Mining


Diamond Industry Leader Sees ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’

August 7, 2020
In a letter sent out Thursday, WFDB’s Yoram Dvash wrote there are multiple reasons to be optimistic about the state of the diamond industry.

Q&A: 11 Questions with Naseem Lahri

July 23, 2020
Lahri is the managing director of Lucara Botswana, which operates the Karowe mine. She’s the first woman—and the first female citizen of Botswana—to run a diamond mine in the country.

Diamond Mine in Lesotho Closed for Foreseeable Future

July 21, 2020
Firestone Diamonds’ Liqhobong mine is on extended care and maintenance until at least April 2021.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 17, 2020
More Q2 results roll in, a pair of hearts wins big at auction and BIPOC designers send a message.

Alrosa, De Beers Report Q2 Results

July 17, 2020
Production fell by 30-50 percent while sales plummeted as COVID-19 took its toll.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 10, 2020
A big blue diamond sells for $16 million, another big retailer goes bankrupt, beautiful rubies for July, and more.

10 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

July 5, 2020
A D-color diamond makes a splash online, a major lab reopens, four mines go up for sale, and more.

Diamond Mine in Lesotho Yields 163-Carat Yellow

July 1, 2020
The Letšeng mine reopened in mid-April after being closed for a month to stem the spread of COVID-19.

The Company That Owns the Cullinan Mine Is Up for Sale

June 30, 2020
Petra Diamonds is looking for a buyer for some or all its assets.

Alrosa Reopens Mine After Coronavirus-Related Shutdown

June 30, 2020
The International mine is back up and running less than week after a dozen employees tested positive for COVID-19.

Alrosa’s May Sales Were ‘Expectedly Low’

June 17, 2020
Rough and polished diamond sales totaled $40 million, down 85 percent when compared with last May.

5 Things to Know About … Taaffeite

June 15, 2020
Long mistaken for spinel, taaffeite holds the distinction of being the only gem identified from a faceted stone.

De Beers Backs Calls to Take Down Founder’s Statue in UK

June 12, 2020
Hundreds of protestors are demanding Oxford’s Oriel College remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes.

Alrosa Says It’s Starting to See Recovery in China

June 8, 2020
Diamond jewelry sales in Asian markets are “bouncing back,” and the miner expects demand to increase as soon as July.

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.
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