Petra gross diamond reserves down 14% to 33.33Mcts

Petra Diamonds’ gross diamond reserves decreased 14% to 33.33 million carats as of 30 June 2021 compared with 38.86 million carats, a year earlier.


Vladimir Dyukarev, former COO of ALROSA passes away

Vladimir Dyukarev, a mining engineer, who committed most of his life to the country's diamond industry making his way up from a foreman at the Udachny Mining Division to the COO of ALROSA, passed away today at the age of 78.


The third J-1 Jewellery Congress to be held in Moscow on September 26-28

The third J-1 Jewellery Congress will be held in Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor Conference Hall on September 26-28. The Congress will become a key educational and business platform for the jewellery industry and will set new vectors for its further development...


Private investor mulls $500mln investment in two Angola gold mines

A Brazilian-Angolan national, Valdomiro Minoru Dondo, is set to invest $500 million to help jump-start gold mining in northern Angola. This comes three years after Luanda started issuing new licenses to explore precious metals.


Katoro Gold makes progress in Tanzania, SA

Katoro Gold recorded significant progress across its project portfolio during the six months ended June 30 despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Everything you ever wanted to know about ethical diamonds

28 february 2020

Image credit: D. Stolyarevich (Moscow State University Gemcenter)

( - Over the course of the past decade, traditional consumer culture has received a conscientious update. From the coffee we sip in the morning to the clothes we add to our closets, questions are being asked about the treatment meted out to the workers creating the products, and the environmental impact of their production practices. A diamond piece stands as one of the more important purchases you’ll make, and it is essential to ensure that the gems that will play a starring role in our happiest memories aren’t created by a cycle of ethical and environmental strife. Here’s everything you need to know about ethical diamonds, and the difference they can make to the lives of marginalised mining communities.