Category Archives: Diamonds

Herman Van Rompuy, Former EU Presidet to Open Second Dubai Diamond Conference

The Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE), a DMCC platform and the only diamond exchange in the Arab World affiliated to the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, announced on February 16, 2015 that the two-day Second Dubai Diamond Conference, scheduled to be held from April 21-22, 2015, will be officially opened by Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, Former […]

100.20-Carat Ultimate Emerald-Cut Diamond Features At Sotheby’s New York Spring Auction April 21,2015

In a press release dated February 13, 2015, Sotheby’s New York announced the unveiling of “The Ultimate Emerald-Cut Diamond,” a 100-carat perfect diamond in a classic emerald-cut, unlike any white diamond offered before at a public auction. This remarkable 100.20-carat, D-color, Internally Flawless, emerald-cut, Type IIa diamond will be the main highlight of Sotheby’s Magnificent […]

2.01-Carat Yellow Diamond Discovered at Arkansas Crater of Diamonds State Park

February 3, 2015 would be an unforgettable day in the life of Dean Filppula, an offshore steward from Shreveport, Louisiana, whose visit to the Arkansas’s Crater of Diamonds State Park, the world’s only diamond-producing site where the public could scout for diamonds for a nominal fee and keep what they find, turned out to be […]

CEO DE BEERS SOUNDS A NOTE OF OPTIMISM ON THE FUTURE OF THE DIAMOND INDUSTRY

De Beers Group Chief Executive Philippe Mellier addressing a Sightholder reception on Tuesday night in Gabarone coinciding with the first De Beers Sight for 2015, said that maintaining success in the diamond industry is dependent upon investment to sustain supply, finance and demand, a task towards which the company had dedicated itself in the recent […]

De Beers 2015 Auction Sales programme for Forward Contract Sales

In a press release on January 21, 2015, the De Beers Group of Companies announced the 2015 Forward Contract Sales (FCS) programme for its auction sales business. The new programme for the year 2015 has been revised taking into consideration the customer feedback received during the implementation of the FCS programme first launched in 2014. […]

ALROSA Announces Commissioning of Udachny Underground Mine

Alrosa, the Russian diamond mining giant and the world’s leading diamond mining company, producing 36.9 million carats in aggregate rough diamond production in 2013, announced on June 27, 2014, the commissioning of its Udachny underground mine, the fourth underground mine to be operated by the company in Russia, anticipated to become the largest underground diamond […]

GIA’s DiamondCheck Machine to be installed at the London Diamond Bourse on May 22, 2014

The GIA’s DiamondCheck machine that was offered free-of-charge to all member bourses of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB), an organization committed to enforcing its stand of “zero tolerance” in the non-disclosure of synthetic diamonds, and accordingly installed first at the New York Diamond Dealers Club on January 30, 2014, followed by the Israeli […]

Record Participation and Strong Results at Rio Tinto’s First Rough Diamond Tender for 2014

Rio Tinto’s first rough diamond tender for 2014, held in Antwerp and Israel during the period March 9 to March 28, 2014, turned out to be a very successful event with an unprecedented participation of diamantaires and a record number of successful bidders delivering very strong results. The tender consisted of 124 lots of rough […]

SSEF Develops Synthetic Melee Detector

In the on-going worldwide campaign to eradicate the unethical practice of mixing lab-grown synthetic diamonds with natural diamonds, that set alarm bells ringing in the diamond bourses across the world, international gem-testing laboratories such as the IGI, GIA, SSEF etc. have been in the forefront, diverting all their efforts in scientic research towards developing accurate […]

Revised Feasibility Study re-Confirms Economic Viability of Gahcho Kué Project

In a press release dated April 2, 2014, Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced the results of an updated and revised “2014 Feasibility Study Report” dated March 31, 2014, on the Gahcho Kué diamond project located in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The feasibility study report  for the Gahcho Kué joint venture project, between Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. […]