May 21, 2015

GSI Hosts Lunch for the Diamond Industry in Surat

Gemological Science International (GSI) hosted its first GSI Diamond Community Lunch on May 14, 2015 at The Gateway Hotel in Surat.

May 21, 2015

Fancy Coloured Diamonds Hot Sellers at Heritage Auction in Jewellery Sales of US$ 5 Million

Fancy coloured diamonds were among the best sellers at the three day sale of jewellery and luxury accessories conducted by Heritage Auctions, New York. Both loose stones and coloured diamond jewellery were in demand. The auction generated revenues of US$ 8.8 million, with about US$ 5 million being generated by the sale of jewellery and loose diamonds.

May 20, 2015

Draft of Gold Monetisation Scheme Released by Government

The Government of India yesterday released a draft of the Gold Monetisation Scheme, a proposal earlier mooted by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the Budget Session of Parliament this year. The draft is open to comments from stakeholders till June 2, 2015.

May 20, 2015

ICA Congress 2015 Concludes in Sri Lanka

The 2015 Congress of the International Colored Gemstone Association concluded yesterday in Sri Lanka with a panel discussion that covered all the key themes discussed in different sessions over the previous two days. In his concluding address, ICA President Benjamin Hackman praised the organisers for creating an exceptional event.

May 20, 2015

Lulo’s Fourth Parcel Sale Raises A$2.9 Mn at Average Price of A$1870/ct

Lucapa Diamond Company Limited announced that the fourth parcel from its Lulo Diamond Concession in Angola sold for gross proceeds of A$ 2.9 million. The 1,539 carat parcel achieved an average price of A$1,870/carat (US$1,500), which the company called “exceptional”, as it is “more than 12 times the average global diamond sale price of US$120/carat”.

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