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Diamond manufacturers must use technology to react swiftly to changes in the market

One of the original founders of Sarine, Uzi Levami has a long history of founding high-tech companies. He was awarded the prestigious Israel Defense Award in 1992 by then President Chaim Herzog, for his endeavors on a development project for the Israel...

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A mined diamond can bring an extra depth to the significance of a jewellery piece

Award-winning designer Sarah Ho, was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Macau before moving to London to enrich her skills in design and gemmology. Sarah’s inspirational designs are a sentimental reflection of the different chapters in her life and her...

13 march 2017

‘I will run my chair in a very transparent, open fashion’ – KP Chairperson

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Giving beauty to people as a gift

The ‘Kierge’ jewellery house is a large firm manufacturing and selling jewellery and is a famous Yakutian brand. Over its 23 years of experience, the company was repeatedly the winner of national and international contests like ‘The Recognition by St...

27 february 2017

IDE's Yoram Dvash: 2017 shaping up to be more positive

After a tough 2015, last year provided the diamond industry with more stability and 2017 could be even better, says Yoram Dvash, President of the Israel Diamond Exchange (IDE) and Vice-President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB). In this...

27 february 2017

Anglo American chairperson steps down

16 february 2017
Anglo American said Sir John Parker has indicated that he wants to step down during the course of the year after serving eight years as the chairperson of the diversified miner.
The group said its senior independent director Sir Philip Hampton, would now lead a process to identify candidates with appropriate global listed company boardroom experience.
“Having seen Anglo American emerge in a strong position from the mining industry downturn, with its sharp falls in commodity prices between 2014 and 2016, I believe that the time is now right for the Board to seek my successor during the course of 2017,” said Sir Parker.
“The company, with its much restored balance sheet and a world class Board and management team, led by our Chief Executive Mark Cutifani, is well placed for the future.
“Chairing Anglo American had been an enormous privilege and it had also appealed to my close interest in engineering, technology and corporate turnarounds. The ability of companies to adapt, innovate and think creatively about the role they can play in society is a key ingredient of long term competitive advantage.”
Anglo American owns diamond mines through De Beers and it also has interests in gold, copper, platinum and other precious metals.

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

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