De Beers rough sales slide again

Anglo American said the value of rough diamonds sold by De Beers dropped to $475 million during the eighth cycle of 2018 compared to $503 million recorded in the seventh cycle.


Rio Tinto’s diamond production dips in Q3 2018

Rio Tinto has announced that production in its Argyle Mines (100%) and Diavik Mine (60%) have dipped during the third quarter of 2018. Argyle witnessed a 19% dip in carat production y-o-y.


GJEPC Jaipur hosts exporter interaction with bank and customs officials

The Jaipur regional office of The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) hosted an "Industry Interaction with Banks" on Friday, October 12 as part of its event series ‘The Dialogue - A New Beginning’, says a report in


Angola denies abusing illegal foreign diamond miners

Angola has refuted reports that its security forces failed to observe human rights when they conducted an operation to drive out foreign illegal artisanal diamond miners in the Lunda Norte province bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo.


Gem Diamonds recovers 357 ct light brown stone from Letšeng

Gem Diamonds said it has recovered a 357 carat light brown ‘high quality’ diamond from its 75 percent-owned Letšeng mine in Lesotho.


Rough diamond imports continue to fall for fifth consecutive month

08 october 2018
( - All is not well for diamond workers in the world's largest diamond cutting and polishing centre in Surat. Since April, import of rough diamonds is continuously falling raising concerns about the future of workers in the industry. According to latest data of Gems and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC), import of rough diamonds has declined by 7 per cent to $ US 7.16 billion from $ US 7.69 billion year earlier. In volume terms, imports fell by 9 per cent from 75.33 million carats in April-August 2017 to 66.24 million carats in the same period this year.