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    7th Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair
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    The 7th Antwerp Diamond TRade Fair will open on January 31st 2016, offering trade visitors the largest choice of cut loose diamonds ever. The Antwerp Diamond trade Fair has been firmly established on the international trade fair calendar since 2010. It is a full-fledged diamond fair-the flagship of three of Antwerp's diamond bourses.....................

 
   
    23.16 Carat Pink Diamond
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    Petra Diamonds Limited has sold the 23.16 carat pink diamond recovered from the Willamson mine in Tanzania into a partnership for $10,050,000 ($433,938 per carat). Under the terms of the agreement, the miner also retains a 20-percent interest in the sales proceeds from the resultant polished.............................

   
    187.7 Carat Canadian Diamond
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    The 187.7 carat gem-quality rough diamond, known as the Diavik Foxfire, was discovered at the Diavik Diamond Mine in the Northwest Territories of Canada..............................

 
   
    Alrosa, AWDC Reaffirm Ties
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   The collaboration between Antwerp, The leading diamond trade hub, and Russian mining giant Alrosa, the world's largest diamond producer was once again highlighed at an networking event in the margins of Alrosa's diamond tender period. The event, a joint initiative by Alrosa and AWDC was held in the Belgian Ambassador's residence in Moscow..................

 
    Angola American Grant to DDI
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    The Anglo American Group Foundation has given a three-year contribution to support the Diamond Development intiatives's efforts of promoting resposible sourcing and improving the lives of local miners and their familes in Africa...............
 
   
    Attorney Demands Koh-I-Noor Return
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    A Pakistani attorney has filed a petition with the high Court in Lahore, naming Queen Elizabeth II as a respondent, lqpal Jaffree is demanding the return of the Koh-i-noor diamond, the 105.6 carat gem which forms part of the British crown jewels...................

   
    Alrosa to increase 2016 Production
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    Alrosa experts to increase diamond production to 39 million carats in 2016. Russian news source interfax reports, citing company president Andrel Zharkov. This compares with 38 million carats which the Russian miner is on track to recover for 2015..........................

 
   
    Citrine at Smithsonian
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      Angelina Jolie Pitt and jewel designer Robert Procop have donated an "extraordinary" citrine necklace to the Smithsonians 's National Gem Collection. The 18-carat yellow gold necklace is from the Style of Jolie jewel collection. the chairtable collaboration between the actress and Procop, and features 64 graduated bezel-set cushion-cut citrines, with a 177.11 carat pear shaped citrine drop.......................

   
    De Beers Names Nimesh Patelas CFO
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     De Beers has appointed Nimesh Patel as chief financial officer, succeeding Gareth Mostyn who will become executive head of strategy and corporate affairs in the new year........................
 
   
    De Beers to Cut 2016 Production
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     De Beer expects Diamond Produtions to fall to between 26 and 28 million carats in 2016. as the mining giant outlined its view of the "stock crisis" affecting the industry in a presentation to analysis........................
 
 
    Diamond Technology at IDWI
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     De Beers diamond brand foreevermark recently introduced Capricci. The Nose Pin Collection. This collection arose from the concept "Wear what You Feel", the company said in a statement announcing the launch. Foreevermark said that the Caprical Collection "offers an innovative and creativity and emotions in an elegant and subtle way"........................
 
   
    Dubai Gold Price Display
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     Dubai will soon become the first jewellery destrination in the world to have a centrally controlled system for displaying current standard gold prices in local currency terms in jewellery stones, say reports in the local media...........................
 
   
    Gemfields Singapore Ruby Auction
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     Gemfields plc reported revenue of $28.8 million from an auction of higher and medium quality rough rubies from the Montepuez ruby deposit in Mozambique........................
 
   
    Hallmarking Facility at Graff
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     In England, the Goldsmiths' Company Assay Office has opened of its first hallmarking facilly located within a retail jeweler......................... ........................
 
   
    ICA Forum in Tucson
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     The international Colored Gemstone Association Gemstone industry & Laboratory Conference (GILC) will take place in Tucson an Monday, February 1st, 2016.........................
 
   
    IDCA Elects New Board
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     THe Indian Diamond and Colorstone Association has announced the results of its recent executive committee elections for 2016........................
 
   
    Indian Diamond Industry Slump
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     Despite hopes of the global holiday season causing a bump in diamond from India. It looks like the Indian industry is entering the new year on a low, with threats of job cuts and defaults.......................
 
   
    India Mulls Industry Agenda
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     In India, Praveenshankar Pandya, the newly elected Chairperson and Russel Mehta, Vice Chairperson of the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council have outlined the agenda for correction and grownth in the Indian gem and jewellery industry.........................
 
   
    Jewellery for Cash Kiosks
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    One USA company, Goldstur, has developed an automated klosk for converting old or unwanted jewellery into cash or gift cards President of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America(DMIA), Ronnie VanderLinden, was elected President of the newly new organisation is a coalition of leading diamond gem and jewel trade associations in the United States that have come together "to assure that the U.S. jewellery industry is collectively represented at government and international leveis and will deal more effectively with key issuesof social, ethical and environmental importance that might impact the U.S. jewellery industry at large"..........................
 
   
    KP Names New Chairman
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     The UAE Ministry of Economy has officially appointed Ahmed Bn Sulayem, chairman of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, as chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) for 2016. Bernardo Campos, the former chair of the KP for Angola was present at the official handover, which took place in Dubai..........................
 
   
    Microsoft cloud for Indian SMEs
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     In India Microsoft has joined with the Surat Diamond Association to help some 10,000 small and medium-sized diamond companies to increase their reach through cloud technology. Microsoft will provide the technology at minimal cost.........................
 
   
   More Men's Platinum in India
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     Men could be the key drivers of growth for platinum jewellery sales in India next year, jewellery retailers like Orra, Abaran ans Senco have said . Region-wise, men from south India, known more for gold perchases, are taking interest in platinum jewellery, retailers said.........................
 
   
   Osamu Shudo Exhibit in Tokyo
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     In celebration of the 60th birthday of jewel designer Osamu Shudo, winner of this year's Medal with yellow Ribbon, Tokyo Midtown held the designer's first solo exhibit at Isetan Salone.........................
 
   
    Shkadov Warns of Diamond Bubble
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     In a statement sent to the press, IDMA President Maxim Shkadov has summarized his views on the current diamond market situation..
 
   
    Shariah Standard on Gold
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    The World Gold Council, the market development organisation for the gold industry, and Amanie Advisors, the world's leading advisory firm for for islamic markets, are exploring the creation of a global Shariah Standard on Gold ("The Standard"). An Exposure Draft of the standard has been published as part of an open consulation with industry........................

 
   
 
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