WFDB Announces Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that former Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) President Peter Meeus will take over as head of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) programme. Meeus is a diamond industry veteran who served as President of the DDE from 2009 to 2018 and was Managing Director of the Hoge  more

Ebury Diamond Solutions

The multi-banking FinTech company, Ebury, recently introduced a tailor-made solution for the Antwerp-based diamond traders. Their offering aims at providing sustainable access to the financial markets through fully operational IBAN numbers and capitalises on a user-friendly digital payment tool to support traders in managing their transactions around the world. Ebury was created in 2009 and is one of the fastest growing Financial Technology companies for corporate cross-border  more

De Beers Group To Launch New Fashion Jewelry Brand With Laboratory - Grown Diamonds

De Beers Group recently announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry that will begin marketing a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewelry under the Lightbox name in September, offering consumers highquality, fashion jewelry designs at lower prices than existing lab-grown diamond offerings. Lightbox lab-grown diamonds will retail from US$200 for a quarter-carat stone to US$800 for a one-carat stone.  more

Bharat Diamond Bourse Announces Second Bharat Diamond Week to Take Place From October 23-25

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai, India, is pleased to announce that it will be holding the second edition of its Bharat Diamond Week from October 8-10. The BDB will be building on the huge success of the first Bharat Diamond Week, held from April 23-25, which saw more than 1,000 visitors from India and across the world who did business with 150 Indian exhibitors of polished goods. Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the Bharat Diamond Week project, said: "We were delighted  more

GemAtlas Unveils Advisory Board Members

GemAtlas – the first online B2B portal for the global gems and jewellery industry, was established in 2013, with the express purpose of making it quick and effortless for small and large industry players to market their products and services to the right audience and gain access to the best products and services providers. GemAtlas, which has a membership-based business model, has quickly grown to become THE global online  more

Global Diamond Industry lays Foundation for Kimberley Process 2.0 during KP Intersessional Meeting in Antwerp

Antwerp was the host city for the Kimberley Process (KP) Intersessional meeting. This year, the European Union occupied the KP Chair. The global diamond community - consisting of diamond-producing and trading countries, the diamond industry and civil society - gathered together to assess the current state of affairs and look forward  more

HRD Antwerp

Mr Michel Janssens, CEO, HRD Antwerp talks to the New Jeweller bureau on the factors that have made HRD Antwerp a leading authority in gemmology business and adds on the importance of D-Tect for the Diamond Industry. more


In an exclusive with Mr Raj Mehta, Director, Rosy Blue, in Antwerp, the New Jeweller bureau gets an insight on the current market dynamics related to Rough and Polished Diamonds. He also opines on the entry of De Beers into lab grown diamond jewellery business and is an optimist when it comes to the next generation taking over the  more

ANTWERP The Brilliant City of Diamonds with a Rich Heritage

Historically a place housing the Royals and Art connoisseurs, every part of Antwerp and its architecture speaks volumes on the Heritage of the region. Strategically placed on the river Scheldt, Antwerp has been a trade centre right from the Middle Ages and a gateway  more

Discoveries Unfold at GIA's Symposium

Objective and independent scientific research is critical to understanding the impact of new gem discoveries, treatments, identification techniques and evolving technologies in the gem and jewelry industry. Leading researchers in geology, mineralogy, diamond formation and related fields will present their latest findings at GIA's (Gemological Institute of America) International Gemological  more