New Angolan diamond marketing policy helps lift rough prices – Wetherall

The Angolan administration of President João Lourenço introduced technical regulations for its new diamond marketing policy in 2018 whose objective was to improve the attractiveness and competitiveness of the national diamond industry and grow outside...

17 january 2022

LGDs will continue to be an option for consumers, from the high-quality bridal market to the fashion market

Richard Garard is a founding member of the International Grown Diamond Association, which was established in 2016.  He serves on the Executive Committee of IGDA as President and Secretary General. IGDA was created to represent, promote and...

10 january 2022

Everything is design and design is everything

Born in the Basra pearls family, the first private jewelers to royal families, Ashraf Motiwala is the fourth generation to carry forward the legacy of A S Motiwala. Spearheading the prestigious family legacy, Ashraf Motiwala felt the need to breathe...

03 january 2022

Typical Jeweller is the initiative to promote the Russian jewellery industry

Typical Jeweller is one of the largest websites on the Russian Internet for the new generation jewellers. The total audience, including social media, is over 100,000 people per month. Every day, the latest news from the jewellery industry, educational...

27 december 2021

Johan Erikson: Demand for Natural Diamonds will always remain strong

First Element is a fully independent Diamond Services Company registered in Belgium and South Africa which has become one of the premier diamond valuing, marketing and cleaning companies in the industry. First Element is committed to providing a world-class...

20 december 2021

ALROSA produces 32.4 mln carats of rough diamonds in 2021


ALROSA announced on Friday that rough diamond production in Q4 2021 reached 9.1 million carats, up 29% QoQ 2020. The company's diamond production for the full year of 2021 was 32.4 million carats, which is 8% more than in 2020.

SODIAM selects specialised service providers for Angola diamond exchange


Angola National Diamond Trading Company, SODIAM has selected companies that will boil diamonds and host tenders for the soon-to-be-established Angola Diamond Exchange. The country opened the selection process in May 2021.

India’s c&p diamond exports up 2.85% in December 2021; rough imports too up by 19.31%


India’s export of cut & polished diamonds at $ 1770.61 mn in Dec 2021 recorded a growth of 2.85 per cent as compared to $ 1721.61 mn for the Dec 2020. Rough diamond imports for Dec 2021 registered $ 2098.49 mn as compared to $1758.85 for Dec 2020, a growth of 19.31 per cent.

GJEPC proposes recommendations for the upcoming India’s Union Budget 2022-23


The Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India has proposed a series of measures under the Gems & Jewellery Package as part of recommendations for the upcoming Union Budget for the fiscal year 2022-23.

Robots start sorting diamonds at ALROSA


ALROSA uses robots to sort diamonds by color, quality and shape, reports. The main advantage of the devices is their versatility and speed. One such device is capable of sorting up to six diamonds per second.

B2Gold achieves record production


B2Gold achieved a record annual total gold production of just above 1 million ounces in 2021, marking the thirteenth consecutive year of record annual total production. The company’s consolidated 2021 gold production from three operating mines was 987,595 ounces, while 59, 819 ounces came from Calibre Mining.

Angola revises 2022 diamond output target

20 january 2022

Angola has revised its diamond output target for the year to 10.5 million carats valued at $1.4 billion, according to media reports citing the country's National Diamond Company (Endiama).

Mountain Province Diamonds announced management changes

20 january 2022

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the appointment of Steven Thomas as Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer & Corporate Secretary, April Hayward as Chief Sustainability Officer and Matt MacPhail as Chief Technical Officer.

Richemont announced further sales grow acceleration in Q3 2021

20 january 2022

Richemont announced further sales grow acceleration in the third quarter ended 31 December 2021. Sales rose by 32% versus the prior year period driven by double-digit increases in all regions, channels and business areas, in a relatively supportive economic environment.

Messika to debut in Centurion Jewelry Show on 30, January 2022

20 january 2022

Maison Messika was founded in Paris in 2005 by Valérie Messika, daughter of diamantaire André Messika. By designing innovative shapes with delicate materials that highlight femininity, she has invented an original language for diamonds, and imposes her contemporary style on a whole new generation searching for modernity.

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