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South African investors have little appetite for investments

A business and technical leader in the diamond exploration and mining industry, James Campbell has spent over thirty years in the diamond industry and is currently Managing Director of Botswana Diamonds plc. His immediate past role was Chief Executive...

24 april 2017

Jean-Marc Lieberherr: Medium to long term prospects for the world diamond market are strong

Diamond Producers Association (DPA) was established in May 2015 by seven of the world's leading diamond companies, including ALROSA and DE BEERS, to maintain and increase the demand for diamonds, as well as their credibility. One of DPA’s most important...

17 april 2017

Chidhakwa: I have no misgivings about diamond mining consolidation in Zim

Zimbabwe’s mines minister Walter Chidhakwa stands accused of decimating the country’s diamond industry when he decided early last year to streamline operations of mining companies in Marange and that of partly Russian-owned, DTZ-OZGEO, in Chimanimani...

10 april 2017

We are open for good business in all our locations - Erik Jens

Erik Jens, the Global Head - Diamond & Jewellery Clients - AMRO BANK N.V. comes armed with professional experience in banking, financing and investments. He has specialized in private wealth management solutions, investments in hedge funds, private...

03 april 2017

Those who do not define their own niche, will not survive

The Antwerp Diamond Trade Fair (ADTF) enjoys broad industry support as a key annual event for the international jewelry community. The invitation to the ADTF can be obtained directly from the organizers, on the recommendation of one of the participants...

27 march 2017

Lulo pockets $3.8m in first diamonds sale for 2017 – Lucapa

17 february 2017
Lucapa Diamond said it sold a parcel of 2,946 carats of Lulo diamonds from Angola for $3.8 million to mark its first sale for the year.
The diamond miner, which owns Lulo together with Endiama and Rosas & Petalas, said the stones sold achieved an average price of $1,276 per carat.
“The sale comprised diamond recoveries up to 31 December 2016, which included a 75 carat diamond that was recovered in November and a 55 carat diamond recovered in December,” company managing director Stephen Wetherall said in a note.
He said the diamonds sold by Lulo alluvial diamond mining company Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo through the Angola government’s SODIAM, were the first to be cleaned by the new diamond deep boiling facility installed at Lulo last December.

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

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