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‘Diamonds and Lies’ Exposes the Real Fake

December 9th, 2018|0 Comments

In the era of fake news and synthetic diamonds, it was a matter of time before the two would meet. They did so recently in the form of editorials in the South China Morning Post (SCMP) and on the Russia Today (RT) TV channel, which took some cheap shots at the diamond trade.

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Omega Diamonds acquitted in lawsuit by Belgian customs

December 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Claims against Omega Diamonds by customs dismissed

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Natural diamond greener than synthetic diamond?

December 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

Does the natural diamond suffer from a communication deficit? Jean Marc Lieberherr thinks so. This is why this connoisseur of the mining world, having spent several years as Managing Director at Rio Tinto (Anglo-Australian mining group, leading diamond mining company with De Beers and Alrosa) founded the DPA ( Diamond Producers Association) in 2015.

Record start of the season with Black Friday and Cyber Monday

The holiday season in the United States has had a record debut, according to Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales figures. A record $ 6.22 billion was spent on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks sales of 80 US retailers among the top 100.

Sylvain Goldberg on the alpha and omega of the diamond industry

The Alpha and Omega of the diamond business history and some savvy expertise

Higher Average Price Drives Belgium Exports

Belgium’s polished trade grew strongly in October, according to data from the Antwerp World Diamond Centre. Exports rose 17% amid a higher average price and steady volumes, reflecting trading in higher-value diamonds. Export value was up for the first 10 months of the year, also boosted by an increase in the average price. 

India Polished Exports Rise in October

India’s polished diamond exports climbed 19% by value in October amid a higher volume and average price compared with a year ago, according to data from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council. Exports are up 9% for the year to date as an 18% jump in the average price has offset lower volume, reflecting a shift toward higher-value goods. India’s net diamond account surged 50% over the 10 months as growth in rough and polished exports outpaced that of imports.

Bourbon-Parma family jewelry sale a great success

Not surprisingly, recent jewelry auctions and other items from the Bourbon-Parma family collection have been a success.

Lesedi La Rona – First diamonds cut from it

Image: Lesedi La Rona – Graff After more than a year of detailed analysis, cut and polishing by a team of experts, Graff Diamonds began to unveil the diamonds from the Lesedi La Rona and its 1.109 carats.

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