Can De Beers really achieve carbon-neutral diamond mining?

Carbon-neutral diamond mining
Diamond mining major De Beers, part of Anglo American group, recently said that it could make some of its diamond mines carbon-neutral as quickly...

De Beers taken to court, failed to report on mercury levels

De Beers
Only a handful of diamond mining companies are at the forefront when it comes to environment protection, unlike their peers in mining of other...

EthicMark promoting sustainability in other sectors, announces 2016 award winners

Sustainability
Ethical Market Media, which promotes sustainable, socially responsible, ethical and environment friendly initiatives worldwide, had earlier this year started a new initiative through EthicMark®...

Would Mother Nature Wear a ‘Conflict-Free’ Diamond?

Diamond
I was lucky enough to grow up in and around Sydney’s Bondi Beach in the 80’s, which I believe is one of the most...

Bunder diamond mine: Environment wins over greed, for now

Bunder Diamond
Rio Tinto’s controversial Bunder diamond mining project has been put on hold by the Indian government, at least for now. The project is proposed...

Dark shades of sparkle – Curses of mined diamonds

Mined Diamonds
The multibillion dollar diamond industry with vast geographical spread of value chain, illustrates human quest for doing business, which brings out diamond. Diamond is...

Forget humans, now diamond mining to oppress tigers too

Tigers, Diamond mining
The magnificent and majestic but endangered species – Tigers (Panthera tigris) had a significant improvement in their population in last 10 years in India....

Diamond companies need to close the sustainability gap, fast – HBR

Sustainability
A new article by Harvard Business Review (HBR) essays why luxury brands including diamond companies no longer ignore sustainability, quoting a new report by...

Events that shaped the diamond industry in 2015

Diamond
1) Diamond industry’s miseries are far from over Demand for diamonds have decreased and stagnated, especially with a slump in China, and has amplified the...

De Beers to close Snap Lake diamond mine

Diamond Mine
Mired in several recent controversies including the creation of a rough diamond bubble and adverse impact on the trade after the bubble bust, De...

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FTC warns Lab-grown diamond companies – Misleading Ads or honest mistakes?

  Recently, US FTC (Federal Trade Commission) issued warnings to eight Lab-grown diamond companies for violations of nomenclature code of Lab-grown diamond in various advertisements....