Diamond Stocks Articles

M&M's Creates Lab Growns from Peanut Butter

February 06, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Candy brand M&M's has created lab grown diamonds made from peanut butter for American footballers who miss out on the Super Bowl rings presented to the winning team.Three "almost champions" - Dan Marino, Terrell Owens and Bruce Smith - will receive "Almost Champions Ring of Comfort", designed with a hidden replica of a football stadium that houses a single Peanut Butter M&...Read More

Rio Tinto Faces Court after Worker Seriously Injured

February 05, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Rio Tinto is facing four charges under Canada's Mine Health and Safety Act after a worker was seriously injured at Diavik.The first court appearance is scheduled for 19 March in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. Rio Tinto owns and manages the Diavik Diamond Mine, which produces around 4.65m carats a year.The Workers' Safety and Compensation Commission, an arm's len...Read More

US Watch and Jewelry Sales: The Recovery Goes On

February 05, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Watch and jewelry sales in the US showed further signs of recovery in December 2023, with the largest monthly rise since July 2022.Major brands have been faring better during the final quarter of 2023 with Richemont enjoying a 12 per cent revenue hike among its watch and jewelry maisons and LVMH reporting sales up by 3 per cent. The latest available figures show that Swiss watch ex...Read More

Pandora Now Using Only Recycled Gold and Silver

February 05, 24 / Staff reporter

(IDEX Online) - Pandora says its achieved its target of using only recycle gold and silver in its jewelry.The Danish company says it no longer sources any newly-mined supplies for the 100m-plus items of jewelry it sells every year.Pandora says the move will save 58,000 tons of CO2 a year, equivalent to the electricity used to power 11,000 homes."Precious metals can be recycled forever without...Read More

Revenue and Prices Down at Gem Diamonds

February 04, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Gem Diamonds saw revenue and average per carat prices down by around a quarter during 2023 amid ongoing "downward pressure" in the rough market.The UK-based miner operates Letseng, in Lesotho, the highest dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.It says total sales for the year were $139.4m, down 26 per cent, and the average per carat price was down 24 per cent to $1,3...Read More

US to Spend Record $6.4bn on Valentine's Jewelry

February 04, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - US consumers will spend a record $6.4bn on jewelry this Valentine's Day according to a new NRF survey. That's a 14 per cent increase on last year's predicted spend of $5.5bn.Over half the population (53 per cent) say they'll be celebrating, according to an annual survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF) and data insights company Prosper Insights & Anal...Read More

IDEX Polished Price Index Falls Back Slightly

February 04, 24 / IDEX Online

(IDEX Online) - The IDEX Polished Price Index dipped very slightly during January (down by 0.27 per cent) following on from a 1.9 per cent rise in December.The change of direction, after a long post-Covid decline, reflects a confusion and uncertainty that seems to pervade the industry at present. The market appeared to be showing some early signs of a recovery as 2023 came to an end. What...Read More

Slow Recovery: De Beers Sells $370m

February 01, 24 / John Jeffay

IDEX Online) - Rough sales showed some early signs of recovery at De Beers' first sight of the year. The UK-based miner said yesterday (31 January) that demand was increasing but cautioned that a full recovery would take time. Total sales (provisional) for Cycle 1 were $370m as India resumed purchases after a two-month moratorium and US consumer spending increased during over the holiday seas...Read More

Russia's AGD Recovers 52-ct Diamond

February 01, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Sanctioned Russian miner AGD Diamonds has announced its first "extra large" recovery of 2024 - a 52.47 carat gem quality diamond.AGD produces diamonds from the Grib diamond pipe - named after Russian geologist Vladimir Grib - 130km from Arkhangelsk, in north-west Russia.Its Belgium-based subsidiary, Grib Diamonds, was also sanctioned when the US responded to the invasion of Ukraine...Read More

IDEX Price Report for 1 February: Slow Start to the New Year

February 01, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - A hesitant start to 2024. Round prices started to pick up in December, but haven't followed through in January. And fancies sustained some significant losses during the month. We're in the lull between the holiday season and Valentine's Day, and nobody's really sure which way prices are moving. India's two-month moratorium is credited with sparking some rec...Read More

