A first (rough) look into 2017 diamond production


After almost a decade of production stagnation around 130 Mct, Kimberley Process 2017 diamond annual production data show a marked production jump for diamonds. Production of rough diamonds rose from 134 Mct and US$12,4 bn (2016) to 151 Mct and US$15,9 bn (2017), an apparent return to pre-2008 levels (not there yet, but getting closer) … Continue reading A first (rough) look into 2017 diamond production

2017 diamond flows and what lies ahead


IDEX just reported on the 2017 Diamond Pipeline in the latest number of their online magazine. The 2017 update of IDEX’s conceptual map is an insert of a wider analysis of the current state of the diamond industry. It’s always worthwhile to read informed analysis; don’t miss it at http://www.idexonline.com/Magazine.html. IDEX’s Magazine view is somber, considering 2017 … Continue reading 2017 diamond flows and what lies ahead

One decade of ups and downs in rough and cut diamonds


The last two decades have been a carrousel of emotions in the mining industry: Oil and gold prices had steadily been growing since 2001. Oil spiked to maximum historical values in 2008 (and then crashed, to climb again for 3 consecutive years, plateau for 4 years, until mid 2014, crashing again, reaching nominal values of … Continue reading One decade of ups and downs in rough and cut diamonds

WIN A DIAMOND: HRD ANTWERP JULY SUMMER CONTEST


WHAT DOES A DIAMOND SYMBOLISE FOR YOU ? From Monday July 3 to Sunday July 9 12.00pm, HRD organizes a Summer Contest on their Social Media platforms to discover what a diamond symbolizes for our online community. To participate, post an original photo or video about what a diamond symbolizes for you on your public … Continue reading WIN A DIAMOND: HRD ANTWERP JULY SUMMER CONTEST

Camissombo – Moquita – Lucapa – Saurimo – Malanje – Luanda: ida e volta


Um projecto de prospecção e exploração de diamantes de aluvião levou-me, de novo, a Angola. Estreámos uma nova tecnologia (um drone acabado de comprar; como vivemos até agora sem um?), revimos velhos amigos e fizemos novos conhecimentos, falámos com garimpeiros e ouvimos a chamada muçulmana para as orações às 4 da manhã no Lucapa, experimentámos uma … Continue reading Camissombo – Moquita – Lucapa – Saurimo – Malanje – Luanda: ida e volta