ALROSA is the world leader in diamond mining, accounting for over 25% in the global diamond production in terms of carats. ALROSA operates more than 20 diamond deposits located in the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) and the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia. The company’s resources amount to more than a billion carats. ALROSA trading subsidiaries are located in key global diamond trading centers. ALROSA is a member of boards of directors and management bodies of international industry organizations promoting the interests of diamond business.
De Beers is a member of the Anglo American plc group. Established in 1888, De Beers is the world’s leading diamond company with expertise in the exploration, mining and marketing of diamonds. Together with its joint venture partners, De Beers employs more than 20,000 people across the diamond pipeline, and is the world’s largest diamond producer by value, with mining operations in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa. As part of the company’s operating philosophy, the people of De Beers are committed to Living up to Diamonds by making a lasting contribution to the communities in which they live and work, and transforming natural resources into shared national wealth.
Dominion Diamond Mines is Canada’s largest independent diamond producer and one of the largest rough diamond producers in the world by value. The company has ownership interests in two major producing diamond mines in Canada’s Northwest Territories. The company operates the Ekati Diamond Mine, in which it owns a controlling interest, and the Diavik Diamond Mine in which it holds a 40% interest. It supplies rough diamonds to the global market through its sorting and selling operations in Canada, Belgium and India.
The company maximizes the sales value of its rough stones from the Diavik and Ekati diamond mines and maintains a preferred position as a supplier of rough diamonds to the world’s diamond manufacturers (cutters and polishers) through the CanadaMark ™ hallmark. The company deals directly with clients and tailors rough diamond parcels to the client’s specific need.ugh its sorting and selling operations in Canada, Belgium and India.
Gem Diamonds is a leading global diamond producer of high value diamonds. The company owns 70% of the Letšeng mine in Lesotho and 100% of the Ghaghoo mine in Botswana. The Letšeng mine is famous for the production of large, top colour, exceptional white diamonds, making it the highest average dollar per carat kimberlite diamond mine in the world.
Gem Diamonds has an organic growth strategy based on enhancing the operating efficiencies of the Letšeng mine and recommencing production at Ghaghoo when the market for this category of diamonds improves. Its primary focus is to achieve operational excellence and enhance value through a continued cost reduction discipline and extracting maximum diamond value through technological initiatives. Additional value is generated through the Group’s sales, marketing and manufacturing capabilities based in Antwerp.
Lucara Diamond Corp., a Canadian mining company, is one of the world’s foremost producers of large, high quality, Type IIA diamonds in excess of 10.8 carats.
Since commencing production in Botswana in 2012, Lucara’s 100% owned Karowe mine has sold 180 diamonds for more than $1 million each and 10 single diamonds for more than $10 million each, including the historic 1,109 carat Lesedi La Rona, the second largest gem diamond ever recovered, and the 813 carat Constellation which sold for a record US$63.1 million.
Karowe, a technologically advanced, state-of-the art mine, has current resources to support open pit mining until 2026 and feasibility work is underway to assess the potential for expanding the mine underground, extending mine-life until at least 2036.
Lucara also owns a 100% interest in Clara Diamond Solutions, a digital sales platform that uses proprietary analytics together with cloud and blockchain technologies to transform the sales process, matching diamond demand to supply, ensuring diamond provenance from mine to finger.
RZM is the majority owner and operator of Murowa Diamond Mines in Zimbabwe. Murowa was owned by Rio Tinto until July 2015.
Under the new leadership, Murowa went through a strategic overhaul exercise later that year which resulted in a radical change in its business by steering it to a new life of mine plan, new approach to mining and a massive brownfield expansion of the plant. Having produced 255,000 carats in 2015, Murowa today produces circa 1,200,000 carats of predominantly white gem quality diamonds.
RZM is currently pursuing a mix of an organic and in-organic growth strategy to grow its production to over 5 million carats per annum by 2022. RZM is dedicated to be an active member of the communities we operate in through sustainable growth initiatives and thus making a lasting contribution to the national economies of our host countries.
Petra Diamonds is a leading independent diamond mining group with a diversified portfolio of four producing mines (Finsch, Cullinan, and Koffiefontein in South Africa and Williamson in Tanzania), a major resource base of ca. 290 million carats and a limited exploration program in Botswana and South Africa. Petra’s mines have produced many of the world’s most spectacular and celebrated diamonds, particularly Cullinan, which is the source of the world’s largest gem diamond ever recovered: the Cullinan diamond (3,106 carats rough) that was cut to form the Great Star of Africa and the Second Star of Africa, the two largest cut diamonds in the British Crown Jewels. Petra conducts all operations according to the highest ethical standards and is a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index.
Rio Tinto operates a fully integrated global diamond business comprising some 1,500 people. Rio Tinto owns and operates the Argyle Diamond Mine in the East Kimberley region of Western Australia, and owns a 60 per cent interest in, and operates, the Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada’s remote Northwest Territories. Rio Tinto produces a strong and trusted profile of diamonds which are sold in all established and developing markets.