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Pigeon's Blood Ruby Ring could sell for $4.5m

October 14, 21 by John Jeffay

A ring with diamonds and a giant 8.11-ct pigeon's blood ruby - so-named because of its vivid crimson hue - is to be sold by Christie's Hong Kong with a high estimate of $4.5m. It will lead the ... Read More...

Fraud Beater: Laser-Inscriptions Below the Diamond's Surface

October 14, 21 by John Jeffay

A diamond tech company is introducing laser inscriptions below the stone's surface, to deter fraud. That means the unique identifier can't be removed without dramatically altering the stone... Read More...

Bank Failed to Spot Jeweler's $500m Money Laundering Scam

October 13, 21 by John Jeffay

A British high street bank is facing a huge fine for failing to prevent a jewelry wholesaler from laundering almost $500m. NatWest could be ordered to pay up to $463m following an historic... Read More...

Signet to buy Diamonds Direct for $490m

October 13, 21 by John Jeffay

Signet is set to buy the jeweler Diamonds Direct in a $490m cash deal. The retailer, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, operates 22 freestanding off-mall stores in 13 US states, largely... Read More...

Diamond Miners Move out of Zimbabwe School after Three-Year Row

October 12, 21 by

Miners in Zimbabwe have finally bowed to pressure from villagers and dismantled a camp built at a local school three years ago. Murowa Diamond Company, owned by RioZim, angered residents... Read More...

Memo by John Jeffay

October 13

There's nothing new under the sun. So said King Solomon, the wisest of all men. But even the familiar sometimes takes us by surprise. You might imagine we know everything there is to be known about diamonds.  Read More...

Trade Fair Guide

January 01

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