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August 30, 2018

Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) will be holding a rough diamond tender from the 25th September to the 2nd October 2018 in the prestigious Almas Tower, Dubai.

Two regular productions of high quality and high colour material from South Africa and Angola will again be pre...

August 30, 2018

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) in Mumbai said visitors to the second edition of the Bharat Diamond Week (October 8-10) will benefit from competitive pre-Diwali prices. 


Bharat Diamond Bourse Vice-President Mehul Shah, who heads the Bharat Diamond Week project, said, “...

August 30, 2018

De Beers and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) in South Africa recently launched a capacity-building programme, which seeks to assist 500 women micro-entrepreneurs in the Blouberg and Musina communities, near Venetia...

August 29, 2018

Production from the Kimberley mining operations in South Africa will come to Antwerp for tender following Petra Diamonds’ sale of the asset. 

Until now, Petra only offered the goods for sale in South Africa. The company offloaded its 76% stake in the project to Ekapa...

August 29, 2018

Alrosa is looking to expand its presence in China, with plans to increase the number of long-term clients for its rough diamonds in the country. 

The company currently supplies around 5% of its total sales to entities in China and Hong Kong, but more companies have ac...

August 29, 2018

Lucapa Diamond Company has announced the discovery of 1,100 diamonds at its Little Spring Creek project in Brooking, Western Australia.

The Australia-based firm holds an 80% stake in the Brooking mine, while its project partner Leopold Diamond owns the rest.

The operatio...

August 27, 2018

Lesotho-focused miner Namakwa Diamonds will sell a 29.59-carat, fancy-pink rough stone in Antwerp this fall. 

The company discovered the diamond at its KAO mine in the African country on June 12, according to brokerage firm Bonas-Couzyn, which will facilitate the sale...

August 27, 2018

The Western Australian government is looking for experienced companies to operate the Ellendale mine, famous for its fancy-yellow diamonds. 

On offer are Ellendale’s E4 and E9 pits, storage facilities and infrastructure, which belonged to Kimberley Diamond Company bef...

August 27, 2018

Mining company Vast Resources gained access to a section of Zimbabwe’s Marange fields with a view to developing joint operations there with a local community group.

The miner reached an agreement with Red Mercury, a subsidiary of the Marange-Zimunya Community Share Ow...

August 27, 2018

Lucapa Diamond, which has operations in Angola, Australia and Lesotho, has requested a trading halt of its securities on ASX pending an announcement.


ASX said in a statement that the securities would remain in trading halt session state until “the earlier of the commen...

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