AGD DIAMONDS, AO held working meetings with Italy’s TESMEC S.p.A. in Arkhangelsk on May 22 and 23.


De Beers lauds its synthetic diamond detection machines

De Beers said a central part of maintaining consumer confidence is research into diamond synthesis and the development of equipment that can reliably and consistently detect synthetic diamonds as well as ensure they are not misrepresented as natural...


Sandvik starts 3D printing diamond composites

Sandvik Additive Manufacturing has announced that it created the first ever 3D printed diamond composite. The stone can be 3D printed in different complex shapes and used for industrial purposes.


DiaCam360 to debut at JCK Las Vegas Show

DiaCam360’s new venture will lead to the automated identification of a diamond’s color and clarity, based on a proprietary database of hundreds of thousands of images of diamonds that were taken with the DiaCam360, says a press note from the company...


Lherzolite is defined as a new source rock for diamonds - report

Researches from the University of Alberta and De Beers Group have concluded that lherzolite can be another source rock for diamond formation, says


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

22 february 2019
( - 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.