diamond industry

 
Region fails to cut it in diamonds
Region fails to cut it in diamonds
For the past year Botswana, Namibia and South Africa have seen their dream to cut and polish their own diamonds evaporate like a mirage on a...
'Flawless' SA diamond sells for $22m
'Flawless' SA diamond sells for $22m
An anonymous buyer purchased the perfect classic emerald-cut diamond, which is about the size of a walnut and was discovered by De Beers in...
Africa's diamantaires in the rough
Africa's diamantaires in the rough
The wages of diamond cutters in Botswana and India are not dissimilar, yet in India there are 800 000 cutters and in Botswana only 3 750....
SA diamonds languish in the rough
SA diamonds languish in the rough
As South Africa's contributions to the world's diamond trove continue to dwindle it is impossible not to contrast its fortunes with those...
Oppenheimers leave the diamond race with $5bn sale
Oppenheimers leave the diamond race with $5bn sale
South Africa's Oppenheimer dynasty ended on Friday, a century in the diamond business which shaped the region, selling their 40% of De Beers to...
Battle is on for Zim gems
Battle is on for Zim gems
As big Indian and Chinese money vie with increasing intensity for access to Zimbabwe's resources, wealthy members of the Zimbabwean elite are...
Zim defiant about diamond export
Zim defiant about diamond export
Zimbabwe is set to defy Western opinion and sell off its billion-dollar diamond stockpile just as the true scale of the country's vast diamond...
Angola's diamond sector regaining lustre
Angola's diamond sector regaining lustre
Angola's diamond sector is slowly recovering but gem prices still need to rise by around 15% this year to enable companies reinvest in it, the head...
Downturn, debt dull diamond sector sparkle
Downturn, debt dull diamond sector sparkle
It wouldn't be fitting to mount a barrage of "sale" and "special offer" signs in the windows of jewellers crowded into Antwerp's diamond square...

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