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SA’s Vutomi project can start production end of 2018 – John Teeling

Botswana Diamonds entered into an option and earn-in agreement with Vutomi Mining and Razorbill Properties, a private diamond exploration and development firm in South Africa last February. It agreed to pay Vutomi a total of £942,000 in cash, of which...

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Proximity doesn’t matter, your pocket does: Tanzanians interested in tanzanite jewellery can testify

Tanzanite, a rare blue/purple gem, was discovered in the Merarani Hills of Manyara Region in northern Tanzania in 1967, a few miles from Arusha and Mount Kilimanjaro. It is used as a gemstone and of late Tanzanians are manufacturing quality jewellery...

19 june 2017

Global demand for polished diamonds will remain steady – Ali Pastorini

Ali Pastorini, senior vice-president of the World Jewelry Hub, answered questions from Rough & Polished concerning the world diamond market, preferences of consumers and role of bank crediting.

13 june 2017

Eternal values in Malaya Bronnaya Street

The assay supervision in Russia is 317 years old. Much younger is the Moscow Gemological Certification Centre (MGCC) established under the Assay Chamber and located in the same ancient respectable mansion at 18, Malaya Bronnaya Street. The MGCC employees’...

05 june 2017

Diamonds will have the greatest potential in 2017

Mumbai-based Rajesh Bhagat, India Consultant of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) who oversees HKTDC’s operations across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, has been assisting companies, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the...

29 may 2017

Diamond Fields recovers close to 27 000 carats of diamonds during offshore sampling

12 january 2017
Diamond Fields International Ltd. announced that offshore marine bulk sampling operations conducted by International Mining and Dredging Holding Ltd. recovered 26,965.45 carats from the company's ML 111 concession.
The diamonds were recovered during 62 days of bulk sampling. The two vessels conducted exploratory trenching over the period of July 10 to September 10, 2016, and vertical drill sampling operations.
The diamonds were exported to Antwerp and, after minor losses from check-weigh reconciliation and cleaning, 26,912.20 carats were rendered available for sale. Of the diamonds made available for sale, 8,975 carats have been sealed in Antwerp for future sale. The remaining 17,936.52 carats were sold at a reported sales value of US$4,73 million, or $263.78 per carat.

Theodor Lisovoy, Rough&Polished, Moscow

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