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Expansion of Largest ZA Diamond Mine Contracted

Expansion of Largest ZA Diamond Mine Contracted

South Africa’s Murray & Roberts Cementation has won a $245 million contract to develop an underground mine beneath De Beers’ open pit Venetia mine in Limpopo. The contract involves the development of the entire underground mine and will include the sinking, equipping and commissioning of a decline shaft and two vertical shafts

Diamond theft plot foiled

  • Schnitzer: Israel Diamond Week Is Ideal One-Stop Station

    Schnitzer: Israel Diamond Week Is Ideal One-Stop Station

    The president of Israel's diamond bourse wants diamantaires to know that Ramat Gan's upcoming International Diamond Week will be the ideal time and place for them to replenish their stocks of precious gems in the run up to the winter holiday season

  • India International Jewelry Show A Success So Far

    India International Jewelry Show A Success So Far

    While the first morning of the show saw slightly less foot traffic on account of the rain, business at the exhibition was still expected to be 10% to 15% higher than in 2013

  • 2013 Diamond Pipeline:  Lackluster with Few Sparkles

    2013 Diamond Pipeline: Lackluster with Few Sparkles

    Outwardly, the annual 2013 diamond pipeline looks similar to the preceding year. The pipeline’s real story plays itself out internally within the value chain: the industry’s performance in 2013 significantly improved over 2012

  • Diamond Imports to Japan from Israel Up 10% in Value

    Diamond Imports to Japan from Israel Up 10% in Value

    Japan’s imports of diamonds from Israel totaled 5,442 carats of diamonds worth nearly US$7 million in January 2014. In January, Japan’s imports of diamonds from Israel were worth nearly US$1,300 per carat, compared to the average price per carat of diamonds imported to Japan of US$321

  • Once In A While, A Diamond Rental May Be In Order

    Once In A While, A Diamond Rental May Be In Order

    Have you ever thought of renting polished diamond jewelry, instead of buying it? I'm not saying that all of your jewelry items have to be rentals. But if you opt to go the rental route, you will be able to cycle through a wider range of jewelry options

  • Sasportas Manufacture in Israel

    Sasportas Manufacture in Israel

    Sasportas family members have manufactured in Israel non-stop for 55 years. We talked with Maimon Sasportas about the firm's specialization in cutting custom stones for mounting in watches – an Israeli niche with a reputation in Switzerland, the land of chocolates and watches – and on his faith in the future of diamond manufacturing in Israel

  • Belgium’s Polished Exports to Israel Up in First Half of 2014

    Belgium’s Polished Exports to Israel Up in First Half of 2014

    Belgium’s polished diamond exports to Israel in the first half of 2014 reached 260,496.43 carats worth nearly US$842 million, marking a decrease of 2.8 percent in terms of carats from the first six months of 2013 and a nearly 20 percent increase in terms of currency from January – June 2013

  • Israeli Firms Offered Gov't Aid To Open Up In China, India

    Israeli Firms Offered Gov't Aid To Open Up In China, India

    The Israel-Asia Chamber of Commerce announced that Israel's Economy Ministry is willing to partially fund Israeli initiatives to set up offices in China and India

  • For Those Who Want The World To Know: Promise Rings

    For Those Who Want The World To Know: Promise Rings

    A promise ring signifies a promise to eventually get engaged to their partner

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