G7 Sanctions: Calls for Screening Centre in India

April 17, 24 by John Jeffay

Indian officials are calling for their own diamond screening center to comply with new G7 sanctions, claiming a single-entry point in Belgium is increasing costs and putting jobs at risk. India's external affairs... Read More...

IGJS Attracts 250 Foreign Buyers

April 16, 24 by John Jeffay

The third edition of International Gem & Jewellery Show (IGJS) in Jaipur, India, attracted 250 buyers from 27 countries, say organizers. The three-day event, which ended on Sunday (14 April), showcased diamonds... Read More...

AWDC Appoints Interim CEO after Epstein Quits

April 16, 24 by John Jeffay

he Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) has appointed Karen Rentmeesters as interim CEO following the sudden resignation of Ari Epstein last week. She will serve until a permanent CEO is appointed, AWDC... Read More...

US Marine Charged with $550,000 Jewel Raids

April 16, 24 by John Jeffay

A US marine has been charged with stealing jewelry worth over $500,000 in heists on two stores in Texas, USA. Marcelo Hernandez, aged 18, who lives with his parents, is accused of smashing through the front door... Read More...

AGTA Bans Non-Natural Gemstones

April 15, 24 by John Jeffay

Lab grown gemstones are to be banned from all trade shows run by the American Gem Trade Association (AGTA). The Dallas-based not‐for‐profit association says exhibitors will not be allowed to display loose.... Read More...

Memo by John Jeffay

April 11

The huge Altar Gospels at the Kremlin, in Moscow, decorated with gold silver, diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds, are something to behold. They were the bling of their day - the 17th and 18th centuries - an opulent show of wealth and religious dedication by...  Read More...