De Beers Mining News

De Beers becomes sole owner of jewellery brand, buys out retail partner LVMH

It has acquired the 50% interest French luxury goods group LVMH had in De Beers Diamond Jewellers for an undisclosed amount.

World's top diamond miner Alrosa quadruples profit amid sector recovery

The Russian miner said profit attributable to shareholders totalled $2.25 billion (131.39bn roubles) last year, versus $530K (30.67bn) roubles in 2015.

World’s largest new diamond mine begins commercial production

Gahcho Kué, owned by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds, is expected to produce around 54 million carats of rough gems over its 12-year lifetime.

De Beers upbeat on diamonds outlook, despite sales drop

The miner reported a 25% fall in diamond sales during the second cycle of the year, compared with the traditionally stronger first cycle, in line with its expectations.

Diamond producers go after Millennials with Oscars-time spot

The target group was the the top diamond consumer in 2015, a year in which most commodities plummeted, hitting the mining industry very hard.

De Beers Forevermark passes 2,000 global retail doors

Forevermark, the diamond brand from The De Beers Group of Companies, today announced it has passed 2,000 retail doors globally, following the opening of the Zen Diamond Anatolium store in the city of Bursa in Turkey. The milestone consolidates Forevermark’s position as one of the world’s fastest-growing diamond brands.

Russia’s Alrosa January sales up 60%

The world's top diamond producer by output in carats fetched $358 million in rough gems and $7.28 million in polished rocks last month.

Mountain Province just found this massive diamond at Gahcho Kué

The 67.87-carat gem quality octahedron diamond, unearthed during production ramp-up, is the largest of its kind recovered to date at the remote mine.

Ontario diamond mine expansion shelved, casting uncertainty over Victor

Weeks after making the difficult decision to flood Snap Lake, De Beers could be sharpening the axe for more job cuts at a Canadian diamond operation.

De Beers has just sold largest amount of rough diamonds in a year

The world's top diamond producer sold $720 million of rough gems at its January offering as retailers restocked after the holidays.

De Beers latest diamond sales hit by India’s demonetization

The diamond producer by value sold $418 million of gems in its 10th cycle, compared with $476 million at its previous offering, which shows demand has slowed since India's withdrawal of high-value bills.

Global rough diamond production about to reach its peak

Global rough diamond production will reach its peak in only three years before entering into a supply deficit by 2020, two separate reports show.

De Beers facing legal action over mercury monitoring at Victor mine

Suit claims company failed to report mercury levels at five of nine water monitoring stations near Victor mine.

De Beers invests $5 million to expand India’s diamond grading unit

Move takes the group’s total investment in the Indian city of Surat, which has the largest concentration of diamond skilled workers in the world, to $15 million.

Less than shiny: De Beers recent sale the lowest this year

The world’s top diamond producer by value said results were in line with expected seasonal demand patterns.

De Beers latest diamonds sale the lowest this year

Still, the world’s biggest diamond producer by value said the auction was better than it had expected.

One of world’s largest, newest diamond mines is now open

Gahcho Kué, a joint venture between De Beers Canada (51%) and Mountain Province Diamonds (49%), is expected to inject $5.2bn into Canada’s economy.

Millennials gave a $25 billion shot in the arm to the diamond industry last year

De Beers, the world's biggest diamond producer, warns that many of the challenges affecting the industry last year are likely to continue over the next decade.

World’s largest, newest diamond mine to inject $5.2bn into Canada’s economy

Gahcho Kué, co-owned by De Beers Canada and Mountain Province Diamonds, is also expected to provide 1,200 new jobs.

Diamond production down, sales volume up

According to the Zimnisky Global Rough Diamond Price Index, rough diamond prices have climbed 8.9% in the last 3 months.

Hatch congratulates De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds on first diamonds at Gahcho Kué mine

Earlier this week, De Beers and Mountain Province Diamonds announced the Gahcho Kué processing plant has been commissioned and is producing first diamonds from the Canadian mine—the largest new mine currently under development in the world.

Snap Lake diamond mine is for sale

De Beers underground mine in Canada's arctic, shuttered since December, cost $1.7 billion to build and operate and never turned a profit.

Heavy snowfall in Chile forces Anglo to cut annual copper target

Shares plunged after miner revealed that output fell almost across the board in the April – June period.

Peregrine Diamonds to focus on $95 million all-weather road before moving ahead with Nunavut mine

The Chidliak mine, in Canada’s Nunavut, is expected to produce around 12 million carats during its 10-year lifespan.

De Beers Canada moves from Toronto to Calgary

The move comes as the company readies to open what it calls the world’s biggest diamond mine currently under construction.