Rough Diamond Sales Surge into April
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Rough Diamond Sales Surge into April

April's birthstone is diamond and her majesty, Diamond, the queen of gemstones, is having a scintillating 2021 so far. Record setting prices, climbing volume and exceptional stone sales all reflect the enduring value of diamonds.

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RJC and WDC join forces on Sustainability and Sourcing
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RJC and WDC join forces on Sustainability and Sourcing

The Responsible Jewellery Council and World Diamond Council have signed mutual codes of conduct, entering a partnership to advance and strengthen key United Nations' initiatives on responsible practices and sustainability.

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Gold and Time features IGI Design Contest Winners
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Gold and Time features IGI Design Contest Winners

The top winners of IGI's Jewel Jewelry Design Contest, which attracted over 700 submissions, have been featured in Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain.

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What is Diamond ‘Quality?’

How do you define diamond quality? We value diamonds according to the 4Cs but the sticker price doesn't necessarily reflect quality. What are the fundamental reasons people cherish diamonds? What makes diamonds "great"?

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IGI Argyle Pink Program reported by Gold and Time
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IGI Argyle Pink Program reported by Gold and Time

Gold and Time, the NEXO Group's digital platform for professional information on jewelry and watches, based in Madrid, Spain, recently reported on the IGI certified collection of pink diamonds unearthed…

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Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing
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Rough Diamond Sales Continue Climbing

Lucara, Lucapa, DeBeers, now Alrosa. Improving jewelry demand in the USA and China, coupled with low stock in the midstream, is credited for continued strong sales of rough diamonds through the first month of 2021.

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DeBeers Encouraged by first sales of 2021
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DeBeers Encouraged by first sales of 2021

Citing demand ahead of the Chinese New Year, which begins February 12, and Valentine’s Day two days later, DeBeers' reported high sales for the first cycle of 2021. Total sales…

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IGI President appointed to the Board of Diamonds Do Good
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IGI President appointed to the Board of Diamonds Do Good

IGI North America President Avi Levy is one of 10 new members appointed. Founded Diamonds in 2007, Diamonds Do Good's mission is supporting programs that develop and empower people in countries with significant economic dependence on the natural diamond trade.

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Lucara begins 2021 with a 341 carat stunner
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Lucara begins 2021 with a 341 carat stunner

The hits keep on coming for Lucara at their Karowe mine in Botswana. The Vancouver based company has kicked off the new year with a 341 carat top white gem quality diamond, recovered from the mine's South Lobe over the holiday period.

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First Mothae rough sale in 2021 yields $5.6 million
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First Mothae rough sale in 2021 yields $5.6 million

4,676 carats of rough diamonds from Lucapa's Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho have been sold in Antwerp. Commanding a record price of $1,198 per carat, the parcel contained a number of larger pieces, including the 101 carat D colored crystal unearthed at the end of 2020.

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