Genuine transparency: Sine qua non for growth of Zim diamond industry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe claimed early 2016 that $13 billion was lost through leakages since diamond mining began in Marange in 2006. A local non-governmental organisation, Centre for Natural Resource Governance (CNRG) then said last...

18 september 2017

Mir Disaster Puts Diamond Industry's Excellent Record In The Spotlight

Just a month after the terrible disaster at ALROSA's Mir mine in Yakutia where eight miners lost their lives following a sudden flooding at the underground operation, attention turns to the safety record of the diamond mining industry. It might appear...

11 september 2017

Will you marry me... I'll buy you a ring later! Quarter of men now pop the question without a sparkler to give to their potential partner

(dailymail.co.uk) - A man would purchase a ring and propose to his partner on a bended knee – usually over a fancy dinner. But these days a quarter of men have asked the most important question of their lives without having even bought a ring, according to a new poll.


Millennial Women and Luxury, What do They Really Want?

(globenewswire.com) - Despite living in a world of fast-fashion and unlimited choices, millennial women crave the opposite. This sentiment is apparent in the “buy less, buy better” mentality prevalent today and validated in a new study by “Real is a Diamond,” commissioned...

21 september 2017

Chinese Consumers Are Driving the High-End Athleisure Market, Which Is Poised to Overtake Luxury by 2020

(jingdaily.com) - China’s health and wellness boom has driven sportswear growth to a point where it threatens to overtake luxury goods by 2020, according to a Euromonitor International report. In many cases luxury brands like Chanel and BMW are even beginning to embrace...

20 september 2017

ALROSA recovered a unique pink 27.85-carat diamond


"Almazy Anabara", a subsidiary of ALROSA, recovered a large pink rough diamond weighing 27.85 carats. This is a unique discovery: by far the largest company's pink rough diamond had a weight of about 4 carats. If the company decides to cut this stone, it could become the most expensive polished diamond in the history of ALROSA.

Dharmanandan launches its Diamond Traceability Program


Indian diamond manufacturer Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd.(DDPL) launched its Diamond Traceability Program – The Diamond Time-Lapse, at the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Show.

Dominion Diamond announced auction of fancy yellow rough diamonds


Dominion Diamond Corporation announced an auction of fancy yellow rough diamonds in collaboration with I. Hennig Tenders. The auction viewings will take place in Ramat Gan, Israel and in Antwerp, Belgium.

Israel’s tallest building to be built at the IDE complex


The Committee for Planning and Building in Ramat Gan has given permits for two new towers which will be built at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) complex. The first building will have 111 floors, making it the tallest building in the country, while the second one will comprise of 77 floors.

NCDIA affiliates with AIGS of Bangkok in expansion plan


The New York-based Natural Color Diamond Association (NCDIA) is expanding its reach via an affiliation with the Asian Institute of Gemological Sciences (AIGS) of Bangkok to form NCDIA Asia. Through AIGS, the NCDIA will expanding its education and relationships with wholesalers, retailers and consumers.

ALROSA President meets with the Prime Minister of Russia

21 september 2017

The Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev held a meeting with the President of ALROSA (PJSC) Sergey Ivanov on September 20.

Vladimir Marchenko appointed Vice President of ALROSA in Africa

21 september 2017

Vladimir Marchenko appointed Vice-President of ALROSA starting from September 20. Holding this position, he will be responsible for the company's activities in Africa. Before joining ALROSA, Vladimir Marchenko was the president of Pan African Metals Corporation.

GOI forms Committee on Exports post GST

21 september 2017

The Finance Minister, Government of India, Shri Arun Jaitley announced on September 12 the formation of a Committee on Exports to look at the issues of export sector and to recommend to the GST Council suitable strategy for helping the export sector in the post-GST scenario, as per a report in gjepc.org.

“I am bullish on the future of the diamond business. Three reasons for this optimism... new discoveries, extending mine life and the increasing demand for diamonds”, says Martin Leake

Martin Leake is a PhD exploration geologist and Six Sigma black belt who has been involved in the rough diamond market since 2004. He worked for BHP Billiton for 22 years and recently left Grib Diamonds where he helped set up a world-class marketing...

18 september 2017

Diamond exploration junior obtained conclusive proof of diamond-bearing kimberlites in Russia’s North

OOO Proex Service, which is searching for diamonds in the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia, discovered seven kimberlite pipes in the Kozolsky license area having spent 15 months for the find. One of the pipes is very similar to the highly diamondiferous...

11 september 2017

People do not just make fun in the social media, they make purchases there

Oksana Senatorova has been famous in the jewellery world for a long time as a publisher of the ‘Navigator in the Jewellery Trade’ journal, organizer of the international contest ‘The Best Jewellery Store of the Year’, curator of professional events and...

04 september 2017

‘There is no illegal tanzanite mining in Tanzania’

Richland Resources, which wholly-owned TanzaniteOne until the Tanzanian government forced it to relinquish half of its stake to the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO), exited the country in 2015 to focus on its operations in Australia. The formalisation...

28 august 2017

David Block: “Intellectual property theft is not just Sarine's problem...whole industry should combat this phenomenon.”

For more than 15 years, David Block served in various senior positions at Sarine Technologies in Israel and India. From 2012 until his appointment as CEO in 2017, Block was Sarine's Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for...

21 august 2017