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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

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

Today

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.

Debswana begins processing Cut 8 ore – report

Today

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.

Fancy color diamond price index slightly up in Q1 2017

Today

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

Today

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

Firestone Diamonds boosts Q3 Liqhobong output to 103,000 ct

Yesterday

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.

Mountain Province sales of Gahcho Kué diamonds in Q1 drop below expectations

Yesterday

Mountain Province Diamonds reported that its diamond sales from the Gahcho Kué project fell below expectations during the first quarter ended March 31, 2017.

Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo Q1 sales dip 54pc to $10.7m – Lucapa

Yesterday

Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML), which is 40 percent-owned by Lucapa Diamond recorded a 54 percent drop in sales to $10.7 million during the first quarter of the year from $23.1 million, a year earlier.

Sotheby’s reported strong diamond sales at its New York auction

Yesterday

Sotheby’s New York auction fetched a total of $29 million in jewelry sales on Tuesday.

HRD Antwerp opens new lab in Mumbai

Yesterday

HRD Antwerp inaugurated its new lab & office premises in Mumbai on 25th April 2017 in the presence of His Excellency Secretary of State for Foreign Trade of Belgium Mr. Pieter De Crem.

Anglo defends streamlining of operations

26 april 2017

Anglo American has dismissed reports that it deviated from the course of action when it decided last year to focus on its strongest market positions in diamonds, PGMs and copper.

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