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1706, 2014

Does Kimberley Process monitor cut diamonds?

Question : Blood Diamonds Hi Robert, thank you very much for providing all this information about conflict diamonds. I have been googling to find out as much information as possible [...]

1306, 2014

What the Big Jewelry Chains Said About Conflict Minerals

As the result of section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, public companies have had to file reports over the last month disclosing whether they [...]

1306, 2014

De Beers Exec: “We See Tremendous Change in the Business”

In the first interview since he took over the position of De Beers' executive vice president of global sightholder sales from Varda Shine earlier this year, 30-year De Beers vet [...]

706, 2014

How Independent Will Botswana Get?

Botswana became independent in 1966. But at this year's JCK show in Las Vegas, the country—or at least the diamond part of it—seemed to be declaring its independence for a [...]

306, 2014

De Beers CEO: We Won’t Be Raising Prices 5 Percent a Year

In an interview yesterday at the Forevermark breakfast, De Beers CEO Philippe Mellier denied reports the company aims to raise prices an average of 5 percent a year. He also [...]

2804, 2014

How Do You Solve a Problem Like Marange?

Some further thoughts stemming from last week's post on Antwerp and Zimbabwe: Whatever you feel about Antwerp World Diamond Centre CEO Ari Epstein's remarks last week to the Zimbabwe Parliament, [...]

1404, 2014

Meet Bluedax, the RapNet for Rough

There's a lot of talk about whether rough should be traded in Antwerp or Dubai. But in the last year, a new market has emerged that could prove equally significant­—online. [...]

1404, 2014

Supplier of Choice, RIP

You may remember Supplier of Choice. It was the De Beers policy designed to set the industry up for the post-cartel world. It billed itself as transparent, open, and objective. [...]

1803, 2014

DeBeers Approves Snap Lake Financing

De Beers Approves Financing for Canadian Diamond Mine De Beers Board of Directors has given approval to move the Snap Lake project from the current stage of preproduction development into [...]

1303, 2014

Prices Soar as Supply Goes Down

[Editor's Note :: This article is for dealers attending the Tucson show, but it gives consumers a good idea of how things are going, and prices are rocketing this year, [...]

1303, 2014

Rio Tinto Mining Paints Rosy Future

The world’s second-largest miner, Rio Tinto announced its first rough diamond tender for 2014, which consists of 124 lots of the special gems including a range of rare natural pink [...]

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