Record figures confirm leadership of Antwerp diamond industry

Over the past twelve months, Antwerp clearly confirmed its leadership role in the global diamond trade and remains the preferred partner for diamond trade worldwide. Despite heavy competition from rivaling diamond hubs, more goods were traded year on year.

A total of 227,2 million carats of rough and polished diamonds were traded, with a total value of 58.8 billion USD, surpassing the 2012 record of USD 56.5 billion.

Both exports and imports of rough diamonds rose significantly compared to 2013. 114.5 million carats of rough diamonds were exported, valued at 15.7 billion USD, equaling a volume increase of 7.5% and an increase in value of 7%. As for imports, the increase is even more apparent. Compared to 2013, imports rose 10% in terms of volume, amounting to an increase in value of 13%. More


Guinness World Record: Emerald Jewel Industry India Limited is proud to link the longest gold chain in the world

Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd., based out of Coimbatore, is the promoter of the Jewel One brand and is the largest Jewellery Manufacturer in the SAARC countries. Emerald Jewel Industry India Ltd. is proud to be part of the new World Record for the world's longest handmade gold chain, created by The Dubai Gold and Jewellery Group in collaboration with Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment (DFRE).

The gold chain was unveiled for public viewing at Deira Gold Souq Bus Station in Dubai on January 07, 2015, where the Guinness World Records team announced the new record by certifying the successful attempt to make the longest handmade gold chain.

The 5.52 km long 22-carat gold chain was assembled together by linking smaller reels of chain weighing 4 Kg. each,


Diacam360 to be launched during international Diamond Week in Israel

Compact, table top scanning device aims for daily use by diamond professionals. One of the highlights of the upcoming International Diamond Week in Israel, which will commence on February 8, is the launch of a table-top, affordable and easy to use scanning device that produces high quality photos and 360-degree, interactive videos of polished diamonds in seconds. The device, which will be unveiled at the event's DiamTech exhibit, was developed by the Israeli diamond firm Shirtal Diamonds, in response to requests of their overseas clients for high quality images of diamonds offered for sale by the firm.

The result of Shirtal's efforts is the DiaCam360, a small portable, effective and affordable scanning device that creates high quality photos and 360-degree, interactive videos of polished diamonds, comparable in quality to photos taken in a professional studio. More



Shirtal Diacam