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.

15 february 2019

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.

15 february 2019

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.    

15 february 2019

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...

15 february 2019

‘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).

15 february 2019

Huge Diamonds Capture Headlines But Don't Fill Clients' Demands

14 february 2019
(idexonline.com) - It would be interesting to witness the reactions of senior De Beers' management past and present when news is announced of a major diamond find at a mine that it sold off at some point in the past. The thought occurred to me this week after Gem Diamonds said it had found a 125-carat rough stone at the Letseng mine in the mountains of land-locked Lesotho. In an extraordinary run of finds, the stone was the 15th rough diamond weighing more than 100 carats that Gem Diamonds found in 2018.