Rio Tinto lines up tender of Australian, Canadian diamonds

Rio Tinto says a selection of rough diamonds from its Argyle mine, in Australia and the Diavik mine, in Canada will be tendered to diamond specialists in October and November.


WDC holds its 2020 Annual General Meeting

The members of the World Diamond Council (WDC) held their Annual General Meeting on October 19, 2020 by way of a videoconference.


ZCDC resumes rough diamond sales as it struggles to pay workers

The Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) has resumed rough diamond sales following interruptions caused by global travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus.


ALROSA extends long-term supply contracts with its clients

To support its clients amid the persisting market uncertainty, ALROSA has decided to extend the existing long-term rough diamond supply contracts through the end of Q1 2021.


Angola expects diamond hub to open by end of 2021

Angola is expecting the country's first Diamond Exchange in Angola to be operation by the end of 2021, according to the local media. The minister of Mineral Resources and Petroleum, Diamantino Azevedo was quoted by Angop news agency as saying to...


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.