Botswana and the global economic crisis

At present, in terms of diamond mining, this country rightfully has a world lead in the diamond production and the value of rough diamonds. Botswana is also among the major rough diamond exporters in the world.

21 september 2020

Junior companies in the diamond industry in Canada and Russia

Junior companies in the mining industry are understood as small and medium-sized enterprises, the purpose of which is the prospecting and exploration of new mineral deposits. At the same time, upon the discovery of a deposit, a junior company can either...

14 september 2020

De Beers warns of slow market recovery as moves to flexible, “near-continuous” sales

( - De Beers warned it would “take some time” for the diamond market to return to pre-Covid-19 levels, but a recovery in rough diamond demand was underway. Commenting following sales numbers for the group’s sixth and seventh sales cycles of the year – which...


Diamonds will be cut by taxes

( - ALROSA, already affected by the pandemic, will lose ₽2-₽3 bn per year as a result of the amendments proposed by the Ministry of Finance in the calculation of the tax on diamond mining. The corresponding bill has already been submitted to the State Duma...

24 september 2020

Three Keys to a Thriving Jewelry Industry

( - I wish we had a crystal ball to tell us exactly how the jewelry industry will bounce back from the hand we all have been dealt. Unfortunately, we do not - but even if we did, it would not change the undying focus we have at Jewelers Mutual Group, which...

23 september 2020

De Beers reveals jewellery design trends ahead of gifting season


De Beers has revealed diamond jewellery design trends for the forthcoming gifting season, which are influenced by consumers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamond tender takes inspiration from Japan


Rio Tinto’s annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has taken its inspiration for its 2020 showcase from the Japanese philosophy of Ichigo Ichie, celebrating the unrepeatable nature of a moment in time, says a press release from the miner.

GJEPC holds first plain gold jewellery VBSM


The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) held its first Plain Gold Jewellery Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (VBSM) on 21-24 September.

Zim state-owned diamond firm to have new CEO


State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) is set to appoint a new chief executive who was a director at Vast Resources.

Ghana defends takeover of diamond company


The Ghanian government has defended its decision to take over the Great Consolidated Diamonds Ghana Limited (GCDGL) from a local private investor, Jospong Group of Companies.

De Beers reduces prices for smaller stones – report

24 september 2020

De Beers has lowered prices for smaller diamonds in a bid to attract customers back to the market after the COVID-19 pandemic reduced appetite for diamonds.

Moscow hosts new Jewelry Exhibition-Congress J-1

24 september 2020

This week on Tuesday, the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow inaugurated a new J-1 Jewelry Exhibition-Congress. The organizers of the event, Konstantin Zakirov and Dina Nasyrova, made a welcoming speech at the ceremony.

Zim secretly awards Marange’s Portal B to Anjin – report

24 september 2020

The Zimbabwean government has been accused of secretly awarding Anjin Investments the right to mine in Portal B at Marange diamond fields, which is under the concession of the state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC), according to a local non-government organisation.

Consumers attracted to diamond jewelry more than ever

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of Del Lima Jewelry and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

21 september 2020

WDC actively supports initiatives from mine to retail; and also strives for support for the artisanal and small-scale miners - Edward Asscher, President, World Diamond Council

A member of one of the diamond industry and Amsterdam’s most well-known families, Edward Asscher was elected President of the World Diamond Council in June 2020 for a two-year term. Asscher is serving a second time as WDC President, having led the organization...

14 september 2020

Diamonds are one of the few things that have held human fascination in every nook and cranny of the world across time

Dr Usha R. Balakrishnan, a preeminent historian of Indian jewellery based in Mumbai, is Chief Curator of the World Diamond Museum. Being the author and co-author of several volumes of Diamonds Across Time, a new book and an important venture launched...

11 september 2020

Botswana Diamonds to bulk sample KX36 kimberlite, sees commercial potential

Botswana Diamonds recently acquired Petra Diamonds’ exploration assets in Botswana for $300000. The assets that were owned by Petra through its wholly-owned Sekaka Diamonds Exploration, include the KX36 project, a 3.5 hectare kimberlite that was a new...

07 september 2020

Indian diamond industry looks for recovery options

Webinars being the order of the day due to COVID-19 crisis, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India organized a virtual meeting under its UNCUT 2020 Webinar series on 17 August 2020, inviting all stakeholders to discuss...

31 august 2020