International Jewelry & Diamond Conference (Guangzhou) 2018

The International Jewelry & Diamond Conference (Guangzhou) 2018, co-organized by Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, Guangdong Gems & Jade Exchange and Antwerp World Diamond Centre, was held on Nov 27 2018 More than 600 delegates from home and abroad attended the conference

Antwerp Diamond Day

On 28 Nov 2018, 6 Chinese jewelers signed on to be DnA (Diamonds & Antwerp) Ambassadors in Guangzhou, witnessed by the Governor of Antwerp Cathy Berx, Consul General of Belgium in Guangzhou Joris Salden, Guangzhou Diamond Exchange Chairman Zhu Yongsheng and General Manager Liang Weizhang

Run of Mine Diamond Tender

From 19th-26th April, Guangzhou Diamond Exchange held a Run of Mine Diamond Tender in Guangzhou All parcels with a total weight of over 230,000 cts have been successfully transacted

Generic Public Course on Rough Diamonds

In March 2018, Guangzhou Diamond Exchange opened its first Generic Public Course on Rough Diamonds, including theoretical learning, trading experience sharing, factory visiting, as well as goods viewing, and the industry responded enthusiastically

Seminar on Diamond Supply and Demand

In March 2018, Stephane Fischler, President of World Diamond Council visited Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, and shared his view on China facing new opportunity and challenge on diamond supply

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Lab-Grown Diamonds Land at Place Vendôme


For 200 years, the famed Place Vendôme in Paris has been home to boutiques for the world’s most illustrious fashion and jewelry houses, including French heritage brands like Boucheron, Chaumet, Cartier, Mauboussin and Mellerio.
The first and the present only lab-grown diamond jeweler at Place Vendôme Courbet, opened a showroom on the square in May 2018 and began selling online the following month. The brand Courbet is named after the innovative French painter Gustave Courbet and helmed by a former Richemont executive (worked nearly 20 years as an executive with Piaget and then Baume & Mercier) and a Swedish marketing executive turned designer (former marketing manager in Europe for Procter & Gamble).
Like so many other companies that sell man-made diamonds, Courbet’s marketing uses words like “sustainable” and “ethical,” but it also pays homage to the history and heritage of the brands in the square it occupies.  It’s reported that the company has a variety of sources for its diamonds, including San Francisco-based Diamond Foundry, Russian lab-grown diamond company New Diamond Technology (NDT) and “very soon” will be sourcing stones from a diamond grower in France. The jewelry is crafted in 18-karat recycled white, yellow or rose gold and is manufactured in Europe—in Paris and Lyon, France as well as Milan—using craftsmen who make jewelry for other brands on Place Vendôme.
Courbet’s “Eclipse” bangle bracelets bring one to mind Cartier’s Love bracelets. (Image: Courbet)
More and more companies join the growing roster of companies dealing in lab-grown diamonds. Last year, De Beers launched Lightbox, and J.C. Penney and Macy’s both added the Richline-supported line “Grown With Love” just before the holidays. Another Berkshire Hathaway-owned company, Helzberg, also has expanded its man-made diamond offerings. 
Helzberg, ranked as the eighth largest fine jeweler in terms of sales in National Jeweler’s 2018 “State of the Majors” report, started selling the “Light Heart” line late last year. (Image: Helzberg)
Source:National Jeweler

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