Premier Diamond Jewelry Show Las Vegas

Premier diamonds

Premier Diamond Jewelry Show Las Vegas

Premier, which will feature jewelry manufacturers and brands, emerging designers, and timepieces, will be located at the Las Vegas Convention Center, alongside the Las Vegas Antique Jewelry and Watch Show, and the AGTA GemFair Las Vegas.

The show is scheduled to run from May 31 to June 4, overlapping with JCK Las Vegas.

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show is the largest trade only event serving the antique and estate jewelry and watch industry.

Nearly 400 exhibitors grace our show floor to display only the finest merchandise obtained from estates and jewelers across the globe.

Elegant signed pieces from famous names including Cartier, Tiffany’s, David Webb, Harry Winston, Patek Philippe, Van Cleef & Arpels, Evan Roberts and many others permeate the show floor. In addition, all categories of jewelry such as cameos, tennis bracelets, rings, decorative necklaces, brooches, gemstones and pendants will be available.

These stunning collections represent all eras of jewelry history from the Renaissance to Art Deco eras. Embrace the beauty of history.

In Las Vegas, Antique Jewelry & Watches are Put on Display

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show hosts dealers from more than 25 countries at the Paris Hotel and Casino each summer season.

The four-day show features the largest selection of antique jewelry and watches, including the latest runway trends as well as an array of merchandise from the Renaissance to Modern periods.

U.S. Antique Shows, producer of the industry’s most anticipated events, hosts the Las Vegas show each year.

The show is open to members of the jewelry trade only. Over the last year, we have made some notable improvements to the show including reconfiguring the floor plan to allow dealers an increase in booth size to showcase more of their merchandise.

The Las Vegas Antique Jewelry & Watch Show takes place during Jewelry Week and runs concurrently with COUTURE and JCK Las Vegas.

We serve the unique needs of the antique and antique jewelry marketplace with shows in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Miami Beach and New York.

The group’s events offer a broad range of antiques as well as antique, vintage and estate jewelry and watches, and annually draws more than 50,000 consumers and 3,000 dealers from 28 countries worldwide.

De Beers eyes prospects in Zimbabwe, Congo

De Beers eyes prospects in Zimbabwe, Congo

De Beers would be interested in exploring for diamonds in Zimbabwe across the border from its $2 billion Venetia mine if it can get the necessary approvals, Phillip Barton, chief executive of the gem-producer’s South African unit, said in an interview. “Why would it be just on the one side?”

The company would also consider resuming exploration in Congo, if the political situation improves. “If the situation is right in a number of criteria, then we would go back,” Barton said.

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Mining Indaba 2018


Address Mining Indaba 

The world’s largest gathering of the most influential stakeholders in African mining. Join a powerful international group of industry professionals that make Cape Town, South Africa their preferred destination to conduct important business and make the vital relationships to sustain their investment interests.

Thousands of delegates come from:


  • Global mining and exploration companies
  • International investors
  • African and non-African governments
  • Investment banks
  • Mining equipment companies
  • Mining services providers
  • Law firms
  • Financial services firms
  • Engineering and research services
  • Tax & accounting companies
  • Business/technical consultants.

Diamond trading lingo

Diamond trading lingo:

Mazal u’bracha

A ‘mazal u’bracha’, which means ‘luck and blessing’ is a traditional Jewish expression used at the conclusion of an agreement of buying and selling of diamonds. Usually, the expression is accompanied by a handshake. It is a way in which the seller wishes the buyer good luck and it further preserves a sense of continuity and commitment to the business ethics.

The term “Mazal” is used across the international diamond trading community to indicate the completion of a deal and agreement on price. The breaking of a “Mazal” is seen as extremely serious as it is construed as a breakdown of trust, the bedrock of the diamond industry.

Memo (Appro)

The term Appro refers to a process whereby a client is permitted to take goods to his or her offices/premises for further inspection. Some diamond trading centres allow this process on the basis of trust. Others go to the extent of issuing a receipt or commission slip.



Holding in the diamond industry applies when a client has inspected the goods but has not yet made a decision to purchase. The goods are kept under seal at the trading premises and cannot be shown to any other client.

Broker’s Note

A Broker’s Note is a statutory document which indicates the passing of ownership from one party to the other. Failure to produce a valid Broker’s Note, when transporting rough diamonds, can result in a penalty being imposed by the SADPMR

The Rough Diamond Course

Recommended diamond education. We are the only recommended Diamond school for rough diamond courses, learn the profession of Diamond Cutting and Rough Diamond Grading in all its phases. We provide services in cutting and polishing rough diamonds, grading and value determination of rough diamonds, Gia and Egl comparison

The Rough Diamond Course:

The Rough Diamond Course brings learning to life for those who what to learn to buy sell and sort rough diamond.

