aim of   more



WORLD DIAMOND CONGRESS OFF TO A FLYING START WITH OVER 200 GLOBAL INDUSTRY LEADERS IN DUBAI
DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs for trade and enterprise, opened the 37th World Diamond Congress, the biennial meeting of the World Federation  more

Dubai Women’s Association receives support from Pure Gold Group for mass wedding 100 new Muslim couples to wed at the mass wedding event in Dubai
Firoz Merchant, philanthropist and Founder & Chairman of Pure Gold Group, announced his support of a mass wedding event for new Muslims organized   more
UAE KP CHAIR CLOSES FINAL DAY OF KP INTERESSIONAL ANNOUNCES TWO UPCOMING FORUMS ON ROUGH DIAMOND VALUATION
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Kimberley Process Chair, closed the final day of this week’s KP Intersessional, which was attended by over 200 delegates from around the world at Atlantis, The Palm.
The UAE has this year been selected as the first and only Arab country to Chair the Kimberley Process   more
UAE KP CHAIR HOSTS ROUGH DIAMOND VALUATION SPECIAL FORUM WITH INDUSTRY LEADERSs
The Kimberley Process Chair recently hosted a one-day ‘KP Chair Special Forum’ on rough diamond valuation, as a precursor to the Kimberley Process Intersessional meetings taking place at Atlantis, The Palm, 24-26 May.Attended by over 200 market participants the forum covered topics on rough diamond valuation   more
BRUCE CLEAVER APPOINTED AS CEO OF DE BEERS GROUP
De Beers Group announces the appointment of Bruce Cleaver as CEO, following Philippe Mellier’s decision to step down after five years with the company. The appointment will take effect on 1 July 2016.
Bruce Cleaver served as De Beers’ executive director responsible for strategy and commercial  more



Nepal International gem and Jewellery Expo Launched
'The Nepal International Gem and Jewellery Expo' was launched with much fanfare here at the Yak and Yeti Hotel recently. The Prime Minister H.E. Mr. KP Sharma Oli opened the Expo lighting a lamp and congratulated  more

WFDB Holds Committee Meetings Ahead of World Diamond Congress
The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) held its committee meetings on Monday ahead of the official opening of the 37th World Diamond Congress on Tuesday. The Congress, being held from May 16 to 19 in Dubai, is a biennial meeting held together   more
UAE FIRST ARAB COUNTRY TO CHAIR KIMBERLEY PROCESS AND TO HOST KP INTERSESSIONAL MEETING IN DUBAI
His Excellency Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri, Minister of Economy of the UAE, and Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Kimberley Process Chair, welcomed over 200 delegates to Dubai for the 2016 Kimberley Process Intersessional Meetings (24-26 May) today at Atlantis, The Palm. more
Panama Diamond Exchange changes name to 'World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama'
The Panama Diamond Exchange, Latin America's first diamond bourse, will from now on be known as the "World Jewelry & Diamond Hub, Panama." The move was approved by the General Assembly of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, during the 37th World Diamond Congress in Dubai, May 16-19.  more
Registration for CIBJO Congress 2016 now open, dedicated congress website launched
Registration for the 2016 congress of CIBJO, the World Jewelry Confederation, is now open. Delegates and other participants may register for the congress and its social programme, as well as book hotel rooms, via a dedicated congress website located at: http://www.cibjo.org/congress2016/.  more



IIJS 2016 OPENS DOORS FOR YOUNG INNOVATORS AND MSME SECTOR
In a welcome move, IIJS 2016 plans to introduce "Hall of Innovation" product gallery and a dedicated section for MSME sector in Hall no. 2 at Bombay Exhibition Centre. These new features are being introduced to encourage  more

Jewellery Businesses Go Digital with the GIA Diamond Focus Report
In every corner of the world, diamonds have been described using the GIA-developed 4Cs (colour, cut, clarity and carat weight) of diamond quality and the International Diamond Grading System  more
World Gold Council signs memorandum of understanding with the DMCC to support the promotion and adoption of a Shari’a standard on gold in Dubai
At the 2016 Dubai Precious Metals Conference, the World Gold Council hosted a successful seminar to update industry participants on the latest developments in the creation of a global Shari’a Standard on Gold (“the Standard”). The event kicked off the schedule and showcased gold product ideas that will be enabled   more
Pure Gold Jewellers launches Islamic Art inspired pendant for Ramadan and Eid
Capturing the essence of devotion and spirituality that Ramadan denotes, award winning retailer Pure Gold Jewellers has launched special edition handcrafted gold pendant with the word ''Allah'' carved in Arabic calligraphy. The limited edition pendant comes with 18 karat gold chain and is available at all Pure Gold Jewellers stores  more
The Oppenheimer Blue Diamond Shatters Auction Record
Christie's Geneva Magnificent Jewels sale announced that the 14.62-carat "Oppenheimer Blue," the largest fancy vivid blue diamond ever offered at auction, set a world auction record, selling for more than $58.2 million, including commission and fees.  more



World Diamond Congress Set to Take Place Against Spectacular Dubai Backdrop
With the start of the 37th World Diamond Congress just days away, the gathering is set to be among the best-attended and most impressive ever held, reflecting renewed optimism in the diamond trade internationally. more

