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Though a safety stoppage impacted mining in the fourth quarter, parent company Anglo American reported that De Beers finished the year ahead.  
Mining company Rio Tinto has released the names of the companies that now have long-term contracts to buy diamonds from one or more of its three mines--Argyle, Diavik or Murowa.   
Mining company Rio Tinto recorded a double-digit drop in its rough diamond production in 2014 as compared with 2013.  
The Dalai Lama was honored with the Santokbaa Award by Shree Ramkrishna Exports Pvt. Ltd. during a recent visit to Surat, India. 
Israel exported only slightly more polished diamonds in 2014 than it did in 2013, as the diamond industry faced “major challenges” worldwide.  
Indian diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems participated in India’s Swachh Bharat Abhiyan initiative earlier this month by cleaning up Juhu beach. 
Niru Diamonds Israel was one of 10 companies lauded for its exporting accomplishments during a ceremony held Sunday at the residence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin.  
Scio announced this week that a group of three investors calling themselves Heritage Gemstone Investors Inc. are providing $2.5 million in funding to the company. 
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