Only 10% of Angola's rough diamonds being traded in Antwerp – AWDC

The Antwerp World Diamond Centre (AWDC) is making moves to attract Angola's diamonds to the world's largest diamond hub in Belgium.

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Sakura Diamond to take centre stage at Christie’s Hong Kong auction on 23 May

Christie's Hong Kong Magnificent Jewels auction will present The Sakura Diamond, a 15.81 carat fancy vivid purple-pink internally flawless diamond.

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David Bouffard and Peter Karakchiev re-elected to the RJC board of directors

The Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), the world’s leading standard setting organisation for the entire jewellery and watch supply chain, announced new appointments to their board at their Annual General Meeting.

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Gem Diamonds recovers 370-carat white diamond from Letšeng

Gem Diamonds has unearthed a high quality 370 carat Type II, white diamond, from its 70%-owned Letšeng mine in Lesotho. This follows the company's recovery of another high quality 254 carat Type II white diamond from Letšeng last week.

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Lulo diamonds achieves an average price of $1,239 per carat – Lucapa

Lucapa Diamond has sold a rough diamond parcel of 4,000 carats from its 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine in Angola for $5 million. The diamonds, it said, achieved an average price of $1,239 per carat.

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Stanford historian traces the colonial origins of conflict diamonds in Namibia

29 april 2021

(stanford.edu) - When Stanford historian Steven Press was trying to unearth hidden narratives about Germany’s colonial activities in Southwest Africa’s highly secretive diamond industry, he pursued that age-old maxim to “follow the money.” Chasing that trail led to some disturbing discoveries about the full extent of Germany’s ruthlessness as it pursued its economic aspirations in the African country now known as Namibia in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.