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Tiancheng Intl. Appoints Executive for Beijing Office
Auction house Tiancheng International Auctioneer Ltd. appointed Caroline Wang as its representative for Beijing effective immediately. She will be responsible for the company’s expansion across Asia, while strengthening public relations outreach and...
Marketing Apr 21, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Press Release: Rowley Cites Need for Diamond Industry Investment
Press Release: The diamond industry has a few years to prepare for the next 50 years, said Paul Rowley, De Beers’ executive vice president of global sightholder sales. Speaking at the Dubai Diamond Conference today, he said...
Rough Markets Apr 21, 2015 De Beers
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ALROSA's 1Q Production +6%
(RAPAPORT) ALROSA’s diamond production rose 6 percent year on year to 8.4 million carats in the first quarter that ended on March 31. The increase was driven by expanded production at the company's Mir underground mine, the...
Mining Apr 21, 2015 Deena Taylor
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Rio Tinto's 1Q Diamond Production +14%
Rio Tinto reported that its diamond production grew 14 percent year on year to 4.155 ‎million carats in the first quarter that ended on March 31. The increase resulted mainly from a ramp up in production at the company's...
Mining Apr 21, 2015 Deena Taylor
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Press Release: Indian Delegation to Support World Jewelry Hub Opening
Press Release: A high level delegation of government and industry officials from India, led by Shri Siddharth, the director general of the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has confirmed its participation in the grand opening...
Polished Markets Apr 21, 2015 PDE
Press Release: D.E.F. Creates Marketing Material for Diamonds Do Good Initiative
Press Release: Today’s customers increasingly want to know that the companies they do business with are a force for positive change. During both the “Power Panel” and “Connecting Powerful Diamond Stories with Customers”...
Fair Trade Apr 20, 2015 D.E.F.
Lucara Recovers a 342-Ct. Diamond at Karowe
Lucara Diamond Corp. recovered a 341.90-carat gem-quality diamond from its Karowe mine in Botswana, while processing fragmental kimberlite from the central and south lobe interface.The type IIa rough diamond shows exceptional color...
Rough Markets Apr 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
Graff's Profit +41% to $180M in 2014
(RAPAPORT) Daily Mail: Luxury brand Graff Diamonds' revenue reached a record $1 billion in 2014 and profit jumped 41 percent year on year to $180 million. Retail sales jumped 30 percent to $922 million, buoyed by demand from the...
Financial-Legal Apr 20, 2015 Daily Mail
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Rockwell Diamonds' Production +3%, Revenue +8% in 4Q
Rockwell Diamonds Inc. reported that production rose 2.6 percent year on year to 6,932 carats in the fourth quarter that ended on February 28. Revenue increased 7.8 percent to $13.1 million as the average price for...
Mining Apr 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Brad Campbell Joins Sarine North America
Sarine Technologies Ltd.'s subsidiary Sarine North America Inc. appointed Brad Campbell as the vice president of sales. Campbell spent much of his career at Morgan Jewelers, ultimately serving as vice president of merchandising and then as company...
Marketing Apr 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
HRD Appoints CEO, Directors for China and India
HRD Antwerp appointed Peter Macken as its new CEO. On June 1, Macken will begin the role on a part-time basis, concurrently with his present position as the CEO of Irmaco SA, and assume the HRD post...
Marketing Apr 20, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Press Release: GECI Sponsors CIBJO Congress, Adds New Master's Program
Press Release: GECI, the leading gemological institute for certification, education and research is proud to announce its participation as a Gold Sponsor at the upcoming 2015 annual congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, which will...
Marketing Apr 20, 2015 GECI
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Press Release: OGI Debuts Symmetry Leakage Technology
Press Release: OGI Systems Ltd. is excited to announce their worldwide breakthrough symmetry analysis and evaluation technology for polished diamonds -- the Symmetry Leakage. The technology can predict symmetry leakage in a single impression. The...
Technology Apr 20, 2015 OGI Systems
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Press Release: GSI & Parinay Jewellery Host Education Session in Trivandrum
Press Release: Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest independently owned gemological laboratories in the world, is pleased to conduct a training session in association with Parinay Jewellery at Trivandrum. This is the first time GSI collaborated...
Marketing Apr 20, 2015 GSI
Stellar Diamonds
Stellar Diamonds Completes Maiden Sale of Baoulé Production
Stellar Diamonds realized $195,000 or an average $266 per carat from the sale of 733 gem-quality diamonds recovered from trial mining at its Baoulé project in Guinea. The diamonds formed part of larger sale of 4,414 carats.The...
Rough Markets Apr 20, 2015 Deena Taylor
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Press Release: IGI Hosts On-Site Diamond Laboratory at Vicenzaoro in Dubai
Press Release: International Gemological Institute DMCC (IGI), the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute for diamonds, colored gemstones and jewelry will host an on-site diamond laboratory for the first...
Polished Markets Apr 20, 2015 IGI
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ALROSA's Reserves Increase in 2014
ALROSA reported that its diamond reserves increased by 25.6 million carats in 2014. The company's inferred resources rose by 53.57 million carats, based on new discoveries and on-mine-site exploration in 2014. The increase in reserves was...
Mining Apr 19, 2015 Deena Taylor
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Luk Fook's 4Q Same-Store Sales -20%
Luk Fook Holdings, a Hong Kong-based jeweler, reported that group same-store sales dropped 20 percent year on year in the fourth quarter that ended on March 31. The company noted the decline was influenced by the...
Retail Apr 19, 2015 Deena Taylor
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Investigators Probe Marange Diamond Firm Jinan for Transferring $546M
(RAPAPORT) Financial Gazette: Jinan Mining, a China-based diamond miner operating in the Marange, is under investigation for allegedly transferring $546 million without reporting the transaction. Jinan later brought the funds back into Zimbabwe...
Mining Apr 17, 2015 Financial Gazette
Sloppy Jewel Thief Sentenced to Seven Years in Prison
(RAPAPORT) Atlanta Journal-Constitution: A Florida man was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday for his role in a $1.6 million jewelry heist in Kennesaw, Georgia and it turns out that he was caught because he was a shoddy driver,...
Financial-Legal Apr 17, 2015 Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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