Headlines

Kimberley Process Intersessional Meeting opens in Mumbai

The Opening Session of the 2019 Intersessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process (KP) opened on Monday in Mumbai.

In his opening remarks, India's KP Chair, Alok Vardhan Chaturvedi, reminded the audience that India had been one of the founders of the international body which is now in its 16th year of operation. India is just as committed as it has always been to the eradication of conflict diamonds which are estimated to be less than 0.2% of supply, he commented.

Sharp Decline In De Beers Sales At 5th Sight – Just $390M

De Beers reported that its fifth sales cycle of 2019 came in at just $390 million.

Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: "While overall retail sentiment for diamond jewelry in the US remains solid, a more challenging environment in China and higher than normal polished diamond inventories in the midstream resulted in a cautious approach from rough diamond buyers during the fifth cycle of 2019."

Gem Labs To Present Latest Innovations At June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair

Industry stakeholders who want to stay on top of the latest innovations, research studies and evolving technologies impacting gemmology should visit the Gemmological Laboratories Zone of the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

De Beers Group Launches Diamond Education Course Partnership With IIG In India

De Beers Group Institute of Diamonds is partnering with the International Institute of Gemology in India (IIG) to provide diamond education courses in India. The IIG has been operating for more than 50 years and is recognised as a leader in gemology and in diamond and jewellery education in India, De Beers said.

Sarine Offers Revolutionary 3D Jewellery Imaging Solution

Sarine Technologies Ltd has announced that it is now offering a new simple, automated and extremely cost-effective imaging and visualisation service with interactive personalization functionality to jewellery suppliers and retailers.

Mountain Province: New Kimberlite at Gahcho Kué

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc has discovered a new kimberlite at its Gahcho Kué Joint Venture (GKJV) leases – the first new discovery in the area in 20 years.

The Wilson kimberlite is located roughly 200 meters east of the Tuzo kimberlite and was discovered during drill testing of geophysical and geological anomalies in the area, the miner announced.

Sarine Introduces 'Sarine Diamond Journey with Select Midstream Suppliers

Sarine Technologies Ltd has announced the launch of 'Sarine Diamond Journey Official Partners’ Program.

Following the Sarine Diamond Journey™ provenance tracking program’s launch earlier this year, significant interest has been expressed by retailers interested in sourcing Sarine Diamond Journey documented goods. One of the major advantages of sourcing Journey documented diamonds is that retailers can then source these from a broad selection of suppliers and not be dependent on only a certain supplier with its own individual traceability program.

GJEPC Organizes India Pavilion With 40 Leading Gem & Jewellery Players

The leading jewellery event in North America, JCK Las Vegas, hosted the India Pavilion organized for the 16th consecutive year by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).

This year, 40 gem and jewellery exporters participated at the “India Pavilion” showcasing a wide variety of trendy, unique and innovative jewellery made especially for the US market. The India Pavilion was located at JCK’s Passport & Diamond Plaza.