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May 30, 2019

A Tanzanian small-scale miner has recovered a 512-carat diamond, the largest ever found in the country, according to a Twitter post by a government official. 

The stone, which sold for $1.4 million, was found earlier this month by Joseph Temba in the Shinyanga region,...

May 30, 2019

Lucapa Diamond has raked in $3.5 million (A$5 million) from this year’s second tender of 7,008 carats of rough diamonds from the new Mothae kimberlite mine in Lesotho. 


The ASX-listed diamond company said the Antwerp included prices of up to $26,000 per carat paid for...

May 29, 2019

Alrosa held a rough diamond tender earlier this week at the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) in Ramat Gan. The sale resulted in a revenue of $10.2 million. The company sold 120 stones at a total weight of 1,940 carats, including two large diamonds weighing more than 50 ca...

May 29, 2019

Toward the Las Vegas shows, Marie Chantal Kaninda, Executive Director of the World Diamond Council, sent an important message to the diamond industry. 

In a business where the overwhelming majority of end-consumers are female, women in the diamond sector are remarkably...

May 29, 2019

Lucapa Diamond, which received $5.6 million from its 40%-owned Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML)’s 2017 earnings, has defended its decision to repatriate $2.1 million to Australia and allocated $3.5 million to kimberlite exploration, in Angola. 


The company’s 6000 shareh...

May 29, 2019

A pink diamond ring named for its resemblance to bubble gum fetched $7.5 million at Christie’s Hong Kong auction. 

The rare cushion modified brilliant-cut, 3.43-carat, fancy-vivid-purplish-pink, internally flawless diamond sold for $2.2 million per carat. The ring, de...

May 27, 2019

Lucapa Diamond Company aims to pinpoint a huge source of rough diamonds at its Lulo mine in Angola within the next two years, it said Monday. 

The Australia-based miner has found high-quality stones at its alluvial deposit, including the 404.20-carat 4 de Fevereiro, t...

May 27, 2019

Lucapa Diamond Company has unearthed a 126-carat, gem-quality rough from its Mothae mine in Lesotho, it said Thursday. 

The stone is the largest recovered from the deposit since commercial production began in January, and the first diamond over 100 carats the mine has...

May 27, 2019

DiaCam360’s new venture will lead to the automated identification of a diamond’s color and clarity, based on a proprietary database of hundreds of thousands of images of diamonds that were taken with the DiaCam360, says a press note from the company.


All the images wer...

May 27, 2019

The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) will create the first sustainability certification mark for synthetic diamonds to reassure consumers their stones have met rigorous environmental and social standards, the newly-established trade group said. 

“Our mission is to cre...

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