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  • BlueRock production increases 10% in 2020
    BlueRock has announced that in 2020 the number of carats produced increased by 10% to 15,371 carats from 14,033 carats in 2019, despite the Kareevlei Diamond (KVD) mine being closed due to Covid-19 for a period of 50 days. The company’s processed tonnes increased by 25% to 402,000 tonnes from 323,000 tonnes the previous year, […]
    Hemma Visavadia
  • Green Rocks Created Diamonds becomes first lab grown grower
    Green Rocks Created Diamonds has announced it is the first laboratory grown grower in the world, according to the Gemmological Institute of America’s (GIA) new laboratory grown diamond report. GIA’s report reveals whether the diamond was created by HPHT or CVD, and is the first report which notes whether the diamond has been post-growth treated […]
    Patrick O'Donnell
  • Lucapa’s Mothae diamonds sell for £4.1m
    Lucapa has announced that a parcel of 4,676 carats rough diamonds from the Mothae kimberlite mine were sold for a total of $5.6 million (£4.1m). The diamond sale marks the largest carat price received from the Mothae mine in its history with the company. The sale included a number of Specials diamonds such as the […]
    Hemma Visavadia
  • NAJ moves June summit to September
    The National Association of Jewellers (NAJ) has decided to further delay its all-encompassing membership event due to the ongoing Covid pandemic. The event has already been postponed from September 2020 until June 2021, with the summit now taking place 11-13 September later this year. The summit includes the Retail Jewellers’ Congress (hosted by the JET […]
    Patrick O'Donnell
  • Gembridge to protect customers with launch of new escrow account
    Gembridge has announced it has opened a U.S. dollar-based escrow account with a Singaporean banking group to provide safe transactions for global buyers and sellers. Gembridge is a regulated marketplace for certified gemstones, pearls and jewellery for a verified community of buyers, sellers and consignees. The company said it will be “pioneering the digital transformation” […]
    Hemma Visavadia