Visonary Entrepreneur & Philanthropist, Joy Alukkas receives top honours from Forbes ME
Joy Alukkas has been recognized as one of the top leaders in the Arab world by Forbes Middle East. Already listed in both Forbes Magazine’s World’s Billionaires and India’s Rich lists, the premier business publication now also counts Joy Alukkas  more
Lucara Sells Its 813 Carat Diamond for US$63 Million, the Highest Price Ever Achieved for the Sale of a Rough Diamond
Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced that the exceptional 812.77 carat, Type IIa diamond recovered from the Karowe mine in Botswana in November 2015 (see news release dated November 19, 2015), has been sold for US$63,111,111 (US$77,649 per carat). As part of the sale, Lucara has partnered with Nemesis  more
PEREGRINE ANNOUNCES MAIDEN INFERRED MINERAL RESOURCE OF 4.23 MILLION CARATS IN 5 MILLION TONNES FOR THE TOP 240 METRES OF THE CH-7 KIMBERLITE
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently announced a maiden Inferred Mineral Resource estimate for the CH-7 kimberlite pipe at the Company’s 100 percent owned Chidliak Diamond Project, Nunavut, Canada. Key elements of the announcement are:  more
SINGAPORE DIAMOND INVESTMENT EXCHANGE LAUNCHES THE WORLD’S FIRST COMMODITY EXCHANGE TRADING PHYSICALLY SETTLED DIAMONDS
The Singapore Diamond Investment Exchange (“SDiX”), recently announced that trading has started on the world’s first and only commodity exchange for physically settled diamonds. The SDiX platform aims to standardize global trading in diamonds as an asset class and to unlock new investment opportunities for global investors.   more



La Marquise Jewellery Expanding beyond GCC
In an exclusive with Shankar Ramanathan, Director - International Business & Marketing, La Marquise Diamonds & Watches DMCC-'The New Jeweller'   more

Chow Tai Fook Honored to Become a Reference Price Member of Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited ( “Chow Tai Fook” or the “Company”; collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Group”; stock code: 1929), the largest jeweller listed in Hong Kong with 87 years’ heritage, is pleased to announce that the Group has become one of the Reference Price Members of the Shanghai Gold Benchmark Price, the world's first   more
VICENZAORO DUBAI IS CONFIRMED AS A STRATEGIC HUB FOR GLOBAL JEWELLERY
The second edition of VICENZAORO Dubai has confirmed the event’s role as a new strategic platform for global jewellery. Organised in Dubai between 14 - 17 April 2016, by DV Global Link, a joint venture between Fiera di Vicenza and the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC),   more
Dubai’s role as major precious metals hub boosted by emerging markets trade
Diamcor DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs for trade and enterprise, announced today the 5th edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC), in association with Foretell Business Solutions.
Under the theme ‘Linking Markets’ DPMC addressed  more
Singapore jewellery retailer Luvenus Jewellery awarded WDM Authorised Diamond Dealer status
Singapore-based diamond and gold jewellery retailer Luvenus Jewellery Pte Ltd. and the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM),a non-for-profit organisation established in 2012 by the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), have signed an accreditation   more



UAE Bullion Dealer of the Year : KALOTI PRECIOUS METALS
With “City of Gold” Dubai’s sights firmly set on becoming the global hub for physical gold trading – the region has become a centre of excellence in the refining of precious metals – and family-owned Kaloti are at the forefront of this movement.   more

HRD ANTWERP INAUGURATES NEW HONG KONG OFFICE
HRD Antwerp is happy to announce the inauguration of its new Hong Kong office following a relocation from its old premises. The official opening of the new HRD Antwerp office, located at Unit 1204 A 12/F Harbour  more
Portugal's Portdiamonds / Numerplatina Ida Makes First Export of Kimberley Process Diamonds to Dubai Company
Portuguese company Portdiamonds / Numerplatina Ida has announced its first-ever export of rough diamonds with Kimberley Process certificates to Dubai. The Lisbon-based rough diamond trading company, which has been operating for more than four years, exported the KP-approved diamonds   more
Come September ,Come FACETS
Twenty Five years of showcasing Sri Lanka’s unique Gem and Jewellery product to the world, by paving a way to exports for local entrepreneurs, by building strong local and international trade linkages at every level of the industry, by building an international image for our  more
DE BEERS ROUGH DIAMOND SALES FOR CYCLE 3, 2016
The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the third sales cycle of 2016.
Continued stability in polished diamond prices and sales of polished diamonds at the wholesale level supported a reasonably positive environment for rough diamond demand for the third consecutive sales cycle.   more



Indian Prime Minister Modi receives Antwerp Diamond Industry
Indian Prime Minister Modi is paying a visit to Belgium recently. Given the importance of diamonds in the trade relations between Belgium and India, the Indian Prime Minister this evening will personally welcome members from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre’s Board of Directors.   more

Jean-Sébastien Jacques to succeed Sam Walsh as Rio Tinto chief executive
Rio Tinto chief executive Sam Walsh will retire from the business on 1 July 2016 and will be succeeded by Copper & Coal chief executive Jean-Sébastien Jacques. To ensure a smooth transition, Jean-Sébastien, more
Brazilian officials learning from Antwerp diamond industry
Fourteen officials from the Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy are following a rough diamond training course provided by the Antwerp diamond industry over a period of two weeks. The objective of the course is to ensure that Brazil is able to apply the strict requirements of the Kimberley Process properly.   more
KUWAIT’S PREMIER JEWELLERY & WATCH EVENT HAS ARRIVED
The inaugural Jewellery Arabia Kuwait exhibition will take place from 23 – 26 April 2016 at the Jumeirah Messilah Beach Hotel & Spa under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Salman Sabah Al-Salem Al-Homoud Al-Sabah, Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs in Kuwait.  more
Antwerp Diamond Industry pleased after meeting with Indian Prime Minister Modi delivers results
Given the importance of diamonds in the trade relations between Belgium and India, Indian Prime Minister personally welcomed members from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre’s Board of Directors during his visit to Belgium. Several points were discussed, including the Reserve Bank of India’s norms on imports.   more



