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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...

26 june 2017

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

AGS Launches Upgraded Visual Diamond Report

12 january 2017
The American Gem Society (AGS) introduced a tool that enables diamond suppliers and retailers to show a stone’s specifications in an interactive electronic format.
The so-called ‘Only My Diamond’ platform, an upgrade to the AGS Diamond Quality report, allows an enhanced set of visuals and descriptive explanations to be presented to customers in a “unique” way.
The new report includes a downloadable PDF that describes the quality specifications and a video of the stone. It also presents images and graphs, including an Angular Spectrum Evaluation Tool image showing a pattern of light reflecting from a diamond.
There is a “need for a service like this in the diamond industry, especially one backed by the AGS Laboratories brand,” said Jason Quick, laboratory director at AGS Laboratories. The tool is an “extension of the AGS Laboratories mission of consumer protection” given that it “informs the consumer in a way that is interactive and engaging,” he said.

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