Registration Opens for Bharat Diamond Week at Bharat Diamond Bourse

Registration has opened for participation in the first-ever edition of the Bharat Diamond Week at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India.

The BDB expects thousands of visitors from India and abroad to take part in the April 23-25 international diamond week. The BDB said that 200 Indian companies will be exhibiting polished diamonds to buyers from across the world.

Organizers of 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair: Record Figures Achieved

The 61st Bangkok Gems and Jewelry Fair held from February 21-25 attracted visitors from 113 countries with the top five visiting nations being India, Myanmar, China, USA and Russia, the organizers reported.

Antwerp Diamond Bodies Partnering With CARAT+ 2018 Show

CARAT+ has announced a partnership with the Federation of Belgian Diamond Bourses (FDBD) and the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) for the second edition of the show from May 6-8.

IDE: International Tender Center Beat Expectations for First Year

The International Tender Center (ITC) opened by the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) in February 2017 has succeeded beyond expectations during its first year of activity, the IDE said.

As a result, the IDE says that the center will be expanded later this year to include a venue for live auctions.  

De Beers – Strong Sales Continue at Second Sales Cycle of 2018

De Beers sold rough diamonds with a provisional value of $555 million, following confirmed sales of $672 million in the first sales cycle (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) of 2018 compared with a provisional figure of $665 million.

ALROSA Sells $1 Billion Of Rough Diamonds In Jan-Feb

ALROSA sold $1.032 billion of rough diamonds in the first two months of this year, with sales of almost $533 million in February.

"In February, the core diamond markets were quite strong," said ALROSA Deputy CEO Yury Okoemov. "The diamond cutting sector continues replenishing stocks. Demand for diamond products was also backed up by good jewelry sales in China on the eve of the Chinese New Year.

Gem Diamonds Finds 152-Carat Type IIa Diamond at Letseng

Gem Diamonds Limited has found a 152-carat, top white color Type IIa diamond from the Letšeng mine in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.

Beny Steinmetz Firm Placed In Administration

BSG Resources Ltd, a Guernsey-based holding company of Israeli diamond and mining tycoon Beny Steinmetz’s international mining business, has been placed in administration.

Being placed in administration means being taken under the management of a court appointed administrator whose main aim is to leverage the company's assets and business to repay creditors as quickly and as fully as possible without preference.