OKAVANGO DIAMOND COMPANY TO HOST DIAMOND VIEWINGS IN INDIA
Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has announced to host diamond viewings at India Diamond Trading Centre (IDTC) from 20th to 25th July 2016 for GJEPC and BDB members.   more

DIAMCOR ANNOUNCES ROUGH DIAMOND TENDER RESULTS OF ITS FOURTH FISCAL QUARTER
Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the “Company”) announces the results of rough diamond tenders and sales for the Company’s fiscal quarter ending March 31, 2016 from   more
FATF urges caution on trade with Iran and North Korea
Registered diamond companies should apply enhanced customer due diligence measures when their customers are domiciled, located in, or have any other links to one of the following two countries: Iran and Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.
On 19 February 2016, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) identified two countries that still pose a significant   more
DIAMCOR ANNOUNCES OPERATIONAL UPDATE, RECOVERY OF SPECIALS, AND GRANTING OF STOCK OPTIONS
Diamcor Mining Inc. (TSX-V.DMI / OTCQX-DMIFF), (the “Company”) announces it has completed the initial integration of the Tomra XRT system into the in-field screening operations at the Company’s Krone-Endora at Venetia Project (the “Project”).   more
Kalyan Jewellers signs Sonam Kapoor as Brand Ambassador
Kalyan Jewellers, India’s trusted and leading jewelry brand has signed film actor and popular style icon Sonam Kapoor as a national brand ambassador. Sonam Kapoor will endorse Kalyan’s exquisite range of gold and diamond jewelry.   more



DE BEERS ROUGH DIAMOND SALES FOR CYCLE 2, 2016
The De Beers Group of Companies recently announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the second sales cycle of 2016.
Rough diamond demand   more

Agri Focussed Budget this season for India
India has yet again unleashed a Farmer focussed Budget for the Year 2016 – 2017. Agriculture and irrigation have been the focus area’s with emphasis on Healthcare and Education. Talking about the Gold and Jewellery Business, the Finance Minister hinted at a probability of a further increase in the Import duties.This he said keeping in mind the of sharp fall   more
ANGLO AMERICAN DRIVES CHANGE TO DEFINE A MORE SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Anglo American published its 15th annual Sustainability Report alongside its 2015 Annual Report, entitled “Driving Change, Defining Our Future”. Both reports outline the Group’s strategic plans to focus on a core portfolio of assets as it continues to emphasise the central   more
The 57th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair , A Resounding Success and a Ruby Future
The 57th edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry cemented Thailand’s position as a jewelry hub while new proposals for 2017 aim to make the Kingdom the ruby capital of the world.
“I believe that the Thai gems and jewelry industry is on course to become a jewelry hub,   more
‘Best-ever’ DJWE opening ushers in five days of luxury, Record-breaking number of brands dazzles Doha’s VIPs and visiting crowds
Under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the thirteenth edition of Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition   more



La Marquise Jewellery Expanding beyond GCC
In an exclusive with Shankar Ramanathan, Director - International Business & Marketing, La Marquise Diamonds & Watches DMCC - 'The New Jeweller' finds more about recent developments in the global   more

The 57th Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair Thailand: The World's Ruby Capital
The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) with the Gems, Jewelry and Precious Metal Confederation of Thailand   more
LEADING DIAMOND GROWERS, DISTRIBUTORS, RETAILERS AND TECHNICAL EXPERTS COME TOGETHER TO LAUNCH THE INTERNATIONAL GROWN DIAMOND ASSOCIATION (IGDA)s
More than 10 leading grown diamond producers, distributors and retailers have come together to launch a global platform, the International Grown Diamond Association (IGDA).   more
FOREVERMARK EXPANSION CONTINUES WITH HUNGARY AND THAILAND
Forevermark is delighted to announce the opening of two new Forevermark markets through its Licensee model. Forevermark launched in Hungary recently with R-A diamonds. A leading distributor and wholesaler for fine diamond jewellery and loose diamonds,   more
DMCC and DIFC’s Dispute Resolution Authority sign memorandum to pioneer Dubai Free Zone collaboration
DMCC, the Government and Free Zone authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai and DIFC’s Dispute Resolution Authority (‘DRA’) have signed a Memorandum   more



DIAMOND PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES SENIOR POSITIONS
The Diamond Producers Association (“DPA”) has announced the appointments of Stephen Lussier as Chairman, Jim Pounds as Vice Chairman and Jean-Marc Lieberherr as Chief Executive Officer,   more

KGK expands its horizon to Australia
The year 2016 has clocked in with good news for the KGK group as it adds another diamond and jewellery company to its portfolio- Ausdiam Pty Ltd., an Australia based company. There would be a change in the identity   more
NCDIA APPOINTS BARBARA WHEAT AS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
The Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA), the leading not-for-profit organization devoted to natural color diamonds, announced today that industry veteran Barbara Wheat has been appointed as Executive Vice President.  more
Borsa İstanbul and World Diamond Mark announce cooperationin diamond jewellery promotion in Turkey and other key markets
Borsa İstanbul, the only bourse regulated under Turkish Capital Market Law, and the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDM) have signed an agreement that cements the cooperation between Borsa İstanbul and WDM  more
50 Most Influential Industry Leaders Featured on the 2016 Mining Indaba™ Speaker Line-Up
Mining Indaba has assembled an outstanding array of global and regional industry leaders and experts for the 2016 Investing in African Mining Indaba – 8-11 February, Cape Town, South Africa. The speaker line-up is set to reflect investment opportunities  more


GJEPC to organise 4th edition of India Diamond Week in New York, USA 15 leading Indian companies to participate
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council in association with Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) is organizing the 4th edition of India Diamond Week  more

