De Beers reveals jewellery design trends ahead of gifting season

De Beers has revealed diamond jewellery design trends for the forthcoming gifting season, which are influenced by consumers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

25 september 2020

Rio Tinto’s Argyle pink diamond tender takes inspiration from Japan

Rio Tinto’s annual Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender has taken its inspiration for its 2020 showcase from the Japanese philosophy of Ichigo Ichie, celebrating the unrepeatable nature of a moment in time, says a press release from the miner.

25 september 2020

GJEPC holds first plain gold jewellery VBSM

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) held its first Plain Gold Jewellery Virtual Buyer Seller Meet (VBSM) on 21-24 September.

25 september 2020

Zim state-owned diamond firm to have new CEO

State-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) is set to appoint a new chief executive who was a director at Vast Resources.

25 september 2020

Ghana defends takeover of diamond company

The Ghanian government has defended its decision to take over the Great Consolidated Diamonds Ghana Limited (GCDGL) from a local private investor, Jospong Group of Companies.

25 september 2020

Is Blockchain the New Ethical Gold Rush? Maybe

06 february 2020


Image credit: Pete Linforth (Pixabay)

( - Established as the driving technology behind cryptocurrencies, in an effort to solve that sector’s traceability shortcomings, blockchain is being considered by luxury jewelry powerhouses and the mining industry alike to guarantee the ethical provenance of gold mined in small operations, what the industry calls artisanal gold. The regulatory oversight of these smaller operations, which produce 25 percent of the world’s gold supply, is usually spotty or nonexistent, and working conditions often are dangerous. So, the thinking goes, if larger companies and jewelry businesses require such operations to record information on a shared database, which in the blockchain can be viewed but not edited, they then can decide whether to buy output. And such economic pressure could force improvements.