The play of colors

Color is the second measurement of the ‘4C’ system used by experts for the polished diamond grading. Talking about this parameter, the jewelers imply the presence or absence of a hue in a classic colorless – or so called ‘white’ - diamond. Part of stones...

18 june 2018

The Stalin Prize for the creation of the diamond industry in the USSR

In 2014-2015, the Gornaya Kniga Publishers released a two-volume ‘Russia’s Diamond Book’. In this huge work (1,363 pages!), 2 paragraphs were written about diamond mining in the Ural area in 1946-1953, and only one person of the then Uralalmaz...

13 june 2018

Martin Rapaport Slaps De Beers—And De Beers Slaps Back

(jckonline.com) - Martin Rapaport has made a number of fiery denunciations about lab-grown diamonds, so when I heard that he spent his annual JCK Las Vegas breakfast speech lambasting De Beers, I thought he had taken the company to task for Lightbox. But no, he only touched...


Putting a value on a girl's best friend

(iol.co.za) - If you received something sparkly under the Christmas tree last year, how do you best care for it? And what’s it really worth anyway? Shital Naik, a professional diamond grader qualified by the Gemmological Institute of America working for professional...


Angola wants to open its doors to more Aussie diamond miners

(stockhead.com.au) - Angola is working to make its diamond sector more appealing to Australian miners. While there is a large number of Australian miners active on the broader African continent, there are just three that have projects in Angola, and only one of those companies...

18 june 2018

ALROSA sells large diamonds worth $10.5 mln at the auction in Dubai


ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, has sold special size rough diamonds (weighing more than 10.8 carats) during the international auction in Dubai, which took place from May 27 to June 14, 2018. The results were summed up on June 18.

HRD Antwerp and Russian Ministry of Finance signed cooperation agreement


In the context of the KP Intersessional taking place this week, which has brought the diamond world to Antwerp, the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation, represented by the Deputy Minister of Finance of the Russian Federation Aleksey Vladimirovich Moiseev, signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HRD Antwerp for the establishment of an HRD Antwerp diamond grading lab in Moscow.

The Guild of Jewellers of Russia to create a jewellery aggregator


The Guild of Jewellers of Russia Association is planning to create a jewellery aggregator, which will bring transparency and clarity in the business of online jewellery trading.

CAR struggling to resume diamond exports, tax revenue lags


The Central African Republic (CAR) is battling to resume diamond sales despite a partial lifting of a ban on its gem exports by the Kimberley Process.

Rapaport Group Says De Beers Destroying Transparency


Claims De Beers Does Not Allow Clients to Disclose the Source of Their Diamonds.

World Diamond Council Demonstrates Commitment to Ongoing Positive Change at 2018 KP Intersessional Meeting


WDC Acting President Stephane Fischler Calls for Attendees to Embrace the Opportunities Afforded by Review and Reform of the KP

Zimbabwe under Alrosa’s radar


Diamond giant, Alrosa of Russia, said it is considering investment opportunities in the diamond exploration and mining in Zimbabwe.

AWDC presented revolutionary polishing technology


The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC), together with its research center the Scientific and Technological Research Center for Diamonds (WTOCD) on Monday presented a revolutionary technology that fully automates and accelerates the diamond polishing process.

Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018