Petra on a roll, recovers another big stone at Cullinan

Petra Diamonds has recovered a 209.9 carat D colour Type II gem quality diamond at its Cullinan diamond mine, in South Africa.

19 april 2019

International Diamond Council elects new leadership

The International Diamond Council (IDC) has elected Julien Drybooms as its new Chairman, while Pol van der Steen is the new Vice-Chairman.

19 april 2019

Botswana unveils oval-shaped 20-carat blue diamond

Botswana's state-owned Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has unveiled a rare 20.46 carats blue diamond named "The Okavango Blue" in honour of the Okavango Delta, the country's wildlife-rich world heritage site.

19 april 2019

Four up for diamond ore theft in Marange

Four suspected armed robbers facing accusations of stealing diamond ore belonging to the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in Marange on March 24 last year, were remanded in custody to April 17 for trial.

19 april 2019

Stornoway announced changes to senior management

Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced the appointment of Dino Rambidis as Chief Financial Officer of Stornoway, effective immediately, replacing Orin Baranowsky.

19 april 2019

Rio Tinto set for ramp up of activity at Star Diamond site

25 january 2019
( - Rio Tinto says it’s too early to speculate on the long term viability of the proposed diamond project in the Forte à la Corne forest 60 kilometres east of Prince Albert. It also stressed it’s too early to say what benefit or revenue-sharing arrangements may be possible with local Indigenous groups. The mining giant is now ramping up its community engagement ahead of large scale exploration work for what the company labelled Project Falcon starting in the spring.