Diamonds

De Beers makes early in-roads after Lightbox launch sees 60% retreat...

REMARKABLE early evidence following the launch of De Beers’ synthetic diamond range, branded as ‘Lightbox’, is that the pricing of competing products has fallen...

De Beers’ diamond sales down, but signs of buying revival as...

DIAMOND sales during De Beers’ second cycle of the 2019 financial year came in about 13% weaker year-on-year at some $490m, the diamond company...

Zimbabwe to secure $600m loan from Botswana for diamond sector –...

ZIMBABWE has reportedly sourced $600m in finance for its diamond industry from Botswana including $100m for diamond operations hamstrung by the shortage of dollars...

De Beers merges Canadian, SA mining businesses following asset sales

DE Beers, the diamond producer and marketer in which Anglo American has an 85% stake, is to merge its Canadian and South African mining...

Duffy to be supported by “seasoned miners”, says Petra’s Dippenaar as...

OUTGOING Petra Diamonds CEO, Johan Dippenaar, who will leave the company at the end of March after more than 12 years in the job,...

Petra appoints former AngloGold CFO Richard Duffy to take helm from...

LONDON-listed Petra Diamonds, which owns the Finsch, Cullinan, Koffiefontein and Williamson mines in southern Africa, has appointed former AngloGold Ashanti executive, Richard Duffy, to...

Firestone Diamond recovers 70 carat diamond from Lesotho mine, Liqhobong

FIRESTONE Diamond, a UK-listed diamond miner operating in Lesotho, said it had recovered a 70 carat white diamond from its Liqhobong mine which follows...

Low value diamond market hanging on for inevitable demise of Rio’s...

DIAMONDS may be a girl’s best friend, but they have done few favours for investors over the past few years. Right now, the diamond...

GEM Diamonds’ Letseng keeps momentum going on 100 carat recoveries

GEM Diamonds Lesotho-based mine Letseng continued to yield diamonds over 100 carats, the company said in a fourth quarter production update today, adding that...

Firestone on track for full-year production target despite wobble in January

FIRESTONE Diamonds said an equipment failure would impact tonnes treated at its Liqhobong mine in Lesotho in the third quarter but the company remained...