Turquoise – Birthstone for December

Persian turquoise was transported to Europe through Turkey, consequently the name turquoise comes from the French tourques, meaning ‘Turkey stone’. It is the birthstone for December and the anniversary gemstone for the 11th year of marriage. Click here to read the full article. Turquoise – December birthstone 

Angolan company announces auction of 43 special diamond stones including a pink one

Empresa Nacional de Comercialização de Diamantes de Angola (SODIAM-EP) will auction 43 special diamond stones, including a 170.20-carat pink diamond, with viewing sessions taking place from October 24 to November 14. The bidding process for these stones closes on 15 November 2022 and will only be done electronically to customers registered by SODIAM and who […]

Topaz – Birthstone for November

Topaz is the birthstone for November and blue topaz the anniversary gemstone for the 4th year of marriage. Due to its clarity, durability and affordability, blue topaz has become one of the most popular gemstones on the market today. Imperial topaz is the anniversary gemstone for 23rd year of marriage. Click here to read full article. https://www.gemtraininginternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Topaz-November-birthstone.pdf

‘Diamonds take precedence at Indian festivals’

The upcoming festive season is being viewed optimistically by many. A Bain report (21-22) has reported that in 2021, revenue increased as the diamond jewellery markets experienced spectacular growth in India. This confidence arises also from the perceived changes in the Indian jewellery buying trends. This is more evident in diamond jewellery sales. Jewellery has […]

Lucapa celebrates 30th +100 carat diamond recovered at Lulo

Lucapa Diamond Company and its partners, Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, have announced the recovery of a 113 carat white Type IIa diamond by Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo. The 113 carat stone is the 30th +100 carat diamond ever recovered by Lulo and the 5th +100 carat diamond recovered in 2022. Click here to read […]

Red Diamond Earns $1.8M at Auction

Dallas—A 1.21-carat fancy orangy-red diamond estimated to earn between $100,000 and $150,000 sold for nearly $1.8 million at Heritage Auctions’ fall jewelry sale on Thursday. The auction house said it’s the most expensive jewelry item it has ever sold. When the stone’s sale was announced in August, colored diamond expert Larry West of L.J. West […]

The Fortune Pink Will Likely Sell for a Fortune

The Fortune Pink (pictured), considered the largest pear-shape fancy vivid pink diamond ever to go up for auction, will be sold at Christie’s Magnificent Jewels Auction, held Nov. 8 in Geneva. Christie’s presale estimate for the 18.18 ct. gem is $25 million to $35 million. Prior to this, the largest vivid pink diamond sold at […]

India’s Younger Generations Could Be A Boon For Global Diamond Demand

Diamond analyst Paul Zimnisky predicts that diamonds have a bright future in the robust Indian consumer market. During a recent investor event, India’s Titan said it is aiming to grow its “flagship jewellery business” by 2.5-times over the next five years. For context, the Indian “lifestyle” conglomerate generated ₹27,456 crores ($3.5 billion) in sales last […]

World’s largest gem-quality ruby Estrela de Fura is unveiled in Dubai

The world’s largest gem-quality rough ruby was unveiled in Dubai on Wednesday. Called the Estrela de Fura, Portuguese for Star of Fura, and weighing 101 carats, the unveiling took place at Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lake Towers. It was led by Ahmed bin Sulayem, executive chairman and chief executive of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre, and Dev […]