Polished – wholesale and manufacturing
February sales of rough and polished diamonds* reached $346.4 million, including rough diamond sales to third parties of $342.3 million, polished diamonds of $4.1 million.
Diamond industry gemological lab and industry education service provider HRD Antwerp said that after a long period of uncertainty, it is looking to the future with a new and ambitious CEO, Ellen Joncheere, who will be the new CEO at HRD Antwerp as of today (January 20).
The current interim CEO, Michel Janssens, will be retiring next summer.
The International Gemological Institute (IGI), has joined forces with John Glajz, a Singapore-based authorized partner of Argyle Pink Diamonds for nearly 25 years, to certify these gems, which are some of the rarest in the world, creating The Collector’s Edition: An Exclusive Selection of Argyle Pink Diamonds.
A delegation of ALROSA's management, led by CEO Sergey Ivanov, met with representatives of the industry's largest banks and non-bank financial institutions to discuss the latest trends and developments in the diamond industry as part of a workshop hosted by the company.
Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers Group, has been launched in five jewelry stores in Belgium through a partnership with Gautam Diamonds.
Forevermark jewelry will be available in Gautam stores in the historic Grand Place/Grote Markt and Galerie de la Reine/Koninginnegalerij in the city, as well as in three Antwerp Diamonds by Gautam stores in Brussels Airport.
Responding to demand from around the world, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has decided to open the 2020 International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI) to international exhibitors. This will be the first time that IDWI will welcome exhibitors from all markets.
Graff Diamonds, the world-renowned hi-end jewelry brand, has acquired the Firebird 20.7ct diamond from ALROSA. The parties do not disclose the transaction details, but note that it achieved one of the highest prices per carat for such a stones in recent years.
The first India Diamond Week will be held at the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, from April 25-27.
The event will see 200-250 Indian companies displaying polished diamonds to buyers from across the world.