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Pioneering a new diamond world through innovation

We’re thinking about the future, today.

We are always looking ahead to anticipate what’s next.
IGNITE™ — the name given to De Beers Group’s corporate innovation strategy — is our comprehensive approach to establishing full spectrum innovation. From fundamental research, incubation, commercial technologies to corporate venturing, we help imagine the future and bring it to life.

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RESEARCH

Our scientists work collaboratively to close critical knowledge gaps, providing a foundation for innovation.

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INCUBATION

We nurture new ideas, technology products, services and business models rapidly and economically to drive growth.

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TECH SALES & SERVICES

Our combined research and incubation approaches enable us to develop and commercialise new, cutting-edge technologies, products and services in the diamond world and beyond.

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VENTURES

De Beers Group Ventures brings together entrepreneurs and technology start-ups from all over the world to help shape a new diamond industry.

Innovation at De Beers Group

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TRACR

In an industry first, Tracr blends a number of technologies, including blockchain, to create an industry platform capable of tracking a diamond across the value chain.

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GemFair

GemFair is a digital solution designed to connect artisanal miners to the global market. We purchase rough diamonds from approved locations and miners, helping to improve conditions and livelihoods.

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Lightbox Jewelry

In May 2018, we launched Lightbox, a fashion jewellery brand featuring laboratory-grown diamonds. Our first move into laboratory-grown diamond jewellery, Lightbox is a great example of business model innovation.

News

De Beers Group Commercial Technologies

Join De Beers Group Ignite™ at the PDAC 2021 Virtual Trade Show

Join us at the annual PDAC 2021 Convention from March 8-11, known as one of the world’s premier mineral exploration and mining events.

Tracr™ received recognition at the JNA’s first virtual awards ceremony

Tracr™ clinched the Digital Business, Industry Innovation of the Year award in October 2020 at the JNA Awards.

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Lightbox opens new US facility and announces partnership with Blue Nile

Lightbox announced the official opening of its new US manufacturing facility in Gresham, Oregon and partnership with Blue Nile.

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