BlueRock boosts H1 output, grade at Karevleei as loss narrows

BlueRock Diamonds has recorded a 79% increase in carats produced at Kareevlei Diamond Mine in South Africa to 8,949 carats in the six months to June 2021 compared to 4,981 carats, a year earlier.


Moscow to host KP Plenary meeting on 8-12 November 2021

The Russian Federation, as the Chair of the Kimberley Process (KP) said the next KP Plenary meeting will be held in Moscow on 8-12 November 2021 in a hybrid format including online and in-person participation for those who will be able to visit...


S&P revises Botswana's outlook to 'stable' as diamond sector improves – report

Ratings agency S&P has revised Botswana’s outlook to 'stable' from 'negative' due to an economic recovery buoyed by a strong diamond sector. "We expect Botswana's diamond export-dependent economy will rebound by 8.5% in real...


India’s cut and polished diamond export increases by 68.64%; rough imports up 142.62% in August

India’s export of cut and polished diamonds at $ 2051.88 mn in the month of August 2021 shows a growth of 68.64 per cent as compared to $ 1216.70 mn for the month of August 2020, according to data available in


Global jewellery industry calls for immediate action on gender equality

The global jewellery industry has called for collective and immediate action on gender equality, a crucial building block in developing a strong and responsible supply chain that contributes to achieving UN Sustainable Development Goal 5.


Is the ostrich finally lifting its head out of the sand?

27 december 2019

( - It’s a myth that, when faced with danger, ostriches bury their heads in the sand. In fact, they usually face the threat head on. Yet the ‘political’ leadership of our diamond industry behaved like the metaphorical ostrich when they tried to convince themselves that lab-grown diamonds would not threaten the existing market. They thought that they could make believe that lab-grown diamonds are not ‘the real thing’ and that people would understand. The thinking was, ‘All we need to do is explain the difference to consumers.’ Trying to fight new technology has always failed. Trying to do it in our era – when news travels from one side of the world to the other in nanoseconds – is Mission: Impossible.