ALROSA sells large rough diamonds in Vladivostok for $12.6 mln

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, has sold special size rough diamonds (over 10.8 carats) at the auction in Vladivostok.

Yesterday

CTF and GIA launch digital grading reports using blockchain technology

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group and GIA (Gemological Institute of America), formally launched a collaboration project in Hong Kong to use blockchain technology for delivering secure, digital diamond grading reports to consumers for the first time...

Yesterday

BlueRock narrows H1 losses as grades improve at Kareevlei

BlueRock Diamonds reduced its loss for the first half of the year to £789,000 from a £1.3 million loss, a year earlier as average grades and production improved at its Kareevlei mine in South Africa.

Yesterday

Zim says diamond policy ‘imminent’

BlueRock Diamonds reduced its loss for the first half of the year to £789,000 from a £1.3 million loss, a year earlier as average grades and production improved at its Kareevlei mine in South Africa.

Yesterday

AGD DIAMONDS enters international diamond market

JSC Arkhangelskgeoldobycha was officially renamed into JSC AGD DIAMONDS, according to the company’s press statement distributed on Wednesday. The change in the corporate name of the joint-stock company was due to its new marketing policy and the brand’s...

20 september 2018

De Beers bullish about synthetic diamonds

02 july 2018
(thepatriot.co.bw) - Months before the first batch of their synthetic diamonds jewellery hits the US markets in September 2018, De Beers has launched a massive public relations campaign to dispel misconceptions and fears about the decision, which caught many by surprise. The historic launch will happen in exactly three months, breaking the 130-year mining tradition at De Beers. "We have the technology and the skills. If we can produce critical medical equipment used for conducting surgical operations on patients' eyes what more with jewellery?" the bold assertion flows effortlessly from David Prager, De Beers Executive vice president, on Tuesday at the high security state-of-the-art headquarters in Gaborone, Block 8 Industrial. Across the glass-topped oval table in the middle of the room sits De Beers Executive Vice President, Commercial and Partnerships, Alessandra Berridge. Samples of glittering Lightbox jewellery are on display as the duo wax lyrical about how De Beers is bullish about the synthetics market and is confident that they have made the right decision to deliver value for shareholders.