‘Vast majority of ASM production not from conflict zones’

Legacy concerns regarding conflict diamonds has seen artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM) diamonds being perceived negatively by consumers, yet the reality is that the vast majority of ASM production is not from conflict zones, according to...


Rio Tinto’s Argyle mine to close in Q4 2020

Rio Tinto’s iconic Argyle mine in remote Western Australia and world’s biggest global source of high-quality pink diamonds will close in the fourth quarter this year.


ASEAN Gems & Jewellery Presidents’ Summit scheduled for 3 March

The 9th ASEAN Gems & Jewelry Presidents’ Summit 2020 is scheduled for March 3, 2020, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.


CTF acquires coloured gemstone jewellery retailer Enzo

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group of China recently acquired the entire equity interests in Enzo Jewelry Inc, enriching the Group’s multi-brand portfolio to meet today’s ever-changing customer expectations.


Rio Tinto’s diamond production down 8 per cent in Q4

In its latest announcement of its Q4 and full-year production figures for 2019, Rio Tinto said that the Q4 diamond production of 2019 at both the Argyle and Diavik mines recorded 8 per cent decrease over that of 2018 production.


Diamonds in the rough: price fall 'creates buying opportunity' for investors

06 november 2019

(telegraph.co.uk) – A fall in the value of diamonds has opened up an investment opportunity for people looking to shield their wealth from the turbulence of global stock markets. De Beers, the world’s biggest diamond producer, made sales of £240m at its most recent auction, 39pc less than the equivalent sale in 2018. The sluggish sales figures were blamed on a global surplus of stones, which have depressed values in the past 12 months. However, those who have invested for the long-term have earned strong returns from diamonds in the past 15 years.