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Zimnisky: Hard to protect lab-diamond price as production methods, economics improve

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, said it will be very difficult for the lab-diamond manufactures to protect price as production processes and economics improve. He told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive...

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James Campbell: Scoping study results for SA’s Thorny River due mid-year

Botswana Diamonds appeared to have expended most of its energy and resources last year on the new Thorny River project in South Africa as its Sunland Minerals joint venture with Alrosa, in Botswana takes long to find diamonds despite significant effort...

16 april 2018

MGCJ founder Branko Deljanin: Production of synthetic diamonds is still larger than consumption

Founder and Chairman of the Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference, MGJC, Branko Deljanin kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished related to synthetic diamonds and the upcoming 4th session MGJC in May in Budva, Montenegro.

09 april 2018

There is some magic in a diamond

Alexander Gorynya is a Director General of the St. Petersburg-based Kongo jewellery company. He is a Chairman of the Union of North-West Jewellers. In 1978, he graduated from the North-Western Extramural Polytechnic University. Since 1983, he worked...

02 april 2018

Looking for the Kimberley Process achieving further and meaningful sustainable progress

On March 7, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly welcomed the progress made by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to break links between the diamond trade and conflict and adopted a consensus resolution aimed at intensifying that work aligning...

26 march 2018

Sarine delivers record number of Galaxy Inclusion Mapping Systems in 2016

11 january 2017
Sarine Technologies Ltd delivered a record 24 Galaxy family inclusion mapping systems in Q4 2016 bringing total 2016 deliveries to 84 systems compared with the previous record year of 48 deliveries.The firm has a total installed base as of the end of 2016 of 299 systems.
"On the backdrop of overall positive sentiments in the Indian diamond manufacturing industry, notwithstanding the Diwali holiday break of three weeks and the recent demonetization steps taken by the Indian government, we are pleased to report that our inclusion mapping systems sales have continued robustly, with a record 24 Galaxy family systems having been delivered in Q4 2016, of which 15 were of the Meteor model for small stones, 7 were Solaris systems, 1 was a Galaxy 1000 model and 1 was a Galaxy Ultra system," says a statement frm the company.
“Furthermore, though final numbers for the quarter are not yet available, we expect revenues for the fourth quarter of the year in excess of US$ 18 million, in line with or slightly better than our previous best Q4 on record (US$ 18.3 million) and constituting an improvement on a sequential as well as on a year-over-year basis”, it added.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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