Thursday, December 15, 2016

HRD Antwerp opens first Centre of Excellence in China

HRD Antwerp today opened its first Centre of Excellence branch in Shanghai, China.

The opening took place in the framework of the City of Antwerp’s mission to Seoul and Shanghai, and was held in the presence of the Mayor of Antwerp Bart De Wever and Antwerp’s Alderman for Diamonds Ludo van Campenhout.

See more: DCLA

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

DCLA Diamonds has launched

As you know by now buying a diamond can be a difficult process with many pitfalls.

What should I buy?

Where should I buy from?

How much should I pay?

How can I be sure of the quality?

An emotional purchase can often result in overpaying or buying the wrong diamond. 

When it comes to diamonds, The customer is at a competitive disadvantage.

Knowledge, time constraints, bargaining power, misleading valuations or simply rushing into the deal will all contribute to a bad deal.

Advice from the seller is secondary, Sellers primarily want to Sell what they have in stock at the full price possible.

Over the years DCLA Laboratory has helped thousands of trade and consumer buyers with advice on their diamond purchases.

DCLA now officially launches DCLA Diamonds a new and unique initiative. your personal diamond buyer’s agent.

A Buyers agent works for the Buyer providing you with unbiased Advice and help

You wouldn’t make a significant investment decision without consulting a financial adviser or buy a property without the right advice,
so when you buy your diamond engagement diamond why not get the proper expert guidance.

DCLA Diamonds can assess and advise on a diamond you have found, or help you search and assesses thousands of diamonds through our global network.

DCLA Diamonds can negotiate on your behalf, to secure the right diamond at the right price just for you.

Buying with the confidence and industry knowledge of a diamond expert makes sense.

DCLA Diamonds Saving you time and money, putting you first.

Our focus is to assist you in identifying the right diamond for you, and ensuring you pay the right price.

·         We Do the search on your behalf saving you time
·         We Find the right diamond from a international selection
·         We Negotiate the best price on your behalf if requested
·         We can help source, inspect and verify the diamond
In short we protect the Buyer's interests

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Bain Capital and Bow Street to acquired Blue Nile

In a surprise announcement, online jeweller Blue Nile has entered into an agreement to be acquired by an investor group managed by Bain Capital Private Equity and Bow Street LLC.

Bain Capital and Bow Street will acquire 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Blue Nile common stock.

The cash deal is valued at $500 million, Blue Nile stockholders will receive $40.75 in cash per share, 34 percent over Blue Nile’s closing price on November 4.

Blue Nile’s board of directors approved the deal unanimously, and recommended that stockholders vote their shares in favour of the transaction.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Graff Showcases the Graff Venus

The 118.78 carat type IIa diamond with no fluorescence and an excellent polish and symmetry. Is a record for a heart shape.

The diamond was polished from a 357 carat rough recovered at the Letšeng mine in Lesotho in 2015. 

Gem Diamonds sold the rough for $19.3 million to an undisclosed buyer in September that year.

Laurence Graff said “It is the most beautiful heart shape diamond I have ever seen.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Large diamonds recovered at Lulo

Image result for 39 carats pink, at Lulo.

Lucapa Diamond mining at the Lulo diamond project in Angola, have recovered two diamonds weighing 71 carats and 77 carats.

Souce: DCLA