Joyalukkas opens 6th showroom in Dammam, KSA
Joyalukkas commitment for growth and expansion continues in the year 2016. This year the ‘world’s favourite Jeweller, has planned to open around 15 plus showrooms around the world.  more
World’s Leaders in the Diamond Industry Speak at the Omugongo, International Diamond Conference
Broad expertise in the field of diamond met in the Namibian capital, Windhoek. The second International Diamond Conference (also known as Omugongo: A Cut Above The Rest) (DiamondsNamibia.na/omugongo), this year t together more than 150 worldwide stakeholders  more
ELEMENT SIX BEGINS PATENT INFRINGEMENT LITIGATION AGAINST IIA TECHNOLOGIES
Element Six Technologies Ltd stated that it has begun legal action in Singapore against IIa Technologies Pte. Ltd alleging infringement of its patents concerning synthetic diamond material.  more
PEREGRINE DIAMONDS ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (“Peregrine Diamonds” or “the Company”) (TSX:PGD) announces that Brooke Clements has stepped down as President and CEO of Peregrine Diamonds’  more


World’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas opened their showroom in Shabiya, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The globally renowned jewellery retail chain, Joyalukkas has opened their much awaited, jewellery showroom in Shabiya, ME 11 Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.  more

DED and Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group pioneer electronic retail price display to enhance transparency
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and the Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the premier industry association  more
EXPO 2020 DUBAI TO APPOINT GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS AS AMBASSADORS FOR THE MEGA-EVENT
Following the recent ratification, in Paris on 25 November 2015, of the UAE as the next host of the 160-year-old global event, the Higher Committee plans to spread awareness and knowledge of the themes of Expo around the world utilising high-profile, highly regarded individuals. Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Board Representative of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and Director General  more
Signet Jewelers Reports Holiday Season Same Store Sales up 4.9%
Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, recently announced its sales for the eight weeks ended December 26, 2015(“Holiday Season”) and guidance for the 13 weeks (“Fourth Quarter”) ending January 30, 2016.  more
UAE committed to engaging with Civil Society as the KP Chair for Year 2016
What a very special four days we have had here in Angola.It has been a real honour to be here, seeing old friends and meeting new ones; attending the various discussions, panels, working groups and the social functions. It is also a privilege to be addressing you all as Chair of the Kimberley Process. Angola has done an incredible job over the past year  more


IGI highlights importance of certification through on-site diamond laboratory at Dubai International Jewellery Week
International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewellery   more

Alrosa and AWDC reaffirm strong relationship at Antwerp diamond industry networking evening
The excellent collaboration between Antwerp, the leading diamond trade hub, and Russian mining giant Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond producer, was once again highlighted at an exclusive networking event  more
‘Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium’ concludes on an optimistic note’ The ‘first of its kind’ Symposium to educate and empower the G&J sector
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) successfully concluded The Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium (DDES) recenly. DES, an initiative by GJEPC was organized with an objective to impart knowledge on synthetic diamonds  more
Jewelry Industry Summit Debuts Updated Website and Opens Registration
The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, announced the debut of its updated website  more
AHMED BIN SULAYEM APPOINTED UAE CHAIR OF THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS
The UAE Ministry of Economy has officially appointed Ahmed Bin Sulayem as the UAE’s Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2016. Present at the official handover in Dubai was Angola’s Bernardo Campos, the former Chair of the Kimberley Process.  more


20th DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK 2015 RELAUNCHES AS CONSUMER FOCUSED SHOW
The ultimate jewellery experience awaits discerning shoppers as Dubai International Jewellery Week - the Middle East’s most distinguished jewellery event  more

INHORGENTA MUNICH Continues to be Open to Trade Visitors only
INHORGENTA MUNICH has been the international order and communication platform for jewelry and watches for more than 40 years. The trade show provides competent support to exhibitors and retailers as the industry’s professional partner.  more
PEREGRINE DIAMONDS ANNOUNCES $7.0 MILLION RIGHTS OFFERING AND PROVIDES CHIDLIAK UPDATE
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently announced that it will be offering rights to holders of its common shares of record at the close of business on November 30, 2015  more
Lucara Recovers Two More Large Diamonds Including an 813 Carat Stone from the Karowe Mine in Botswana
Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced that two more exceptional white stones have now been recovered through the XRT diamond recovery units.  more
Pure Gold Jewellers in USD 150 Million expansion of 22karat Gold outlets offering Genuine Price Promise offering the company’s Genuine Price Promise
In keeping with the increased demand for 22 karat gold jewellery, Pure Gold Jewellers will invest USD 150 Million in 30 new gold jewellery outlets to be opened in GCC countries (GPP) of lowest gold prices in the market.  more

The Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2015 Winners Announced
Fifteen winners of the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2015 were announced in a glittering ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani, Bahrain Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay recently.  more

IGI’s on-site laboratory returns to Jewellery Arabia 2015
Following its successful debut at Jewellery Arabia last year, International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) on-site laboratory  more
Pure Gold Jewellers celebrates UAE National Day with inspirational jewellery
Inspired by UAE National Anthem ‘Ishy Biladi’ which means ‘Long Live My Nation’, the UAE National Day collection launched by Pure Gold Jewellers embodies true love for the UAE.  more
Lucara Makes Diamond History; Recovers 1,111 Carat Diamond
Lucara Diamond Corp. the high quality diamond producer with assets in Botswana, is pleased to announce the recovery of a 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond.  more
HRD Antwerp corporate statement regarding the deliberate provision of incorrect diamond certificates by employees in 2012.
Recently, the Correctional Court of Antwerp delivered a verdict in regards a case concerning the deliberate provision of incorrect diamond certificates by employees in 2012.  more


