Norilsk Nickel: Priority to sustainable development

At the presentation on May 23 in Moscow, the management of Norilsk Nickel presented the main results in the field of sustainable development for 2022, which were discussed by representatives of the company's regions of presence, the scientific and...


“Lies, Damn Lies… and Statistics”

Last year, the ‘Knot’, the highly rated American wedding magazine asked 12,000 newly wed couples whether they chose a natural or a lab-grown diamond for their engagement ring? This year they published the result… 36% chose the latter. In context...

29 may 2023

A shift to privatisation: What does it mean for mining in Angola?

( - Angola’s government has expanded its Privatisation Program (Propriv) until 2026, with 73 additional assets and companies to be privatised. This is aimed at increasing private sector involvement, attracting investments, and boosting employment...


De Beers may curtail diamond sales as consumers in China take foot off pedal

() - De Beers today reported weaker fourth cycle sales which totalled $480m compared to $542m in sales for the previous cycle. The fourth quarter sales were also significantly lower than sales of $604m achieved in the fourth cycle of the previous financial...


Will Forevermark Last Forever?

( - This year’s American Gem Society (AGS) Conclave featured a De Beers sponsorship or two—but none by its signature brand, De Beers Forevermark, which used to be one of the annual event’s main underwriters.

30 may 2023

Wesizwe Platinum starts commissioning of Bakubung processing plant


Wesizwe Platinum, a platinum group metals (PGMs) company, is set to begin the commissioning of the Bakubung Platinum Mine (BPM) processing plant on May 31.

'Jewels of the Emirates' Show opens on June 1, 2023


The much-awaited 'Jewels of the Emirates' show, the first Emirati exhibition specializing in diamond jewellery, gold, silver, and luxury watches,  will commence tomorrow 1 June 2023 at Expo Centre Sharjah, captivating visitors from June 1 to 4.

Christie's HK sells 4.83-ct Fancy Blue Diamond for $8.8m


A 4.83-carat fancy vivid blue diamond ring sold for $8.8m at Christie's Hong Kong as the Magnificent Jewels sale brought in a total of almost $60m.

SODIAM appoints The New Jeweller as an international advisor


The Angolan national diamond trading company, SODIAM has appointed The New Jeweller as an advisor for investment promotion from diamond companies focused on expanding business in the country.

Petra sells 50% of its stake in Williamson Diamonds


Petra Diamonds has executed definitive transaction documents that put into effect the non-binding memorandum of understanding (MOU) it signed with Caspian, also known as Taifa Mining, to sell 50% of its holding in Williamson Diamonds Limited (WDL) and a prorated portion of shareholder loans for a total consideration of $15 million.

Botswana optimistic about new sales agreement with De Beers


Botswana is still interested in a partnership with De Beers and believes that ongoing negotiations for a new diamond sales agreement will be successful, according to a government official.

India's cut & polished diamonds export declines 38.86%, rough imports up by 10.17% in April 2023


India's overall gross export of Cut & Polished diamonds at $ 1320.34 million in the month of APR 2023 is showing a decline of 38.86% as compared to $ 2159.64 mn for the same period of the previous year, as per data from the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India.

Lucapa builds new wastewater treatment facility at Mothae Mine


Lucapa Diamond constructed a new wastewater treatment facility at its 70%-owned Mothae Mine in Lesotho to dispose of its wastewater in a more environmentally sound way.

“Telling the people about the beauty and value of the Baltic gem”

The Kaliningrad Amber Integrated Plant belonging to the State Corporation “Rostec” is the world leader in mining amber (90% of the world’s reserves of the Baltic gem are concentrated at the Primorsky Quarry). The Moscow Representative Office...

29 may 2023

TaTe Diamonds: "Our goal is to successfully complete the Enterprise Development Program and work towards achieving Sightholder status in the shortest time possible"

taShi Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is widely and rightly known as the 1st Namibian diamantaire. As Founder / Managing Director of TaTe, his primary focus is centred on growing and diversifying TaTe Group’s portfolio.
The company’s current holdings span a wide...

22 may 2023

Philosopher’s Stones by Viktor Tuzlukov

Viktor Tuzlukov is a recognized master in the art cutting of top-quality gemstones, an honored worker of gemstone cutting art, and a member of the US Faceters Guild. He is on the award panel at the international jewellery design and cutting excellence...

15 may 2023

Botswana, De Beers relationship ‘too big to fail’ – Zimnisky

The government of Botswana and De Beers are currently negotiating mining licences at the same time they are negotiating a new marketing and sales agreement. The marketing agreement has already been postponed three times, amid speculation that Gaborone...

08 may 2023

India's gem and jewellery industry is all set to race ahead...

This is the second tenure for Vipul P Shah as Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC). During his term from October 9, 2012, to October 16, 2015, he was at the forefront to drive export demand and was successful...

01 may 2023