Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

De Beers Cullinan Blue Stand Alone Hong Kong Auction – 27th April, 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong is presenting an extraordinary natural treasure and one of the most valuable blue diamonds ever to be offered at auction, the De Beers Cullinan Blue, at a standalone auction in Hong Kong, coming up on April 27, 2022 and bearing Lot No. 1800. Two days after this on April 29, 2022, a […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s Hong Kong, Magnificent Jewels I, Live Auction Coming Up on 29th April, 2022

Sotheby’s Hong Kong has announced the holding of their Magnificent Jewels Part I auctions in live auction format on 29th April, 2022, starting at 15.00 hrs HKT, featuring a total of 92 Lots bearing Lot Numbers 1801 to 1892. The Lots led by Imperial Green Jadeite Lots and Colored and Colorless diamonds also feature several […]

US Imposes Further Crippling Sanctions on Alrosa

Alrosa, the World’s largest diamond mining company in which the Russian Government has a 33% stake, with headquarters in Russia, accounting for 95% of the diamonds produced in the country and 30% of diamonds extracted worldwide, ran into deep trouble on February 24, 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine, with several countries like UK, Canada, New […]

Debmarine Namibia Launches Benguela Gem its Most Advanced Diamond Mining Vessel on March 18, 2022

Debmarine Namibia, a 50-50 joint venture between De Beers Group and the Goverment of the Republic of Namibia, prospecting for marine diamonds in the Ocean off the Namibian Coast, produces around 1.4 million carats of marine diamonds annually, bringing in a revenue of more than NAD 10 billion (US$669.5 million) every year. Hitherto Marine diamond […]

Inaugural Edition of JGT Dubai Gem & Jewellery Show to be Held from February 22-24, 2022

The Inaugural Edition of the Jewellery, Gem & Technology Dubai – JGT Dubai Gem & Jewellery Show, due to be held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from February 22 – 24, 2022, promises to be a high impact B2B jewellery sourcing experience giving a much-needed boost to an industry poised to make a massive […]

Angola Plans to Setup a Diamond Bourse at its Capital Luanda

Angola’s State-Owned Diamond Company, SODIAM, has selected Dubai-based Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) to manage its diamond tenders, while the country has embarked on a process to reform its mining industry. SODIAM also announced last week that it has chosen the Company “First Element” to carry out diamond cleaning by boiling, after a prolonged selection […]

Chaumet Unveils New Exclusive Diamond Cut, The Taille Impératrice

Chaumet, the historical French Jeweler based in Place Vendome Paris, has a history entwined with the history of France, eversince its founding in 1780. Maison Chaumet soon became the official jeweller to Empress Josephine, who married Napoleon Bonaparte, the Emperor of the French, in 1796. The know-how of the high-end jewellery of Maison Chaumet has […]

Harry Winston Stops Purchasing of Gemstones Originating from Myanmar

Harry Winston Inc. the world renowned American luxury jeweller announced on December 15, 2021, that they would not purchase any gemstones originating from Myanmar, amidst severe critcism of the country’s ethical standards, just days before the non-profit organisation Global Witness released a damning report, alleging widespread human rights abuses in the southeast Asian nation also […]

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York December 07, 2021, Magnificent Jewels Sale

Sotheby’s New York December 07, 2021, Magnificent Jewels Sale promises to be a very exciting and memorable auction, given the array of important and distinguished private collections on offer, apart from superb vintage and modern classics by famed jewlery houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Boucheron, Belperon etc. According to Sotheby’s […]

Highlights of Christie’s New York December 8 Magnificent Jewels Sale

Christie’s New York, December 8 Magnificent Jewels Sale with a total of 229 lots on offer, promises to be a memorable event, featuring renowned private collections, noteworthy diamonds and colored gemstones, as well as an impressive assemblage of important signed jewels by renowned makers and jewelry houses such as Aldo Cipullo, Asprey, Bulgari, Cartier, Carvin […]

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