“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

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De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The Jewelry House of Leon Megé located in New York has long been firmly established in the jewelry market as a source of magnificent jewelry, in which platinum and diamonds often sparkle being married together and attracting everyone’s eyes, but are...

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The technology of growing single-crystal diamonds has now become industrial in nature

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De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

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De Beers to host Botswana diamond conference, officially open Africa’s first Forevermark store

11 october 2018
news_26072018_debeers.pngDe Beers and Botswana's ministry of mineral resources, will host a diamond conference on 13 November in Gaborone as well as officially open Africa’s first Forevermark strategic store.
The invite only conference would be convened under the theme 'Leading Business for Social Capital'.
De Beers said more than 500 corporate leaders, government officials, thought leaders and globally recognised experts would join the country’s mineral resources minister and group chief executive Bruce Cleaver at the conference with the goal of creating real plans for action for the diamond industry.
“The format of the conference will welcome leading voices from Botswana, the southern African region and, internationally, from government, the private sector, the diamond industry and the financial sector,” it said.
“These thought leaders will take part in interactive discussions and high-level networking engagements.”
Meanwhile, De Beers said it would officially open the first Forevermark strategic store in Africa at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, in Gaborone.
Every Forevermark inscribed diamond was natural, hand-selected and comes with a promise that it was rare and responsibly sourced.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished