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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.
The mine famous for producing expensive gems, including those in the British crown jewels.
Zimbabwe’s state-owned Minerals Marketing Corporation will close the auction at the end of the week, an official has said.
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.
A giant diamond of 302.37 carats was unveiled to the world by Graff jewellers on Wednesday evening.
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.
The largest diamond ever discovered in North America will be on display in New York City for the next several days.
Zimbabwe’s government may allow foreign investors to hold controlling stakes in diamond mines on condition that part of their output is reserved for domestic downstream industries.
A cache of diamonds like the world-famous, rare blue Hope diamond lies hundreds of kilometres beneath the Earth's surface. Now, scientists think they know why these precious stones lie buried so deep.
The diamonds are impossible to mine, however: They're located far deeper than any drills are capable of reaching.
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.
The state-owned diamond company will run out of money by October.
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 & 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 is having the worst start to a year since at least 2016, in the latest sign of difficulties plaguing the global diamond industry.
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.
The biggest diamond ever found in North America has been unearthed by Dominion Diamond Mines and Rio Tinto Group at a mine in Canada’s frozen north.
De Beers is allowing its diamond buyers to refuse some lower-quality stones at its sale this week, according to people familiar with the situation.
A South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (Saica) member, Munroe Swirsky, is accused of failing to return confidential documents to his diamond dealer former client.
The mining giant has launched its own line of artificial stones, but some fear this move might backfire, and impact the price of real diamonds.
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