An exclusive diamond recovered by AGD DIAMONDS is named after Boris Popov

A unique diamond recovered by AGD DIAMONDS at the Grib Mine in April 2020 was named after Boris Popov, the statesman who made a significant contribution to the discovery and development of the Arkhangelsk diamondiferous province.

10 july 2020

Covid-19 pandemic slows Lucapa Q2 output in Angola

Lucapa Diamond’s second quarter output at its 40%-owned Lulo alluvial project, in Angola eased 24% to 2,944 carats compared to 3,868 carats, a year earlier.

10 july 2020

ALROSA's sales in June “were expectedly low”

The diamond miner’s total sales of rough and polished diamonds in June amounted to $ 31.3 million, including $ 24.8 million in rough sales and $ 6.5 million in polished sales, according to its trading update released on Friday.

10 july 2020

Diamond Fields amends cooperation agreement with TMH over Madagascar project

Diamond Fields Resources (DFR) has amended its cooperation agreement with TMH Acquisition (TMH), a special purpose vehicle established by Denham Mining to advance the company's Beravina project in Madagascar.

10 july 2020

Severalmaz resumes operations at processing plant

Severalmaz, a subsidiary of ALROSA Group, resumed operations at its processing plant on the Lomonosov diamond field after a temporary shutdown. The ore processing facility, idle since mid-May, was restarted on July 8 and will continue operation until...

10 july 2020

Tug at Consumer Heartstrings This Holiday, Survey Says

25 june 2020

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( - As Americans cope with the ongoing toll of COVID-19, jewelers should focus on holiday marketing that resonates emotionally, De Beers said, after it surveyed U.S. consumers on how the pandemic has affected their holiday buying plans. According to Stephen Lussier, De Beers executive vice president, consumer and brands, his company has found a consistent pattern during and after recessions—self-purchase and fashion jewelry sales wane, while sales commemorating engagements, weddings, and other personal milestones gain market share. But even though the current situation is very different from past downturns—given there’s also a global pandemic involved—its market research has found that pattern is likely to hold.