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Leading suppliers unite to host UK’s first ethically sourced gemstone fair

Leading suppliers unite to host UK’s first ethically sourced gemstone fair

Three of the UK’s leading ethically sourced gemstone suppliers have partnered together to bring a first-of-its-kind trade show to the UK. Taking place next month, Stuart Pool (Nineteen48), Kathy Chappell (Fair Trade Gemstones) and Ian Bone (Capricorn Gems- Queensland, Australia), will collectively host the UK’s first ethically sourced gemstone fair in London. This inaugural one-day


One of India’s biggest banks accuses billionaire diamond dealer of fraud

Nirav Modi, an Indian diamond billionaire who opened a flagship boutique in London 18 months ago, is being investigated for bank fraud. According to reports, the jeweller of the namesake retail chain has been linked with a $1.8 billion fraud reported by one of India’s biggest banks. Last month Punjab National Bank accused Nirav Modi

Royal Asscher eyes UK retail expansion

Diamond jewellery brand Royal Asscher is looking to expand its retail network in the United Kingdom. The family diamond business has announced it will be hosting a unique introductory day on March 13 2018 in London, where retailers can view the latest collections, and hear all about Royal Asscher’s heritage and future plans. With a

IIDGR offers leading industry organisations free diamond pipeline training

The International Institute of Diamond Grading and Research (IIDGR), part of the De Beers Group, has recently teamed up with The National Association of Jewellers, The Goldsmiths’ Centre and Hatton Garden Business Improvement District to offer their respective members a total of 80 free places for IIDGR’s recently launched Diamond Foundation Course. Specifically aimed at

Carat+ adds coloured gemstones section in response to visitor demand

Visitor feedback has led premiere diamond trade show, CARAT+, to welcome leading coloured gemstone specialists for a debut Coloured Gemstones Sector at its second edition in May 2018. This carefully curated new show feature will host world-renowned exhibitors, offering a vast array of loose coloured gemstones, gemstone sets, fantasy cuts, carvings and show-stopping stones for

GUEST COLUMN: A beginner’s guide to diamond pricing

Words by Ehud Laniado I can hardly express my passion about diamond pricing enough. While 2017 has seen diamond prices continue to decline, I believe that retailers who have a sound understanding of diamond prices will be able to purchase in a more cost efficient way and improve their bottom line. I believe diamonds are

De Beers aims to underpin consumer confidence with first blockchain initiative

De Beers Group today announced it is progressing development of the first blockchain technology initiative to span the diamond value chain and provide a single, tamper-proof and permanent digital record for every diamond registered on the platform. The initiative aims to underpin confidence in diamonds and the diamond industry by ensuring that all registered stones

TOP TEN: Bonhams unveils the jewels commanding high prices at auction

Global auction house Bonhams has revealed the jewels set to perform particularly well at auction this year As part of its ‘January Jewels’ campaign, which hopes to help Britons understand the true value of family heirlooms that might be gathering dust, Bonhams has unveiled a top 10 list of ‘hot jewels’ that are especially in

Carat+ unveils details for 2018 diamond trade show

The second edition of premier diamond trade show, Carat+, will open at the Antwerp Expo Belgium on May 6, introducing new show features and welcoming leading industry professionals from across the globe. Launched for the first time in 2017, Carat+ won the praise of exhibitors and visitors alike with its striking trade show floor and

London pearl supplier develops interactive website to assist trade customers

Matt Aminoff London will be launching a new interactive website to assist its trade clients. Over the past year, the Hatton Garden-based pearl company has worked with developers to deliver its most interactive website to date, with the aim of assisting trade customers to carry out stock orders and enquiries more easily and efficiently. The