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SourcingMay 26, 2022
Q&A: Deciphering De Beers’ Blockchain Platform

David Prager virtually sat down with Editor-in-Chief Michelle Graff to answer questions about the rollout of Tracr at scale.

SourcingMay 24, 2022
State of the Diamond Industry: Where Does Supply Go From Here?

The 2008 economic crisis, COVID-19, and sanctions on Russian goods have set the stage for an interesting decade for natural diamond supply.

SourcingMay 02, 2022
Petra Looking to Sell One of Its Mines in South Africa

The diamond miner wants to find a “technically and financially suitable” buyer for Koffiefontein.

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SourcingApr 26, 2022
Check Out the ‘Mega Gems’ on Gembridge

The digital marketplace is highlighting its biggest stones and those considered great quality for their sizes.

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SourcingApr 26, 2022
De Beers Sinks $2M Into Startup That Grows Kelp Forests

It’s an environmental investment that De Beers hopes will help it reach its goal of being carbon neutral by 2030.

SourcingApr 26, 2022
Facets of Fire Names New VP of Client Relations

Marilyn Diaz joins with more than 30 years of experience in the branded diamond sector.

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SourcingApr 25, 2022
Q1 Diamond Production Up 25% for De Beers

Rio Tinto, meanwhile, saw production slip due in part to COVID-related employee absences.

SourcingApr 21, 2022
De Beers Slated to Begin Diamond Exploration in Angola

The company has signed two Mineral Investment Contracts for license areas in northeast Angola.

SourcingApr 20, 2022
Fura Gems’ Second Ruby Auction Starts This Week

A large volume of high-quality rough rubies from Mozambique will be on offer from April 21-29 in Bangkok.

SourcingApr 18, 2022
De Beers: Diamond Businesses Taking a ‘More Cautious’ Approach

Strength in rough diamond sales continues, but the war in Ukraine and COVID lockdowns in China have companies on alert.

SourcingApr 18, 2022
Jewelry Auction Aims to Build Diversity in the Maker Market

Columbia Gem House will auction pieces from MJSA’s Responsibly Sourced Design Challenge to raise funds for the nonprofit Nest.

SourcingApr 15, 2022
Colored Stone Expert and Wholesaler David Patterson Dies at 89

He helped develop a process to synthesize alexandrite and founded manufacturer and wholesale company Geminex in the 1970s.

SourcingApr 12, 2022
All About J. Lo’s Rare Green Diamond Ring

It’s the most unique of the entertainer’s engagement rings yet.

SourcingApr 07, 2022
Gem Legacy Targets Silicosis in Miners for Next Initiative

The nonprofit will buy masks and filters for 5,000 miners in Merelani, Tanzania, to prevent the inhalation of silica dust.

SourcingApr 06, 2022
Moscow Diamond Bourse Pulls Out of WFDB

It’s the latest in a string of developments involving Russia and Russian companies following the Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine.

SourcingMar 31, 2022
Production at Mine Famous for Its Yellow Diamonds Slated To Restart

Burgundy Diamond Mines said it will begin commercial production at Ellendale before the end of 2022.

SourcingMar 30, 2022
Fura Gems to Hold Second Colombian Emerald Auction Next Month

More than 210,000 carats of high, medium, and commercial-quality rough will be on offer in the UAE from April 3-10.

SourcingMar 30, 2022
Revamped Gem Halls in the Spotlight on ‘Sunday Morning’

The American Museum of Natural History’s mineral collection got airtime on the most recent episode of the CBS show.

SourcingMar 24, 2022
WFDB Names Executive Director of B2B Trading Platform Get-Diamonds

The platform also announced it will start holding polished diamond tender events.

SourcingMar 22, 2022
De Beers Unveils New Marine Mining Vessel in Namibia

The custom-built vessel will increase Debmarine Namibia’s annual production by 45 percent.

SourcingMar 21, 2022
Lab-Grown ‘Ranch’ Diamond Sells for $13K

Hidden Valley Ranch auctioned the one-of-a-kind lab-grown stone to benefit Feeding America.

SourcingMar 17, 2022
Rebecca Foerster Resigns, Alrosa To Close Its US Office

Foerster said she stepped down March 10, and the office will close by the end of April.

SourcingMar 16, 2022
Diamond Manufacturing: The Long-Term India Story Remains Intact

Investment in infrastructure, technology and talent help India consolidate its leadership in the global diamond industry.

SourcingMar 16, 2022
Join Gem Legacy on ‘Adventures’ in East Africa

Its new for-profit travel company will help cover administrative costs so all donated funds can go directly to its initiatives.

SourcingMar 10, 2022
Rough Diamond Demand Holds Strong, Says De Beers

Sales were up 18 percent in its second sales cycle of the year.

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