Global diamond rough output to reach 120Mcts this year – Zimnisky

The global rough diamond output is expected to reach 120 million carats this year compared to a high of 150 million carats in 2017, according to an independent diamond analyst. Global rough diamond output fell by about 20% to 111.4 million carats...


Angola wants to polish 20% of the country’s total rough production

“It is our target to polish 20% of our total diamond output per year,” mineral resources minister Diamantino Azevedo told the Angola International Diamond Conference (AIDC) in Saurimo. “I know 20% is not an easy task, but that is the...


Gem Auctions DMCC closes largest debut rough diamond sale in industry history

Gem Auctions DMCC founded by mining entrepreneur Alan Davies, held its first-ever rough diamond auction in Dubai this week. The company sold 120,000 carats for over $57 mn, marking the largest rough diamond auction debut by a new company in the history...

26 november 2021

Luaxe full-scale mining operations ‘expected soon’ – Alrosa Angola

Full-scale mining operations at the Luaxe diamond project in the Eastern Lunda Sul province are “expected soon”, according to Alrosa. Company director-general in Angola Alexander Gorlov told a diamond conference in Saurimo that they had completed exploration...

26 november 2021

Lucara revises FY 2022 revenue, sales, production guidance upwards

Lucara Diamond which owns the Karowe mine in Botswana has revised its guidance on diamond revenue for the full year 2022 from $185 million to $215 million.

26 november 2021

Data that's More Valuable than Diamonds

19 november 2021

( - There was a time when jewelers knew where the threats lay. Bad people wanted to steal their jewels. So they bought a nice, big safe. Nowadays things are not so simple.  Jewelers can be attacked for something even more valuable than their diamonds - their data. The cyber-heist on Graff highlights the dangers posed by ransomware. Hackers stole their list of high-profile clients, posted some details online, and are threatening to reveal many, many more. The society jeweler's clients include world leaders, Hollywood A-listers and the planet's uber-rich. Their privacy is paramount, and they're not keen on having their invoices, receipts, home addresses and personal information shared on the dark web - the encrypted part of the internet that's home to every kind of criminal.