Mining


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.

5 Jewelry News Stories You Might Have Missed

February 23, 2020
A major retail executive steps down, a collection of favorite quotes, Tucson musings, and more.

Larry West Bought This 6-Carat Pink-Purple Diamond from Russia

February 18, 2020
It’s the latest in a line of notable natural colored diamonds mined and cut by Alrosa.

Fura Acquires Three More Ruby Mining Licenses in Mozambique

February 12, 2020
The miner paid $7.8 million in a purchase and non-competition agreement with GemRock Company Ltd.

Like De Beers, Alrosa Sees Improvement in Early 2020

February 11, 2020
It said demand for rough diamonds is “steady” as cutters restocked following a solid holiday season.

US Gold Jewelry Demand Up 2% in 2019

January 31, 2020
But the jump in the gold price in Q3 contributed to a 6 percent decline in global demand in the full year.

De Beers Reports First Sales Results for 2020

January 30, 2020
Rough diamond sales totaled $545 million in the miner’s first cycle of the year, up compared with the same period last year.

Diamond Production Down for De Beers and Rio Tinto

January 27, 2020
De Beers’ 2019 totals fell 13 percent year-over-year while Rio Tinto’s were down 8 percent.

Louis Vuitton Wants to Turn This Dark Diamond into Jewelry

January 21, 2020
Called the Sewelô, it weighs 1,758 carats and was mined in Botswana.

Alrosa Ends the Year With a 26% Drop in Sales

January 16, 2020
Sales picked up in the latter half of 2019, but it was not enough to turn around a tough year.

Mercury-Free Mining Might Have Found a Solution

January 13, 2020
Founder Toby Pomeroy is in Ghana right now testing a technology called Goldrop with artisanal miners.
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