Field Researchers Witness Evolution of Major Ruby Deposit in Mozambique

GIA team explores Montepuez mining operation.

In early Sept. 2014, a team of GIA (Gemological Institute of America) field researchers journeyed to the Montepuez mining area of Mozambique to collect ruby samples for the Institute’s gem identification database and to document the current state of the deposit. The Montepuez Ruby Mining Company (MRM) has rapidly expanded since the operation reached the production stage in 2012, handling 1.6 million tons of rock and recovering eight million carats of ruby and corundum to date. The GIA team, consisting of Field Gemologists Andrew Lucas and Vincent Pardieu, Gems & Gemology (G&G) Technical Editor Tao Hsu, videographer Didier Gruel and expedition guest Stanislas Detroyat, discovered an ample variety of ruby specimens ranging in size, color and iron content. More


DDC and IDE create ultimate 'Diamond Supply Platform' on Diamond Dealers Club trading floor, November 10-13, 2014

The Diamond Dealers Club of New York (DDC) and the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) are creating an unparalleled "Diamond Supply Platform" on the trading floor of the DDC, at a time that North American diamond buyers need it most, DDC president Reuven Kaufman and IDE president Shmuel Schnitzer said today in a joint statement. The two presidents pledged to continue and strengthen the DDC-IDE alliance for the benefit of both their membership bodies.

"At the DDC, we're making every effort to generate added value for our members, and the special trade events we now regularly hold on our trading floor have proven to be an excellent tool toward that goal," Kaufman noted. "With the upcoming Israel Diamond Week in New York next month, members of both our bourses will be selling diamonds to visiting buyers from all over North America!" More


Discover the treasures of Mineralien Hamburg 2014 at the exhibition site next to the TV Tower from 5 to 7 December 2014

Mineralien Hamburg 2014, 37th International Show for Minerals, Fossils, Gemstones and Jewellery, runs at the Hamburg Fair site from 5 to 7 December 2014. It is the fourth biggest minerals show worldwide, presenting rare and unique minerals, precious stones and fossil finds from the early periods of the Earth’s history. Jewellery makers present their latest designs and unique hand-made creations from precious stones. Visitors can get extensive advice throughout the three days of the show, and select really special Christmas gifts. Altogether there will be more than 400 exhibitors from 35 nations presenting their exceptional items.

Mineralien Hamburg 2014 includes a special on "Majestic stones from the realm of the Queen” with a range of unique exhibits. More


Israel Diamond Week

Mineralien Hamburg