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...


More Retailers Selling Lab-Grown Diamonds, Survey Finds

18 november 2020

(jckonline.com) - About 38% of independent jewelers are now carrying lab-grown diamonds, according to a new survey by MVI Marketing for the International Grown Diamond Association and InStore magazine. Consumer awareness of man-made gems is also rising: The company’s MVEye survey of more than 1,000 jewelry consumers found that 80% were aware of lab-grown diamonds. By contrast, in 2018, 58% had heard of the category. A decade ago, less than 10% had. Some 8% said they owned jewelry with lab-grown diamonds, up from 6% in 2018.