KIMBERLEY PROCESS Mining News

De Beers steps up hunt for fake diamonds with new detector

The world’s top diamond producer by value has led industry efforts to both verify the authenticity of diamonds and ensure they are not from conflict zones where gems may be used to finance violence.

World’s largest diamond miner De Beers to sell synthetic stones

After vowing for over a century it would never sell stones made in laboratories, De Beers will start doing so in September.

World's No. 1 diamond jewellery retailer joins De Beers tracking pilot

Signet Jewelers is the first diamond ornaments maker to join De Beers-led blockchain pilot program, Tracr.

De Beers tracks first 100 diamonds through supply chain using blockchain

The world’s largest rough diamond producer by value will launch the tracking platform later this year, making it available to the whole industry.

De Beers launches Sierra Leone-based pilot to remove ‘conflict diamonds’ from the market

The world’s top diamond miner will train artisanal and small-scale miners and provide them with tablets as well as a diamond “toolkit” to digitally track their stones throughout the supply chain.

De Beers readies technology aimed at eliminating ‘conflict diamonds’

Firm is developing open platform that traces diamonds from mine to buyer.

De Beers steps up efforts to remove ‘conflict diamonds’ from the market

Diamond giant is investing in an open platform that will allow tracing a rock throughout the entire value chain — from mine to buyer.

UN troops to tackle violence at Central African Republic diamond mining hub

Only last year CAR was allowed to resume diamond exports after a three-year ban that tried preventing armed groups from financing a bloody inter-religious conflict.

Cameroon involved in Central African 'conflict diamonds' trade — report

Cameroon is allowing conflict diamonds from the Central African Republic to cross over its borders and into the legal supply chain due to poor controls, smuggling and corruption, a new report shows.

Diamond exports ban lifted from Central African Republic

Decision comes three years after the country’s gems were found to be funding armed groups in an inter-religious conflict and placed under embargo.

INFOGRAPHIC: The truth about conflict diamonds

And what can be really done to choose certified conflict-free diamonds.

Kimberley Process is a means to sustainable development, says WDC President to KP Intercessional in Washington DC

President of the World Diamond Council, Eli Izhakoff, opened the Intercessional Meeting of the Kimberley Process on Monday with a speech calling industry members to consider the Kimberly Process as a means to sustainable development.

Kimberley Process executive calls to redefine concept of conflict diamond

Kimberley Process leader Gillian Milovanovic has proposed a new definition of conflict diamonds to include acts of violence during his presentation at the opening of the 8th World Diamond Council (WDC) meeting in Vicenza, Italy.

Blood Diamonds and the Kimberly Process Five Years Later

Diamonds are one of the crystalline forms of carbon, the hardest substance known. The name "diamond" comes from the Greek "adamas," meaning "invincible."  Diamonds were formed billions of years ago, deep within the earth. They […]