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De Beers group and UN women announce programme to support more than 1,200 women entrepreneurs in Southern Africa

The partnership and programme aims to complement national efforts on job creation and economic empowerment of women by supporting women micro-entrepreneurs through capacity building that is customised to address their daily challenges in practical ways.

SYNTHdetect wins industry innovation of the year at JNA Awards

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a member of De Beers Group, is pleased to announce that its industry-first synthetic screening device, SYNTHdetect, was awarded Industry Innovation of the Year at last night’s JNA Awards in Hong Kong.

De Beers rough diamond sales for Cycle 6, 2018

Bruce Cleaver, CEO, De Beers Group, said: “In the sixth sales cycle of the year, demand for De Beers rough diamonds was in line with expectations during the seasonally quieter summer period for the industry’s midstream sector.”

De Beers Group to move 200 elephants from South Africa to Mozambique in major conservation effort

Peace Parks Foundation will assist De Beers Group with the translocation, ensuring the elephants’ social groups aren’t disturbed and that they flourish in their new habitat through ongoing monitoring of their wellbeing and enhanced protection efforts.

SYNTHdetect shortlisted as finalist for industry innovation award

SYNTHdetect, launched last year, is the first synthetic diamond screening device.

Forevermark unveils new retail concept store in China focused on millennials

Libert’aime by Forevermark offers a diamond jewellery range that has been designed with a young, fashion-forward self-purchasing consumer in mind.

Global consumer demand for diamond jewellery hits new record high of US$82 billion

An increase in self-purchase of diamond jewellery helped drive demand, representing 33% of total US diamond jewellery pieces acquired in 2017.

Forevermark builds presence in European markets following successful 2017 performance

De Beers Group today announced that its Forevermark diamond brand will enter the German market for the first time after signing with an exclusive licensee partner, and is in advanced-stage discussions with potential partners in France and Italy.

De Beers rough diamond sales for Cycle 2, 2018

De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the second sales cycle of 2018.

De Beers installs 34.8 kilowatt solar roof

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, part of De Beers Group, has installed a 34.8 kilowatt solar roof at its grading and inscription facility in Surat, India, to provide the operation with a renewable energy supply. Generating an average of 56,000 units of electricity each year, the solar plant will reduce the heat load of the building by 90 per cent and significantly decrease the electricity used for air-conditioning, delivering both environmental and financial benefits.

De Beers auction sales: what a difference a decade can make

"The last 10 years have been... an exciting time during which we’ve launched lots of industry firsts and helped reimagine the way the sector operates."

Plans underway for world's biggest offshore diamond mining vessel

Debmarine Namibia, a 50/50 joint venture between the country and De Beers Group, tis planning for the construction of the world’s largest custom-built diamond mining vessel.

DeBeers announces Shining Light Awards finalists for 2016/2017

Award recognizes emerging jewellery designers in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa and provides them with a valuable platform to build their careers in the jewellery design industry.

De Beers laying the foundations for gender equality

Katie Fergusson: "As Head of Social Impact, I feel privileged to be leading De Beers Group’s work on women and girls empowerment, including on diversity and inclusion."

De Beers partners with UN to empower women in its diamond producing countries

It will invest US$3 million to advance the prospects of women and girls by addressing key priority areas.

IIDGR announces four new diamond grading partnerships in Asia

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, part of De Beers Group, has established four new diamond grading partnerships with leading diamond jewellery retailers in Thailand, Vietnam and China.

Evolving role and perception of women in society creating new sources of diamond jewellery demand

New research published today by De Beers Group in its latest Diamond Insight Report reveals that shifting relationship dynamics, women’s expanding roles in society and changing perceptions of femininity are creating new motivations for diamond jewellery acquisitions.

Ingr expands in China with extension of Soo Kee Group Grading partnership

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research has announced it is expanding its existing grading partnership with Soo Kee Group into China, following the launch of Soo Kee’s bridal specialist brand, Love & Co., in the country.

De Beers to provide retailers with increased synthetic detection confidence

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research, a De Beers Group company, has announced that the industry’s first synthetic screening device for set jewellery,

De Beers to make largest investment in diamond marketing since 2008

Diamond giant will spend more than US$140 million in marketing this year.

De Beers partners with Stanford Graduate School of Business to empower youth and entrepreneurs in southern Africa

De Beers Group today announced a US$3 million investment in a three-year partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) to empower young, aspiring entrepreneurs and established business owners in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa.

De Beers Group announces new appointments to Executive Committee

De Beers Group today announced three new additions to its Executive Committee. Ann Cormack will succeed Arthur Hewett as Executive Head, Human Resources, as of October 2017. David Prager joins the Executive Committee as Executive Vice-President, Corporate Affairs, and Nancy Liu joins as Chief Operating Officer, Forevermark, both with immediate effect.

De Beers diamond sales up 1.5%

De Beers Group today announced the value of rough diamond sales (Global Sightholder Sales and Auction Sales) for the fifth sales cycle of 2017.

De Beers to host first auction for third-party exceptional polished diamonds

Sellers and buyers of responsibly sourced, exceptional polished diamonds will be able to transact anonymously via the De Beers Auction Sales platform for the first time this month, when the exceptional polished stones auction is held on 29 June.

De Beers pioneers research programme to make carbon-neutral mining a reality

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.