Mountain Province Diamonds, joint-owner of Canada's Gahcho Kué diamond mine, has announced a supply agreement with Chow Tai Fook, one of the world's top jewelers. Under the terms of the agreement, Chow Tai Fook will purchase a selected range of rough diamonds from Mountain Province over a renewable one year period.
In their annual Global Diamond Industry report, Bain and the AWDC reported significant growth in for diamond miners, producers and jewelry retailers in 2021, above and beyond pre-pandemic levels. That trend has continued into 2022, for mining giants, particularly.
As we approach February 6, the date of The Queen's Platinum Jubilee, The Natural Diamond Council regales us with the story behind her breathtaking coronation diamonds. It seems 'only natural' to share the council's stories on these forever-diamonds, as we move into the 70th year of this beloved monarch's reign.
In Diamond 4Cs analysis, clarity evaluates a gemstone’s relative freedom from inclusions and blemishes. There are 11 different clarity grades which descend gradually from flawless. However, nuanced gemological analysis notwithstanding, many buyers just want to know, is it "eye-clean?"
A 555.55 carat diamond, recorded in the Guinness World Records as the largest polished black diamond in existence, will be offered at a single-lot auction at Sotheby’s early next month. The online sale will be without reserve, and cryptocurrency will be accepted as payment.
The legendary Mir Diamond Mine, built at the order of Joseph Stalin, had a surface operation which lasted 44 years. The recent discovery of an estimated 38 million carats of diamond reserves at Mir have now led to optimism from Mining giant Alrosa about its restoration and further development.
The Billionaire Ashoka Watch is covered with more than 171 carats of diamonds. The crown of the watch, at 3 o'clock, has been seen with different accents, including a rose cut diamond, an emerald, and a ruby. Here are videos featuring all three accents.
Earlier this month Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Raleigh, North Carolina, created a fairy tale gingerbread and gemstone house, valued at more than $1.27 million. Best of all, it features diamonds, pearls and gemstones, not a cannibalistic witch.
IGI congratulates Malvika Vadsak, honored for her winning IGI Expressions™ design. Selected from 555 submissions representing 21 countries, this year's creative works were all designed as interpretations of the word “dream," the competition's theme.
IGI congratulates Melika Etemadi, receiving Honorary Mention for her IGI Expressions™ design. Selected from 555 submissions representing 21 countries, this year's creative works were all designed as interpretations of the word “dream," the competition's theme.