Category Archives: Diamond News

Toxic Tailings from Catocha Dam in Angola Pollute Tshikapa River in DR Congo Killing People and Animals

Catoca Diamond Mine in Angola, a joint venture between the Angolan state diamond company Endiama and the Russian state-controlled diamond producer Alrosa, with each partner holding a stake of 41%, is not only the biggest diamond mine in Angola producing 75% of the country’s output but also one of the biggest in the entire world. […]

Are Diamods Produced in Zimbabwe Coming Under Category of Conflict Diamonds ?

Do diamonds produced by the Government of Zimbabwe come under the category of “Conflict Diamonds” as defined by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) ? Farai Maguwu, the founding director of the Centre for Natural Resources Governance (CNRG) thinks that these diamonds do come under KPCS, and in support of his arguement he cites allegations […]

Satisfactory Business at the JCK Rescheduled Trade Shows

The rescheduled JCK Show and JCK Luxury Show due to be held from August 24 to 30, 2021, at the Venetian Resort & Sands Expo at 201, Sands Avenue, Las Vegas, was held as scheduled despite the low turnout and participation at the shows, caused by the rapid spread of the Delta variant of Covid-19 […]

SCS and SCI Together Put Forward a Credible Certification System for Origin of Diamonds Known as SCS-007 for both Natural & Lab-Grown Diamonds

The Kimberley Process Certification Scheme established in 2003 by the United Nations General Assembly Resoliution 55/56 following recommendations in the Fowler Report, was intended to prevent conflict diamonds that were financing violence by terrorist rebel movements and their allies seeking to undermine legitimate governments mainly in Africa, from entering the mainstream rough diamond market. However, […]

Lucara Recovers Seventh 300+Carat Diamond and Third Gem-Quality 300+Carat Diamond for 2021

Lucara Diamond Corporation, the Canadian diamond mining company, the sole owner and operator of the Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswan, in a press release dated July 29, 2021, announced the recovery of a 393.5-carat, top white, Type IIa gem-quality diamond, the third such 300+ carat gem-quality diamond recovered from the Karowe Diamond Mine in 2021 […]

Lucara Recovers one of the World’s Largest Rough Pink Diamonds from the Karowe Mine in Botswaana

Lucara Diamond Corporatiion, a Canadian diamond mining company, the sole owner and operator of the Karowe Diamond Mine in Botswana, in a press release dated July 13, 2021, announced the sensational recovery of a 62.7-carat fancy pink rough diamond from the EM/PK(S) unit of the South Lobe, the source of top white gem-quality 341-carat and […]

Pet Parakeet in Thailand Swallows 21 Diamonds

An eight-month old pet Sun Parakeet named “Frosty” from Bangkok, Thailand, created both national and international news recently, when the bird attracted by shiny appearance unknowingly swallowed 21 small diamonds of 0.2-carat size, set on a necklace belonging to its Mistress. It appears that “Frosty” the pet, raided it’s Mistress’ own jewelry box, and seeing […]

Debswana Recovers Third Largest Diamond at Jwaneng Diamond Mine

Debswana Diamond Company, a fifty-fifty partnership company between the Botswana Government and De Beers, founded 52 years ago in 1969, one of the World’s leading diamond producers by both value and volume, operating four diamond mines, announced recently the sensational discovery of an extraordinarily large gem-quality rough diamond at their Jwaneng Diamond Mine, the largest […]

15.81-Carat Pink Sakura Diamond May Fetch US$ 38 Million at Christie’s Hong Kong

Christie’s Auction House announced recently the holding of its live Hong Kong Magnificient Jewels Sale bearing No. 19860, on Sunday, 23 rd May, 2021, featuring an outstanding selection of exquisite gemstones, jadeite and stunning iconic signed pieces from famous jewellery houses, showcasing the very best of luxury. Top Lot of the Sale, according to the […]

Petra’s Cullinan Mine Recovers High-Quality 39.34-carat Blue Diamond

London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd. Owners of the historic Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, announced on April 1st, 2021, the recovery of a 39.34-carat, Type IIb blue diamond of exceptional quality, both in terms of its color and clarity, at the high-value extension of the old deposit, known as the Cullinan’s C-Cut Area. The Company […]

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