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.


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.


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.


Christie’s sets the world’s jewellery sales records for the 25th year

This year the Christie’s auction house marks 25 years of its leadership in auction sales. The company also took stock of the exclusive jewellery sales of the year, with most of the pieces exceeding their estimate prices.


Canada’s NWT lifts polishers’ export ban

Canada’s Northwest Territories (NWT) has abolished its ban on diamond manufacturers sending rough to other locations for processing, potentially enabling significant cost savings for the industry.


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.