ARTICLES RELATING TO DIAMONDS

Petra dives as big investor dumps stake

2014-07-29 14:14

Petra Diamonds says its second-largest shareholder sold more than two-thirds of its stake in the diamond miner through a discounted stock placement.

Petra Diamonds production jumps

2014-07-28 09:24

Petra Diamonds says full-year output is up 17%, driven by higher production at its Finsch mine in South Africa.

Get the bling without breaking the bank

2014-06-19 20:16

Can't buy me love? Here are five tips to help you size up how much to spend on an engagement ring.

De Beers' offshore diamond mining flourishes

2014-06-19 05:00

De Beers is profitably exploiting the world's largest marine diamond deposits in deep waters off Namibia by using a bright green crawling machine.

Petra finds 'exceptional' blue diamond

2014-06-13 10:10

Petra Diamonds has recovered a 122.52 carat blue diamond at its Cullinan mine, just months after it sold a 29.6 carat blue diamond from the same mine.

Yellow diamond fetches $16m in Geneva

2014-05-15 18:25

A 100-carat yellow diamond has fetched over $16m at a Geneva jewellery sale,says Sotheby's auction house.

Gem Diamonds recovers more carats

2014-05-12 09:24

Gem Diamonds has recovered more carats from its flagship Letseng diamond mine in Lesotho in the first quarter and says it sold rough diamonds at higher prices.

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Positive momentum in rough diamond market

2014-04-14 14:15

There is a continued positive momentum in the rough diamond market and strong demand for Trans Hex's production, the company says.

Zimbabwe's Marange diamond sales peak

2014-04-07 17:14

Diamond exports from Zimbabwe's Marange fields earned $99m at auctions in Belgium and Dubai during the first quarter of 2014.

Zim frets over diamond sector secrecy

2014-03-18 10:34

Mbada Diamonds says it has made $1bn over four years, amid Zimbabwean government fears that it is losing millions because of miners' lack of transparency.

Sotheby's forced to take back $72m diamond

2014-03-04 17:01

Auction house Sotheby's has been forced to buy back a flawless, near-60 carat pink diamond after the buyer defaulted on the record payment.

Billions spent on Valentine's Day

2014-02-13 16:44

A survey reveals that worldwide over $4.4bn was spent on gold, silver and diamonds for Valentine’s Day in 2013, reports the American Retail Federation.

Cullinan finds rare acorn-sized diamond

2014-01-21 15:09

Cullinan mine has discovered a 29.6 carat blue diamond, one of the rarest and most coveted in the world with a possible price tag of tens of millions of dollars.

How to shop for diamond jewellery

2013-11-15 13:30

Never shopped for a diamond ring or bracelet before? Here's what you need to know.

Orange diamond fetches record price

2013-11-13 09:45

A spectacular and rare orange diamond found in South Africa, the largest known gem of its kind, has been auctioned for a record $35.54m in Geneva.

De Beers' Botswana move

2013-10-07 11:59

Botswana has won the battle to keep value and profits from raw materials at home.

Recovery of rough diamonds exceeding 100ct

2013-09-18 15:33

Rockwell Diamonds has announced that it has recovered four large, high valued stones from its operations in the Middle Orange River.

Rare diamond to go under the hammer

2013-08-19 12:26

Auctioneers in Hong Kong are hoping the sale of the 7.59-carat fancy vivid blue diamond will fetch a record $19m, despite fears over the slowing Chinese economy.

Diamond market growing on US recovery

2013-07-26 13:14

De Beers expects the global polished diamond market to grow more than 2% this year, helped by recovering US demand.

DiamondCorp’s loss narrows

2013-05-13 09:38

London and JSE listed DiamondCorp has reported a narrowing in its net loss to £3.5m for the year ended December 2012 from a loss of £4.2m the previous year.

Petra finds rare blue diamond

2013-04-17 10:27

Miner Petra Diamonds says it recovered a high-quality 25.5-carat blue diamond at its Cullinan mine in South Africa, lifting its shares 5% in London.

Diamond cutting and polishing

2013-04-02 09:31

Forevermark Diamantaires are not only chosen for their craftsmanship, but also because of their social and environmental awareness and standards.

The history of diamonds

2013-03-28 12:31

Forevermark's diamond expert Gareth Jones provides us with a brief glimpse into the fascinating history of the world's most timeless and precious stone, the diamond.

