Category Archives: Diamonds

Gokhran Bought Rough Diamonds Worth US$676 Million in September

Alrosa, the Russian diamond miner sold $676.24 million worth of rough diamonds to Gokhran, the Russian precious metals and gemstone repository according to Interfax. These large scale sales of rough diamonds to the repository has been fueled by the limited sales of rough diamonds to the market due to the economic downturn. Alrosa announced on […]

GemEx Available At New York Diamond District

GemEx systems Inc. ,  a company which specializes in the light performance of diamonds  is to start offering their services in the Manhattan’s diamond district. Their Proprietary  Brilliance Scope Analyzer  will also be available. Customers can make an appointment to have their stones examined. Testing is done using 5 different light measurements so as to […]

507 Carat Large Diamond Discovered At The Cullinan Mine

A large 507.55 carat diamond was discovered at the Cullinan Diamond Mine on Thursday the 24th September 2009. This makes it one of the largest rough diamonds ever found. This is the 18th largest rough diamond discovered in the world so far. The Cullinan Diamond with a weight of 3106 carats is the largest rough […]

Indian Diamond Companies Awarded by the GJEPC

According to the National Jeweler two Indian companies were recognized for excellence in the areas of human resources and exporting. India’s Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has awarded Sanghavi Diamonds for the biggest importer of cut and polished diamonds into the United States for the fiscal year 2008-2009. Sanghavi Diamonds had received the […]

Diamond Bling Now Popular In India

Diamond studded accessories are becoming popular in the Indian diamond city of Surat. With the grip of the recession loosening leading to prosperity, they want everything in their life to glitter like diamonds. According to the commodity online and the Times of India, you can get diamond studded pen drives, crockery, leather belts, cell phones, […]

Hope Diamond – Online Voters Choose Embracing The Hope Setting

Over 100,000 online voters participated in the selection of the new setting for the Hope Diamond from the 18th of August to the 7th of September. The voters had to select one out of three settings designed by Harry Winston. The three settings were named Journey of Hope, Embracing Hope and Renewed Hope. Journey of […]

Argyle Diamond Mine Expansion to Resume Next Year

The world’s third largest mining company, the Rio Tinto Group is to resume work on its expansion plans at the Argyle diamond mine next year. The resumption of the expansion plans follows recovery in the global jewelry demand. According to the Chief Operating Officer, Kevin McLeish, underground production at Argyle, the world’s largest diamond mine […]

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