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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...

28 april 2017

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...

28 april 2017

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...

28 april 2017

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...

27 april 2017

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...

27 april 2017

Debswana begins processing Cut 8 ore – report

28 april 2017

Debswana, a joint venture company between De Beers and Botswana government, has begun processing ore from the $3 billion expansion of its Jwaneng diamond mine, known as Cut 8.

ALROSA introduces special regime for labor protection and industrial safety

28 april 2017

Due to the recent accidents at ALROSA’s production facilities, the company intends to introduce a special regime of labor protection and industrial safety starting on May 1, 2017 onwards at all its divisions operating hazardous industrial facilities.

Research and Markets announced the release of a report on global synthetic diamond market

28 april 2017

The report prepared by Mordor Intelligence, a consulting firm based in Hyderabad, India says the global synthetic diamond market reached USD 16.83 billion in value in 2016 and is expected to expand to USD 23.8 billion by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 7.14% during the forecast period, 2016-2021.

India’s exports of G&J rises 9.8%; polished diamonds up 10.2% in FY17

28 april 2017

India’s exports of Gems and Jewellery increased 9.85% to $43.16 bn in FY17 (provisional data in April 2016 to March 2017) vis-a-vis $39.24 bn in FY16 (April 2015 to March 2016). Gross exports of cut and polished diamonds in FY17 increased to $22.78 bn witnessed a growth of 10.24% in FY17 as compared to $20.67 bn in FY16.

Fancy color diamond price index slightly up in Q1 2017

28 april 2017

The Fancy Color Diamond Index for the first quarter of 2017 indicates pricing stability across most fancy color diamond categories. The main exception was blue fancy color diamonds, which saw a 1.9% price increase in the first 3 months of 2017, continuing the trend of 2016. During the same time, yellow and pink fancy color diamond prices remained largely unchanged. Overall, the Fancy Color Diamond Index for all shapes and sizes was up 0.2% for the period.

Koin to conduct tender of African diamonds next month

28 april 2017

Koin International is set to conduct sales of rough diamonds from several African countries in Antwerp next month.

Jewelry to Drive US Mother’s Day Spending

28 april 2017

US consumers are expected to spend more on jewelry than on any other product category this Mother’s Day (May 14), according to a survey by the National Retail Federation (NRF).

Firestone Diamonds boosts Q3 Liqhobong output to 103,000 ct

27 april 2017

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.

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