Diamond Market News Directory

Diamonds with Overstated Certification a Big Problem

Mining Weekly reported that according to Ernie Blom, president of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses, "urgent action" is require to stop diamonds from being sold with overstated certification.

German Scientist Makes Diamonds Out of Peanut Butter

The BBC reported that Dan Frost, a scientist at Germany's Bayerisches Geoinstitut, is working on mimicking the conditions of the Earth's lower mantle. In doing so, he's found some interesting ways to make diamonds — for instance, from peanut butter.

Zimbabwe Wants Diamonds Cut and Polished Locally

Reuters reported that Zimbabwe is thinking about getting rid of tax royalties on locally cut and polished diamonds. The country's government is looking to "add value to minerals and attract investment in the sector."