Diamond Jewellery Demand Reaches Record High

A major financial institution servicing the diamond trade is likely to close following news that an agreement to sell the bank has fallen through. The loan portfolio and activities of Antwerp Diamond Bank (ADB) eventually will be “run down”, according to the bank’s parent company, Belgian-based banking and insurance group KBC. The decision, which is […]

Petra Diamonds Finds ‘Exceptional 232.08 Ct White’ At Cullinan

(IDEX Online News) – Petra Diamonds Ltd has recovered “an exceptional 232.08 carat white diamond” at the Cullinan mine in South Africa. “The stone is a D color, Type II diamond of exceptional size and clarity, and is a magnificent example of the large, high quality diamonds for which the mine is known,” the miner […]

This extremely rare $25.6 million blue diamond may reveal Earth’s origins

An exceptionally rare 12-carat cushion-cut aqua blue diamond, known as the “Blue Moon,” will go on public display in three weeks’ time in Los Angeles, California. Found in South Africa’s Cullinan mine in January by Petra Diamonds (LON:PDL), the stone was cut down from around 30 carats by diamond-maker Cora International, and it is now […]

Morocco Arrests Four In Connection With Brussels Diamond Heist

Morocco Arrests Four In Connection With Brussels Diamond Heist May 19, 2014 3:52 AM   Morocco said it has arrested four Europeans of Moroccan origin who are wanted in Belgium and the Netherlands for armed attacks, murder attempts and jewelry thefts, notably the 2013 diamond heist at Brussels airport. Security forces arrested the men acting on international arrest […]

Polished trading quiet due to holidays

Polished trading quiet due to holidays. Cutting center demand slows with weaker market conditions and high rough prices. ALROSA 2013 production +7% to 37M cts., revenue +12% to $4.7B, profit -5% to $885M. Rio Tinto 1Q production +13% to 3.7M cts. Luk Fook 4Q same-store sales -10%. Christie’s NY jewels sale achieves $61M (82% sold […]

Know your diamonds: 10 biggest diamonds in the world.

Diamonds are one of those rare world wonders that still fascinates. They come in all shapes and sizes, and to most of us, they are the ultimate status symbol! Here’s a list of the largest and most expensive diamonds in recent history: The Allnatt Diamond The Allnatt Diamond measures 101.29 carats (20.258 g) with a […]

Spoil Your Mum this Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration of motherhood and every year we try to make mums feel extra special, put their feet up and enjoy their day. Instead of the usual flowers and chocolates why not treat your mum to something a little bit different this year? Mother’s day gifts can sometimes be last minute meaning […]

How trendy is your engagement ring?

As experts in engagement and wedding rings, we at House of Williams always ensures we are on top of current trends and are in tune with what our customers prefer because choosing the right ring means a lifetime of enjoyment and satisfaction. From coloured stones to vintage glamour, here’s what’s hot in engagement rings. Solitaire: […]

Palladium: What the fuss is all about.

Recent trends suggest that people getting engaged or married are choosing palladium rings instead of platinum and gold, making palladium rings one of the most popular rings around at the moment. So why the huge swing toward palladium rings, what makes it so special? Background Palladium is a precious white metal, part of the platinum […]