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Rio Tinto's Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender Delivers 'Record Results'

Rio Tinto’s 2018 Argyle Pink Diamonds Tender collection of 63 rare pink, red and violet diamonds from its Argyle mine in Australia has delivered a record result reflecting strong global demand for fancy colored diamonds, the miner said.

Stargems Group Sells 2M Cts at Diamond Tenders at Dubai Diamond Exchange

Stargems Group successfully concluded their six tenders of SACIM goods in 2018 with rough diamonds sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

CAR To International Mining Community: Engage With Us In Responsible Sourcing

The Central African Republic's (CAR) Minister of Mines and Geology, Leopold Mboli Fatran, has appealed to international diamond mining and trading companies to engage in responsible sourcing in the country together with the CAR.

Sarine Posts Increase in Revenue and Higher Profitability in Q3

Sarine Technologies reported that group revenue rose 4% to US$11.7 million and net profit improved to US$0.3 million in Q3 2018 despite cyclical weakness in the diamond polishing midstream.

Lisa Bridge to Take Over as Ben Bridge Jeweler as Ed Bridge Retires

Ben Bridge Jeweler, the family-run fine jeweler with 95 retail stores in 11 states and one Canadian province, announced that Chairman and CEO Ed Bridge is retiring as of January 31, with company President and COO Lisa Bridge becoming President and CEO.

Christie’s Sells Winston Pink Legacy For $50M, Record Price Per Carat

Christie’s sold the 18.96-carat Winston Pink Legacy, the largest and finest fancy vivid pink diamond it has ever auctioned, for $50,375,000, a world auction record price per carat for a pink diamond of $2,656,909.

Graff Diamonds Cuts Unveils 60 Stones Cut From 1,109-Carat Lesedi La Rona

Graff Diamonds has unveiled more than 60 polished diamonds that were cut the 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona stone, the largest rough diamond found in more than a century.

WDC Voices Support For Expanded Definition Of Conflict Diamonds At KP Plenary

The World Diamond Council (WDC) and the Civil Society Coalition (CSC) voiced their strong support for an expanded definition of conflict diamonds at the Plenary Session of the Kimberley Process (KP) in Brussels.