Petra gross diamond reserves down 14% to 33.33Mcts

Petra Diamonds’ gross diamond reserves decreased 14% to 33.33 million carats as of 30 June 2021 compared with 38.86 million carats, a year earlier.


Vladimir Dyukarev, former COO of ALROSA passes away

Vladimir Dyukarev, a mining engineer, who committed most of his life to the country's diamond industry making his way up from a foreman at the Udachny Mining Division to the COO of ALROSA, passed away today at the age of 78.


The third J-1 Jewellery Congress to be held in Moscow on September 26-28

The third J-1 Jewellery Congress will be held in Moscow’s Gostiny Dvor Conference Hall on September 26-28. The Congress will become a key educational and business platform for the jewellery industry and will set new vectors for its further development...


Private investor mulls $500mln investment in two Angola gold mines

A Brazilian-Angolan national, Valdomiro Minoru Dondo, is set to invest $500 million to help jump-start gold mining in northern Angola. This comes three years after Luanda started issuing new licenses to explore precious metals.


Katoro Gold makes progress in Tanzania, SA

Katoro Gold recorded significant progress across its project portfolio during the six months ended June 30 despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Israeli Bank Financing of the Diamond Industry Slashed

24 may 2021

( - Israeli bank financing of the diamond industry was cut by 33% in 2020, falling below $500 million for the first time in 30 years. The decline reflected shrinking activity in 2020 and a decline in reliance on bank financing. But mostly, it reflects banks’ balking at dealing with the complications of working with diamond firms. According to the Bank of Israel, Israeli bank financing totaled 1,733 million NIS, or $498.75 million, in the fourth quarter of 2020. This is a 6.8% decline in bank financing compared to the third quarter of the year.