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IIDGR reveals ambitious online education hub plans

IIDGR reveals ambitious online education hub plans

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), part of The De Beers Group of Companies, has appointed independent digital agency, Ridgeway, to produce a new online education experience to share and disseminate the company’s industry knowledge to interested parties. The partnership will see Ridgeway build an e-learning hub that in time will offer

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London Diamond Bourse opens doors to non-members

The London Diamond Bourse has announced its next open day will be held on Monday January 23. The Bourse launched its first open day event in 2015, where non-member visitors benefited from visiting the London Diamond Bourse and discovering what it has to offer the industry. The upcoming open day will feature diamonds from melee to


Coloured gemstones shine for Leibish&Co

Online jewellery retailer Leibish&Co has put the spotlight on colourful engagement rings this season. Consumer passion for coloured gemstones has completely revolutionised the jewellery industry in the past few years, turning once achromatic window displays into riots of colour. This demand for coloured stones has been strong in the bridal market too, with a significant


Kat Florence acquires world’s largest zultanite gemstones

Luxury jewellery brand Kat Florence has secured an exclusive collection of the largest Zultanite gemstones in the world. Following the success of selling the world’s largest ever Zultanite (105ct) at auction in Hong Kong earlier this year, Kat Florence struck a deal to acquire the top eight largest stones in the world. This rare gemstone


Knightsbridge store unveils The Harrods Diamond

Luxury department store Harrods has unveiled a precious stone that is now referred to as The Harrods Diamond by its owner (who chooses to remain anonymous). The diamond has been hiding in the safe deposit of the Knightsbridge store, but now Harrods, the current custodian, is releasing the stone from its vaults and unveiling it

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Tenth cycle rough diamond sales for 2016 significantly higher than last year

The De Beers Group of Companies today announced the value of rough diamond sales for the tenth sales cycle of 2016. The provisional sales values for cycle 10, which include global sightholder sales and auction sales, is $418 million (£329 million). This figure represents sales as of 12 December 2016, and is £58 million lower than


Luxury jewellery brand reopens London flagship salon on New Bond St

Luxury brand The House of Harry Winston, which hails itself as “King of Diamonds”, is to reopen its flagship salon in London following a nine-month renovation. Located at 171 New Bond Street, the newly designed 322.8 square metre salon will house Harry Winston’s most exquisite fine jewellery and timepiece collections, including some of the rarest

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London Diamond Bourse takes steps to becoming carbon neutral

The London Diamond Bourse has announced plans to measure the impact its business has on the environment and become carbon neutral. The London Diamond Bourse has enlisted the help of international carbon consultancy Carbon-Expert and are working alongside The World Jewellery Confederation (CIBJO) to promote the ‘Jewellery Industry Measurement Initiative’ which was launched by CIBJO


‘Diamonds are bouncing back’ Christie’s says as pink stone goes for £14.5m

The sale of a pear-shaped pink diamond for £14.44 million has prompted Christie’s to claim that “diamonds are bouncing back”. Rahul Kadakia, international head of jewellery at Christie’s, said: “It made a great price for a really fabulous pair of diamonds. Very healthy prices will give a great boost to the white diamond market.” The

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Diamonds and jewellery to benefit from Trump victory, claims industry maverick

Donald Trump’s election victory coupled with Republican control of Congress is expected to support increased demand for diamonds and jewellery, a leading diamond maverick has claimed. Martin Rapaport, chairman of the diamond group Rapaport, whose Rapaport Price List is a primary source of diamond price and market information, predicts that the result of the US