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It's our responsibility to capture the imagination of future generations towards diamonds

As CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan - a privately-held luxury goods holding company with a 130-brand portfolio - Vin Lee carries the burden rather lightly on his shoulders. Having migrated from Canada as a baby, it did not take long for...

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‘Non-diamond producing countries shouldn’t lead KP’

Non-diamond producing countries should not lead the Kimberley Process (KP) as was the case last year with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the African Diamond Council and African Diamond Producers Association chairperson...

04 december 2017

Jewellers’ Guild of Russia sees its mission in creating highly developed national jewellery market

In recent years, the Jewellers’ Guild of Russia has noticeably stepped up its activities. Eduard Utkin, General Manager of this Association told Rough & Polished about what is happening in the country’s jewellery sector, the tasks facing the community...

27 november 2017

Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017

Lucapa makes progress in Botswana

10 january 2017
Lucapa Diamond has completed a preliminary exploration programme at its Orapa Area F project in Botswana, which included ground magnetic, EM and gravity surveys, along with EM soundings and MMI soil geochemical analysis.
The programme was said to have been “successful” in defining a doubled-lobed coincident gravity/magnetic feature at AN01, which would be the priority focus of the next drilling stage.
“This well-defined magnetic anomaly measures approximately 350 metres x 150 metres and represents a priority drilling target within the prolific Orapa diamond field,” it said in a statement Monday.
“While validating the techniques used to define AN01, modeling of the work undertaken at the two known kimberlites at Orapa Area F suggests BK14 is a conventional pipe with no previously-unexplored kimberlite offshoots and that BK38 is a likely narrow dyke.”
Meanwhile, Lucapa said drilling programmes would commence this year in Orapa Area F targets as kimberlite drilling was also stepped up at the flagship Lulo diamond project in Angola.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished


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