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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
De Beers melee screeners go to Tasaki, Rosy Blue
Sightholders Tasaki and Rosy Blue, along with Kiran Gems in Mumbai, are among the first to begin using the new Automated Melee Screening device created by De Beers Technologies UK to separate natural melee from lab-grown.