Worldwide jewelry sales rise by 4% in 2018 - ALROSA

Global sales of diamond jewelry grew by 4% in 2018 compared with last year and amounted to $85.9 billion.


RAPAPORT organises melee auction in Belgium

Rapaport Auctions is organizing a melee auction in Belgium from March 25-27, AWDC reported.  


Namdia receives 78 bids from potential diamond buyers

Namibia’s state-owned diamond trading company, Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) has received 78 applications from potential diamond buyers around the world, according to local news reports.


ALROSA changes its client policy to maximize profit

ALROSA, a Russian diamond mining company, intends to modernize its client policy to increase the company's profit, FINMARKET.RU reports, citing the company's CEO, Sergey Ivanov.


Synthetic diamond coating is a new challenge for gemmologists

A study concerning a yellow crystal submitted for analysis to the Far East Geological Institute (FEGI) showed that the stone was a synthetic moissanite covered with a thin diamond film, says a report in the Gemmological Institute of America (GIA)...


Engineering powerhouse dazzles on diamond delivery

10 january 2019
( - Mining and metals engineering powerhouse Fluor, through its South African office, has consistently undertaken at least one major diamond project across the project scope spectrum every year since 2008 – a true reflection that Fluor South Africa is a leading expert in diamond mining in the region. The company is now in the process of finalising a solution for Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng mine in Lesotho which will greatly improve the mine’s operating efficiency and diamond recovery, Fluor technical process manager Etienne Bredell tells Laura Cornish.