Author Archives: Dr Shihaan Larif

Zimbabwe Denies Killings In Diamond Fields

Since October last year there has been reports of widespread killing by the military in the eastern Marange diamond fields of Zimbabwe. Murisi Zwizwai the deputy mining minister of Zimbabwe denied the killings in the Marange diamond fields late last year. The denial was made during a meeting of the Kimberely Process in Namibia. He […]

Jewelry Investment On The Rise Despite Decline In Wealth

The world’s richest individuals increased their investment in jewelry despite shrinking wealth levels. According to the National Jeweler Network the increase in jewelry investments is probably due to the fact that during a global economic downturn, jewelry has a greater chance of retaining their value. Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management and Capgemini released its 13th […]

43 Pink Diamonds in the Argyle Pink Diamond Tender

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Argyle mines, Rio Tinto’s 2009 Argyle Pink Diamond Tender is offering 43 pink diamonds of exceptional quality. The tender also includes 4 heart shaped pink diamonds. The tender titled grand passions is said to comprise of 43 of the rarest pink diamonds  from the Argyle Diamond Mine. Presently […]

Conflict Diamonds Conference to Review Progress

At Windhoek, Namibia over 200 delegates are meeting from Tuesday to review efforts in preventing diamonds from funding armed conflicts in developing countries. The three day long meeting will be hosted by Namibia, which is currently heading the Kimberley Process. The main aim of the meeting will be to further control the illegal diamond trade […]

Sri Lanka’s Gemstone Mining Industry Affected By The Recession

Most of the gemstone miners of  Sri Lanka are forced to pull out of their mining jobs. According to a recent report by the Sunday Times of Sri Lanka the miners cited numerous reasons for pulling out of the industry, top on the list was the endless bureaucratic red tape and the global economic downturn. […]

Diamonds International Opens Its Sixth Outlet at Malta International Airport

Diamonds international has launched its sixth outlet at the recently refurbished Departures Lounge at the Malta International Airport. Its flagship store was launched at Portomaso only six months ago. According to Karl Micallef, Director of Diamonds International “the store was designed by a team of Italian designers.The decor of the store is similar to our […]

Forevermark Precious Collection Unveiled in Japan

Forevermark has unveiled the exclusive Forevermark Precious Collection (TM- Trade Mark) in Japan. According to a recent press release by Forevermark, behind each Forevermark diamond is a precious story. Since time immemorial diamonds have inspired countless myths, tales and legends. In today’s context this could be a love pledge, personal celebration, enduring love or a […]

Helzberg Diamonds Parnters with Jewelry.COM

Helzberg diamonds has signed up with Jewelry.COM as a retail partner. Ofer Azrielant, Chairman of Jewelry .COM said “We welcome Helzberg Diamonds to the Jewelry.COM family. He also noted that shoppers who visit jewelry. com can compare prices, styles and sign up for special offers. Helzberg has been specializing in diamonds since 1915. “We are […]

Imelda Marcos To Get Back US$310 Million Worth of Jewelry

According to the Government of Philippines, Jewelry confiscated from Imelda Marcos the former first lady of Philippines could be returned to her.The jewelry is estimated to be worth US$310 million. In May this year she wrote a letter asking for her jewelry back. She also wept and declared herself a destitute recently when she appeared […]

South Africa to set up a new Diamond and Jewellery Academy

The Department of Economic Affairs, Northern Cape, South Africa is to set up a new diamond and jewellery academy at Kimberley. The news was made public by a department representative to Mining Weekly. Until June 22nd the department accept submissions of tenders for the project from diamond cutting cutting and polishing equipment manufacturers.The company also […]

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