Botswana Govt. Renews Karowe Mining Licence For 25 Years

Canadian diamond miner Lucara Diamond Corp informed that its mining licence for Karowe was renewed by the Botswana's Ministry of Mineral Resources, Green Technology and Energy Security for a period of 25 years. The renewal...

London Diamonds offers lab-grown and mined stones to let customers make choice

UK jewellery brand London Diamonds is allowing customers to make their own choice by offering both lab-grown and naturally mined diamonds. The debate about natural versus lab-grown has heated up in recent years, as synthetic...

RJC Re-certifies Alrosa For Three-year Period

Alrosa successfully earned the re-certification of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), confirming the compliance of its activities and supply chain with the RJC Code of Practices, which includes provisions of the OECD Due Diligence...

BDB Members Give In-principle Approval For LGD Trading

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB) members during the Annual General Meeting held yesterday, have in principle approved the trading of lab-grown diamonds (LGDs) within the BDB. However, members cannot start trading in LGDs just...

BDB Considers Allowing Synthetic Diamond Trading

The Bharat Diamond Bourse (BDB), the world’s largest diamond trading hub, may take a historic decision to allow the trading of synthetic or lab-grown diamonds (LGD) within the complex following its Annual General Meeting...
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Black Diamond Jewelry: Ring Ideas Worth Trying

Black diamonds have been on trend recently. A lot of people choose this stone for their jewelry because of its fancy and lovely color. Moreover, many opt to incorporate this gem with rings over...

Here’s why pandemic-engagements are soaring

According to a survey conducted by the U.K.’s Open University, more than 25% of adult respondents say their relationship with their partner has improved during the coronavirus pandemic. The reasons given include more quality...

Ekati Mine has sold and will Restart in early 2021

America’s neighbor to the north will resume some sparkle in early 2021. Canada’s Ekati diamond mine, closed since March due to the pandemic, has been acquired and is set to restart operations by January...

Fellows jewellery auction raises nearly £30k for Alzheimer’s Society and other charities

Fellows Auctioneers has raised nearly £30,000 for a number of charities with its latest Silver & Costume Jewellery sale. The auction ended on 4 December and consisted of 876 lots, many of which were sold...

ALROSA reports its November 2020 diamond sales results

ALROSA reports its rough and polished sales results for November and 11 months of 2020. Sales of rough and polished diamonds in November totaled $390.5 million, including proceeds from rough diamond sales of $374.1 million,...
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