The Swiss Gemmological Institute (SSEF), one of the world's most respected gem research, education and grading institutions, has inaugurated a state-of-the-art laboratory in Basel, more than doubling the size of its previous facility and enabling a massive expansion of the services it has provided the gemstone, jewellery and watch industries for more than 40 years.
Our goal as junior resource investors is to identify mispriced assets and capitalize on the discrepancy.
The ten largest diamond mines in the world by measurable reserves contain more than one billion carats of recoverable diamonds.
The parties agreed to exchange information on polished diamond identification and grading, joint research toward new technologies for diamond cutting and polishing.
"We've seen a lot of people who were involved with the initial diamond rush in the early 90s come back to us."
If a junior mining company is in a dire enough situation, they may hit the “reset” button and rollback their stock.
Synthetics are coming.
The mining industry employed more than 380,000 people in 2013, accounting for one in every 47 jobs in Canada.
The miner also said it aims to increase sales by 1% percent in 2015, taking advantage of rising production and using offtake from its stock.
The technique, known as biomining, is already being tested here on Earth as a sustainable treatment of ores and mine waste.
The smart money is waiting for fire sale prices before jumping into metals and mining. Or worse; has simply lost interest in the sector.
The firm became the first major mining company to openly accept the toll that slumping commodity prices are taking on the global industry.
Sixteen men, who failed to access a safe, broke into a room used for sorting diamonds near Prieska Monday morning.
December is a period that sees lower levels of exploration and resource announcements, and last month was every bit as disappointing as expected, an SNL report shows.
New evidence has emerged of China's interest in digging for oil, gas a minerals in the frozen continent.
The company pointed to the transition of its Argyle mine from open pit to underground, as well as a shift toward processing lower-grade ore at Diavik as the main reasons for the drop.
Kiran Gems, the world’s largest manufacturer of diamonds, participated in the 12th Mumbai Marathon on Sunday, January 15, 2015. The top brass of the organization, namely Mavji Patel, the managing director, Dinesh Lakhani and Rajesh Lakhani, both directors, along with 15 other employees came out in support of humanity and participated in this event.
The two-day conference will bring together international leaders of the diamond industry, ranging from African ministers to traders, financiers and world-renowned jewelers.
One of the most common questions that gemologists are asked is how to tell the difference between a real diamond and a fake stone.
The first conference was named the "Diamond Investment Conference."
According to Oded Edelman, the co-founder and CEO of R2Net, a company that has created an ecommerce platform dedicated to diamond jewelry.
Price volatility, geopolitical turmoil, rising costs, declining grades and a general lack of financing will make of 2015 another challenging year for the sector.
The Bunder project will be one of the only four diamond mines to be operational over the next decade.
Stellar Diamonds, a junior diamond explorer and developer, announced that it had delayed its first sale of diamonds recovered from its Baoulé project in Guinea to later this month.
But only 34% plans to hire full-time employees and a further 20% is actually considering job cuts.
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