The top five producing countries by volume of production are Russia, Botswana, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Australia and Canada. The diamond industry pipeline starts with mining, then rough trading, manufacturing, jewelry setting and finally retailing.
Although the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is Africa’s largest diamond producer, production details remain sketchy. The DRC has a long history as a diamond mining country, and is today the third largest diamond-producing country by volume, despite a sharp decline in production in the past few years.
Most of the DRC’s production is mined by the informal sector and not by mining companies. According to estimates, some 700,000 artisanal diamond miners mine the country’s alluvial mines. We have a well established channel to supply Rough uncut diamonds from the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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