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Cartier display shows critical role of jeweler over 166 years

One of the most famous brands in the world of luxury goods, the great jewelry house of Cartier has also played a prominent role in the history of the decorative arts. Cartier designs, from classic pieces worthy of royalty to radical Art Nouveau creations, Cartier has been at the center of changes in taste and social codes.

New Israel Diamond Exchange President Aiming For Quick Change

Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Shmuel Schnitzer has wasted little time in moving to bring about change on the key issues he identified during his campaign following the October 9 elections where he defeated incumbent, Yair Sahar. “In a sense it has been relatively easy for me to adjust to this position because I am not new to it, having been president from 1998 to 2004,” he said. “It’s a good feeling and I feel very comfortable. I ran for election because I feel I have a lot to contribute.”

Gemesis Selling 'Largest, Whitest' 1.78-Carat Type IIa Diamond

Gemesis, a largest distributor of gem-quality, lab-grown diamonds, announces the sale on its site of what it calls the purest and largest Type IIa white diamond currently achieved.

The princess-cut diamond weighs 1.78 carats, is G color, and SI1 clarity. It has been certified by the International Gemological Institute (IGI).
 
The diamond follows one that Gemesis announced in April of a 1.29-carat, E color, VVS2 clarity, emerald-cut stone which the firm said at the time was the biggest, whitest lab-grown diamond.
 

Israel Diamond Week at DDC Ends, but How Successful Was It?

Following the conclusion of the Israel Diamond Week at the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York, DDC President Reuven Kaufman and Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) President Shmuel Schnitzer announced there will be a Diamond Week at the IDE trading hall next spring.

Kaufman said that members of his exchange were satisfied with the outcome of the Israel Diamond Week and want to continue their business relationships with their IDE colleagues in Ramat Gan. 
 

Sotheby's Sale Sets New Pink Diamond Record

'The Pink Star', a 59.60-carat oval shape pink diamond, was bought for a record-setting $83,187,381 at Sotheby’s Geneva on Nvember 13.

The diamond was sold for considerably more than its pre-sale estimate of $60 million.
 
The exceptional gem was acquired by diamond cutter Isaac Wolf, who has renamed it 'The Pink Dream'.

The previous record for a pink diamond was set in the same venue in 2010, when the 24.78-carat 'Graff Pink' was bought for $46.2 million.

DDC President Reuven Kaufman Says Israel Diamond Week Makes Excelent Start

Reuven Kaufman, President of the Diamond Dealers Club (DDC) of New York, said in a statement that the first day of the Israel Diamond Week at the DDC had been a huge success.

The second edition of the trade fair, following the first in November 2012, started on November 11 and runs until November 14.
 
Kaufman said that more than 500 companies from the DDC, the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and other countries, took part in the event on the DDC's Trading Floor.
 

UBM India to Start Kolkata Jewellery and Gem Fair

UBM India is starting a new trade show, called the Kolkata Jewellery & Gem Fair, a three-day B2B jewelry event.
 
UBM says the show to be held in January 11-13 is the first international B2B jewelry exhibition in East India, and will serve domestic and international exhibitors.
 
India’s diamond industry is mostly concentrated in the west of the country, in Mumbai and Surat
 

GJEPC in India Discusses Impact of Rupee's Fall

The Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has created a committee to propose steps for the country's diamond industry due to the difficulty created by the decline of the rupee against the US dollar in recent months.
 
The currency has dropped by more than 15 percent against the dollar since May. It is trading at around 63 to the dollar, having previously fallen to around 69 to the American dollar.
 

Rio Tinto Puts Argyle Diamonds Tender on Display in Hong Kong Ahead of Sale

Rio Tinto announced that the Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, inclusing 64 rare pink, blue and red diamonds, has been put on display in Hong Kong.
 
The tender includes three fancy red diamonds for the first time in the 30 year history of the Argyle diamond mine.
 
The ’s highlights include a 1.56-carat round gem, named the Argyle Phoenix™ in honor of the Argyle underground mine in Western Australia which went into production this year.
 

Rio Tinto Argyle Displays Pink Diamonds Tender

The Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender, featuring 64 rare pink, blue and red diamonds, has been put on display in Hong Kong.
 
The tender features three fancy red diamonds for the first time in the 30 years of the Argyle diamond mine.
 
The tender’s highlights include a 1.56-carat round gem, named the Argyle Phoenix™ in honor of the Argyle underground mine in Western Australia which went into production this year.
 

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