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India's Future is Lab Grown, says GJEPC Boss

May 22, 22 by John Jeffay

India could hugely increase its lab grown diamond production to support a "stronger and more self-reliant domestic cutting and polishing industry," says the GJEPC. It currently produces around 1.5m carats,... Read More...

Quarter of Surat's Diamond Workforce on Unpaid Leave

May 22, 22 by John Jeffay

About 250,000 diamond workers in Surat have been put on two weeks' unpaid leave as rough supplies are squeezed by sanctions and banking restrictions against Alrosa. The Russian miner normally ... Read More...

Dominica Drops Charges over Choksi's "Illegal Entry"

May 22, 22 by John Jeffay

Fugitive diamantaire Mehul Choksi is no longer facing charges over his "illegal entry" to the Caribbean island of Dominica almost a year ago. He is still wanted by authorities in his native India over the... Read More...

Alrosa Sells More Diamonds to Russian Investors

May 19, 22 by John Jeffay

Alrosa's sales of high-value diamonds to wealthy investors in Russia have increased significantly since sanctions and hard currency restrictions were imposed. The miner, part-owned by the ... Read More...

India Seeks Hong Kong Help in $20m Diamond Probe

May 19, 22 by John Jeffay

Investigators in India probing an alleged $20m diamond scam are seeking help from authorities in Hong Kong. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sent judicial requests for assistance ... Read More...

Memo by John Jeffay

May 19

Traceability was already a hot topic before Russia invaded Ukraine. Now it's even hotter. Guaranteeing a diamond's country of origin before 24 February may have been an attractive bonus. Today it's fast becoming an imperative, so that gems sold without evidence of ...  Read More...

Trade Fair Guide

January 01

Trade Fair Guide 2020. See all the events and conferences for the coming year  Read More...