SA diamond producers welcome ruling on Mining Charter

The South African Diamond Producers Organisation (SADPO) has supported a High Court ruling that the country’s Mining Charter is an instrument of policy, not binding legislation.

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Indian diamond exporter under Income Tax radar

The Income Tax department carried out search operations on premises connected to a leading diamond manufacturer and exporter from Gujarat and seized a large volume of unaccounted data. The raids, which began on September 22 based on intelligence input...

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New RJC standard for lab-grown materials

Responsible Jewellery Council, the world’s leading standard-setting organisation for the global jewellery and watch industry with 1,500 member companies in 71 countries, announced that it will develop a standard for laboratory-grown materials to establish...

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Mountain Province Diamonds announced appointment of director

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the appointment of Mr. Dan Johnson, P.E. to its Board of Directors. An accomplished leader in the mining industry, Johnson's expertise ranges from mine design, construction, and operations, to finance and...

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Minjar Gold Pty Ltd seeks proposal to acquire 100% ownership of Golden Dragon Gold Project

Australian miner Minjar Gold Pty Ltd announced that it is seeking proposals to acquire 100% ownership of the tenements of the Golden Dragon Gold Project and / or the neighboring Fields Find Project together the Assets. The Assets are located 350km...

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A Tougher Third Quarter

09 july 2014

(Rapaport) – The second quarter was always going to be a quieter period for the diamond trade. This time of year is traditionally a slower period for the market, despite the fairly busy trade show schedule. In the coming months, things will likely get worse before they get better. The third quarter tends to bring sharper declines before demand typically improves closer to the holiday season, when prices subsequently firm up.