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The DPA’s latest campaign focuses on the ‘essential truths’ of natural diamonds. Image credit: DPA/YouTube

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New campaign for natural diamonds aims to fight misconceptions

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has released new promotional materials to combat misinformation about diamond mining. Read more »
Some of the Australian jewellery industry’s most creative opal specialists were rewarded in Lightning Ridge recently.

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Awards recognise unconventional opal designs

The winners of the International Opal Jewellery Design Awards (IOJDA) have been announced following the prize-giving gala at the Lightning Ridge Opal Festival on 26 July. Read more »
The six ‘hero’ stones from this year’s Argyle Tender, the penultimate event before the mine’s closure in 2020.

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Australia’s diamond production to plummet 99 per cent with Argyle closure

The Argyle Mine, in Western Australia, is set to cease operation in 2020 – drastically reducing Australia’s diamond production to less than 1 per cent of its current output. Read more »
Moda Group has resumed distribution of Swiss watch brand Roamer following the collapse of Lion Brands.

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Roamer returns to Moda Group

Moda Group has confirmed it will return to distributing Roamer watches after the collapse of Lion Brands, and intends to relaunch the brand next month. Read more »
The Looks Like digital tool is designed to help retailers determine how large a diamond appears relative to its carat weight.

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New invention for diamond sizing

Australian diamond expert Garry Holloway has unveiled a new innovation that allows jewellers to describe the size of a round diamond, as it appears to the human eye. Read more »
The age of the Ana Maria Pearl has been authenticated using radiocarbon dating

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World first: Radiocarbon dating used to establish pearl’s origin

In what is believed to be a world-first, radiocarbon dating has been used to establish the age of a pearl. Read more »
The Bharat Diamond Bourse in Mumbai

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Bharat Diamond Bourse & Lab-grown diamonds

The world’s largest diamond bourse, the Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, has denied rumours it is planning to lift the ban on the sale of synthetic diamonds on its trading floors. Read more »
The Argyle Octavia white diamond

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Rare gem unearthed at Argyle

The iconic Argyle Mine in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has produced the largest gem-quality white diamond in its history. Read more »
Researchers studied diamonds from Sierra Leone for clues on how continents are formed. Image: GIA

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Diamond inclusions hold Earth’s secrets

New analysis of the mineral deposits trapped inside diamonds has revealed how the planet’s continents were formed. Read more »
Synthetic diamonds are likely to be classified separately to natural diamonds by customs agents

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Changes to synthetic diamond imports

The Australian Government has provisionally approved a new import classification for synthetic diamonds after discussions with CIBJO and the Jewellers Association of Australia (JAA). Read more »
The De Beers DiamondView (L) and the Yehuda Sherlock Holmes (R) correctly identified all synthetic diamonds

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Synthetic diamond detectors put to the test

The US-based Diamond Producers Association (DPA) in association with Signet Jewelers have released the results of their synthetic diamond detector test. Read more »

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Synthetic diamonds prices fall 60 per cent

The market for synthetic diamonds has seen its margins slashed in the past six months, with the wholesale price for the gems falling by up to 60 per cent, according to an analysis by De Beers. Read more »

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The Great Diamond Debate

Six months after De Beer’s surprised the international jewellery industry by entering the synthetic diamond market, we explore whether the decision was a strategic move to ensure competitor innovation did not become blanket disruption or whether De Beers finally saw the light and realised lab-grown diamonds are not a menace after all?

Perhaps it’s even a little bit of both, or perhaps it doesn’t really matter anyway!

Our Great Diamond Debate might help you decide. Read more »

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Don't poke the bear!

ABE SHERMAN says bogus claims and overpriced products from synthetic manufacturers probably ‘forced’ De Beer’s into the lab-grown market. Read more »

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De Beers “Fire in the Hole”

What is really behind the jewellery industry’s greatest U-turn? CHAIM EVEN-ZOHAR with PRANAY NARVEKAR analyse De Beers’ real motives. Read more »

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