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Two companies are paying $7.2 million to buy the Kimberley Mines, a site where diamond production has been taking place since the 1870s.
The large diamond finds continue, with mining company Petra Diamonds recovering a 23.16-carat pink and Lucara coming up big again with an 813-carat white diamond.
De Beers and its diamond brand Forevermark have launched their call-to-action advertising campaign that is designed to increase consumer demand for diamonds across the board this holiday season. 
The Diamond Producers Association announced this week that it will be working with advertising agency Mother New York to figure out how to make diamonds appealing to the younger generation.
The Type IIa stone is the second-largest gem-quality diamond ever recovered, and the biggest find in more than a century.
Lou Blank, a longtime diamond wholesaler at his family’s business, Joseph Blank Inc., died this month at his suburban New York City home. 
De Beers parent company announced a number of management changes this week that are designed to aid in the company’s marketing and turnaround strategy, changes that bring a De Beers executive into a top position.
Fusion/Hennig Tenders has a 128.18-carat fancy yellow diamond to sell, a stone recovered from a diamond tailings plant in South Africa.
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