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

Rolex rumoured to be considering buying Patek Philippe

13 february 2019

(WatchPro) - At the risk of propagating fake news based on nothing more than gossip at SIHH, WatchPro cannot resist sharing the gossip that a well-placed Swiss banking analyst thinks that Patek Philippe is up for sale. The industry has had 24 hours to come up with concrete evidence of the news since Bloomberg broke the story, but the only additional speculation that seems to be gaining currency is that the best buyer for Patek Philippe would be Rolex. Whether it is this reasonably obvious suitability for a marriage that has seen Rolex inserted into the story (which may be groundless in the first place), or whether it has any basis in truth is pure speculation.