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Diamonds Do Good Awards Gala honors Helzberg Diamonds, David Oyelowo and Her Excellency Graca Machel Mandela


(LAS VEGAS) - On the eve of the opening of the worlds largest jewelry trade show, JCK Las Vegas, the Diamond Empowerment Fund (D.E.F) raised over $1,060,000 to provide scholarships and assistance to empower young people globally.  Anna Martin, D.E.F President and VP Global Development and Beneficiary, GIA, said: “This event symbolizes the collective good the diamond and jewelry industry continues to do in communities around the world where they do business. Not enough consumers are aware of this positive fact.” (www.diamondsdogood.com/all-stories)

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 “Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Anonymous

Here’s what I need to know - are you going to the Atlanta Jewelry Show? If so, I can’t wait to see you there. If not, I’d love for you to reconsider attending, because I’d hate for you to miss out on this gem of a show, and all the great Southern Hospitality that comes along with it!

IDEX reports De Beers Output Jumps 36% in Q2, Up 21% in H1

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(IDEX Online) – Anglo American plc, which owns 85 percent of De Beers, reported a 36 percent jump in production in the second quarter from a year before to 8.7 million carats from 6.4 million carats.

In the first half of 2017, De Beers produced 16.1 million carats – a 21 percent increase on the 2016 figure of 13.3 million carats.

Rarest Rainbow introduces Natural Color Diamond Training Program for retail partners

RainbowTo educate retailers on how to sell natural color diamonds

(MORRIS PLAINS, N.J.) - Pancis Gems Inc., a purveyor of fine natural color diamonds for over 40 years, is proud to introduce a new and unique training program to help educate retail partners on natural color diamonds and their signature Rarest Rainbow Fine Jewelry Collection. The Rarest Rainbow collection includes fashion and bridal styles featuring natural color diamonds, making some of the most rare and unique diamonds accessible for any consumer.

Scams and rip-offs - fraud hurts everyone

dave zamskyFraud is a serious matter. It costs companies and consumers millions of dollars every year.

Perhaps I am stating the obvious.

The reality is the impact of fraud is felt by everyone, including customers, policyholders and the general public, who are left to foot the bill by paying increasingly higher insurance premiums.

W magazine reviews the most outrageous jewelry from Paris Couture Week

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Paris Haute Couture is a special time of year where the top fashion houses put their best pieces forward twice a year with beautiful, handcrafted designs. In July, it seems as though the jewelry houses also get in on the fun, showing their own best offerings to both editors and the customers who may just scoop up a piece or two. This time around, the jewelry designers certainly did not disappoint. There was a mix of everything, suitable for virtually every customer, from titanium pieces in bright orange studded with diamonds from Suzanne Syz to David Yurman’s one of a kind high jewelry collection designed by the founder’s son, Evan Yurman. Smaller brands like Ana Khouri and Dauphin also put out an impressive presentation of high jewelry, proving that its not only the classic brands that are worth investing in when it comes to building a private collection. Here, the most gorgeous, opulent pieces of the week.

Tennis ball-sized 'diamond in the rough' too big to sell

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TORONTO (Reuters) - In the mysterious world of diamond mining, it turns out that some stones are too big to sell.

Canada's Lucara Diamond Corp will have to cut its tennis ball-sized rough diamond to find a buyer, industry insiders say, following Sotheby's failed auction for the world's largest uncut stone last summer.

It's not the ending that William Lamb wanted for his 1,109-carat stone, named 'Lesedi La Rona', or 'Our Light' in the national language of Botswana where it was mined.