ARTICLES RELATING TO DIAMONDS

Carrie Underwood's R460 million diamond necklace and other expensive jewels spotted on the red carpet

2020-02-20 06:00

Clearly, diamonds are a Hollywood star’s best friend.

WATCH: South African sisters cut a niche in the diamond industry

2019-12-21 16:10

A love for diamonds and entrepreneurship drove two South African sisters to drop their careers as an investment banker and an optometrist. They now run one of the few women-owned diamond polishing businesses in the world.

It's been a rough week for diamond miners

2019-11-09 12:17

While the world’s biggest diamond miner surprised the market by cutting prices this week, a slew of filings from its smaller rivals show the move was inevitable.

Turning the diamond market on its head

2019-11-04 16:12

The diamond industry has been hit hard over the last year, but diamond miner Lucara is using blockchain technology to change the way buyers purchase from them – and the company believes it is paying off.

De Beers keeps special terms in place for another diamond sale

2019-09-27 21:32

De Beers is continuing its policy of offering almost unprecedented flexibility to diamond buyers as the mining company works to fend off a slump in demand for the gems, according to people familiar with the situation.

Big blue diamond found by struggling Petra at Cullinan mine

2019-09-24 10:16

The mine famous for producing expensive gems, including those in the British crown jewels.

Zimbabwe holds diamond auction for 316 000 carats

2019-09-11 11:37

Zimbabwe’s state-owned Minerals Marketing Corporation will close the auction at the end of the week, an official has said.

De Beers gem sales keep falling as buyers allowed to say no

2019-08-28 15:25

De Beers’s diamond buyers took the rare opportunity to reject stones from the biggest supplier as the company offered almost unprecedented flexibility to ease a growing crisis.

PICS: Giant diamond over 300 carats unveiled

2019-04-10 18:31

A giant diamond of 302.37 carats was unveiled to the world by Graff jewellers on Wednesday evening.

There are 2 telltale signs that a diamond is fake, according to a woman who designs and sells 6-figure engagement rings

2019-02-13 18:49

Nicole Wegman, founder and CEO of Ring Concierge, a company that designs custom engagement rings, says there are 2 ways to tell if a diamond is fake.

 

OPINION: Diamonds were once synonymous with the language of love. Times change

2020-02-14 06:00

Tech innovation and dramatic changes in consumer preferences are disrupting the diamond industry, which has serious implications for job security in Africa, says Babar Dharani.

BLING BLING | Here are the 4 'Cs' when shopping for an engagement diamond

2019-11-26 22:15

Engagement rings can cost anywhere from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands of Rands. Here's what to look for in an engagement diamond.

De Beers cuts diamond prices by about 5% as industry crisis deepens

2019-11-04 21:45

De Beers is taking more drastic steps to stem the crisis in the diamond industry by cutting prices across the board for the first time in years.

I followed the months-long journey of a Russian diamond, which starts out hidden in ore in Siberia and travels more than 9,000km before becoming a store-ready gem

2019-10-20 12:46

I got a behind-the-scenes look at the journey of a diamond from a mine in Siberia to a polishing facility in Moscow.

Betting on the allure of legacy

2019-09-25 07:42

Petra Diamonds CEO Richard Duffy acknowledges that the diamond market has been tougher than anticipated since he took the top job in April. However, he believes there will be a recovery in time.

Idle staff spend their days watching TV while Alexkor is in crisis, Parliament hears

2019-09-18 14:30

The state-owned diamond company will run out of money by October.

A day in the life of a Russian diamond miner in Siberia, who wakes up at 5:30 a.m., spends 9 hours a day in the mine, and gets 76 vacation days per year

2019-09-01 18:03

Innokentiy Nogovitsyn works for Alrosa, the world's largest diamond miner by volume. He wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and spends 9 hours each day in the mine.

Tiffany training Africans to cut diamonds sourced from region

2019-04-15 11:07

Tiffany & Co has been expanding its workforce in sub-Saharan Africa - a region of almost one billion people where the jewelry giant doesn't have a single store.

De Beers sales sputter again as cheap diamonds remain unloved

2019-03-05 14:57

De Beers is having the worst start to a year since at least 2016, in the latest sign of difficulties plaguing the global diamond industry.

Petra slumps as it digs up too many cheap South African diamonds

2019-02-08 14:45

Petra Diamonds have fallen the most in eight months in London after the South Africa-focused miner dug up gems worth significantly less than expected.

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