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...


De Beers-Botswana Diamond Agreement Talks Set To Be A Tough Battle

09 june 2018

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( - Botswana’s President Mokgweetsi Masisi is reportedly looking for a new long-term diamond deal with De Beers when the sides' current 10-year agreement expires in two years which will include provisions for more stones to be cut and polished domestically. As with the last deal that began in 2010, both Botswana and De Beers have a strong incentive to reach an agreement: diamonds are a critical part of Botswana’s gross domestic product and foreign exchange earnings; meanwhile, more than 60% of the mining giant's diamonds come from Botswana.