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Antwerp Diamond Industry Celebrates 100 Years Of The Brilliant

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) held a street festival on May 27 to pay tribute to the most iconic and successful diamond cut in history: the brilliant invented 100 years ago by Antwerp engineer Marcel Tolkowsky. He was the first person to scientifically determine the perfect way to cut a brilliant diamond.

De Beers Reports Sharp Drop In Sales At Fourth Sight

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

The De Beers Group announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the fourth sales cycle of 2019 dropped substantially on the previous sale.

JCK Las Vegas to Debut Global Gemstone Neighborhood

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

JCK Las Vegas is introducing a Global Gemstone neighborhood for 2019, an all-new destination under one roof with the JCK show floor featuring more than 175 gem dealers from around the world. The expansive 8,300 square-foot neighborhood is inclusive of the member exhibitors of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) and Fine Gems, spanning five exhibition areas for gemstones.

Antwerp's Beurs Voor Diamanthandel Announces Election Results

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

The Beurs Voor Diamanthandel in Antwerp has held elections for its new Board of Directors.

Registration Opens For CIBJO Congress 2019, Dedicated Congress Website Launched

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

Registration for the 2019 congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, is now open. Delegates and other participants may register for the congress via a dedicated congress website located at: http://www.cibjo.org/congress2019.

JCK Las Vegas: President of Botswana is Opening Keynote Speaker

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

JCK Las Vegas said that His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, the President of the Republic of Botswana, will open the JCK Las Vegas Show as a keynote speaker on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 am in the Palazzo Ballroom, Venetian Level 5.

London Diamond Bourse Honors Three Long-Standing Members

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 9, following which a small reception was held to honor three of the Bourse's long-standing members.

They are: Mr. Manny Grossman, Mr. Graham Ranson and Mr. Bernard Kerber.

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

Caryl Capeci to Head Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group N. America Business Hub

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited is establishing Chow Tai Fook North America (CTFNA) business hub in Boston.

"Chow Tai Fook North America is positioned to be a leading, single source wholesaler by delivering products, services and know-how especially on technological innovations that help drive profitability and strengthen jewelry retail businesses in the North American market. CTFNA is currently home to diamond jewelry brands, HEARTS ON FIRE and MÉMOIRE. It will offer customized, specialty collections in the diamond and fine jewelry segments, as well as private label offerings, to address the evolving needs of jewelry consumers."