Exploration may reveal Arkhangelsk Province has huge diamond potential

Only exploration performed in the Arkhangelsk Province can confirm the inferred diamond reserves and help discover new promising deposits. This was stated by Viktor Ikonnikov, Deputy Chairman of the Arkhangelsk Province Government for Project Activities...


De Beers’ Forevermark targets Belgium

De Beers diamond brand, Forevermark will launch in five jewellery stores in Belgium through a partnership with Gautam Diamonds.


Antwerp’s Rough Diamond Exports Jump in Nov., Polished Malaise Continues

Antwerp’s rough-diamond trade put a weak October performance in the rear-view mirror in November, as the volume of rough exports in particular rose sharply despite another decline in the average price per carat.


Wenhao Yu appointed Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s- Jewellery, Asia

Sotheby’s recently appointed Wenhao Yu as new deputy chairman, responsible for driving and further developing the auction house’s jewellery business across Asia.


Petra resumes SA operations after crippling power cuts

Petra Diamonds resumed its mining operations in South Africa on Tuesday as the power utility, Eskom downgraded the load shedding status from Stage 6 to Stage 4.


Diamond Manufacturers Must Brace for Automation

28 november 2019

(diamonds.net) - Imagine the following: A diamond-mining company operating with self-driving trucks loads its haul of ore to the processing plant, where rough diamonds are separated from waste and arranged in their rough forms into different sizes before being sent for further aggregation. The goods are fed into machines that determine their color and clarity potential while also assessing where the stone fits best amid the many assortment options. The diamonds are then run through the company’s computer-based planning mechanism, which analyzes how to get the optimal polished yield. That process was presented as a real possibility in a panel discussion at the Dubai Diamond Conference in September, which revolved around the theme of “Disruption in Diamonds.”