ARTICLES RELATING TO DIAMONDS

Gem Diamonds revenue rises on high-grade gems

2015-05-21 09:53

Gem Diamonds' sales have increased in the year to date as it sold more high-grade diamonds from its flagship mine in Lesotho despite a weaker diamond market.

Temporary labour reprieve for SA miners in Zim

2015-02-25 08:40

A wage hike settlement agreed by Zimbabwean mineworkers and their employers has provided the miners with a temporary labour dispute respite.

Mark Stewart: Gold, diamond excitement in mining sector

2015-02-16 11:20

Metals are struggling worldwide but certainly, gold and diamonds are what excites our global partners, says Mark Stewart of BDO South Africa.

Soft diamond market impacts Petra Diamonds

2015-01-26 11:06

Petra Diamonds expects full-year results below analysts' average forecast, citing softness in the diamond market.

Debswana, De Beers celebrate anniversary

2014-11-13 17:38

The partnership between Debswana, the government of Botswana and De Beers was celebrated in Gaborone recently.

Gem Diamonds to sell first Botswana diamonds

2014-11-06 10:46

The first diamonds recovered from Gem Diamonds' new mine in Botswana will go on sale in February, the company says.

Hong Kong's vivid pink diamond sells for $18m

2014-10-08 10:04

An extremely rare and highly desirable flawless 8.41 carat vivid pink diamond has been sold for a record $17.7m in Hong Kong, says Sotheby's.

Gem Diamonds sells white diamond for $10.6m

2014-10-01 11:30

London-listed Gem Diamonds says it has sold a 198-carat white diamond recovered from its Lesotho mine in August for $10.6m.

Petra rare blue diamond sold for $27.6m

2014-09-16 11:05

London-listed Petra Diamonds says it has sold a rare blue diamond found at its mine in South Africa for $27.6m.

78-carat diamond stolen from safe

2014-09-05 11:46

Namibian police are searching for a flawless 78-carat diamond, which apparently went missing from a safe at a mining company during a strike.

 

'Perfect' diamond from SA sells for $22m

2015-04-22 09:42

A "perfect" 100-carat diamond in a classic emerald cut mined in mined in southern Africa has sold for just over $22m at auction.

De Beers to invest billions in prized SA mine

2015-02-16 19:01

The De Beers Group UK is planning to invest around R33bn over the next 10 years on its diamond mining operations, with the bulk of that spend on its key SA mine.

De Beers diamond division becoming crown jewel

2015-02-15 15:09

Diamond company De Beers, once a niche business for global miner Anglo American, is rapidly rising to become the jewel in its crown.

Mining output slips

2015-01-20 12:16

Mining production decreased by 0.4% year-on-year in November 2014, Stats SA said in a statement after releasing its mining results for production and sales.

Zim to remove tax on locally polished diamonds

2014-11-07 12:08

Zimbabwe is considering removing tax royalties on locally cut and polished diamonds, in a move to add value to minerals and attract investment.

Gold, diamonds fuelling conflict in Africa

2014-11-05 12:10

Gold and diamond sales are being used to finance conflict in Africa and the UN says peacekeepers should monitor mining sites to clamp down on illicit trade.

Rare red diamonds offered in Rio Tinto auction

2014-10-03 08:52

Rio Tinto is now offering four rare red diamonds, worth millions of dollars, from its Australian Argyle mine in an auction.

Petra jumps on diamond discoveries

2014-09-18 09:35

Petra Diamonds could pay its maiden dividend earlier than expected, after higher prices for the larger number of rough stones it unearthed.

'Magnificent' diamond found in Cullinan

2014-09-09 12:26

A 232 carat white diamond of exceptional size and clarity has been found at Petra Diamonds' Cullinan mine, east of Pretoria, the company says.

Gem Diamonds sees no impact from Lesotho crisis

2014-09-01 16:45

Gem Diamonds, whose flagship mine located in Lesotho, says it did not anticipate any impact on its operations from the political crisis unfolding in the country.

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