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Chinese Platinum Bridal Jewelry Buying Surging, Says PGI

Platinum Guild International (PGI) has published the findings of its 2017 Platinum Jewellery Business Review revealing that wedding markets around the world have become strongholds for platinum jewelry across China, Japan, the U.S. and newly emerging in India.

De Beers Launching Lab-Grown Diamond Jewelry Brand

De Beers is to launch a company called Lightbox Jewelry that will begin marketing a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewelry under the Lightbox name in September. It will offer consumers high-quality, fashion jewelry designs at lower prices than existing lab-grown diamond offerings.

Mountain Province Diamonds Joins Canadamark Program

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. has signed an understanding with Dominion Diamond Mines which allows Mountain Province’s customers to certify their qualifying polished diamonds under the Canadamark™ certification program.

Signet Jewelers: Conflict Mineral Free for Fifth Straight Year

Signet Jewelers Limited has submitted its fifth consecutive Conflict Minerals Report to the SEC in accordance with Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act.

New De Beers Brand Will Drive Differentiation Between Synthetics and Diamonds, Says GJEPC

India's Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) said that De Beers' plan to launch a jewelry line set with colored lab-grown diamonds "will drive clear differentiation and categorization in the diamond product category amongst the consumers."

Mumbai the Venue for Sarine's 2nd Technology Laboratory

Sarine Technologies Ltd has opened its second Sarine Technology Laboratory in Mumbai as scheduled, which is offering services to the Indian polishing centre.

WDC's Marie-Chantal Kaninda in Responsible Sourcing Presentation to U.S. State Dept

Marie-Chantal Kaninda, the executive director of the World Diamond Council (WDC), has addressed U.S. State Department officials and civil society members on the topic of responsible diamond sourcing and the Kimberley Process.

UK Laser Marking Firm Chosen by De Beers for Jewelry Line

De Beers will be using Opsydia, an Oxford University venture, to create tiny laser markings on its new lab-grown diamond range, Lightbox Jewellery.