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De Beers returns to South African roots with Kimberley exploration drive

The diamond giant has 16 exploration permits for South Africa.

De Beers is digging up more diamonds than any time since 2008

Company produces 33.5 million carats in 2017.

Zimbabwe may scrap local ownership rule on platinum, diamonds

President Mnangagwa has lifted requirement on other metals.

African diamond miner can’t stop finding huge stones

Gem Diamonds unearths a 149-carat, D colour type IIa diamond at its Letseng mine.

Millennials are snubbing diamonds

Diamond prices may fall as much as 10% in 2018, Tribeca says.

De Beers turns to blockchain to guarantee diamond purity

Blockchain provides 'immutable' public ledger - CEO.

One of the biggest diamonds in history has just been found

Gem Diamonds finds 910 carat stone at its Lesotho mine.

Botswana’s Okavango posts record diamond sales

The state-owned company sold 3.41 million carats of diamonds in 2017.

Two diamonds larger than 100 carats each found in Lesotho mine

Rival miner Lucapa also recovers two major gems in Angola.

De Beers orders $142m Namibian diamond mining ship

As part of its strategy to grow its offshore operations.

Sotheby’s fails to sell 37-carat diamond as auction falters

Two diamonds owned by famous French courtesan also went unsold.

163-carat diamond sells for $34m, still disappoints

Diamond the largest of its kind ever auctioned.

De Beers JV to close four Namibian mines by 2022

The mines affected are Elizabeth Bay Mine, Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal.

Diamonds are the new gold, says Singapore exchange

SDiX has listed Diamond Bullion, a product designed to boost investment in diamonds.

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