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 […]

Christie’s Geneva November 9, 2021 Magnificent Jewels Live Auction Realizes USD 58.8 Million Total Sales

Christie’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels Live Auction was successfully concluded at the Four Season Hotel des Bergues on 9 th November, 2021. featuring a total of 70 lots, consisting of a curated selection of historic and modern jewellery, spanning all periods and from the most famous jewellery houses, including Boucheron, Cartier, Bhagat, Van Cleef & Arpels, […]

Highlights of November 11, 2021 Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale Part II

Highlights of November 11, 2021 Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale Part II Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale, live auction to be held in two parts, Part I and Part II on November 10, 2021 and November 11, 2021, featuring 94 lots and 172 lots respectively, offers a broad and […]

Highlights of November 10, 2021, Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Live Auction

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels live auction coming up on November 10, 2021 promises to be a memorable event featuring a variety of historic and iconic pieces from renowned jewelry houses such as Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Graff, Harry Winston, Mouwad, Van Cleef & Arpels etc. consisting of exquisitely crafted bandeau, bracelets, brooches, earclips, […]

DeBeers Works Out New Plan with Namibia to Extend Life of On-Shore Diamond Mines until 2042

Namdeb Diamond Corporation, a fifty-fifty joint venture between De Beers Group and the Government of Namibia, which has been mining diamonds in Namibia for over 100 years, since 1908, announced in September 2019, that due to declining on-land reserves, though the company was continuing to operate economically at the moment, in three year time in […]

Sotheby’s Hong Kong Trail Blazing September 24, Jewelry Auction Allowing Payments in Cryptocurrency

Following the successful sale by Sotheby’s in July 2021, of a 101.38-carat diamond for cryptocurrency worth the equivalent of USD 12.3 million, working out to approximately 366 bitcoins or 5,818 ether, the highest price for a jewel or gemstone purchased in cryptocurrency, Sothebys Hong Kong have decided to allow buyers to pay in either customary […]

Toxic Tailings from Catocha Dam in Angola Pollute Tshikapa River in DR Congo Killing People and Animals

Catoca Diamond Mine in Angola, a joint venture between the Angolan state diamond company Endiama and the Russian state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa, with each partner holding a stake of 41%, is not only the biggest diamond mine in Angola producing 75% of the country’s output but also one of the biggest in the entire world. […]

Are Diamods Produced in Zimbabwe Coming Under Category of Conflict Diamonds ?

Do diamonds produced by the Government of Zimbabwe come under the category of “Conflict Diamonds” as defined by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) ? Farai Maguwu, the founding director of the Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) thinks that these diamonds do come under KPCS, and in support of his arguement he cites allegations […]

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