Investor Sentiment in Diamond Mining Stocks Makes for a Contrarian Play

On ALROSA’s (MICEX: ALRS) Capital Markets Day on March 18th, the company said the most frequently asked questions it gets during 1-on-1 meetings with investors are those related to the impact that “synthetic” diamonds will have on the business...

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Is this Botswana Diamonds’ eureka moment?

The now defunct African Diamonds (AFD) discovered the AK6 mine, in Botswana, which was acquired by Lucara Diamond in 2010 and renamed Karowe Mine. Karowe, which was fully commissioned in the second quarter of 2012, is one of the world’s foremost...

15 april 2019

Brazil disaster throws spotlight on tailings management

(safetowork.com.au) - Brazil experienced its worst ever environmental disaster with the collapse of Dam 1 at Vale’s Córrego de Feijão iron ore mine in Brumadinho, Minas Gerais in January. The collapse of the upstream-style dam led to the deaths of an estimated 300 people...

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Angola's Kleptocracy Doesn't Merit U.S. Support

(realclearpolitics.com) - The U.S. sees Angola as an ally in Africa. Angola President Joao Lourenco has been given the benefit of the doubt that he will fulfill his promise to create a “new” Angola, despite its well-documented history of pervasive corruption. President Lourenco...

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WDC is traveling to Paris, and in its spotlight the OECD's Responsible Mineral Supply Chain Forum and Kimberley Process reform

(worlddiamondcouncil.org) - (The WDC Blog) - Next week, starting on April 23, more than one thousand delegates will gather in Paris for an annually-held event that is fast becoming one of the most well-attended conferences in the mining sector. For the 13th time, the OECD...

19 april 2019

AGD Diamonds celebrates 88 years since its foundation

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On April 22, 1931, in Arkhangelsk the Northern Geological Prospecting Trust (SGT) was organized, the successor of which is AGD Diamonds.

Russian jewelry, precious metals and gemstones will be subject to marking in 2020

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The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposes to make the marking of jewelry, precious metals and precious stones mandatory from January 1, 2020.

Imperial provenance emerald will be auctioned off at Christie’s, Geneva

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Christie’s said that at its “Magnificent Jewelry’’ auction, which will be held on May 15, 2019, it will sell a historically significant emerald, the provenance of which can be traced back to Catherine the Great.

Vast Resources raises £600k as it focuses on Zim diamonds, Romania

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Vast Resources has raised £600,000 before costs through a placing and subscription of 444,4 million ordinary shares to fund exploration and mining of diamonds in Zimbabwe, maintain Baita Plai mine in Romania and for general corporate purposes.

Ministry of Finance to hold auction of diamonds from the State Fund of the Russian Federation

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The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation announced a public auction of polished diamonds from the State Fund of Russia.

Petra on a roll, recovers another big stone at Cullinan

19 april 2019

Petra Diamonds has recovered a 209.9 carat D colour Type II gem quality diamond at its Cullinan diamond mine, in South Africa.

International Diamond Council elects new leadership

19 april 2019

The International Diamond Council (IDC) has elected Julien Drybooms as its new Chairman, while Pol van der Steen is the new Vice-Chairman.

Botswana unveils oval-shaped 20-carat blue diamond

19 april 2019

Botswana's state-owned Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has unveiled a rare 20.46 carats blue diamond named "The Okavango Blue" in honour of the Okavango Delta, the country's wildlife-rich world heritage site.

De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...

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Colorless diamonds as an investment class are evolving beyond their traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth

Antonio Cecere, the Founder & VP of Monaco Diamond Exchange dons many caps simultaneously. Currently, he is the President of Geneva Diamond Exchange, the President of Diamond Investment Club and the Principal of the Cecere Group. Antonio’s ability to...

15 april 2019

Jewellery with diamonds, even with small ones, sells better than without diamonds

The Yakut jewellery firm Kierge was set up 25 years ago on the basis of the jewellery workshop PKF Yakutrembyttekhnika which, in its turn, was founded way back in the 1970s. Over this period, Kierge turned into a well-established company successfully...

08 april 2019

Lucapa’s Wetherall on the past, present and the future

Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall recently attended a mining conference, in Cape Town South Africa, where he met Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa and granted him an exclusive interview. They discussed Angola’s first international diamond...

01 april 2019

India’s gem and jewellery industry expects the government will consider its demand for lower import duty on raw materials

A go-getter at heart, with an attitude to match, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a man in a hurry. He has not left any stone unturned to bring back the Indian gem & jewellery...

25 march 2019