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Fellows breaks in-house record with yellow diamond sale

Fellows breaks in-house record with yellow diamond sale

Birmingham-based auctioneer Fellows has broken its own records with the sale of a Graff fancy yellow diamond ring for more than £1.3 million. After furious bidding across two phone lines and in the room, the hammer went down at £1.1M for the 43.59ct fancy interne yellow radiant-cut VS2 diamond ring. Including buyer’s premium at 23%


Graff acquires 709ct ‘Peace Diamond’

Luxury jeweller Graff has acquired the 14th largest diamond ever mined – the Peace Diamond – for $6.5m (£4.8m). Before the year closes, Graff Diamond’s chairman, Laurence Graff, has added another significant stone to its portfolio. Purchased at an international auction held by the Rapaport Group, all proceeds from the sale will benefit the country,

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De Beers Group unveils winners of 2016/17 Shining Light Awards

The De Beers Group has unveiled the winners of the 2016/17 Shining Light Awards: The De Beers Young Jewellery Designers Skills Development Initiative, which were revealed at a red carpet event in Windhoek, Namibia. The awards, which recognise and celebrate emerging jewellery designers in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa, provide entrants with a valuable platform


Maple Leaf Diamonds joins the Wolfpack

Maple Leaf Diamonds has partnered with the Toronto Wolfpack rugby team for their inaugural season in the Kingstone Press Championship League. The new partnership places the Maple Leaf Diamonds logo prominently on the right chest of both the Wolfpack home and away jerseys for the new 2018 season. Maple Leaf Diamonds director, Michael Minister, shares:


Plans underway for world’s largest offshore diamond mining vessel

Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the Government of the Republic of Namibia and De Beers Group, today announced it is planning for the construction of the world’s largest custom-built diamond mining vessel. The new vessel, which is projected to cost approximately US$142 million (£107m), is expected to commence operations in 2021. It will


De Beers supports female micro-entrepreneurs in Botswana

De Beers Group and United Nations Women, in collaboration with Botswana’s Ministry of Nationality, Immigration and Gender Affairs, has announced a BWP8 million (£575,648) three-year investment in capacity-building programmes to support female micro-entrepreneurs in select villages in the Okavango Delta and Kweneng District. In the Okavango Delta, De Beers and UN Women will work with

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VIDEO: Forevermark discusses ethical diamond practices

A representative from diamond jewellery brand Forevermark joined Positive Luxury’s ‘Positive Week’ to discuss the benefits of being a brand that cares in the luxury industry. During the event, which was designed to promote ethical practices in business, head of communications for Forevermark, Jo Blake, participated in a debate with Daniella Vega, head of sustainability at


Graff acquires largest diamond discovered in over a century

The largest diamond discovered in over a century has been sold to Laurence Graff after more than a year of negotiations with Lucara Diamond Corp. The rough stone originally failed to sell at Sotheby’s in June 2016, but has now been scooped behind closed doors to the diamond billionaire for $53 million (£39.3m). At 1,109