‘Botswana Diamonds on track to become diamond producer by mid-2019’

Botswana Diamonds said it is on course to commence bulk sampling and to produce diamonds at the Thorny River project, in South Africa by mid-year.


Hong Kong company awarded Guinness World Record at Baselworld

Coronet was recognised by the Guinness World Records for its ‘Mudan’ watch which was unveiled at Baselworld 2019, the prestigious Swiss watch and jewellery trade fair.


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.


Zim commissions diamond exploration project in Masvingo Province

Zimbabwe has commissioned a diamond exploration project in Chivi and Mwenezi districts in Masvingo Province to establish the extent of diamond deposit in the area, a local daily reports.


RAPAPORT organises melee auction in Belgium

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


Duffy to be supported by “seasoned miners”, says Petra’s Dippenaar as makes final bow

22 february 2019
(miningmx.com) - Outgoing Petra Diamonds CEO, Johan Dippenaar, who will leave the company at the end of March after more than 12 years in the job, has no immediate plans other than spending time with his family, he said in an interview on Monday. Duffy, who was most recently involved in a renewable energy start-up, does not have the same in-depth knowledge of the diamond sector as Dippenaar. However, Dippenaar said Duffy would be supported by a strong CFO and COO, both of whom are “… seasoned diamond miners and marketers”, as well as by chairman, Adonis Pouroulis.