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5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Nov. 24
November 26, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
HSBC whistleblower claims blood diamonds info, J. Lo using diamonds to exfoliate, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- HSBC whistleblower claims to have the goods on Antwerp....
November 25, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Signet Jewelers announced it has officially become a De Beers sightholder and is redesigning its Kay stores with branded boutiques and a more technologically oriented presentation.   ...
November 25, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy Christie’sThe heart-shape fancy red diamond ring by MoussaieffA heart-shape fancy red diamond ring by Moussaieff set a world auction record at Christie’s Hong Kong today.The 2...
9.75 Carat Blue Fetches $3.3 Million a Carat, Sets All-Time Record
November 21, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
On Nov. 20, a 9.75 ct. fancy vivid blue pear-shape fetched $3.3 million a carat at the Sotheby’s New York auction, setting a new high-water per-carat price for any diamond. That price tops...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Nov. 17
November 19, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
The grading-lab controversy reaches Australia, diamond transactions land HSBC in hot water, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.- Diamond thieves sentenced.
November 17, 2014
By Logan Sachon, Social Media Journalist
Courtesy BonhamsThe flawless collection of hearts and arrows diamondsBonhams will auction a rare collection of 16 flawless hearts and arrows diamonds on Nov. 26 in Hong Kong.
Diamonds Found in California Meteorite
November 13, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Researchers have discovered microdiamonds in a meteorite that fell in California’s Sutter’s Mill in 2012, according to a statement released by NASA. The stones are transparent and obtuse,...
5 Diamond Developments You Should Be Following: Week of Nov. 10
November 12, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
English crooks drop diamonds on the street, Michelle Obama gets necklace from sultan of Brunei, and other stories on the industry’s radar this week.
November 10, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
In a thunderous new editorial, Rapaport Group chairman Martin Rapaport called the overgrading of diamonds by certain labs a “significant threat” to the industry that could lead to angry customers...
November 5, 2014
By Rob Bates, News Director
Thanks to a grant from Signet Jewelers, the Diamond Development Initiative will run the technical support function of the Kimberley Process.The government of Ghana had previously handled that...
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