What you need to know about new Zim diamond policy

Zimbabwe recently announced its long-awaited new diamond policy, which limited diamond exploration and mining in the country to only four companies. The state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) and Murowa Diamonds, which are currently...


Lie detector: Russian scientists invent the instruments to fight against polished diamond fraudsters

Detectors enabling to distinguish between natural rough and polished diamonds and synthetic ones appeared in Russia. This shows the joint efforts of the Russian diamond miners, scientists and jewelers to stand against the inflow of synthetic diamonds...

10 december 2018

Diamond Prices are Sliding, and that is A Warning Sign

(ehudlaniado.com) - In the past few months, we have witnessed polished diamond prices decline. They are sliding downward at a slow pace, with an occasional small rise before sliding again. So far this year, overall polished diamond prices lost 2.9%, according to Mercury...


Defend Diamond Jewelry's Value Or Learn To Live With Sale Prices

(idexonline.com) - In the same way that you expect a sale in a clothing store to throw up a bunch of bargains, jewelers are telling buyers that they can also expect to pick up an item of jewelry at bargain basement prices. For the jeweler, it may make sense: he can get...

14 december 2018

Lab-grown diamonds are creating a more socially responsible diamond industry

(theneweconomy.com) - The Millennial generation has been blamed for causing the demise of many an industry, but the diamond market is one that can make this claim with some confidence. Compared with previous generations, Millennials have a very different relationship to both...

13 december 2018

Firestone recovers 46 carat white diamond from Lesotho mine


Firestone Diamond said it has recovered a 46 carat white, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine, in Lesotho.

Russia’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment warns of a possible shortage of diamonds in the country

14 december 2018

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation notifies of a future shortage of diamonds in the country and plans to make up for it by mining diamonds in Karelia, Dmitry Kobylkin, the head of the ministry said.

De Beers to partially lift its source-disclosure ban – report

14 december 2018

De Beers is set to relax its source-disclosure restrictions for diamond buyers known as sightholders as calls for transparency grow to a crescendo, according to Rapaport News.

AGD Diamonds commissioned yet another facility to improve ecology at the Grib mine

14 december 2018

In mid-December, AGD Diamonds’ Mining and Processing Unit at the Grib diamond mine launched a car wash to clean rock haulers and auxiliary mining equipment, the company’s press service said.

Trans Hex returns to profitability

14 december 2018

Trans Hex, which has operations in Angola and South Africa, said it recorded a net profit of R52-million ($3.7 million) for the six months ended September 30, compared to a loss of R199-million ($14 million), a year earlier.

India’s polished diamond exports down by 12% in November

14 december 2018

Polished diamond exports dipped by 12.06% as compared to the same month in 2017, according to provisional data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India.

TAGS Dubai tender sells $46m worth rough diamonds

14 december 2018

Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold $46.4 mn worth of rough diamonds during a tender in Dubai in late November and early December, as per the company.

Christie’s sets the world’s jewellery sales records for the 25th year

13 december 2018

This year the Christie’s auction house marks 25 years of its leadership in auction sales. The company also took stock of the exclusive jewellery sales of the year, with most of the pieces exceeding their estimate prices.

The Kimberley Process mulling over broader definition of "conflict diamonds"

The participants of the recent Kimberley Process Plenary Meeting hosted by the European Union in Brussels carried their work to completion on November 16, 2018 but were left with a home work on their hands to be done before the next convention under...


The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.

10 december 2018

I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018