Category Archives: Diamonds

Highlights of Sotheby’s New York December 07, 2021, Magnificent Jewels Sale

Sotheby’s New York December 07, 2021, Magnificent Jewels Sale promises to be a very exciting and memorable auction, given the array of important and distinguished private collections on offer, apart from superb vintage and modern classics by famed jewlery houses such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Cartier, Bulgari, Tiffany, Boucheron, Belperon etc. According to Sotheby’s […]

Highlights of November 11, 2021 Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale Part II

Highlights of November 11, 2021 Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale Part II Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Sale, live auction to be held in two parts, Part I and Part II on November 10, 2021 and November 11, 2021, featuring 94 lots and 172 lots respectively, offers a broad and […]

Highlights of November 10, 2021, Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels Live Auction

Sotheby’s Geneva Magnificent Jewels and Noble Jewels live auction coming up on November 10, 2021 promises to be a memorable event featuring a variety of historic and iconic pieces from renowned jewelry houses such as Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, Graff, Harry Winston, Mouwad, Van Cleef & Arpels etc. consisting of exquisitely crafted bandeau, bracelets, brooches, earclips, […]

DeBeers Works Out New Plan with Namibia to Extend Life of On-Shore Diamond Mines until 2042

Namdeb Diamond Corporation, a fifty-fifty joint venture between De Beers Group and the Government of Namibia, which has been mining diamonds in Namibia for over 100 years, since 1908, announced in September 2019, that due to declining on-land reserves, though the company was continuing to operate economically at the moment, in three year time in […]

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 […]

Petra Sells 342-carat White Diamond and 18-carat Blue Diamond into a Partnership with Stargems (Pty) Ltd

London-listed Petra Diamonds Ltd. Owners of the historic Cullinan Diamond Mine in South Africa, announced on 25th August 2021, the sale of a 342-carat, Type IIa, white diamond, whose recovery was announced on 28th July, 2021 and an 18-carat, Type IIb blue diamond also recovered from the Cullinan Diamond Mine, for a total of US$ […]

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 […]

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