IIJS Premiere 2021 to be held in Bengaluru from 15 to 19 September

India International Jewellery Show (IIJS) Premiere 2021, the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council’s (GJEPC) flagship trade show is being organised in physical form from September 15 to 19, 2021 at the Bangalore International Exhibition...


HKTDC twin jewellery events open in Hong Kong

The HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show, opened on 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and will run until 29 July.


Zim gold output improves following central bank intervention – report

Zimbabwe's gold output improved last month by 75% to 2,924 tonnes from 1,668 tonnes in May following incentives introduced by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe (RBZ), according to the local media.


Petra reports 109 incidents of illegal incursions onto Williamson in three months

Petra Diamonds has reported 109 incidents of illegal incursions onto its 75%-owned Williamson mine, in Tanzania during the period from 1 April to the end of June 2021.


ALROSA structurally reduces emissions

As part of its investment programme, ALROSA has launched a project to convert its vehicles from gasoline and diesel to natural gas to cut greenhouse gas emissions and boost economic efficiency, the company's media communications service reported.    ...


Diamond industry buffs up its image for the young generation

20 july 2021

(ft.com) - The diamond industry has long had to deal with predictions of doom. In the early 2000s, prices started to fluctuate as De Beers Group gave up its monopoly. Then scandals over conflict diamonds tarnished the gem’s sparkle among young, ethically minded consumers. At the same time, lab-grown diamonds began making strides in fine jewellery. This pessimism deepened as the pandemic led to the closure of mines and the cancellation of auctions for preapproved buyers. In July 2020, De Beers revealed interim revenues to June 30 had plummeted 54 per cent year on year: from $2.6bn to $1.2bn. But the industry is adapting to the new climate and is betting on a marketing push to revive its fortunes.