A Vancouver native, Charlotte recently graduated from Simon Fraser University, where she majored in English and Humanities. During her time there, SFU’s Writing and Communications program caught her attention, and she began working towards a Certificate in Editing. After completing an editorial internship at Vancouver’s Western Living magazine in the fall of 2010, she knew that she wanted to pursue editing further.
Charlotte started working for Investing News Network in the spring of 2012 and now specializes in writing about diamonds, precious metals, base metals and graphite. She holds a Certificate in Editing from Simon Fraser University, which she completed in 2013.
The Africa Report reported that diamond miners in Zimbabwe, one of the world’s top diamond-producing countries, are saying that it is not economically viable for them to dig any deeper for the gems. As a result, the African nation may have to stop producing diamonds.
Bloomberg reported that now that the European Union has lifted sanctions on state-owned Zimbabwe Mining Development Corp., Zimbabwe plans to sell diamonds from its Marange fields in Antwerp in the near future.
Rapaport reported that Martin Rapaport, chairman of Rapaport Group, has put out an editorial on synthetic diamonds in which he lays out the measures the diamond industry should take in order to “ensure the integrity of diamonds and the diamond trade.”
Business Insider reported that a company called Algordanza is now turning human ashes into diamonds that can be ordered in different cuts and used to make jewelry. However, the process is pricey and fairly lengthy, so don’t expect it to become the norm just yet.
De Beers Canada Inc. and Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. (NYSEMKT:MDM) announced that a pioneer land use permit for the Gahcho Kué diamond mine has been approved by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board. With the permit, the companies are able to start land-based site works “in preparation for deliveries planned for the 2014 winter road season.”
Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX:PGD) announced that now that a bulk sample from the CH-6 kimberlite, located on its Chidliak diamond project, has returned a diamond grade of 2.7 carats per tonne on a bulk sample weighing 222.1 dry tonnes, it can confirm that CH-6 is one of the highest-grade kimberlites in the world.
ALROSA (MCX:ALNU) announced that at its annual meeting with long-term customers in Antwerp, it was noted that demand for rough diamonds is “gradually recovering” after weakening midway through this year.