Mining


Cullinan Mine Owner Pulls Itself Off the Market

October 21, 2020
Petra Diamonds Ltd. has given up on finding a buyer and will enter into a debt-for-equity restructuring.

For De Beers, Rough Demand Continues to Improve

October 16, 2020
Sales totaled $467 million in the eighth sales cycle of the year, up from $334 million in the seventh.

Ekati Deal Falls Apart, Leaving Workers To Wonder What’s Next

October 15, 2020
The future of the diamond mine is in question as owner Dominion Diamond scrambles to try to put together a new deal.

De Beers Group Teases Designer Collaboration for Charity

October 6, 2020
It’s the first in what will be a series of projects called “ReSet,” aimed at changing public perceptions around mined diamonds.

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October 4, 2020
Diamond jewelry trends, a department store exits bankruptcy, and more.

Pebble CEO Resigns as Long Fight Over Alaska Gold Mine Continues

October 1, 2020
Tom Collier stepped down as CEO of Pebble Limited Partnership over remarks he made about the state’s top politicians in secretly recorded tapes.

Dominion Diamond Finds Buyer, Asks for Creditor Protection

September 28, 2020
The Washington Companies, affiliates of the company that currently owns Dominion, were the only bidders for the mining company.

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September 25, 2020
A penultimate tender for pink diamonds, a big find in Arkansas, rounding up the best looks at the Primetime Emmys, and more.

The Next to Last Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Is Here

September 24, 2020
The mine that produces the pink stones, as well red and purple diamonds, is set to close at the end of the year.

5 Blue Diamonds Found at Mine in South Africa

September 18, 2020
The diamonds are said to be of top color and clarity, with the largest among them weighing in at almost 26 carats.

5 Things to Know About … Red Beryl

September 15, 2020
It’s the gemstone also known as bixbite, but there are some in the trade who think it should be called red emerald.

Rough Diamond Sales Pick Up for De Beers, Alrosa

September 14, 2020
The heads of both diamond mining companies said increased demand for diamond jewelry at retail is starting to stimulate rough demand again.

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September 11, 2020
Why LVMH called off its acquisition of Tiffany, which storied retailer will shutter all its locations and where precious metals prices are headed this year.

Rio Tinto Head Resigns Following Destruction of Sacred Indigenous Site

September 11, 2020
Jean-Sébastien Jacques is stepping down under pressure from investors after the company destroyed prehistoric caves sacred to two Australian Aboriginal groups.

Beyond Gold: Here’s What Is Happening with Metals Prices

September 9, 2020
National Jeweler looks at how platinum, silver and palladium have fared so far in 2020.

This Jewelry Book Highlights a Hot New Gemstone Exhibition

September 2, 2020
“Gems” is the fruit of a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris.

442-Carat Diamond Recovered From Mine in Lesotho

August 25, 2020
It’s the largest find for Gem Diamonds so far this year, and is believed to be the second-largest gem-quality diamond dug up this year.

This Virtual Market Is Connecting Artisanal Miners with Buyers

August 21, 2020
Started in response to the pandemic, Virtu Gem sells rough from miners in Zambia and Malawi.

There’s a New Peridot Mine in the Changbai Mountains

August 17, 2020
Fuli Gemstones is mining, processing and cutting vivid, grass-green peridot in the northeastern region of China.

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August 14, 2020
A big diamond find in Russia, another change from GIA, a sneak thief on the loose, and more.
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