Demand For Blue Diamonds Push Fancy Color Diamond Prices Up Slightly in 2016

Demand for blue diamonds increased strongly last year, while demand for yellow stones continued to decline, the Fancy Color Research Foundation (FCRF) said based on wholesale pricing data that it collected.

The FCRF reported that its Fancy Color Diamond Index increased by 0.4 percent in 2016 as a result of price increases for blue and pink diamonds of 5.5 percent and 1.4 percent, respectively. The increases were offset by a 4.0 percent drop in prices of yellow diamonds.

Antwerp Rough Diamond Bourse Holding 5th edition of Rough Diamond Days

The 5th edition of Rough Diamond Days event that are staged by the Antwerpsche Diamantkring (Antwerp rough diamond bourse) will be held on February 22 and 23.

The event will be open from 10am to 5pm on both days.

Last chance to register as IDWI Registration Reaches All-Time High 

Buyer registration for the Sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) has reached an all-time high with hotel capacity stretched to the limit, according to the organizers.

As a result, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) announced that it would close registration by February 3, with people registering after that date not being guaranteed free hotel nights.

HKJMA Young Manufacturers to Attend International Diamond Week

The Hong Kong Jewellery Manufacturers’ Association (HKJMA) is sending a special delegation of young manufacturers to the sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) to be held February 13 – 16.

The delegation, which will be led by HKJMA Chairman Adam Lau, will include Deputy Chairman Peter Lam, Executive Joe Lee and head of the Youth Committee Kevin Ng, as well as a number of younger manufacturers.

Alrosa to Showcase Unique Diamonds at IDWI

Large and unusual stones by Alrosa promise to be key attractions at the sixth International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) which will be held from February 13 to 16.

The special stones will be prominently displayed on the trading floor of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE).

Latest World Diamond Magazine Issue Mailed Out And Online for Viewing

More than 10,000 copies of the ninth issue of the World Diamond Magazine (WDMagazine) are currently being mailed and bulk shipped around the world to end up in the hands of many thousands of retail jewellers and other diamond, gemstone and jewellery professionals and to be placed in the magazine bins of international trade shows. It is also already available for downloading here: http://www.worlddiamondmark.org/our-activities#incuded-page-wdmagazine.

“We’re very pleased to have a good number of jewellery industry coaches, trainers and other writing for us on a regular basis,” said Ya’akov Almor, editor-in-chief and communication director of the World Diamond Mark (WDM). “This issue carries a wealth of articles about diamond jewellery marketing and branding; an WDMagazine update information about the Facets of Mankind – the World Diamond Museum; the Turkish jewellery trade; industry financing, the KP and rough diamond valuation, fancy coloured diamonds, developments in diamond grading, the investment diamond market, synthetic diamonds and a fascinating interview with Shira Ami who looks back at her 35 years as a diamond industry writer and editor.”

De Beers' Cleaver Says 'Collaboration, Preparation And Collective Progress Key To Success'

Bruce Cleaver, De Beers Group CEO, emphasized the importance of all parts of the diamond sector working together following the unpredictable events of a volatile 2016.

Commenting on the value of different parts of the diamond pipeline finding ways to work together more effectively, Cleaver told a reception of Global Sightholder Sales customers during the first Sight of 2017, “We have made some good steps in this direction, with greater collaboration across the value chain to stimulate demand, to share industry insight and to support pipeline efficiency. But we must continue on this path and maximize the impact of our combined efforts to grow industry value.”

Diamond-Set Coronet Guitar to be Highlight of BrilliANT Fair

On display at the upcoming eighth edition of BrilliANT, the Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair will be Aaron Shum's 'Eden of Coronet', a Gibson Guitar.

It is set with more than 400 carats of Coronet® diamonds in about 1.6 kg of 18K white gold and was awarded a Guinness World Records title for the Most Valuable Guitar in 2015 and has been valued at $2 million.