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De Beers unveils plans to pilot programme to support artisanal miners

De Beers Group announced it is preparing to pilot a programme called GemFair to create a secure and transparent route to market for ethically-sourced...

London De Beers HQ to house Anglo American

Anglo American Plc has selected the historic De Beers diamond  building as its preferred option for a new London headquarters, Business Live reports. According to...

OPINION: De Beers CEO highlights the importance of sustainable leadership

In De Beers' Report to Society, Bruce Cleaver reflects on his first 12 months as chief executive officer, and highlights the need for sustainable...

De Beers invests in research to make carbon-neutral mining a possibility

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations...

London Diamond Bourse appoints ethical issues advisor

The London Diamond Bourse (LDB) has announced the appointment of Katherine Chappell as its special advisor for ethical issues to its council of management. Chappell...

De Beers starts digging at world’s largest new diamond mine

Gahcho Kué, the world’s largest new diamond mine in the last 13 years, officially began commercial production yesterday. The mine, a joint venture with De...

Petra Diamonds reports 28% fall in revenue in first-half results

Petra Diamonds Limited has announced its trading update (unaudited) for the six months ended 31 December 2015, ahead of the publication of the Company's...

World’s largest blue star sapphire ‘discovered in Sri Lanka’

Gemologists have claimed that the world’s largest blue star sapphire has been discovered in a mine in Sri Lanka The gem, which was mined in...

OPINION: Alan Frampton says the jewellery industry is walking on thin ice

Cred Jewellery owner, Alan Frampton, responds to an article written for the New York Times by the chairman of Tiffany & Co. called ‘When Gold...

Lucara discovers 1,111ct diamond in Botswana

Lucara Diamond firm has announced that a 1,111ct stone - the world’s second-largest gem quality diamond - has been discovered at the Karowe mine...