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SourcingSep 20, 2023
Natural Diamond Outlook: Indian Diamantaires Navigating Multiple Storms

Economic slowdowns, geopolitical tensions, and the rising popularity of lab-grown diamonds are clouding the outlook for mined diamonds.

The new Surat Diamond Bourse
SourcingSep 20, 2023
New Surat Diamond Bourse To Be World’s Largest Office Complex

The massive space spans 7.1 million square feet with more than 4,000 offices and 131 elevators.

SourcingSep 21, 2023

The second installment of “To Treasure Now and Forever” is intended to emphasize diamonds’ versatility.

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692-carat rough diamond from the Karowe Mine
SourcingSep 29, 2023
Lucara Severs Ties With HB Antwerp

The two companies initially partnered during the pandemic and had just signed a 10-year sales agreement in November 2022.

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SourcingSep 27, 2023
India Calls for 2-Month Moratorium on Rough Diamond Imports

The plea comes against a backdrop of declining demand and falling prices.

Greenland Ruby rubies and pink sapphires
SourcingSep 18, 2023
Greenland Ruby Update Confirms Operational Suspension, Layoffs

The company anticipates resuming exploration and mining operations and rehiring staff in 2025.

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SourcingSep 15, 2023
‘A Diamond Is Forever’ Is Back Again, Backed by $20M

De Beers is putting the emphasis on natural diamonds in Q4 and ending Lightbox’s lab-grown diamond engagement ring test run.

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SourcingSep 12, 2023
Rob Bates’ New Murder Mystery Novel Is Out Today

The book, “Slay It With a Diamond," is the third installment in the JCK news director’s mystery series.

Greenland Ruby Aappaluttoq mine
SourcingSep 11, 2023
Greenland Ruby Has Shut Down Its Mine

The company said operations have been on hold since January because the mine wasn’t meeting production expectations.

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SourcingSep 08, 2023
Israel Diamond Exchange to Host International Diamond Week

The event is slated for April 2024.

Polished diamond in tweezers
SourcingAug 31, 2023
De Beers’ Rough Diamond Sales Decline Again

They were down 42 percent year-over-year and 10 percent month-over-month in August.

692 carat diamond
SourcingAug 23, 2023
692-Carat Diamond Recovered From Karowe Mine

Lucara said it’s the 20th stone weighing more than 100 carats the mine has produced this year.

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SourcingAug 22, 2023
Diamond Companies Support Employees as Canadian Wildfires Rage

Rio Tinto, De Beers and Burgundy all have mines in the Northwest Territories, where wildfires have forced mass evacuations.

Elana Zajdman
SourcingAug 21, 2023
Natural Diamond Council Names Head of PR, Communications

Elana Zajdman joins the organization after more than a decade as an editor for various print and digital fashion magazines.

Diavik Diamond Mine in winter
SourcingAug 17, 2023
Rio Tinto to Build Solar Plant to Help Power Diavik

The facility will have bi-facial panels, which generate energy from direct sunlight as well as the reflection from the snow.

Eira Thomas
SourcingAug 15, 2023
Lucara CEO Eira Thomas Replaced by William Lamb

The move comes after news surfaced that the Karowe mine’s underground expansion will take longer and cost more than expected.

View of De Beers’ Venetia mine South Africa
SourcingAug 14, 2023
De Beers Mines First Diamonds From Venetia Underground

The $2.2 billion expansion at the South African mine is expected to extend its life until at least 2046.

Lucara 1,080-carat Type IIa diamond
SourcingAug 10, 2023
Lucara Digs Up 1,080-Carat Diamond

It’s from the Karowe mine in Botswana.

Rough diamonds in hand De Beers
SourcingAug 08, 2023
De Beers’ Rough Diamond Sales Drop 36% in July

CEO Al Cook attributed the decline to a combination of seasonal slowdown and manufacturers’ wariness about the remainder of 2023.

De Beers Polished Diamond
SourcingJul 28, 2023
De Beers’ Profit Drops in First Half

Production and total sale volumes were both flat from the year prior.

Rough diamond from the Gahcho Kué mine in Canada
SourcingJul 24, 2023
2 More Miners Note Softness in Rough Diamond Market

Petra Diamonds and Mountain Province both noted a slowdown in demand in their most recent earnings reports.

Sunset shot of De Beers Venetia diamond mine in South Africa
SourcingJul 21, 2023
Venetia Transition a Drag on De Beers’ Q2 Production

The company recovered 7.6 million carats in the second quarter, compared with 7.9 million in the same period last year.

Rough diamonds from Diavik Diamond Mine
SourcingJul 20, 2023
Rio Tinto’s Diamond Production Down 16% in Q2

The mining company said the decline at Diavik was due to work being done on one of the pipes and the open pit.

Aerial view of Lucara’s Karowe diamond mine in Botswana
SourcingJul 19, 2023
Lucara’s Underground Expansion at Karowe Hits a Snag

The miner said this week that the project will cost $136 million more than expected and take about a year-and-a-half longer to complete.

Jogani Gallery exterior in Silver Lake in Los Angeles California
SourcingJul 19, 2023
LA’s Anup Jogani Opens Gallery in Silver Lake

The Jogani Gallery serves as both an exhibition and event space.

Lucapa Diamond CEO and Managing Director Stephen Wetherall
SourcingJul 12, 2023
CEO of Diamond Miner Lucapa Stepping Down

Stephen Wetherall, who has been with the company for nearly a decade, will exit at the end of July.

Tiffany & Co. 10-carat Tiffany Muzo Emerald
SourcingJul 12, 2023
Tiffany Adds ‘Remarkable’ Colombian Emerald to Collection

Weighing more than 10 carats, the emerald is a top-tier stone from the legendary Muzo mining region.

Vladimir Malakhov
SourcingJul 06, 2023
Rough & Polished Editor-in-Chief Vladimir Malakhov Dies at 76

Malakhov, who managed a staff of about two dozen reporters across the globe, is remembered for being kind and easy-going.

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