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Omega Diamonds acquitted in lawsuit by Belgian customs

October 3rd, 2017|0 Comments

Claims against Omega Diamonds by customs dismissed

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ALROSA recovered a unique pink 27.85-carat diamond

September 29th, 2017|0 Comments

“Almazy Anabara”, a subsidiary of ALROSA, recovered a large pink rough diamond weighing 27.85 carats. This is a unique discovery: by far the largest company’s pink rough diamond had a weight of about 4 carats. If the company decides to cut this stone, it could become the most expensive polished diamond in the history of ALROSA.

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World’s largest flawless diamond ever to be auctioned will be unveiled

September 27th, 2017|0 Comments

The uncut 404-carat stone named the “4 de Fevereiro” discovered in Angola in February 2016. The gem has been cut into a 163-carat D flawless diamond, (de Grisogono).

Sylvain Goldberg on the alpha and omega of the diamond industry

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

Graff Buys 4-Carat Blue Diamond For $3.6 Million At Auction

A Fancy Intense Blue diamond which has been held in a private collection for nearly 30 years sold for $3.6 million, smashing its $2 million high estimate, at Bonhams Fine Jewellery sale in London.

Hong Kong Show Reflects Stable Diamond Market

Diamantaires left the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair on Sunday relatively satisfied with trading in the loose-diamond section, as traffic increased during the five-day event.

Standard Chartered Lost $400 Million on Risky Diamond Debt

Standard Chartered Bank thought it would be a good idea to expand a unit making loans secured by the jewels. Now it wants out.

Trust-Based Commerce as Basis for the Diamond Trade in Danger of Collapsing?

Though the warning signs were on the wall – trust-based banking in the diamond sector seems all but dead. Three specifically named mammoth Indian diamond firms have apparently made some astonishingly brazen propositions to two of their leading lenders (ADB/KBC and Standard Chartered Bank). “We want an immediate haircut of 70% – and the remaining 30% we shall repay in a ten-year period. If you don’t take it, you won’t see any money.”

16.90-carat, D-color, internally flawless diamond ring

A step-cut, 16.90-carat, D-color, internally flawless diamond ring with a pre-sale estimate of $1.6 million to $2.2 million will lead Bonhams fine jewelry sale in New York on September 19.

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