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.

Today

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.

Today

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 gjepc.org...

Yesterday

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.

Yesterday

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.

Yesterday

As Lab-Grown Diamonds Boom, What’s Happened to the Pioneers?

10 october 2018
(jckonline.com) - If lab-grown diamonds are enjoying more industry acceptance, that’s in part because of the two companies that pioneered the concept: Apollo Diamond and Gemesis. Today, both companies operate under different names—Apollo is now Scio, and Gemesis is called Pure Grown Diamonds (PGD). Two of the driving forces between Apollo and Gemesis—Robert Linares and Carter Clarke, respectively—are no longer with those companies. Yet just as the companies’ long-sought goal of market acceptance of lab-grown diamonds appears to be coming true, they face very different issues.