Zim mutation: Mnangagwa has his work cut out for him

With Mugabe gone, Zimbabwe's former vice president Mnangagwa is to be sworn in as the country's second president in 37 years, on 24 November ahead of elections next year.


Will UAE's VAT be a hurdle for its growth as a major diamond hub?

The recent news that the United Arab Emirates (UAE) will be introducing 5 percent value-added tax (VAT) from January 2018 on both, rough as well as polished diamonds, has stirred and shaken the Indian diamond industry which has close...

20 november 2017

Gem Diamonds Enjoying Large-Stone Boom

(diamonds.net) - As a producer of large rough stones, Gem Diamonds relies on high-end consumer demand more than many companies in the industry do. Fortunately for the London-based miner, the recovery of the Asian market this year has ensured strong appetite for its high-value...


Diamond Portraits - Ernest Oppenheimer

(ehudlaniado.com) - Ernest Oppenheimer was the first of the Oppenheimer family to prosper in the diamond industry. He and his descendants would continue to play an integral role in shaping the industry for more than a century. He was born in 1880 in Freidburg, Germany...


Conservative CEO Davis eyes stunning mining return at Rio Tinto

(news.sky.com) - Sir Mick Davis, the Conservative Party chief executive, is plotting a stunning return to the helm of one of the world’s biggest miners as the next chairman of Rio Tinto, the FTSE-100 natural resources group. Sky News has learnt that Sir Mick, who spearheaded...

22 november 2017

Mountain Province Diamonds Results of Ninth Diamond Sale


Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the results of its recently completed ninth diamond sale.

Gem Diamonds recovers “high quality” 202 ct stone from Letšeng mine


Gem Diamonds said it has recovered a “high quality” 202 carat, D colour Type IIa diamond from its 70 percent-owned Letšeng mine in Lesotho.

Asia Keeps Swiss Watch Recovery on Track


Swiss watch exports grew in October as demand from key Asian markets continued its recent upward trend.

Chow Tai Fook's revenue up 15% in H1


With rising demand for gold products in Greater China, Hong Kong based jeweller Chow Tai Fook’s revenue leapt 15% in the first half of the fiscal, as per the company's statement.

World’s most expensive rough diamond to be cut in Israel


The 813-carat Constellation Diamond, the world's most expensive rough diamond has been brought to Israel to be laser cut, in the first stage of its processing since the diamond was discovered in Botswana’s Karowe Mine by Canadian producer Lucara in 2015, says a press note from IDE.

Equigold ups stake in Lucapa Diamond


Private Singaporean company Equigold has increased its shareholding in Lucapa Diamond Company, which has operations in Angola, Australia and Lesotho.

De Beers empowers youth in countries of diamond producer partners


De Beers said it is committed to ensuring that the youth in the countries of its diamond producer partners benefit from the diamond industry.

Jewellery Arabia opens in Bahrain


The Middle East’s premier jewellery and watch exhibition ‘Jewellery Arabia 2017’ opened its doors on 21st Nov. at Bahrain International Exhibition & Convention Centre with the presence of over 600 exhibitors from 30 countries.

Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017

IIDGR’s proprietary technology gives polished diamonds unique identity

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a unit of the global diamond giant, De Beers, grades natural stones and is also using its proprietary inscription technology to inscribe a unique identification on tables of each...

07 november 2017

In future, only those who offer innovative designs will survive

A science graduate from Madras University, Srinivasan's one-man venture with just 10 employees launched in 1984 has now grown into the present Emerald Group, in about 3 plus decades. The Group from Southern India is one of the largest jewellery manufacturing...

30 october 2017

Conditions are still very difficult - Ernie Blom

Ernie Blom, the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) for the third term, has served on a range of industry bodies as an executive as well as chairman for many years, including Chairman, Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa...

23 october 2017