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.

Yesterday

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.

Yesterday

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.    

Yesterday

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...

Yesterday

‘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).

Yesterday

De Beers, Botswana to renew vows

04 december 2018
(The Patriot) - The longest and undoubtedly colossal business deal between Botswana Government and diamond selling giant, De Beers Group of companies, continues to flourish as the two parties start the re-negotiation of a new diamond sales agreement. The current sales agreement cemented in 2011 ends in 2021 and the two bodies are scheduled to start working on the terms for the new agreement soon. Speaking at the Diamond Conference, President Mokgweetsi Masisi enthusiastically highlighted that the two, Botswana Government and De Beers Group, will ‘renew their vows’. By this, the president was referring to the 10 year sales agreement that ends in two years.