Belgian exports of polished diamonds fell 7% in March, the Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) reported. The country's polished diamond exports fell on the year to $1.09 billion and in volume terms were down 13% to 423,764 carats.
Sotheby’s is to offer a 33.25-carat, D-flawless diamond pendant necklace with a high-end pre-sale estimate of $5 million at its Magnificent Jewels spring sale in New York next week.
The Jewelers’ Security Alliance (JSA) reports that crimes against jewelry companies in the United States rose by 12% to 1,394 in 2017 from 1,245 in 2016.
The United States reported a slight increase in polished diamond imports in January – rising 3% to $1.81 billion, according to official figures.