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Virtual Possibilities of Jewellery Market

Online jewellery trading in Russia – since it started boosting and becoming more popular among the consumers - is of keen interest among the market players and is a topical issue. Dmitry Zamyshlyaev, Deputy Head of the Federal State Enterprise ‘Assay...

17 july 2017

Too early to say good days are back, but the industry is witnessing changes

Rajesh Lakhani, Director of Kiran Gems Pvt Ltd has more than 20 years standing in the diamond industry shouldering major responsibilities at Kiran including planning, developing and managing global marketing, sales and distribution of polished goods...

10 july 2017

The task of all the jewellery community is to back up the history of natural diamond, its myths, its reputation of a rare and most precious gem

Russkaya Yuvelirnaya Kompaniya No. 1 Holding comprising the Moscow jewellery factory of the same name and the retail chains in Novosibirsk and Moscow manufactures exclusive jewellery pieces and sells them on the Russian market. It specializes in making...

03 july 2017

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

UN mulls deploying more troops to CAR diamond-mining town – report

19 may 2017
The United Nations (UN) is planning to send more peacekeeping forces in the diamond-mining town of Bangassou in Central African Republic (CAR) to stop a recent wave of violence.
Bloomberg quoted Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres as saying that new clashes erupted in the southern prefectures of Bria and Alindao.
“Unverified figures indicate that up to 100 people may have been killed,” he said.
He said the troops would help “neutralize attackers, protect civilians and facilitate critical humanitarian support to the population”.
CAR was the world’s tenth-biggest diamond producer by value in 2012, according to Bloomberg citing the US Geological Survey.
An internecine conflict broke out in CAR in 2013 when Muslim Seleka rebels seized power from President Francois Bozize, causing retaliations by "anti-balaka" Christian militias.
Diamonds were used to fund operations of the warring groups, a move that forced the Kimberley Process to ban the export of diamonds from the landlocked country.
However, the diamond watchdog partially lifted the ban last year.

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

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