Company Launches First All-Swiss Lab Growns

July 14, 24 by John Jeffay

A lab grown company based in Zurich has launched a range of jewelry made with diamonds it describes as the first to be entirely manufactured in Switzerland. Sustainable diamond jewelry brand LOEV, founded in 2022, is collaborating with... Read More...

Signet Slips in NRF List of Top 100 Retailers

July 14, 24 by John Jeffay

Signet Jewelers has slipped 11 places to 67th in the National Retail Federation's (NRF) newly-published 2024 ranking of Top 100 Retailers. The world's largest retailer of diamond jewelry, which includes the Kay, Zales, Jared and Blue Nile... Read More...

Another Large Gang Attack on a California Jeweler

July 14, 24 by John Jeffay

A gang of "seven or eight" robbers armed with sledgehammers struck at a jewelry store in California, USA, and made off with $500,000 of merchandise. They smashed display cases and threatened staff and customers with firearms... Read More...

Burgundy Hopes to Extend Life of Misery Mine

July 11, 24 by John Jeffay

Burgundy hopes to extend the life of its Misery underground mine, part of the Ekati deposit in the Northwest Territories, Canada. Misery was destined to close in late 2025 when Burgundy acquired it in February 2021. But the Australian miner now... Read More...

Subsidence Halts Production at a Diavik Pit

July 10, 24 by John Jeffay

Production has been halted at one of the two pits at Diavik, Canada's biggest diamond mine, amid safety concerns over subsidence. Owners Rio Tinto say an area of unstable ground was detected on an access road to the mine's... Read More...

Memo by John Jeffay

July 11

Remember Leonardo DiCaprio in Blood Diamond? Today conflict diamonds are (almost) a thing of the past. The Kimberley Process (KP), established in 2003, says its 59 members (representing 85 countries) are "responsible for stemming 99.8 per cent of the ...  Read More...