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The Joy of Specs: Sotheby’s Selling Diamond and Emerald Glasses

You can’t get these at LensCrafters. On Oct. 27, Sotheby’s London will sell two pairs of jeweled glasses—one made out of diamonds, the other of emeralds—that are believed to have originated in 17th-century Mughal India. The diamond pair is named the Halo of Light, and the emerald pair is called the Gate of Paradise. They…

By Rob Bates
October 22, 2021

AGD, Grib Diamonds Parent, Put Into Bankruptcy

AGD Diamonds, owner of Grib Diamonds, which sells rough from Russia’s sole nongovernment diamond mine, has been put into bankruptcy by VTB Bank, the latter confirmed to JCK. According to a report in Russian newspaper Kommersant, Moscow-based VDB, which is considered AGD Diamond’s leading creditor, has now effectively taken over the company. The paper added…

By Rob Bates
October 22, 2021

Blogs: All That Glitters



NDC x Lorraine Schwartz Unveil EDDI Collections On Moda Operandi

In January, JCK reported on the introduction of the Emerging Designers Diamond Initiative (EDDI), a new program powered by the Natural Diamond Council (NDC) and Lorraine Schwartz.

Amy Elliott

By Amy Elliott  |  October 18, 2021

Gem Dealer Dave Bindra on the State of Colored Stones

If you love colored stones and you don’t follow Dave Bindra (aka @gemfluencer, pictured above) on Instagram, you’re doing yourself a disservice.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  October 18, 2021


Scott Hardy: The Legend of a Western Silversmith

At home on the range in Calgary, Alberta, rancher and master jeweler Scott Hardy derives his designs from the fortitude of cowboys and the vast beauty of the West.

By Rio Grande  |  October 18, 2021


Designer Serena Van Rensselaer Partners With ‘Le Petit Prince’ for a New Collection

Certain books have characters that not only charm the reader but leave a long-term impact. For jewelry designer Serena Van Rensselaer, one such character is Le Petit Prince, and she hopes her latest collection, which is inspired by the beloved French book of the same name, will resonate with her fellow fans and jewelry lovers…

Karen Dybis

By Karen Dybis
October 22, 2021

Oct. 22 Diamond Shavings: Your Friday Web Roundup

This week: Rolex Daytonas outperform the stock market. Digital advertising’s possible collapse. Why Dolly Parton doesn’t show off her diamonds. All below.   Lightbox cuts loose: De Beers brand sells unmounted lab-growns.   The lab-grown diamond price anomaly: Demand rises, prices fall. – Jewelers consider the whole thing “complicated.”   U.K. ad watchdog: E-tailer didn’t…

By Rob Bates
October 22, 2021

7 New Tourmaline Jewels That Epitomize The Gem’s Chameleon-Like Appeal

With one of the widest color ranges of any gem, tourmalines are the colored-stone equivalent of chameleons.

By Victoria Gomelsky  |  October 18, 2021


Busting Common Diamond Shopping Myths

Purchasing a diamond can be complicated. It’s an important and expensive purchase, and there are scores of long-standing myths that have mystified and muddled the buying process.

By RDI Diamonds  |  October 11, 2021


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