Mining


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.

Fura to Acquire Australian Mining Company

August 12, 2020
The deal includes 73 sapphire mining leases in Central Queensland.

Alrosa Just Dug Up This 236-Carat Diamond

August 11, 2020
It’s the largest natural color diamond the miner has found in Russia.

Lucara’s Q2 Sales Drop as It Holds onto Big Stones

August 11, 2020
The diamond miner has inked a partnership with Antwerp-based cutter HB Group to buy all its diamonds weighing more than 10.8 carats for the rest of 2020.

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.
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