DMCC HOSTS 2ND MIDDLE EAST GEMS & JEWELLERY FORUM 2015 IN DUBAI
DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, hosted the second edition of its two-day annual Middle East Gems & Jewellery Forum (‘MEGJF’) 2015  more

World’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas, opened their showroom in Avenues Mall, Oman, Boushar
The world’s favourite jeweller has major plans for expanding across the world for the next two years.  more
NEW MICRODIAMOND DATA SUPPORTS INCREASED DIAMOND CONTENT AT CH-7 AND THE POTENTIAL TO ADD 2.5 TO 3.1 MILLION CARATS AT CH-6
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently reported new microdiamond results from the CH-7 and CH-6 kimberlites at its 100%  more
Singapore Set to Shine at Jewellery Arabia 2015
The Singapore Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) is bringing 9 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the jewellery industry to the 24th edition of Jewellery Arabia 2015 from 24 to 28 November 2015  more
WFDB President Ernie Blom Says Bharat Diamond Bourse Fully Entitled to Ban Trading in Synthetic/ Laboratory-Created Diamonds
World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom said, in response to the decision of the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) recently to ban the trading of synthetic/ laboratory-created diamonds  more

World’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas opened their showroom in Shabiya, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The globally renowned jewellery retail chain, Joyalukkas has opened their much awaited, jewellery showroom in Shabiya, ME 11 Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.  more

DED and Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group pioneer electronic retail price display to enhance transparency
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and the Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the premier industry association  more
EXPO 2020 DUBAI TO APPOINT GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS AS AMBASSADORS FOR THE MEGA-EVENT
Following the recent ratification, in Paris on 25 November 2015, of the UAE as the next host of the 160-year-old global event, the Higher Committee plans to spread awareness and knowledge of the themes of Expo around the world utilising high-profile, highly regarded individuals. Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Board Representative of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and Director General  more
Signet Jewelers Reports Holiday Season Same Store Sales up 4.9%
Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, recently announced its sales for the eight weeks ended December 26, 2015(“Holiday Season”) and guidance for the 13 weeks (“Fourth Quarter”) ending January 30, 2016.  more
UAE committed to engaging with Civil Society as the KP Chair for Year 2016
What a very special four days we have had here in Angola.It has been a real honour to be here, seeing old friends and meeting new ones; attending the various discussions, panels, working groups and the social functions. It is also a privilege to be addressing you all as Chair of the Kimberley Process. Angola has done an incredible job over the past year  more


World’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas opened their showroom in Shabiya, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, UAE
The globally renowned jewellery retail chain, Joyalukkas has opened their much awaited, jewellery showroom in Shabiya, ME 11 Mussafah, Abu Dhabi.  more

DED and Dubai Gold & Jewellery Group pioneer electronic retail price display to enhance transparency
The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai and the Gold & Jewellery Group (DGJG), the premier industry association  more
EXPO 2020 DUBAI TO APPOINT GLOBAL THOUGHT LEADERS AS AMBASSADORS FOR THE MEGA-EVENT
Following the recent ratification, in Paris on 25 November 2015, of the UAE as the next host of the 160-year-old global event, the Higher Committee plans to spread awareness and knowledge of the themes of Expo around the world utilising high-profile, highly regarded individuals. Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, UAE Minister of State and Board Representative of the Expo 2020 Dubai Higher Committee and Director General  more
Signet Jewelers Reports Holiday Season Same Store Sales up 4.9%
Signet Jewelers Limited, the world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, recently announced its sales for the eight weeks ended December 26, 2015(“Holiday Season”) and guidance for the 13 weeks (“Fourth Quarter”) ending January 30, 2016.  more
UAE committed to engaging with Civil Society as the KP Chair for Year 2016
What a very special four days we have had here in Angola.It has been a real honour to be here, seeing old friends and meeting new ones; attending the various discussions, panels, working groups and the social functions. It is also a privilege to be addressing you all as Chair of the Kimberley Process. Angola has done an incredible job over the past year  more



IGI highlights importance of certification through on-site diamond laboratory at Dubai International Jewellery Week
International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world’s largest independent laboratory for testing and grading gemstones and fine jewellery   more

Alrosa and AWDC reaffirm strong relationship at Antwerp diamond industry networking evening
The excellent collaboration between Antwerp, the leading diamond trade hub, and Russian mining giant Alrosa, the world’s largest diamond producer, was once again highlighted at an exclusive networking event  more
‘Diamond Detection Expo & Symposium’ concludes on an optimistic note’ The ‘first of its kind’ Symposium to educate and empower the G&J sector
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), in association with Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) successfully concluded The Diamond Detection Expo and Symposium (DDES) recenly. DES, an initiative by GJEPC was organized with an objective to impart knowledge on synthetic diamonds  more
Jewelry Industry Summit Debuts Updated Website and Opens Registration
The Jewelry Industry Summit, an open forum on sustainability and responsible sourcing, announced the debut of its updated website  more
AHMED BIN SULAYEM APPOINTED UAE CHAIR OF THE KIMBERLEY PROCESS
The UAE Ministry of Economy has officially appointed Ahmed Bin Sulayem as the UAE’s Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2016. Present at the official handover in Dubai was Angola’s Bernardo Campos, the former Chair of the Kimberley Process.  more



20th DUBAI INTERNATIONAL JEWELLERY WEEK 2015 RELAUNCHES AS CONSUMER FOCUSED SHOW
The ultimate jewellery experience awaits discerning shoppers as Dubai International Jewellery Week - the Middle East’s most distinguished jewellery event  more

