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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


US Jobless Down But Static Wages Preventing Widespread Spending

13 june 2018
( - With an official unemployment rate a shade under 4%, one might expect the American consumer to be feeling comfortable about spending more of his hard-earned cash. They should also feel that they are benefiting from the strength of the US economy. While diamantaires – including not a few with whom I spoke at the Carat+ show in Antwerp this week – say the US market is solid generally and strong in pockets, none of them said it was storming ahead. According to a new poll I saw, just 12% of Americans said that they feel they are enjoying the benefits of the economy, while another 32% said they had received some benefit from the economy, according to the Monmouth University Polling Institute. Most, however, said that their families are still struggling.