RZM Murowa diamond output dips as high-grade resources deplete

RZM Murowa produced 579 000 carats in 2020 from its operations in Midlands, Zimbabwe compared with 685 000 carats produced, a year earlier. Its parent company RioZim attributed the lower production to the processing of the low-grade K2 resources after...


India’s gem and jewellery exports decline by 28.46% in FY ’20 – ‘21

A decline of 28.46% to $ 25.31 bn is seen in the overall exports of gem and jewellery in FY 2020-21 compared to $ 35.37 bn in the fiscal year 2019-20 as per the data issued by The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC).


GSI opens new laboratory in Jaipur India

Gemological Science International (GSI) has announced the opening of its newest laboratory in Jaipur, India. The Jaipur laboratory will offer all GSI’s core services.


Forevermark brand introduces ‘Forevermark Icon™ Collection’

Forevermark, the diamond brand from De Beers Group, introduces the Forevermark Icon™ collection, a celebration of the brand’s distinctive ‘icon’ motif, which has been intrinsic to its DNA since its inception, says a press release from the company.


Tanzania takes leadership of African Diamonds Producers Association

Tanzania has assumed the leadership of the African Diamonds Producers Association (ADPA) from Namibia. The country’s minerals minister Dotto Biteko will chair the association for a year.


A Sometime Industry Critic Is Returning to the State Dept.

08 april 2021

(jckonline.com) - Jose Fernandez, who advocated for Kimberley Process (KP) and wider industry reform when he was assistant secretary of state for economic, energy, and business affairs under the Obama administration, has been nominated to rejoin the U.S. State Department as an undersecretary. That’s a higher-level role than he had last time—and could mean a renewed focus on responsible sourcing in both the diamond and jewelry industry. As assistant secretary, Fernandez took a great interest in the KP, and the United States spent a year chairing the certification scheme. He also occasionally expressed impatience with industry reform efforts.