INHORGENTA MUNICH Continues to be Open to Trade Visitors only
INHORGENTA MUNICH has been the international order and communication platform for jewelry and watches for more than 40 years. The trade show provides competent support to exhibitors and retailers as the industry’s professional partner.  more
PEREGRINE DIAMONDS ANNOUNCES $7.0 MILLION RIGHTS OFFERING AND PROVIDES CHIDLIAK UPDATE
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently announced that it will be offering rights to holders of its common shares of record at the close of business on November 30, 2015  more
Lucara Recovers Two More Large Diamonds Including an 813 Carat Stone from the Karowe Mine in Botswana
Lucara Diamond Corp. recently announced that two more exceptional white stones have now been recovered through the XRT diamond recovery units.  more
Pure Gold Jewellers in USD 150 Million expansion of 22karat Gold outlets offering Genuine Price Promise offering the company’s Genuine Price Promise
In keeping with the increased demand for 22 karat gold jewellery, Pure Gold Jewellers will invest USD 150 Million in 30 new gold jewellery outlets to be opened in GCC countries (GPP) of lowest gold prices in the market.  more



The Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2015 Winners Announced
Fifteen winners of the Middle East Jewellery of the Year Awards 2015 were announced in a glittering ceremony held under the patronage of His Excellency Zayed bin Rashid Alzayani, Bahrain Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism at the Four Seasons Bahrain Bay recently.  more

IGI’s on-site laboratory returns to Jewellery Arabia 2015
Following its successful debut at Jewellery Arabia last year, International Gemological Institute’s (IGI) on-site laboratory  more
Pure Gold Jewellers celebrates UAE National Day with inspirational jewellery
Inspired by UAE National Anthem ‘Ishy Biladi’ which means ‘Long Live My Nation’, the UAE National Day collection launched by Pure Gold Jewellers embodies true love for the UAE.  more
Lucara Makes Diamond History; Recovers 1,111 Carat Diamond
Lucara Diamond Corp. the high quality diamond producer with assets in Botswana, is pleased to announce the recovery of a 1,111 carat gem quality, Type IIa diamond.  more
HRD Antwerp corporate statement regarding the deliberate provision of incorrect diamond certificates by employees in 2012.
Recently, the Correctional Court of Antwerp delivered a verdict in regards a case concerning the deliberate provision of incorrect diamond certificates by employees in 2012.  more



DMCC HOSTS 2ND MIDDLE EAST GEMS & JEWELLERY FORUM 2015 IN DUBAI
DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, hosted the second edition of its two-day annual Middle East Gems & Jewellery Forum (‘MEGJF’) 2015  more

World’s favourite jeweller, Joyalukkas, opened their showroom in Avenues Mall, Oman, Boushar
The world’s favourite jeweller has major plans for expanding across the world for the next two years.  more
NEW MICRODIAMOND DATA SUPPORTS INCREASED DIAMOND CONTENT AT CH-7 AND THE POTENTIAL TO ADD 2.5 TO 3.1 MILLION CARATS AT CH-6
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. recently reported new microdiamond results from the CH-7 and CH-6 kimberlites at its 100%  more
Singapore Set to Shine at Jewellery Arabia 2015
The Singapore Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) is bringing 9 local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) from the jewellery industry to the 24th edition of Jewellery Arabia 2015 from 24 to 28 November 2015  more
WFDB President Ernie Blom Says Bharat Diamond Bourse Fully Entitled to Ban Trading in Synthetic/ Laboratory-Created Diamonds
World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom said, in response to the decision of the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) recently to ban the trading of synthetic/ laboratory-created diamonds  more

First Middle East Jewellery Designers’ Forum 2015, a huge success
The ‘First Middle East Jewellery Designers’ Forum’ saw a successful launch during the recently concluded ‘Mid-East Watch and Jewellery Show Sharjah’. Initiated by The New Jeweller Group, the First Middle East Jewellery Designers’ Forum was a historic moment as Leading Jewellery Designers of the Middle Eastern region enthralled the participants with their best of designs and creativity. The Forum was inaugurated by Mr.George Kaseza from the Tanzania Minerals Audit Agency under the Govt. of Tanzania who congratulated the initiative and wished the jewellery designers  more
Three of the world's largest diamond companies open offices at the Panama Diamond Exchange
Three of the world's largest diamond companies have inaugurated their Latin American offices in the Panama Diamond Exchange building at the World Jewelry Hub.  more
Mahesh Khemlani elected as next president of the Panama Diamond Exchange
The Board of Directors of the Panama Diamond Exchange has elected Mahesh C. Khemlani as the next PDE President. Mr. Khemlani, has an extensive background in business and government, including a term as Vice Minister of Finance of the Republic of Panama.  more
Amnesty International Report on CAR Ignores Antwerp Controls
Despite the fact an Amnesty International team visited the Antwerp World Diamond Centre, including the Antwerp Diamond Office which supervises all imports and exports of diamonds to and from Antwerp  more

PHILLIPS APPOINTS SAM HINES AS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OF WATCHES
Phillips has appointed the prominent watch specialist and leading authority in the field, Sam Hines, as International Head of Watches.  more

ALROSA President pays a working visit to Angola
Recently ALROSA President Andrey Zharkov met with Vice President of Angola Manuel Vicente in Luanda. The meeting was held as part of Andrey Zharkov’s first working visit to Angola. The meeting was held as part of Andrey Zharkov’s first working visit to Angola. Officials from the relevant Angolan ministries and representatives of the local business community  more
Dubai Diamond Exchange to host inaugural Dubai Diamond Finance Seminar
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC platform, recently announced the launch of its Dubai Diamond Finance Seminar Series – the first of three to be hosted this year. The seminars aim to raise awareness of diamond financing options and how Dubai’s trade infrastructure and financial institutions can further support the diamond trade.
Sanjeev Dutta, Director, DMCC Tea Centre and DMCC Tradeflow, who will speak at the seminar, said: “DMCC Tradeflow has revolutionised the lending market for Dubai’s Diamond industry.  more
UAE to Chair Kimberley Process for Year 2016
DMCC, one of the world’s leading commodity hubs and the UAE Ministry of Economy’s authority for the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme, welcomed the selection of the UAE as the Vice-Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) in 2015. The appointment was recently confirmed through a voting process involving all KP Participants. The UAE will assume the role of Kimberley Process Chair in 2016.
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, said:“We are honoured to have been formally selected as Vice Chair in 2015 and to assume the role of Chair of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme in 2016. Voted by our fellow participants, we have become the first Arab country to hold this position.  more

