India’s Bunder diamond mines likely to be revived

The Bunder diamond project in Madhya Pradesh (MP), India with an estimated 34.20 million carat diamond deposits in Chhatarpur may be revived, according to a report in TOI.

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Pangolin identifies high priority drill targets at Botswana project

Pangolin Diamonds has identified high priority drill targets following the discovery of diamonds and indicators at its advanced stage MSC exploration project in Botswana.

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Israeli diamond industry looks forward to promising HK Show

Despite the unrest in Hong Kong, the Israel Diamond Institute, organizer of the Israel Diamond Pavilion at the upcoming September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair, is expecting a successful show.

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Pandora reported Q2 2019 financial results

Pandora reported its financial results for the second quarter  2019.

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Blue Nile appoints new CEO - report

Sean Kell will replace Eric Anderson on the post of a chief executive officer at Blue Nile.

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How many miners would you kill to slip that diamond ring onto a finger?

08 august 2019
(The Business Day) - As the diamond sector’s Kimberley Process goes into the final leg of its three-year review process, African diamond-producing states have everything to gain from expanding the mechanism’s scope. What role will SA play? Often uncompelled by the mere moral imperatives behind human rights or environmental concerns in mining, African governments tend to defer more readily to appeals to the “bottom line” in taking bold policy steps to address such issues. However, in the mining sector, and for diamonds specifically, serious environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues and the “bottom line” have again converged. Here, in dismissing civil society and recent industry calls to address them, African governments would be — to use a mining metaphor — ignoring the sector’s canary.