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Professional Jeweller unveils BenchPro magazine

Professional Jeweller unveils BenchPro magazine

This new editorial offering will focus on UK jewellery manufacturing. The team at Professional Jeweller magazine is pleased to announce the arrival of BenchPro – a brand new supplement magazine dedicated to the UK jewellery manufacturing industry and hardworking designer-makers at the bench. The inaugural issue of BenchPro will appear inside the July 2014 issue

WP Diamonds: 30% of customers sell to upgrade

Company says clients sell on old jewels to buy more expensive pieces. WP Diamonds, a company that specialises in enabling consumers to sell their diamond rings and jewellery online, has found that a third of its customers are selling jewellery in order to upgrade to more expensive pieces. The company carried out a client survey

The Vivid Yellow to lead New York gem auction

32.77 carat fancy yellow diamond to head Christie’s October sale. Christie’s New York will host a jewellery and gem auction in October, headed by a 32.77 carat vivid fancy yellow diamond estimated to sell for more than $6 million (£3.6 million). The Vivid Yellow, as it has been named, is a rare highly saturated fancy

R Steinmetz & Son welcomed by RJC

Rough diamond supplier and manufacturer is proud to be member. The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) today announced that R Steinmetz & Sons NV, the Antwerp–based diamond company, has become certified against the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards established by the RJC Member Certification System. Michael Rae, CEO of the RJC said: “The RJC

Petra Diamonds set to focus on quality over volume

Petra’s year-end results show current market for supply and demand. Petra Diamonds Limited has announced its unaudited sales and production update for the year ended June 30, with results that give an indication of the current situation of diamond production and demand. The company will announce its full financial results for the period on September

IDMA holds key diamond debate in Botswana

Government, miners and manufacturers discuss sustainability. The International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA) has held a special manufacturing debate with its Botswana stakeholders at the launch of its 2011 meeting. This year’s meeting has been held for the first time in Botswana, the largest diamond producing country in the world. The IDMA, which represents diamond manufacturers worldwide,

GIA education programs win go-ahead in Botswana

Government endorse GIA’s support of local employment through education The Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has announced today that its GIA education programs offered in Botswana will be accredited by the Government of Botswana. The GIA’s Diamond Grading lab classes are provided in Gaborone, Botswana and are designed to enhance the country’s goals of increasing