 

Gem Diamonds shines on Lesotho mine

2014-07-29 11:36

Gem Diamonds has posted an 80% jump in first-half revenue from its flagship Letseng diamond mine in Lesotho, driven by higher prices.

How about a diamond-encrusted dummy for your baby?

2014-06-24 11:19

Suommo Dodo just released the mother of all luxury for babies.

How about a diamond-encrusted dummy for your baby?

2014-06-19 09:42

Suommo Dodo just released the mother of all luxury for babies.

How about a diamond-encrusted dummy for your baby?

2014-06-18 14:26

Suommo Dodo just released the mother of all luxury for babies.

De Beers set to glitter and sparkle

2014-06-12 05:00

De Beers expects global demand for polished gems to rise by up to 4.5% this year, thanks to the US market recovery and a buoyant China and India.

World's largest blue diamond sells for $24m

2014-05-15 08:31

A spectacular blue diamond, the largest in its category, has fetched a total of $23.79m at a Christie's auction in Geneva.

UN lifts Ivory Coast diamond embargo

2014-04-29 20:01

The UN Security Council has lifted a nearly decade-old embargo on Ivory Coast's international diamond trade.

Petra revenue jumps 55%

2014-04-23 08:36

Petra Diamonds has reported a 55% increase in third-quarter revenue, helped by the sale of a 29.6 carat blue diamond and strong rough diamond prices.

Angola to grant De Beers diamond licence

2014-04-11 10:58

Angola, the world's fourth-largest diamond producer by value, will approve a new concession to De Beers to explore for diamonds.

De Beers places bets on Angola mines

2014-03-25 10:19

The world's largest diamond miner by market value hopes to obtain a concession to explore in Angola by the end of this year, says De Beers chief executive.

Diamond miners lament quality of Zim gems

2014-03-09 14:20

Diamond miner Anjin says a fall in the quality of the diamonds at its mine in eastern Zimbabwe is causing financial problems for the company.

Zim plans to auction diamonds

2014-02-24 19:01

The government has resolved to begin auctioning diamonds mined in Chiadzwa in the second half of this year, says Mines Minister Walter Chidhakwa.

Petra bets on blue diamond to boost coffers

2014-01-23 10:21

Petra Diamonds has posted a 19% rise in first-half revenue, lifted by output from South Africa and is betting on its blue diamond find, also in SA, to boost second-half revenue.

How to shop for diamond jewellery

2013-11-21 17:00

Never shopped for a diamond ring or bracelet before? Here's what you need to know.

How to shop for diamond jewellery

2013-11-14 14:33

Never shopped for a diamond ring or bracelet before? Here's what you need to know.

Investing in diamonds more popular

2013-11-05 18:58

Globally there is a growing interest in investing in diamonds, according to Yair Shimansky, designer and manufacturer of diamond and tanzanite jewellery.

Mine sparkles after monster diamond finds

2013-09-19 20:28

The share price of Rockwell Diamonds has surged nearly 70%, after four large gems weighing more than 100 carats each were uncovered.

Belgian push to lift Zim diamond sanctions

2013-09-06 11:15

Belgium, centre of the global diamond trade, is demanding that the EU lift sanctions on a Zimbabwean miner despite concerns over alleged fraud in the July poll.

Gem Diamonds' profit falls

2013-08-15 10:02

Gem Diamonds has reported a fall in first-half profit as lower production and recovery of lower-grade ore at a key mine weighed on earnings.

Gem Diamonds cuts production forecast

2013-07-29 12:30

Gem Diamonds says it has recovered 26% fewer carats in the first half and cut its full-year production forecast for its key Letseng mine in Lesotho.

Shabangu: Most diamonds conflict free

2013-06-04 16:08

More than 99% of diamonds traded globally are conflict-free, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu.

Diamond tracking and tracing

2013-04-02 10:08

In order for diamonds to eligible to be inscribed, a tracking and tracing system is employed to ensure that the diamonds are easily identifiable to a particular brand.

Diamond mining

2013-03-28 14:39

The best diamonds need to come from a mine that's considered eligible. Here's how the criteria for the perfect diamond mining company is determined.

Zim's Biti appeals for diamond money

2013-03-11 19:39

Zimbabwe's finance minister says he will ask President Robert Mugabe to put pressure on diamond mining companies to fork out millions in aid of vote funding.

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