GIA Spots CVD Stone in Parcel of Treated Melee

Author: unknown - Published 10-02-2019 18:40
In a rare case, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) has discovered an irradiated chemical vapor deposition (CVD) diamond in a batch of natural melee a client had submitted for testing.

IGI issues over 24 lakh certificates for diamond jewellery in 2018

Author: unknown - Published 08-02-2019 15:49
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), the world's largest independent gem certification and appraisal institute has issued over 24 lakh certificates for Diamond Jewellery in 2018, higher than in previous years.

Indian consumers cash in their gold jewellery as prices rally

Author: unknown - Published 08-02-2019 15:46
Scrap gold supplies in India, the world’s second-biggest consumer of bullion, may increase this quarter as a rally in local gold prices has prompted consumers to sell old trinkets and jewellery.

Rapaport Weekly Market Comment

Author: unknown - Published 07-02-2019 15:53
Far East trading quiet during Chinese New Year. Market cautious due to weak demand, tight profitability and reduced bank credit. Selective buyers creating shortages of excellent-cut (3X, none) diamonds, but prices of lower-quality goods softening due to excess supply. 1 ct. RAPI -0.4% in Jan. Manufacturers maintaining low production as profit margins are squeezed by high rough prices. Letšeng 4Q sales -40% to $42M, average price -43% to $1,259/ct. Belgium 2018 rough imports flat at $10.7B. Pandora 2018 sales flat at $3.5B, profit -13% to $773M. RapNet introduces jewelry to trading network. The Rapaport Group wishes all our friends a happy and successful Chinese New Year.

GIA Sheds Light on De Beers’ Synthetics

Author: unknown - Published 07-02-2019 15:48
Two white lab-grown diamonds from De Beers’ Lightbox brand have G color and VS clarity, the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) said after examining the stones.

Lucapa in $22.9m diamond sale

Author: - Published 01-02-2019 12:12
Lucapa Diamond Company has announced it has sold US$16.7 million ($22.9 million) worth of diamonds at an Angolan auction.
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