DMCC signs MoU with Borsa İstanbul in Dubai
DMCC, the Government and Free Zone authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai and Borsa İstanbul  more

Pangolin Receives Positive Results from Ground Penetrating Radar at Malatswae Diamond Project, Botswana
Pangolin recently announced that it has received positive ground penetrating radar (“GPR”) survey results for the Company’s wholly-owned Malatswae Diamond Project (“Malatswae”),  more
104 - CARAT FOREVERMARK DIAMOND UNVEILED
The largest Forevermark diamond in the world has been unveiled by long-standing Forevermark Diamantaire and Authorised Forevermark Jeweller, Chow Tai Fook at a press evening in Hong Kong.  more

L’azurde recognized as best jewelry brand in Saudi Arabia
L’azurde, the leading jewelry company, has been awarded the prize of “best jewelry brand in Saudi Arabia”. The award was presented by Luxury Lifestyle Awards, the international entity dedicated to recognizing the most outstanding brands for their distinguished initiatives and achievements. The award was presented during the eighth version of “Luxury Lifestyle Awards’ annual ceremony held in Dubai in May 2015.  more
Kennady Diamonds Provides Kennady North Project Update
Kennady Diamonds Inc. (“Kennady Diamonds”, the “Company”) (TSX-V: KDI) is pleased to announce that processing of the Kelvin 436 tonne bulk sample was completed recently. The bulk sample was processed at the Geoanalytical Laboratories Diamond Services of the Saskatchewan Research Council (“SRC”)  more

INHORGENTA MUNICH Expands International Network
INHORGENTA MUNICH enters into a partnership with the China Watch & Clock Fair (CWCF) – one of the biggest trade shows for watches in the world.  more

Beehive channels over AED 12 million ($3m) finance to more than 25 SMEs in the UAE
Beehive, the UAE’s leading online marketplace for peer-to-peer finance, announced it has facilitated over AED 12 million ($3m) in finance for more than 25 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UAE since its launch in November 2014.  more
Pure Gold Jewellers to offer largest collection of GIA graded loose diamonds
Award winning jewellery retailer and the only World Diamond Mark certified retailer in the GCC, Pure Gold Jewellers has expanded its offerings with the largest selection of GIA graded loose diamonds in the region.  more
International Diamond Week unites traders from Antwerp, Mumbai, New York and Ramat Gan
During the first week of upcoming September, the trading floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) will witness a unique phenomenon: members of diamond bourses from the world's four leading diamond centers - Antwerp, Mumbai, New York and Ramat Gan  more
GPHG 2015 JOINTLY LAUNCHES THE FIRST DUBAI WATCH WEEK
The 2015 GPHG jury is composed of 25 personalities renowned for their watchmaking expertise and chaired by Aurel Bacs. Artists and musicians Dieter Meier (Yello) and Eric Singer (Kiss) are notably joining this international multidisciplinary jury that will commend the excellence of watchmaking  more

SGL conducts synthetic diamond conclave in India
Solitaire Gem Labs (SGL) was the preferred laboratory partner at the Preferred Manufacturers of India (PMI) meet in Goa‬ held by All India GJF.
The conclave on Synthetic Diamonds was conducted by Mr. Chirag Soni, SGL Director and Mr. Christopher MacDonald, who heads the SGL London operations.
The conclave highlighted the current challenges faced by the industry from CVD and other synthetic diamonds and the fact that SGL is now detecting an increasing incidence of CVD synthetics, noting risks that undisclosed synthetics could become a huge problem for the industry.  more
Pure Gold Jewellers launches special edition Crescent and Generosity pendants symbolizing Ramadan traditions
The Holy month of Ramadan is upon us, and so is the time of devotion, perseverance, faithfulness and dedication. Inspired by Ramadan, the award winning jewellery retailer, Pure Gold Jewellers has launched a special collection of gold and diamond pendants artistically inspired by the crescent moon with the engraving “Allah” and “Shahada - the testimony  more

DGCX expands ties with Chinese market with China Futures Association MoU
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) further expanded its relationship with the Chinese derivatives market with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Futures Association (CFA). The agreement seeks to enhance ties between the markets of China and the UAE, with a focus on increasing interaction between key players in the derivatives industry both in the private and public sectors.
China Futures Association (CFA) is a Beijing-headquartered non-profit self-regulatory industry body with the capacity to implement laws, regulations and policies for the futures market. more

TANZANIA GEMOLOGICAL CENTRE
Inaugurated in ARUSHA
Tanzania is blessed with conducive geological environment representing all the known stratigraphic formations in the world ranging from Achaean to recent.   more

Joyalukkas awarded
Superbrand for 6th consecutive year
Joyalukkas - world’s favourite jeweller has now been recognized as a Superbrand for 6th time  more
Firoz Merchant ranked 25th on Forbes list of Top 100 Indian Business Leaders in the GCC
Firoz Merchant, the Founder and Chairman of award winning jewellery retailer Pure Gold Jewellers is ranked 25th on the Forbes list of Top 100 Indian Business Leaders this year. “It is a great honor to be recognized by Forbes and to share the platform with Indian business leaders in the GCC who have contributed to the economic growth of this region.  more

