ALROSA becomes a certified member of the RJC

ALROSA has become a certified member of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC) by achieving certification against its Code of Practices through meeting the highest ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the...


De Beers rakes in $450mln from latest rough sales – Anglo

Anglo American said De Beers raked in $450 million from its tenth sales cycle of the year compared with $422 million, a year earlier.


The Kimberley Process (KP) Plenary session starts in Brisbane, Australia

Prior to the commencement, the World Diamond Council (WDC) led bilateral meetings with members of the KP family including the Chair, some of the 81 KP member countries and the Civil Society Coalition. It also conducted its third Observer’s Forum...


CIBJO President expressed support for De Beers plan to develop diamond traceability system

CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri has voiced the World Jewellery Confederation's support for a De Beers development project that employs blockchain technology, which was announced on December 4 by the group's CEO, Bruce Cleaver.

11 december 2017

IDE to unveil technology breakthrough initiatives at IDWI 2018

The Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) has announced that it will unveil a series of groundbreaking initiatives that will have an important impact on the diamond industry in Israel and worldwide at the International Diamond Week in Israel (IDWI)...

11 december 2017

Russian researchers test diamonds to create detector for Large Hadron Collider


Initial experiments have shown that diamond detectors might behave differently under the same condition due to the metallization process when a diamond is covered with the thin layer of a metal.

Diamonds Do Good: Sharing the Wealth


(diamonds.net) - From funding hospitals to keeping conflict stones out of the pipeline, the industry is investing in the future of its mining communities.

Luxury Brands’ WeChat Service Accounts Fail to Engage with Customers


(jingdaily.com) - With the increasing presence of Chinese consumers in the global luxury market, a growing number of luxury brands are now turning their attention to China. In hopes of crafting a more engaging shopping experience for Chinese consumers who are less familiar with the social media platforms dominant in the Western world, many luxury brands have turned to the most popular social media platform in China, WeChat, by opening their own WeChat official service accounts. This type of account allows brands to promote their campaigns by publishing articles on WeChat, linking to pop-up stores for special sales events, and providing navigation for consumers to physical stores. However, with the intensity of competition in the Chinese luxury market, establishing a presence on WeChat is not enough for brands to make a big impression on Chinese consumers.

The Peace Diamond A Perfect Example Of The Good That Diamonds Do

11 december 2017

(idexonline.com) - If diamonds do good, then how much good is the sale of the Peace Diamond going to do? Clearly a great deal – and not just for the people of the village of Koryardu in Sierra Leone where it was discovered in March by Pastor Emmanuel Momoh who deserves the praise of Sierra Leone for taking the diamond to the authorities.

Anglo heading for solid production year led by diamonds, iron ore

11 december 2017

(miningmx.com) - Anglo American is poised to turn in a solid production year announcing today year-to-date copper equivalent production across all its operations some 8% higher with only three months of the 2017 financial year left to run. The advances are attributable to significant improvements at Kumba Iron Ore, the Johannesburg-listed firm in which Anglo has a 70% stake, and its diamond operations held in the 85%-owned De Beers.

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