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Diamond Mining Comes of Age

When people think of diamond mining, they don’t usually picture the snowy, rural tundra of Canada. However, in recent years, Canada has emerged as one of the world’s leading diamond producing countries. Read our post created in partnership with the New York Times’ T Brand Studios to learn how a group of female miners lead the charge … Continued

Canadian Gems: Diamond Mining in the Headwaters of the Coppermine River

The Coppermine River meanders north through the heart of Canada’s Arctic region. From its headwaters in the Lac de Gras watershed (approximately 200 km north of Yellowknife, the nearest city) to the Inuit community of Kugluktuk on the Arctic Ocean, the Coppermine flows through lush open tundra. Succulent wild berries abound along its banks and … Continued

Paying the Right Price for the Right Diamond

New York Fashion Week, and fall, are upon us. For those of us in the fashion industry, it’s a week where our favorite designers, jewelers and visionaries gather to share new ideas and display the latest, greatest trends. Along with New York Fashion Week, this fall could also boast a long-anticipated announcement from the diamond industry — specifically … Continued

World Elephant Day: How One Diamond Company is Saving 200 Elephants

In honor of World Elephant Day on August 12, we are excited to highlight the important work DPA member, De Beers Group, is doing to help save the African elephant population. Since the early 1990s, De Beers has supported African wildlife conservation on its Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR) in northwest South Africa. Covering 32,000 … Continued

Alrosa on its Innovative Environmental Initiatives

From the jungle to the tundra, diamonds are found in some of the most remote locations on earth. In honor of World Environment Day, this article highlights the important ways that diamond producers are working to protect the wildlife and wilderness where they work. By Polina Anisimova, Head of ALROSA Environmental Center Working in the … Continued

Why Diamonds are the Ideal Symbol of Love and Commitment

Everyone knows that a diamond is the ultimate way to mark an engagement — but there are actually specific reasons why this precious gemstone is the ideal symbol of love — of what is most precious and meaningful in our lives. In the midst of a very important wedding season, we asked fine jewelry expert Tanya Dukes about the … Continued

Dominion Diamonds on its Award-Winning Wildlife Protection Measures

From African forests to the Arctic tundra, diamonds are found in some of the most remote locations on earth. This article is part of a series around Earth Day that uncovers the important ways that diamond producers are working to protect the wildlife and wilderness where they work. Guest Contributor: Patrick Evans, CEO, Dominion Diamond … Continued

In The Diamond Industry, Women Mean Business, But It’s Also Personal

The diamond industry is doing something special this year to celebrate International Women’s Day. We’ve launched a story-telling series about the role women play in the business. Promoted on the diamond industry’s storytelling platform, “Stories Behind The Brilliance Of Diamonds,” the series features articles from and about women who represent different stages in the diamond’s … Continued