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Diamonds

07/24/14

SRK founder recognized for lifetime achievements

Govind Dholakia, founder and chairman of Shree Ramkrishna Exports, has won the 2014 lifetime achievement award presented by Retail Jeweller India for his contributions to the diamond industry over the last 50 years.

07/21/14

De Beers Q2 production up 7 percent

Production for diamond miner De Beers increased both year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter in the period ended June 30, parent company Anglo American reported.  

07/18/14

Lab-grown diamond co. Scio brings back last CEO

Scio has reappointed Gerald McGuire as CEO, and the diamond grower said it expects to at least break even within the next nine months, with an eye on the market for gem-quality lab-grown diamonds. 

07/18/14

Lucara sale of exceptional rough nets $40M

Mining company Lucara Diamond Corp. generated more than $40 million at its recent tender of high-quality rough diamonds from the Karowe mine, which consisted of 16 single-stone lots. 

07/16/14

World Diamond Council hiring executive director

The recently revamped World Diamond Council has begun an international search for an executive director who will handle the day-to-day management of the organization, a new role at the WDC.

07/15/14

GIA continues expansion in Africa

The Gemological Institute of America recently held a rough diamond evaluation course in Namibia, its first class in the country and part of the organization’s continued expansion of its operations in Africa.  

07/15/14

Forevermark expands into UK and Ireland

De Beers will begin selling Forevermark in the United Kingdom and Ireland this fall through an exclusive licensee partnership with sightholder Crossworks Manufacturing Ltd., which also launched the brand in Canada and Australia. 

07/15/14

For Israel, US market still No. 1 for diamonds

Israel’s polished diamond exports for the first six months of the year were up 6 percent year-over-year, and the United States remains the country’s largest export market. 

07/11/14

Potential mine in Angola yielding rare rough

A site in Angola that one Australian company is hoping will turn into a lucrative diamond mine has been turning out some pure rough as of late.