Angolan diamond cooperatives resume exploration

Angola has allowed 16 diamond exploration cooperatives to resume their operations that were halted last September during the country’s "Operation Transparency", according to local news reports.


Petra Diamonds may take 5-10 years to clear Cullinan debt – report

Petra Diamonds, which acquired the Cullinan mine from De Beers in 2008, said it will take between five and 10 years from the opening of the new section to clear the debts related to the South African mine.


No need for gemologists at DTC Botswana, Okavango Diamond – official

Botswana does not need gemologists at Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) or Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) as they are not involved in polishing and cutting of diamonds, a government official has said.    


GJEPC presents The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019

The Gem&Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) presented The Artisan Jewellery Design Awards 2019 powered by GIA (Gemological Institute of America) and co-partnered by the DPA (Diamond Producers Association) on Feb 13, the...


‘Qatar Show’ embraces evolution and growth for the 2019 edition

Organisers of the Qatar Show have announced the 16th edition of the exhibition, which will be held between 20 and 25 February at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).


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.