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

‘Diamond-age’ of power generation as nuclear batteries developed

31 january 2020
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                  Image credit: University of Bristol

(bristol.ac.uk) - New technology has been developed that uses nuclear waste to generate electricity in a nuclear-powered battery. The short lifespan of conventional batteries means they either cannot be used or have significant drawbacks in situations where it is not feasible to charge or replace them. For example, pacemakers, satellites, high-altitude drones or even spacecraft are low-power electrical devices where long life of the energy source is needed. A team of physicists and chemists from the University of Bristol have grown a man-made diamond that, when placed in a radioactive field, is able to generate a small electrical current. This innovative method for radioactive energy was presented at the Cabot Institute’s sold-out annual lecture - ‘Ideas to change the world’- on Friday, 25 November 2017.