De Beers to partially lift its source-disclosure ban – report

De Beers is set to relax its source-disclosure restrictions for diamond buyers known as sightholders as calls for transparency grow to a crescendo, according to Rapaport News.

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AGD Diamonds commissioned yet another facility to improve ecology at the Grib mine

In mid-December, AGD Diamonds’ Mining and Processing Unit at the Grib diamond mine launched a car wash to clean rock haulers and auxiliary mining equipment, the company’s press service said.

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Trans Hex returns to profitability

Trans Hex, which has operations in Angola and South Africa, said it recorded a net profit of R52-million ($3.7 million) for the six months ended September 30, compared to a loss of R199-million ($14 million), a year earlier.

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India’s polished diamond exports down by 12% in November

Polished diamond exports dipped by 12.06% as compared to the same month in 2017, according to provisional data released by The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India.

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TAGS Dubai tender sells $46m worth rough diamonds

Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold $46.4 mn worth of rough diamonds during a tender in Dubai in late November and early December, as per the company.

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Inside Tracr, the De Beers–Developed Blockchain Platform

20 july 2018

(jckonline.com) - Like any good piece of technology, Tracr, the blockchain platform currently being developed by De Beers, aims to solve problems. What’s notable about this technology is that it aims to relieve no less than five of the industry’s enduring headaches, from synthetic detection to “know your customer” compliance. Following a panel presentation at this year’s JCK Las Vegas, two of the people behind this new platform gave JCK a sneak preview on the aims and goals of this much-talked-about industry initiative.