As years of knowledge are presented, the rough diamond course describes how to buy, sell and tender on rough diamond operations.

Through practice modules and exercises, the student develops skills along with knowledge.

The Rough Diamond Course presents a complete discussion of the subject of diamonds in 10 day lessons divided into three general sections.

The first part of the course provides the essential information diamond  dealers need to be professional and honest in their diamond career.

We cover  the 4 C’s of color, clarity, cutting and carat weight, diamond treatments, synthetic diamonds and facts about diamond jewelry.

Important background information like where diamonds come from, how they’re mined and processed, how they’re cut and how they come to market.

The course teaches the  skills related to rough diamonds – how to sort, identification of fakes, marking the diamond, pricing, the selling process, sourcing diamonds from Angola, Botswana, DRC and South Africa.


Practical Training in Diamond and Diamond Grading

Recommended diamond education. We are the only recommended Diamond school for rough diamond courses, learn the profession of Diamond Cutting and Rough Diamond Grading in all its phases. We provide services in cutting and polishing rough diamonds, grading and value determination of rough diamonds, Gia and Egl comparison

Practical Training in Diamond and Diamond Grading,Learn about  exploration and valuation of rough diamonds.

Latest practical training references related to diamond exploration and evaluation.

Acquire up to date state of the art knowledge covering all aspects of diamond valuation and marketing and an excellent grasp of the source of rough diamonds.

You can enquire about our practical training courses by following the link. Simply select the course you’d like to attend, fill in your details and click submit. A member of our Education Department will contact you about your enquiry.

Diamond Prices Steady

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Diamond Prices Steady in December

Jan 2, 2018 5:00 AM   By Rapaport

RAPAPORT PRESS RELEASE, January 2, 2018, New York… Polished diamond prices stabilized in December following a better-than-expected holiday season. US consumer sentiment was boosted by economic growth, record-high stock markets and a drastic tax overhaul that is expected to raise disposable income and discretionary spending.

The RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™) for 1-carat diamonds edged up 0.3% in December. RAPI for 0.30-carat diamonds rose 1.2%, while RAPI for 0.50-carat stones increased 0.6%. RAPI for 3-carat diamonds slid 1.7%.

The 1-carat RAPI softened 0.8% in the fourth quarter and fell 5.3% for the full year. The index declined for the sixth consecutive year in 2017, as noted in the Rapaport Diamond Price Statistics Annual Report to be published in the January 2018 edition of Rapaport Magazine.

Market sentiment improved in December amid steady US holiday jewelry sales and consistent Chinese demand ahead of the Chinese New Year on February 16.

The US retail environment is undergoing unprecedented change, with strong online sales creating greater competition and price uncertainty due to internet discounting. Jewelers and diamantaires who provided added-value services and implemented strategies to engage with customers online and in-store had a successful holiday. In mainland China, more consistent local sales are replacing volatile Chinese tourist shopping elsewhere, with diamond engagement rings gaining popularity among Chinese millennials.

Diamond trading slowed in December, with US and Belgian dealers on vacation during the Christmas-to-New Year break. Dealers are encouraged by reports of positive retail sales, but are waiting for memo returns before assessing the holiday season.

Manufacturers are maintaining steady polished production in anticipation of a rise in first-quarter demand; a period when jewelers typically replenish stock sold during the holiday season.

Dealers start 2018 with a better outlook than in previous years. Booming stock markets, higher wages and lower taxes will result in a sustainable rise in wealth. That will lead to more diamond demand, even as growth in online sales, rising synthetics supply and changing consumer habits contribute to uncertainty.

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About the Rapaport RapNet Diamond Index (RAPI™): The RAPI is the average asking price in hundred $/ct. of the 10% best-priced diamonds, for each of the top 25 quality round diamonds (D-H, IF-VS2, GIA-graded, RapSpec-A3 and better) offered for sale on RapNet – Rapaport Diamond Trading Network. has daily listings of approximately 1.2 million diamonds valued at approximately $7.1 billion. Additional information is available at

About the Rapaport Group: The Rapaport Group is an international network of companies providing added-value services that support the development of ethical, transparent, competitive and efficient diamond and jewelry markets. Established in 1976, the Group has more than 20,000 clients in over 121 countries. Group activities include Rapaport Information Services, providing the Rapaport benchmark Price List for diamonds, as well as research, analysis and news; RapNet – the world’s largest diamond trading network, with over 15,000 members in 94 countries and daily listings of approximately 1.2 million diamonds valued at approximately $7.1 billion; Rapaport Laboratory Services, providing GIA and Rapaport gemological services in India, Israel and Belgium; and Rapaport Trading and Auction Services, the world’s largest recycler of diamonds, selling over 500,000 carats of diamonds a year. Additional information is available at

