ALROSA Reports $384M Of Rough Sales In June, and $2.64B In Jan-June

ALROSA, the world's largest diamond miner by volume, sold $383.7 million of rough diamonds in June, and $2.64 billion worth in the first six months of 2018.

ALROSA also sold polished diamonds with a value of $6.6 million last month, and $49.9 million for the first half of the year.

AI Star ‘Sophia’ Highlight of Forevermark Forum in Delhi

The highlight of the 7th edition of the Forevermark Forum in early July in Delhiwas “Sophia”, an advanced social humanoid robot developed by Hong Kong-based company Hanson Robotics.

WFDB Announces 2018 World Diamond Congress to Take Place From Oct 23-25

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that the 2018 World Diamond Congress, the biannual meeting of the WFDB and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association (IDMA), will take place in Mumbai, India, from October 23 to 25.

WFDB: Peter Meeus to Head World Diamond Mark

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that former Dubai Diamond Exchange (DDE) President Peter Meeus will take over as head of its World Diamond Mark (WDM) programme.

IDE Innovation Center to Host Augmented Reality Start Up Inova

The Israel Diamond Exchange’s (IDE) technological incubator Diamond Tech will host Israeli start-up Inova Diamonds Ltd.

Industry Officials Turn up for Sarine’s Official Opening of Tech Lab in Mumbai

Sarine Technologies Ltd held a celebratory event to mark the official opening of the Sarine Technology Lab in Mumbai, India.

The event was attended by Sarine customers, diamond professionals and trade press members despite the seasonal floods, Sarine said.

WDC Presents to U.S. State Dept on Responsible Sourcing

World Diamond Council (WDC) executive director Marie-Chantal Kaninda addressed U.S. State Department officials and civil society members on responsible diamond sourcing and the Kimberley Process.

It was the first time that the WDC presented to the U.S. State Department and supports the WDC’s strategy to raise awareness for, and encourage participation in, efforts to combat conflict diamonds, the Council said in a statement.

95-Ct Diamond Unearthed at Gahcho Kue Mine in Canada

A 95-carat diamond was recovered from the Gahcho Kué mine located in the Northwest Territories, Canada, by Mountain Province Diamonds Inc.

The gem quality stone is the fourth-largest stone recovered from the mine since production began in 2016.