Mining


Pandora Starts Shift to Recycled Metals

June 5, 2020
The jewelry company said it will use only recycled gold and silver by 2025 as it looks to reduce its carbon footprint.

The Diamond Producers Association Has a New Name

June 3, 2020
It’s now called the Natural Diamond Council and is slated to launch a new advertising campaign this fall.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

May 30, 2020
News from Alrosa and AGS, all about the nurse who won the Omi pendant, a pandemic doctor’s Patek Philippe pocket watch, and more.

Alrosa To Cut Production Up to 18% This Year

May 26, 2020
The company said it will mine 28 -31 million carats of diamonds in 2020, down from its initial projection of 34 million carats.

10 Questions with De Beers CEO Bruce Cleaver

May 15, 2020
De Beers’ top executive speaks on India’s call for a rough import moratorium, marketing in a post-pandemic world and the resiliency of diamonds.

Field Gemology & Geographic Origin: 5 Questions Answered

April 30, 2020
GIA’s Aaron Palke discussed expeditions, origin determination and the future of field gemology in a recent webinar.

Operator of Ekati Diamond Mine Granted Insolvency Protection

April 24, 2020
Dominion Diamond Mines also has a 40 percent stake in the Diavik mine.

For Alrosa, Q1 Was a Tale of Two Halves

April 16, 2020
Like many companies, the diamond miner started off the year strong before business took a nosedive in February.

African Gem Fair Rescheduled for the Fall

April 16, 2020
The Africa Gem Exhibition and Conference, originally slated for July in Zambia, will now be held from Oct. 1 to 3.

Alrosa Appoints Director for Polishing Division Overhaul

April 6, 2020
Dmitry Amelkin has been head of Alrosa’s strategic projects and analytics center since 2017.

Gemfields Suspends Gemstone Auctions Amid COVID-19

March 31, 2020
It also provided an update on its mining, exploration and retail operations across the world.

Alrosa Is Selling Its Big Rough Diamonds Online

March 26, 2020
Due to travel restrictions put in place because of COVID-19, the miner is offering its specials and 3D scans with data online.

Alrosa’s Diamond Sales Falter in February

March 11, 2020
After a strong start to the year, uncertainty surrounding the continuing spread of COVID-19 weighed on the miner’s sales.

De Beers’ Sales Take a Dive Due to Coronavirus

March 5, 2020
The company is letting sightholders defer as suppliers grapple with the drop in demand in China.

Price of Gold Expected to Stay High in 2020

March 2, 2020
The metal is predicted to average more than $1,500 in 2020, according to a recent Reuters poll.

Gem Legacy Raising Funds for Solar Panel for Kenyan Orphanage

February 27, 2020
The giving campaign will help lower the electricity costs for the Mwatate Children’s Home.

Alrosa Digs Up First Large Colored Diamond at New Deposit

February 26, 2020
The 17.44-carat gem-quality yellow diamond is from the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit.

Lucara Found 31 Diamonds Over 100 Carats Last Year

February 25, 2020
Recoveries included the 1,758-carat Sewelô diamond, which it is cutting in partnership with Louis Vuitton.

De Beers Expects to Up Diamond Production This Year

February 24, 2020
The company has a cautiously optimistic outlook for 2020 despite a down year in 2019 and various economic challenges, including coronavirus.

Activist Livia Firth Documents ‘The Diamonds of Botswana’

February 24, 2020
The sustainability champion visited diamond mining communities in the country for her new short-form documentary series, Fashionscapes.
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