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Anna Martin GIA Diamond Empowerment Fund DEF
GIA Executive to Head Diamond Empowerment Fund
The Diamond Empowerment Fund (DEF) has named Anna Martin asits new president, succeeding Phyllis Bergman, who is departing after a five-yearterm.Martin (pictured), who is senior vice president for global developmentand beneficiation at the Gemological...
Mining Feb 23, 2017 Rapaport News
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Botswana Diamonds Funds South Africa Project
Botswana Diamonds has agreed to fund an exploration projectin South Africa in return for a 72 percent stake in mine developer Vutomi.As part of the deal, Botswana Diamonds will pay Vutomi atotal of $1.2 million (GBP 942,000) in cash,...
Mining Feb 06, 2017 Rapaport News
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Lucapa Unveils $7M Investment in Lulo Mine
Lucapa Diamond Company announced a $7 million upgrade and developmentplan for its Lulo program in Angola.The commitment includes new Caterpillar earth-movingequipment, vehicles for alluvial diamond mining and kimberlite explorationprograms and camp upgrades. The...
Mining May 16, 2016 Rapaport News
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Shore Gold’s Loss Trebles on Higher Diamond Exploration Spend
Star-Orion South Project, Canada Shore Gold more than trebled its loss last year on higher exploration and evaluation costs related to the Star-Orion South Diamond Project in Canada.The loss of$7.1 million (CAD 9.1...
Mining Mar 31, 2016 Rapaport News
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Botswana Diamonds Kicks Off Orapa Exploration, Reports $388M Loss
Botswana Diamonds widened its loss in the first half of itscurrent fiscal year, thecompany said, as it kicked off its exploration project in Botswana with partnerALROSA.The loss grewto $388.4 million (GBP 274 million) in the six...
Mining Mar 28, 2016 Rapaport News
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Stornoway’s 2Q Profit -12% with Renard on Track
Canadian exploration and development company Stornoway Diamond Corporationreported a 12 percent fall in net profit to$7.5 million (CAD 10.3 million), in the second quarter that ended October 31,2015, compared with the same period last...
Mining Dec 13, 2015 Rapaport News
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De Beers, Botswana Minerals Ministry to Host Development Conference
De Beers will co-host a conference in Gaborone later thismonth in conjunction with Botswana’s Ministry for Minerals, Energy and WaterResources, dealing with the impact of the diamond industry on the country’sdevelopment.The two-day event on November 23 and 24,...
Mining Nov 15, 2015 Rapaport News
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Development Diamonds
The diamond industry needs to support programs to uplift its vast artisanal mining sector. The more than 1.5 million diamond diggers – predominantly in West Africa – and their estimated 10 million dependents, remain the most...
Fair Trade Jul 11, 2014 Avi Krawitz
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Tiffany & Co. to Expand Lexington Manufacturing
Kentucky's Governor, Steve Beshear, announced that Tiffany & Co. is expanding its manufacturing operations in Lexington, creating 75 new, full-time jobs and investing $2 million in the state's economy. The expansion comes less than two...
Manufacturing Apr 26, 2013 Jeff Miller
Julius Klein Group Becomes Sustaining Supporter of DDI
The Julius Klein Group (JKG) has become a sustaining supporter of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI). “The Julius Klein Group seeks to be a good corporate citizen throughout all aspects of our global operations and activities,”...
Fair Trade Jun 29, 2012 Jeff Miller
Nordstrom to Anchor Extell's Future 57th St. Tower
Nordstrom Inc. signed an agreement with Extell Development Co. to build its first full-line store in Manhattan at 225 West 57th Street. This new flagship store in the Columbus Circle neighborhood will boast 285,000-square-feet of shopping...
Retail Jun 29, 2012 Jeff Miller
Todd Reed Contribution Supports DDI Initiative
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) has received a generous financial contribution from renowned jewelry designer Todd Reed. His gift places him in the Millennium Star level of the recently launched Friends of DDI campaign...
Fair Trade Jun 25, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Diamond Development Initiative Seeks Comment on Certification of Diamonds
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) seeks public comment on its draft standards for the Development Diamonds™ ethical certification project until July 31, 2012. The Development Diamond Standards™ (DDS) project is a collaborative effort...
Fair Trade Jun 20, 2012 Rapaport News
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ALROSA Approves Production Development Plan Through 2021
ALROSA's supervisory board approved, in principle, the company's production development plan through the year 2021. The key objectives are to ensure that ALROSA’s growth is primarily driven by its core-business of diamond-mining; retain leadership in the...
Mining Jun 20, 2012 Jeff Miller
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Clark University Honors Smillie With Doctorate
Ian Smillie, the chair of the board of directors of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) International, was honored on May 20, 2012 with the degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Honoris Causa, by Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts...
Fair Trade May 23, 2012 Jeff Miller
Diamond Development Initiative to Hold Retail Seminar at JCK
Dorothée Gizenga, the executive director of the Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), will present “Your Business and Artisanal Diamond Mining: What You and Your Customers Should Know” at the JCK Las Vegas show...
Fair Trade May 15, 2012 Jeff Miller
The Diamond Council Joins Friends of DDI Campaign
The Diamond Council of America (DCA) provided support to the Diamond Development Initiative's (DDI) Friends of DDI campaign. The DCA's financial contribution will be used to fund DDI’s critical projects on the ground in Africa.''The diamond pipeline...
Fair Trade Apr 30, 2012 Jeff Miller
Cartier's Grant for 'Development Diamond Standards'
Cartier International provided a grant to the Diamond Development Initiative International (DDI) to focus on implementing “Development Diamond Standards” for artisanally produced diamonds. In Sierra Leone, DDI is working with local leaders and civil society to identify...
Fair Trade Mar 07, 2012 Jeff Miller
Syvrud to Lead the Friends of DDI Program
The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI) retained Patricia Syvrud, the founder and president of Joia Consulting LLC, to lead a program development effort for the Friends of DDI. The new program will allow jewelry retailers, designers, manufacturers and suppliers to support DDI's work on the ground in mining...
Rough Markets Nov 29, 2011 Jeff Miller
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