The virtual miner - investigation

ATTENTION! This journalistic investigation is directly related to the interview given to Rough&Polished by World of Diamonds, and we strongly recommend reading both...


A diamond surprise - Russia comes to know it has a brand-new diamond mine, Tarskaya

The World of Diamonds Group of Companies says on its website that it was established in 2001 and has a diversified holding in the industry. “With over a decade of expertise and involvement in five continents, the Group provides fine jewelry, rough and...


De Beers Reclaims Its Name; Can It Revive Its Brand?

(thediamondloupe.com) - The De Beers Group made headlines last month when it announced the end of its joint venture with LVMH with the aquisition of their 50% share in De Beers Diamond Jewellers (DBDJ), a move that Chaim Even-Zohar characterizes as, "brilliant...


Diamonds shine for Anglo American in the first quarter

(miningmx.com) - Anglo American bumped up its production across the board in the first quarter of 2017 – with the exception of copper and nickel – in what CEO Mark Cutifani described as “a strong operational performance enhanced by the continued ramp-up of Gahcho Kue...


Should Luxury Brands Be Excited About China’s Live-Streaming Frenzy?

(jingdaily.com) - The live-streaming industry’s explosion in China has shown the world just how keen Chinese consumers are about broadcasting their daily life on social media. Official statistics from the China Internet Information Center indicate that the number of live-streaming...


Firestone Diamonds boosts Q3 Liqhobong output to 103,000 ct


Firestone Diamonds said it produced 103,000 carats during the third quarter of its fiscal year, including 31 special stones larger than 10.8 carats, from Liqhobong mine in Lesotho.

Mountain Province sales of Gahcho Kué diamonds in Q1 drop below expectations


Mountain Province Diamonds reported that its diamond sales from the Gahcho Kué project fell below expectations during the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo Q1 sales dip 54pc to $10.7m – Lucapa


Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML), which is 40 percent-owned by Lucapa Diamond recorded a 54 percent drop in sales to $10.7 million during the first quarter of the year from $23.1 million, a year earlier.

Sotheby’s reported strong diamond sales at its New York auction


Sotheby’s New York auction fetched a total of $29 million in jewelry sales on Tuesday.

HRD Antwerp opens new lab in Mumbai


HRD Antwerp inaugurated its new lab & office premises in Mumbai on 25th April 2017 in the presence of His Excellency Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of Belgium Mr. Pieter De Crem.

Anglo defends streamlining of operations

26 april 2017

Anglo American has dismissed reports that it deviated from the course of action when it decided last year to focus on its strongest market positions in diamonds, PGMs and copper.

Petra engages Dar es Salaam over stake in Williamson mine

26 april 2017

Petra Diamonds said it is in talks with the Tanzanian government concerning requirements that the group offer a 30 percent stake in the Williamson diamond mine to Tanzanian interests as well as list on the Dar es Salaam stock exchange.

De Beers supports artisanal miners with new grant to DDI

26 april 2017

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) has got another significant contribution from the De Beers Group of Companies in support of efforts to promote responsible production and improve the lives and conditions of artisanal diamond miners and their families.

South African investors have little appetite for investments

A business and technical leader in the diamond exploration and mining industry, James Campbell has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry and is currently Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc. His immediate past role was Chief Executive...

24 april 2017

Jean-Marc Lieberherr: Medium to long term prospects for the world diamond market are strong

Diamond Producers Association (DPA) was established in May 2015 by seven of the world's leading diamond companies, including ALROSA and DE BEERS, to maintain and increase the demand for diamonds, as well as their credibility. One of DPA’s most important...

17 april 2017

Chidhakwa: I have no misgivings about diamond mining consolidation in Zim

Zimbabwe’s mines minister Walter Chidhakwa stands accused of decimating the country’s diamond industry when he decided early last year to streamline operations of mining companies in Marange and that of partly Russian-owned, DTZ-OZGEO, in Chimanimani...

10 april 2017

We are open for good business in all our locations - Erik Jens

Erik Jens, the Global Head - Diamond & Jewellery Clients - AMRO BANK N.V. comes armed with professional experience in banking, financing and investments. He has specialized in private wealth management solutions, investments in hedge funds, private...

03 april 2017

Those who do not define their own niche, will not survive

The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) enjoys broad industry support as a key annual event for the international jewelry community. The invitation to the ADTF can be obtained directly from the organizers, on the recommendation of one of the participants...

27 march 2017