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Coronavirus: Most Factories in Surat Still Closed, Despite Unlock 3.0

August 12, 20 by John Jeffay

Fewer than a third of Surat's diamond factories have returned to work despite Unlock 3.0, an easing of restrictions by authorities in India. Owners have to cover the costs of mandatory COVID-19... Read More...

Coronavirus: Botswana's Diamond Sales Down 64 per cent

August 12, 20 by John Jeffay

Botswana, the world's top diamond-producing country by value, saw Q2 sales fall by almost two-thirds because of coronavirus. Pandemic-related travel bans and reduced outputs resulted in sales of just $294m... Read More...

Jewelers Mutual Group Launches Transformational ZingTM Platform

August 12, 20 by IDEX Online

Jewelers Mutual Group launched the ZingTM platform, created to drive the jewelry industry into the future. The Zing platform empowers jewelers, manufacturers, wholesalers, and others to conduct business digitally... Read More...

Light at the End of Tunnel, says Dvash

August 11, 20 by John Jeffay

There is light at the end of the tunnel for the diamond industry, says WFDB acting president Yoram Dvash. COVID-19 has become a fact of life, he tells members in a newsletter... Read More...

Irish Billionaire Provides Liquidity Lifeline for Mountain Province

August 11, 20 by John Jeffay

Canadian miner Mountain Province plunged into the red, reporting Q2 losses of $21.8m as COVID-19 brought demand to a virtual halt. But as the pandemic closed markets, globally, a "vital liquidity lifeline"... Read More...

Memo by John Jeffay

August 06

So when will it all be over? Most of us probably feel like the child on a long road trip who keeps asking: "Are we nearly there yet?" Parents or Waze can usually provide....  Read More...

Trade Fair Guide

January 01

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