Rio Tinto welcomes Joint Standing Committee’s report on Northern Australia

Following its inquiry into the destruction of rock shelters at Juukan Gorge on the land of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinikura people (PKKP) in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, Rio Tinto welcomes the final report of the Joint Standing...


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.


Searching for Blood Diamonds

15 october 2020

( - Search for blood diamonds on Google and you'll find plenty of entries. But try finding the real thing, also known as conflict diamonds, in a jewelry store today and you'll struggle. Or so says Jacques Voorhees, veteran diamond entrepreneur, who is about to publish In Search of Conflict Diamonds, based on the time he spent in Sierra Leone in 2002 after the bloody 11-year civil war finally ended. With apologies for the spoiler, I can tell you he struggled to find any. And as a result of what he saw he feels passionately about what he sees as the sincere but misguided attempts to demonize diamonds.