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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Lab-Grown Line Won’t Hurt Low-End Goods, De Beers Says

06 august 2018
(jckonline.com) - De Beers doesn’t feel its new Lightbox lab-grown diamond line will hurt the market for the inexpensive diamonds commonly used in fashion jewelry, CEO Bruce Cleaver (pictured) tells JCK. “I have heard that talk, largely out of India,” Cleaver says. “My view is, a large percentage of small goods go into all sorts of products, like watches. I don’t really see a one carat blue or pink really competing with melee. I see it competing with moissanite and lower-value ruby and emerald. So I don’t think there is a cannibalization there.” Of course, Lightbox, which will sell its first jewelry pieces online in September, will offer whites as well, but Cleaver believes consumers will gravitate to the blues and pinks.