WDC urges extreme caution when exporting diamonds from CAR

The World Diamond Council (WDC) says the diamond industry should carry out enhanced due diligence when considering the purchase of goods believed to be emanating from the Central African Republic (CAR).

05 march 2021

BlueRock raises £1.5 mln to complete expansion project at Kareevlei

BlueRock Diamonds has raised £1.5 million through an oversubscribed subscription of 3,75 million new ordinary shares for 40 pence per share.

05 march 2021

Hong Kong’s jewellery retail sales dip 31.7% in January 2021

Due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, jewellery sales in the city dipped by 31.7 per cent in January 2021, but the pace of decline had eased slightly, as per the government data.

05 march 2021

Rio Tinto to see Board changes after forthcoming AGMs

Rio Tinto Chairman Simon Thompson has informed the Board that he will not seek re-election as a non-executive director at the 2022 Annual General Meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto. Sam Laidlaw, a senior independent director of Rio Tinto plc, and...

05 march 2021

RZM Murowa earmarks $450 mln to expand Zim operations

RZM Murowa (formerly Murowa Diamonds), a subsidiary of RioZim is set to invest $450 million to expand its operations in the Midlands Province, Zimbabwe, according to the state media.

04 march 2021

Natural or Lab-created Diamonds for Engagement Rings? (10 Questions Answered)

23 february 2021

(learningjewelry.com) - Did you know that until 1870, the only places where diamonds were obtained from were the river beds of Brazil and India? Even though there are more sources of diamonds today, diamonds are still rare and out of reach for many people. So, where do all the diamonds in engagement rings come from? Some of them are made in the lab, and others are mined. Are the diamonds grown in the lab the same as the ones that come from the mines? Should your engagement ring be made from lab-created or natural diamond? Are engagement rings made from lab-created diamonds cheaper than the natural ones? This article answers all these questions and more.