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Diamond Brilliance from Within

‘Diamond Brilliance From Within’ Conveys Link Between Diamond’s and Human’s Journeys

Yvan Kaprielian announces publication of ‘unique’ book inspired by diamond industry experience and self-analysis

Author Yvan Kaprielian has a passion for diamonds that emerged right after high school and deepened during his 25-plus year career working in the diamond industry. He declares that diamonds are much more than just a financial and social status symbol; they are a beautiful reflection of people’s lives, symbolizing the human journey. Kaprielian’s new book, “Diamond Brilliance from Within: Seeing Your Life through the Eye of the Diamond” (published by Balboa Press), is the first in a planned three volume set that examines the diamond’s values, cutting process and history, and transmits how they relate to human values, perseverance and potential.

“This book is a unique approach on self-discovery, self-understanding and personal potential by using an admired and fascinating treasure – the Diamond,” Kaprielian says. “I created a never-been-done-before parallel between diamonds and humans in a journey from the depth of the Earth to the palm of our hand, from the depth of the Soul to what is at hands’ reach.”

Kaprielian asserts that understanding diamonds helped him to better understand himself on a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual level. In addition to detailing the author’s journey, “Diamond Brilliance from Within” also provides an accurate education on diamonds as well as instructions on meditation. Called “Meditation on Twin Hearts,” it is “a short and simple yet powerful meditation” created and developed by Grand Master Choa Kok Sui to help the individual purify the mind by discarding useless and negative thoughts. The purpose of this process is to help one to make better choices.

Although the book features some of Kaprielian’s experiences, the idea is for the reader to project oneself into the story and apply the lessons as if the reader was the author. By sharing his exploration and teaching readers how diamonds relate to their lives, he foresees his books will be additional “bricks” on the bridge to self-understanding and higher spirituality.

“Diamond Brilliance from Within”
By Yvan Kaprielian
Softcover | 5 x 8in | 200 pages | ISBN 9781504382397
E-Book | 200 pages | ISBN 9781504382403
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Yvan Kaprielian was born and raised in Paris, with an Armenian heritage, and moved to the United States in 1988. Following high school graduation, he decided to venture into the diamond and jewelry world. After working in retail selling diamonds for a few years, Kaprielian was inspired to open a factory in the heart of the diamond industry in New York City. Through his work in jewelry manufacturing, he discovered his true passion for diamonds. Kaprielian’s theory is that there is a story behind every piece of jewelry, especially with diamonds; but always asked the question: “Could there be more to the story that meets the eye?” Resulting from his 26 years in the diamond industry and decades of deeper self-discovery and self-analysis, with the help of a spiritual teacher named Grand Master Choa Kok Sui, he came to the conclusion that there definitely is a correlation between diamonds and humans. Since this discovery, Kaprielian’s new passion is to share this realization to the world.

Balboa Press, a division of Hay House, Inc. – a leading provider in publishing products that specialize in self-help and the mind, body, and spirit genres. Through an alliance with indie book publishing leader Author Solutions, LLC, authors benefit from the leadership of Hay House Publishing and the speed-to-market advantages of the self-publishing model. For more information, visit To start publishing your book with Balboa Press, call 877-407-4847 today. For the latest, follow @balboapress on Twitter.

South Africa government mulls investing in hi-tech diamond factory in Surat


South Africa government mulls investing in hi-tech diamond factory in Surat:

SURAT: If all goes well, South Africa Government may sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with diamond industry leaders for setting up of a state-of-the-art diamond polishing factory in the world’s largest diamond cutting and polishing hub in the city in December.

A delegation of diamond industry leaders led by Kirti Shah was invited by South Africa Government in Johannesburg last week to discuss possibilities of direct supply of rough diamonds to merchants and unit owners and setting up of a diamond factory in Surat.


“Founder of India Africa Trade and Investment in South Africa, Muhammad Amir Mirza, who hails from Kosamba near Surat, is expected to visit the Diamond City on Saturday to meet diamond industry leaders over the plans of South Africa Government. With direct supply of rough diamonds by South Africa, diamonds will be much cheaper,” Shah said.He said a company will be formed in Surat to deal with South African Government in direct supply of rough diamonds. The government there is very keen to invest in a huge factory in Surat, where people from South Africa will be trained in diamond cutting and polishing. “”At present, diamond merchants in Surat have to visit Belgium, Israel and Dubai to purchase rough diamonds. Brokers sell rough diamonds at about 13 per cent rate difference.

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Surat traders to get diamonds directly from South Africa

Surat Diamond Association (SEA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with South African government in Johannesburg to start a direct trade of rough diamonds from the country. As per the MoU, rough diamonds from the mines of South Africa will directly reach the traders of Surat and …