Rio Tinto celebrates opening of new diamond pipe at Diavik

Rio Tinto celebrated on Aug 20, the opening of a fourth diamond pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada.

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XI IJA Conference to gather the leaders of jewellery sector in Moscow

XI International Jewellery Academy Conference (IJA), the biggest business event for the heads of jewellery companies, will be held on September 24 in Moscow at the "Kosmos" Concert Hall.

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Lucara subsidiary collaborates with diamond technology developer

Lucara Diamond said its subsidiary Clara Diamond Solutions has inked a collaboration agreement with Sarine Technologies, a diamond industry technology developer.

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BlueRock secures loan to settle £230k claim made by ex-CEO

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine in South Africa, has entered into a loan with chairperson Paul Beck and chief executive Adam Waugh.

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GJEPC to accept any role and shoulder any responsibility that the government gives it - Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC

Addressing the Press on the concluding day of IIJS 2018, Chairman Pramod Agrawal and Vice Chairman Colin Shah revealed that The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has begun multiple initiatives and is interacting with various industry...

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In Depth with Eira Thomas, New CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp.

23 april 2018

(thediamondloupe.com) - Eira Thomas was recently appointed as the new CEO of Lucara Diamond Corp., replacing William Lamb, who oversaw the successful creation of the world-class Karowe mine in Botswana. Thomas brings more than 25 years’ experience in the mining industry to Lucara, including 16 years with Aber Diamond Corporation (now Dominion Diamond), where she played an integral role as a geologist at its initial discovery and ultimately became Director of the Board. She was co-founder of Stornoway Diamond Corp., serving as CEO and then as Executive Chairman, leading the acquisition of the Renard diamond deposit. In 2007, she founded Lucara with Lukas Lundin and Catherine McLeod Seltzer. Eira Thomas most recently served as CEO of Kaminak Gold Corporation, which was acquired by Goldcorp in 2016 for $520 million. She is also a director of Suncor Energy. We caught up with her in Antwerp to talk about her new role as CEO of Lucara, and about Lucara’s acquisition of Clara Diamond Solutions, a digital sales platform for rough stones that promises to transform the way rough diamonds are transacted.