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Lucapa to become a niche diamond company, says Wetherall

Lucapa Diamond believes that it will become the only company in the world with multiple diamond mining operations whose average diamond value is in excess of $1,000 per carat, once the Mothae mine is commissioned this year. Company chief executive and...

19 february 2018

Zimnisky: Diamonds lack fungibility to be a major investment product

Physical diamonds will never be a viable widespread investment product simply because they inherently lack fungibility, meaning they are all unique, according to Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, who is based in New...

12 february 2018

Julien-Vincent Brunie: "Being surrounded by beauty and art is a privilege!"

This last December, shortly before Christmas, the Auction House of Christie's arranged a private display of jewelry in Moscow. The correspondent of Rough & Polished, who had an opportunity to visit this event, was able to admire a luxurious collection...

05 february 2018

Ali Pastorini: We would like meeting Mujeres Brillantes 2018 to be held in Russia

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 500 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

29 january 2018

Diamond Exchanges promote healthy development of the diamond industry, besides safe and basic infrastructures for diamond trade

Prior to joining the Guangzhou Diamond Exchange, Liang Weizhang served as a civil servant of Guangdong Entry-Exit Inspection & Quarantine Bureau as the director of the Kimberley Process Office. He participated in the KP Review missions to South Africa...

22 january 2018

ALROSA recovers 120+ carat diamond at Jubilee pipe

21 february 2017
ALROSA reported it has produced a 121.88-carat diamond at its Jubilee kimberlite pipe.
The diamond crystal has a yellowish tint, its dimensions are 28 х 18 х 19.5 mm.

The Jubilee pipe has been developed as an open pit since 1989, and accounts for the bulk of ore that Aikhal plant processes. In accordance with JORC, Jubilee reserves are estimated at 97 million carats of rough diamonds. Based on this assessment, mining at the pipe can be provided until 2030. The volume of diamond production for the first 9 months of 2016 was 8.3 million carats.
Aikhal Mining and Processing Plant is a producer of diamonds from the Jubilee, Komsomolsky and Aikhal deposits.
In 2016, the Aikhal plant produced 12.2 million carats of diamonds.


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