NDC partners with Assouline to launch ‘Diamonds’ – a coffee table book

The Natural Diamond Council (NDC) in partnership with Assouline, has launched a coffee table book called ‘Diamonds’ on 21 October 2021 with Edward Enninful, Editor in Chief of British Vogue writing the foreword, says an announcement from the...


Lucapa subsidiary begins geotechnical drilling at Merlin diamond project

Lucapa Diamond says its wholly-owned subsidiary, Australian Natural Diamonds (AusND), has started the geotechnical drilling programme at the Merlin diamond project in the Northern Territory of Australia.


UAE to benefit as India's gold imports set to incease in Q4

The rising trend in gold imports by India will be good news for the UAE, which is the second-largest exporter of the yellow metal to the South Asian country. In volume terms, India’s imports were estimated at 91 tonnes last month, compared to 12 tonnes...


Botswana Diamonds raises £550k to fund exploration activities

Botswana Diamonds has issued 55 million new ordinary shares at a placing price of 1p each to existing and new investors to raise £550,000.


Gemological Science International Launches ASSURANCE by GSI™

Gemological Science International (GSI), the leading gemological organization for major U.S. jewelry retailers, announced last week the official launch of its new Assurance by GSI™ – a multi-faceted solution that offers various services for retailers...


Angola’s diamond sector on a strong footing

05 april 2021

(miningreview.com) - Angola may be the world’s fifth-largest producer of diamonds but the sector is a far cry from reaching its true potential. Currently, only 40% of the country’s known diamond resources are being mined and recovered. Hurdles to development and foreign investment in the past have been mainly as a result of regulatory policies and a weak legislation. However, AHMED ABDEL-HAKAM, senior associate of Eversheds Sutherland in the UK believes that the right policies are now in place to steer the country’s diamond sector in the right direction. Gerard Peter reports.