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

Promoting See-Through Transparency Is Critical

29 january 2019

(IDEX Online) - I was in an elevator in a hotel in Mumbai several years ago at the end of a conference when a well-known diamond industry figure walked in with a small entourage. "You know what the trouble is with transparency?" he asked. "You can see right through it." Seemed pretty amusing at the time; the entourage certainly enjoyed it. Given the speed of developments in the industry, however, it seems today to be rather a feeble and irrelevant joke. I am sure that there are many other people who related to the need for responsible sourcing and transparent business operations with similar sarcasm. Doubtless there were many who hoped it would fade away, sort of like a passing fashion. I am equally sure that there are still many in the trade operating quietly and trying not to appear on the industry's radar who are not that interested in running transparent operations either.