Israeli diamond export down 21.1 pct in first 3 quarters

Israeli diamond export, one of the state's leading export branches, fell 21.1 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2019, Hebrew-language news website "Ynet" reported Tuesday.


Award-winning Thai jewelry to be showcased at International Chanthaburi G&J Festival 2019

After The Gem and Jewelry Institute of Thailand (GIT) announced eight finalists of the GIT 13th World Jewelry Design Award, Thai artisans are transforming these intricate designs into beautiful and wearable jewelry pieces, which will be seen...


AGD report recognized best at Micromine International Conference

AGD DIAMONDS received the highest award at the VIII Conference of Micromine Users held last week at the Minex Russia mining and geological forum, the largest international symposium in the Russian Federation on topical issues of exploration, mining and...


The VIIIth Ecological Forum will be held in Moscow on October 17-18

VIIIth Ecological Forum “Corporate Responsibility to the Future. Technology for Society and Nature” will be held in Moscow on October 17-18, 2019.


Petra revenue down 6% to $463mln as diamond prices weaken

Petra Diamonds’ revenue for the fiscal year 2019 decreased by 6% to $463.6 million from $495.3 million, a year earlier, reflecting the weaker diamond market.


Masisi / De Beers tension escalates to new high

01 july 2019
(Sunday Standard) - The tension between President Mokgweetsi Masisi and De Beers group has reached a near boiling point with the recent firing of the government diamond valuator. The Botswana government diamond valuer who is a British national and was believed to be a De Beers Trojan horse showed up for work at Diamond Trading Company Botswana (DTCB) two weeks ago only to find his access card had been de-activated. The dramatic firing of the government valuer marked the highest water mark so far in the shareholder tension that has been simmering between the Botswana government and De Beers in the wake of the super exceptional 41 carat blue diamond discovered at the Debswana Orapa Diamond Mine towards the end of 2018.