Beyond Charms: Pandora's Full Jewelry Campaign

January 31, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Sisters Chloe and Halle Bailey, who found fame as singing duo Chloe X Halle, are Pandora's newest global ambassadors, together with actress Selma Blair, best known for the movies Cruel Intentions, Legally Blonde and The Sweetest Thing.They're part of a new new brand campaign "Be Love", designed to broaden consumer perception of Pandora as a full jewelry brand, beyond the...Read More

Messy Divorce Looming over Catoca Mine

January 31, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Alrosa and Endiama are reported to be heading for a messy divorce over Catoca, the world's fourth biggest diamond mine.The Russian and Angolan mining companies, both state-controlled hold 41 per cent and 59 per cent stakes respectively in Sociedade Mineira de Catoca, the company that operates the mine.Angola is pushing for Alrosa to withdraw unconditionally from the venture, a...Read More

New Calls for KP to Redefine Conflict Diamonds

January 31, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - The Kimberley Process today is under renewed pressure to review its definition of conflict diamonds as it concludes a closed meeting today (31 January) in Dubai.KP Civil Society Coalition (KPCSC), the observer group of mostly African diamond-producing countries, says in a statement that such a move is long overdue, especially given Russia's invasion of Ukraine."Civil society i...Read More

Diamond Company Misses Nasdaq Deadline

January 30, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Adamas One Corp, the publicly traded lab-grown diamond company, could be delisted from the Nasdaq after failing to submit financial details on time. It says that despite missing its deadline, it was "working diligently" and expected to file its Annual Report 2023 Form 10-K shortly.Adamas One produces single-crystal diamonds for gemstone and industrial applications in Greenvill...Read More

"Solid Performance" as Lucapa Sells $102m Rough in 2023

January 30, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Lucapa reported a slight increase in total rough sales for FY2023 in what it described as a solid performance.The Australian miner announced revenues of $102.2m, up by 1 per cent on the previous year.Q4 earnings from its two mines - Lulo in Angola and Mothae in Lesotho - slipped by 1 per cent to $40.8m.During the year Lucapa sold 11 diamonds from Lulo that fetched a total of $32.7m...Read More

21-ct Yellow Harry Winston Diamond Could Fetch $1.4m

January 30, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online)  - A 21.38 carat Fancy Vivid Yellow diamond is to be auctioned tomorrow (31 January) at Sotheby's Hong Kong with an estimate of HKD 8,000,000 to 11,000,000 HKD ($1m to $1.4m).The radiant-cut VS1 gem is flanked by two tapered baguette diamonds, mounted in platinum and 18 karat yellow gold, inscribed HW (Harry Winston).The FCRF (Fancy Color Research Foundation) gives the ston...Read More

Tiffany Opens Virtual Store for Chinese Shoppers

January 29, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Tiffany & Co is targeting high-spending customers in China with a digital recreation of its flagship store in Paris.Visitors to the luxury e-commerce platform Tmall Luxury Pavilion will able to browse the virtual La Place Vendome outlet and make purchases.Tmall is a Chinese-language website for B2Conline retail, launched in 2008 by Alibaba Group which generated $126bn revenue l...Read More

Diamond and Topaz Ring Survives Oven Ordeal

January 29, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - A TikTok video of a woman who accidentally broiled her topaz and diamond ring in the oven with Brussel sprouts for Thanksgiving Day has had over 2.4m views.Jacki Gansky, 29, was concerned it wouldn't survive 30 minutes in a 415F/215C oven, but she needn't have worried.Diamonds and topaz are both formed at temperatures of around 2,000F/1,050C.Jacki, a US actress received t...Read More

Botswana's Concerns over Antwerp Entry Point

January 29, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - Botswana's diamond industry says it is concerned and frustrated by new requirement that all diamonds are certified in Antwerp before entering G7 countries.The single entry point is a part of a sanctions package aimed at outlawing Russian diamonds. It was partially introduced on 1 January and will be rolled out in coming months.Brad Brooks- Rubin, head of the G7 Diamond Technic...Read More

Lab Grown Startup Hits Reality TV Jackpot

January 28, 24 / John Jeffay

(IDEX Online) - A luxury lab grown startup has won an investment of just over $315,000 on the UK reality TV show Dragons' Den.Sidney Neuhaus and Jessica Warch, friends from Antwerp, established the jewelry brand Kimai in 2018 and found fame a year later when Meghan Markle wore a pair of their earrings. They sent her a cold email.The pair impressed Steven Bartlett, one of the dragons (judges)...Read More

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