Lucara Reports Strong Q2 Performance and Updates on the Plant Optimization Project
Lucara recently reported revenues of $38.1 million for the quarter and $67.8 million of the first six months of 2015. Revenues totalled $138.1 million for the year to date following the exceptional stone tender in July.  more
The exclusive Designer Brands area at IJL 2015, Olympia GRAND (September 6-8), will feature a superb group of award-winning designers. With a focus on fine and contemporary jewellery, these world-renowned designers will be launching their new collections.
Sam Willoughby, IJL Event Director, commented: “The Designer Brands collections at this year’s show present the best in fine and contemporary design to be found at any show in the UK. We are especially proud of the international line-up of global creativity, and the fact that many newly-established designers are showcasing alongside established names who in two cases have a history of twenty years of showing at IJL – a truly eclectic and exciting mix.”  more
DMIA elects the new Executive Board and Board of Directors
The membership of the Diamond Manufacturers & Importers Association of America (DMIA) held its second annual General Meeting recently, electing a new Executive Board and Board of Directors. The incumbent President Ronnie VanderLinden was re-elected.  more
MGJ Conference in Greece Concludes Successfully
Recently, Athens was host to a new series of conferences – the Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery (MGJ) conference, organised by both the local Independent Gemological Lab (IGL) and CGL-GRS Swiss-Canadian Gemlab. The event featured an international line-up of speakers active in synthetic diamond production and treatments, while gem lab scientists (GGTL laboratories and CGL-GRS lab) and De Beers covered their screening and detection.  more