JCK Las Vegas to Debut Global Gemstone Neighborhood

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

JCK Las Vegas is introducing a Global Gemstone neighborhood for 2019, an all-new destination under one roof with the JCK show floor featuring more than 175 gem dealers from around the world. The expansive 8,300 square-foot neighborhood is inclusive of the member exhibitors of the International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) and Fine Gems, spanning five exhibition areas for gemstones.

Antwerp's Beurs Voor Diamanthandel Announces Election Results

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

The Beurs Voor Diamanthandel in Antwerp has held elections for its new Board of Directors.

Registration Opens For CIBJO Congress 2019, Dedicated Congress Website Launched

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

Registration for the 2019 congress of CIBJO, the World Jewellery Confederation, is now open. Delegates and other participants may register for the congress via a dedicated congress website located at: http://www.cibjo.org/congress2019.

JCK Las Vegas: President of Botswana is Opening Keynote Speaker

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

JCK Las Vegas said that His Excellency Dr. Mokgweetsi Eric Keabetswe Masisi, the President of the Republic of Botswana, will open the JCK Las Vegas Show as a keynote speaker on Friday, May 31, 2019 at 7:30 am in the Palazzo Ballroom, Venetian Level 5.

London Diamond Bourse Honors Three Long-Standing Members

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on May 9, following which a small reception was held to honor three of the Bourse's long-standing members.

They are: Mr. Manny Grossman, Mr. Graham Ranson and Mr. Bernard Kerber.

By Albert Robinson, WFDB Media and Communications

Caryl Capeci to Head Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group N. America Business Hub

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited is establishing Chow Tai Fook North America (CTFNA) business hub in Boston.

"Chow Tai Fook North America is positioned to be a leading, single source wholesaler by delivering products, services and know-how especially on technological innovations that help drive profitability and strengthen jewelry retail businesses in the North American market. CTFNA is currently home to diamond jewelry brands, HEARTS ON FIRE and MÉMOIRE. It will offer customized, specialty collections in the diamond and fine jewelry segments, as well as private label offerings, to address the evolving needs of jewelry consumers."

First Ever Rough LGD Tender to be held at Dubai Diamond Exchange

The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) in Almas Tower, Dubai, part of the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), has held its first rough laboratory-grown diamonds tender. The tender event was in line with the DMCC’s strategy to attract, facilitate and drive new trade flows through Dubai, the DMCC said.

Petra Sells 424.89 Carat ‘Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine’

Petra Diamonds has sold the 424.89 carat ‘Legacy of the Cullinan Diamond Mine’ to Stargems Group / Choron ( Belgium ) BVBA for just under $15 million.

The exceptional D colour Type IIa gem mined from the Cullinan C-Cut adds to the most famous diamonds to have originated from this historic mine, the miner said.