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

Anglo’s Cutifani promises changes in diamond sights as De Beers embarks on “re-think”

04 february 2020

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( - Anglo American CEO, Mark Cutifani, confirmed the group’s 85%-owned De Beers was considering an overhaul in the way in which it sold rough diamonds to cutters and polishers – known as the mid-stream – , adding that no buyer “will be unaffected”. “We have to re-think and re-imagine it, but we also need to do it with the midstream, not to the mid-stream,” he said of about 85 companies invited at regular times throughout the calendar year to buy rough diamonds from De Beers. “I don’t know where it will land but everyone who is a partner will have to look at a different world,” he said. Cutifani was commenting in an interview with Miningmx at the Mining Indaba conference in Cape Town.