WFDB President Ernie Blom: Presidents Meeting An Opportunity to Discuss Cooperation With New Diamond Producers Association
World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) President Ernie Blom says the Presidents Meeting of the WFDB more
Mid-2015 Gold Master Class to be held in China
Mid-2015 Gold Master Class, a mid-year workshop for the 10th China Gold & Precious Metals Summit 2015,  more

AWDC and Diamond Administration of China (DAC) Sign Memorandum of Understanding
The MOU was signed during the Antwerp-Shanghai Investment Forum taking place in Antwerp recently more

DGCX introduces data enriched Website
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) announced the launch of Market Watch, a content rich micro-website that provides in-depth analysis of trading data and price movements of DGCX products along with charts and market depth features. Market Watch can be accessed from the main DGCX website www.dgcx.ae
The new live stream, features delayed quotes for all the contracts traded on DGCX including the best five prices  more
DGCX expands ties with Chinese market with China Futures Association MoU
The Dubai Gold & Commodities Exchange (DGCX) further expanded its relationship with the Chinese derivatives market with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Futures Association (CFA).  more

Kalyan Jewellers to invest in setting up new showrooms in India and the middle east
Kalyan Jewellers, India’s leading and trusted jewellery brand has announced that it will invest Rs.175 crore to expand its distribution operations. The company is launching 4 new showrooms. The company is making a foray into East India for the first time by opening a showroom in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.  more
Mid-2015 Gold Master Class to be held in China
Mid-2015 Gold Master Class, a mid-year workshop for the 10th China Gold & Precious Metals Summit 2015, is scheduled to be convened on 26 June 2015, Friday in Shanghai China.
The Mid-2015 Gold Maser Class, hosted by the organizing committee of the China Gold & Precious Metals Summit and organized by IGVision International Corporation Shanghai  more

SGL discusses challenges of synthetic diamonds in seminar at VicenzaOro Dubai
Solitaire Gemmological Laboratories (SGL) held a seminar at VicenzaOro Dubai in which it discussed the challenges to the global industry of undisclosed synthetic diamonds.
SGL director Chirag Soni told the seminar on April 25 that SGL labs were now detecting an increasing incidence of CVD synthetics, noting risks that undisclosed synthetics could become a growing problem facing the industry.  more
Changi International Airport welcomes Pure Gold Jewellers
Award winning jewellery retailer and the only World Diamond Mark certified retailer in the GCC, Pure Gold Jewellers has opened its doors at Singapore Changi International Airport’s departure zone in Terminal 1. This makes Pure Gold Jewellers one of the largest duty free operator for jewellery concession.  more

Pure Gold holds first WDM sales training programme in Dubai
Pure Gold Jewellers, the first international retail jeweler that adopted the World Diamond Mark Authorised Diamond Dealer programme, recently  more
IGI’s CAD programme receives Tamkeen approval paving way for Bahraini jewellery designers to boost their career
Jewellery designers have traditionally relied on drawings to show their clients what the final piece will look like when it is finished.  more

Peter Cheng, Chairman of Chow Tai Fook Foundation, joins the Board of World Diamond Mark Foundation
Peter (Kar Shing) Cheng, Chairman of the Chow Tai Fook Foundation and a director of the eponymous firm, the world's largest retail jewellery chain, has joined the board of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF), the all-industry organization that seeks to assist retail jewelers worldwide to promote diamonds and diamond jewellery to the end-consumer. Mr. Cheng's joining the WDM board  more
HE Dr Ahmed Albanna, Director of African Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Speaks at Opening of Dubai Diamond Conference 2015
The Dubai Diamond Conference, which opened this morning at the Almas Conference Centre, Almas Tower, DMCC, was attended by more than 500 delegates who heard H.E. Dr Albanna highlight the increasing importance of economic and diplomatic ties between the U.A.E and the nations of Africa. more


Panel Discussions Draw Crowds at Dubai Diamond Conference 2015
Expert panels discussed the most important issues facing the global diamond industry on the concluding day of the two-day DDC 2015 including synthetic diamonds  more
GJEPC BRINGS INDIA’S BEST TO VICENZAORO DUBAI (VOD) 2015
The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), the apex body of gem and jewelry industry in India, in its effort to cater to the rapidly emerging Middle East Gems & Jewellery market is organizing the Indian Pavilion at this year's  more




JEWELS FROM
SAUDI ARABIA
Making a mark in the International Market
Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is the world's dominant oil producer and exporter, and controls the world's second largest hydrocarbon reserves backed by its fossil fuels, The Kingdom is categorized as a high income economy with a high human development index and is the only Arab country to be part of the G20 major economies. Apart from the OIL that Saudi Arabia produces, the Kingdom is also best known for the manufacturing more

Dubai Diamond Conference 2015
The Dubai Diamond Exchange (‘DDE’), a DMCC platform, recently announced the two-day Dubai Diamond Conference 2015 will be officially opened by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, Former EU President. more

GOLD.AE
Poised for international leadership from Dubai.
Gold AE is incorporated in the UAE and is an award winning business specializing in the online trading of deliverable Gold and Silver. It is licensed by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) which is a Government’s initiative more

DV Global Link” and the strategic partner “L’Azurde” organised a Roadshow in Saudi Arabia to promote VICENZAORO Dubai Exhibition
DV Global Link, a joint venture company between Fiera di Vicenza (FdV) and Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) has chosen the Saudi company L’Azurde as its strategic partner in the region, to support VICENZAORO Dubai, a new Super Show dedicated to Jewellery. The new Event will consolidate Dubai as the undisputed Jewellery capital in the Gulf. more