Angola to offload share capital in 195 firms including Endiama

The Angolan government is planning to offload share capital it wholly or partially holds in 195 different companies under the privatisation programme.

16 august 2019

Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng achieves $1,697/ct in H1 sales

Gem Diamonds said its 70%-owned Letšeng mine in Lesotho achieved $1,697 per carat in the first half of 2019, a 10% jump from $1, 537 per carat realised the previous period.

16 august 2019

Stornoway reported 2Q 2019 financial results

Stornoway Diamond Corporation reported its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

16 august 2019

DDI appoints new executive director

The Diamond Development Initiative announced the appointment of Ian Rowe as its new executive director, with effect from September 2, 2019.

16 august 2019

PANDORA and Warner Bros. to launch Harry Potter inspired collection

Pandora announced that it will work in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to introduce a collection of Harry Potter themed jewellery.

16 august 2019

Diamonds: Tears of the Gods

12 june 2019
(scientificamerican.com) - Humans have been captivated by diamonds, the planet’s hardest natural material, for nearly five thousand years. In Egypt, they were incorporated into the ankh, symbolizing the sun. People in ancient India thought they must be created by lightning, and attracted it; they also expected the stones could stave off danger (a belief somewhat at odds with the lightning-attractor thing). Greeks and Romans found the stones much more sacred, seeing them as tears of the gods. Rather poetically, they also thought the gems might be shards of fallen stars. At various times, people have thought diamonds to be capable of conferring invincibility, of healing, and of sealing the deal on romantic love. The truth of diamonds is almost as extraordinary as all of those beliefs.