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.


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...


Vladivostok to host WFDB Asian Summit-Executive Committee Meeting

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that its Asian Summit/Executive Committee meeting, which will take place in Vladivostok, Russia, is set to be well attended, and will feature a wide range of representatives. The Moscow...


De Beers to run 30-day search in last gasp effort to save Voorspoed

02 august 2018
( - De Beers has abandoned its formal process of finding a buyer for Voorspoed, the Free State province mine the diamond group said in November it viewed as non-core. However, South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) wants DBCM to throw a lifeline to Voorspoed by running a process parallel with retrenchments in which it seeks to find an “… operator capable of purchasing Voorspoed mine”. This followed a meeting on July 30 in which the DMR expressed its concerns regarding job losses in the mining sector.