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De Beers Botswana targets highest diamond production since 2014

Miner aiming for 22 million carats this year, above target.

Tennis ball-sized ‘diamond in the rough’ too big to sell

Lucara’s Lesedi La Rona will have to be cut in order to find a buyer, industry insiders say.

Botswana’s Okavango first-half diamond sales up 9%

The company has sold 1.8 million carats in five auctions held since January.

De Beers hoovers up its best diamonds from the African seabed

While not the biggest, the gems have few flaws after being broken from larger stones on their way to the sea bed.

Botswana’s Debswana to extend Jwaneng diamond mine life beyond 2024

Botswana and De Beers have also started talks about the extension of their ten-year marketing and sales agreement.

Diamond miner finds two more big stones as shortage eases

Both of the latest discoveries are larger than 100 carats.

Diamond industry faces headache as key US market takes a knock

American consumers buy almost half of the world’s diamonds.

World’s most expensive earrings fetch $57m at Sotheby’s

Coloured diamonds have been setting records recently.

For world’s super-rich, a pink diamond is forever

Pink diamonds are both rare and aesthetically highly prized by collectors, analysts say.

De Beers studies soaking up carbon into diamond-mine waste rock

Says it could operate a carbon-neutral mine within half a decade.

De Beers sells twice as many diamonds as it mines to clear stock

It sold 14.1 million carats, dug 7.4 million in first quarter.

Diamond miner ends large gem drought with 114-carat find

It’s the second big diamond find this week in Lesotho.

Firestone Diamonds finds its biggest gem at new Lesotho mine

A 110 carat diamond unearthed as it starts commercial mining at its Liqhobong project.

Cheap diamonds might disappear before you ever knew they existed

Oversupply, India demonetization blamed for price decline.

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