MJSA Announces 2016 Vision Awards Design Competition Winners MJSA, the US trade association dedicated to professional excellence in jewelry making and design has announced the recent winners of its Vision Awards Design competition.
RJC Elects New Chairman at JCK Las Vegas Jewelry industry standards setting and certification organization, the Responsible Jewelry Council, recently hosted its AGM at the JCK Las Vegas show – at which it elected its new chairman.
Guinea Authorizes Formation of Diamond and Gold Bourse The government of Guinea has launched a joint venture with two Canadian-based companies to incorporate the Diamond and Gold Bourse of Guinea Group (DGBG).
Lucara Posts Encouraging Results from Mini Bulk Sampling at BKD2 Kimberlite Lucara Diamond Corp has announced successful results from the mini bulk sample program on the BKD2 kimberlite, which is located 30 kilometers east of the Karowe Mine.
Diacore and Mellen Inc. Acquire Interest in Pink Star Diamond Sotheby’s has announced that Diacore and Mellen Inc. have acquired ownership interest in the 59.6-carat Pink Star diamond.
Delmar Jewelers Appoints New Design Director Montreal-based Delmar Jewelers has announced the appointment of fine jewelry and watch designer Steven Grotell as its new director of design.
Civil Society Groups Coalition Calls for Greater Diamond Industry Governance Several civil society coalition groups have released a statement, which asserts that the global diamond industry is still tainted by human rights abuses and conflict finance.
Koin International Announces Rough Antwerp Tender Koin International has announced that it will bring original rough productions from a number of African countries for tender in the Belgian city of Antwerp.
ALROSA Commences Development of New Open Pit Deposit ALROSA, the world’s leading diamond producer by volume, has announced the commencement of development of a new deposit, the Zarya pipe at its Aikhal Mining and Processing Division.
ALROSA Postpones Maturity Date of $720 Million Bank Loan ALROSA recently announced that it has signed an agreement with JFC Alfa-Bank to postpone the maturity date of its $720 million loan from 2017 to 2019.