Catoca denies polluting DRC rivers that killed 12 people

Sociedade Mineira de Catoca which produces 75% of Angola’s diamonds, has denied leaking heavy metals from its mine in the northern part of the country.


Ethereal Green Diamond produces the world’s largest LGD

Ethereal Green Diamond is the manufacturer and global supplier of lab-grown diamonds headquartered in India. Ethereal Green Diamond has produced the world’s largest certified lab-grown diamond, the 14.60-carat ‘Freedom of India’.


Exclusive diamond rings at Bruun Rasmussen Auctioneers

A yellow diamond ring of no less than 6.49 ct. is up for auction at Bruun Rasmussen 23 September together with the iconic diamond and emerald covered ring by Cartier.


Platinum-group metals price hit due to stagnant auto production

The shortage of semiconductors is negatively affecting the price of platinum-group metals as investors brace for a long-lasting hit to car production.


Zimbabwe security forces arrest 72 illegal diamond miners

Zimbabwe Republic Police and the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) arrested at least 72 illegal diamond miners in a joint operation to remove hundreds of artisanal miners who invaded the Charleswood Estate in Chimanimani in search of alluvial diamonds...


Paris As A ‘Dead End’? Initiative Needs A Restart

11 june 2014
(IDEX Online) - The efforts to reach out and get African producers involved in the Precious Stones Multi-Stakeholder Working Group (PS-MSWG) at last proved successful: representatives from a handful of African nations traveled to Paris. They were joined by some 50 private companies, NGOs and government members of the Multi Stakeholders Working Group. Judging by Tweets and other feedback, the Africans came with high anticipations but left quite disappointed; some were even upset. This might have been due to miscommunication. Some mistakenly believed that this was a governmental OECD meeting. The OECD spokesman, who dominated the morning sessions, made it very clear that his (OECD) participation was merely as an Observer.