Worth of gold and diamonds

Initiatives in Arts and Culture and De Beers recently co-hosted a webinar on the worth of gold and diamonds. The webinar, which was moderated by Mickey Alam Khan, the founder and editor of Luxury Daily, featured Jeffrey Christian, founder and managing...


Consumers attracted to diamond jewelry more than ever

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of Del Lima Jewelry and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

21 september 2020

WDC actively supports initiatives from mine to retail; and also strives for support for the artisanal and small-scale miners - Edward Asscher, President, World Diamond Council

A member of one of the diamond industry and Amsterdam’s most well-known families, Edward Asscher was elected President of the World Diamond Council in June 2020 for a two-year term. Asscher is serving a second time as WDC President, having led the organization...

14 september 2020

Diamonds are one of the few things that have held human fascination in every nook and cranny of the world across time

Dr Usha R. Balakrishnan, a preeminent historian of Indian jewellery based in Mumbai, is Chief Curator of the World Diamond Museum. Being the author and co-author of several volumes of Diamonds Across Time, a new book and an important venture launched...

11 september 2020

Botswana Diamonds to bulk sample KX36 kimberlite, sees commercial potential

Botswana Diamonds recently acquired Petra Diamonds’ exploration assets in Botswana for $300000. The assets that were owned by Petra through its wholly-owned Sekaka Diamonds Exploration, include the KX36 project, a 3.5 hectare kimberlite that was a new...

07 september 2020

Kennady Diamonds drills 178 meters of kimberlite at Kelvin

10 june 2015
Kennady Diamonds Inc. announced the latest drill results from the 100 percent-controlled Kennady North diamond project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The Kennady North project is immediately adjacent to the new Gahcho Kué diamond mine currently under development by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds.
Following the successful completion of the Faraday ice-based spring drill program, land-based infill/delineation drilling commenced at the north lobe of the Kelvin kimberlite and four of approximately twenty planned holes have been completed. This drilling is designed to increase confidence in the Kelvin geological model in preparation for a maiden resource statement expected prior to year end.
Patrick Evans, CEO of Kennady Diamonds, noted: “The 178 meter intersect in hole 008 confirmed the existing geological model, while the 101 meter intersect in hole 009b expanded the existing model marginally.”
Drilling with two core rigs at the Kelvin North Lobe is expected to continue until late June at which time the Company expects to be able to commence land-based exploration/delineation drilling at the Faraday 2 kimberlite.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow