DDE sold the most expensive rough stone on its tender floor

DMCC – the world’s flagship free zone and government of Dubai authority on commodities trade and enterprise – announced that an exceptional 100+ carat rough diamond was successfully sold for USD 5.218 million (USD 44,004 per carat) in a record...


China's diamond import sustains growth momentum in Q3 of 2021

With the rapid recovery of China's retail jewellery market, the diamond imports of the country have maintained a sustained growth momentum in the first three quarters of 2021.


Namdeb eyes extension of land-based operations to 2042

Namdeb Diamond Corporation, a 50/50 joint venture between De Beers and the Namibian government, has approved a new long-term business plan that will extend the current life-of-mine of its land-based operations to 2042.


Angola to convene first international diamond conference

Angola’s mineral resources ministry will convene its first international diamond conference from November 25 to 27 in Saurimo, the capital of the Lunda Sul province.


Seligdar announces operating results for the first nine months of 2021

Gold production by the holding companies for the reporting period amounted to 5,420 kg. This indicator includes placer gold, the production of which was not taken into account in the figures for 9 months of 2020. The production of ore gold amounted to...


Why Lucara’s New Deal Might Change the Diamond Market

15 september 2020

(jckonline.com) - On July 15, Lucara Diamond, owner of the Karowe mine in Botswana, announced it had forged a “groundbreaking” deal with Antwerp Belgium’s HB Group. The deal calls for Lucara to sell all its “special” (more than 10.8 ct.) diamonds to HB through the end of the year. That’s a big deal for HB, as Karowe has unearthed a lot of very special specials, including the 1,109 ct. Lesedi La Rona. But it’s also a big deal for Lucara, which derives 70% of its income from larger stones. But the interesting thing is how this deal is structured. It calls for HB to initially pay Lucara an estimate of the diamond’s eventual polished price—determined through “state-of-the-art scanning and planning technology”—minus HB’s manufacturing costs and an unspecified commission, which it’s also called a “fee.” HB will pay Lucara that initial estimate within 60 days of receiving the stone—a rare instance of a diamond miner extending credit.