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De Beers reports optimistic rough diamond sales performance

De Beers reports optimistic rough diamond sales performance

The De Beers Group of Companies has announced the value of rough diamond sales for the first cycle of 2017. The provisional sales values for cycle 1, which include global sight-holder sales and auction sales, is $720 million (£575 million). This figure represents sales as of 23 January 2017, and is £298 million lower than the

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Brand new jewellery retail gem set to open in Cotswolds

A new jewellery retailer specialising in gemstones is set to open later this year in the Cotswolds. The owner, Helen Plumb, is a gemmologist and collects gems from around the world which she has turned into necklaces, rings, bracelets, cufflinks and more. The shop in Winchcombe will feature rubies collected from Thailand, amber from Burma

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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