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It's our responsibility to capture the imagination of future generations towards diamonds

As CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan - a privately-held luxury goods holding company with a 130-brand portfolio - Vin Lee carries the burden rather lightly on his shoulders. Having migrated from Canada as a baby, it did not take long for...

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‘Non-diamond producing countries shouldn’t lead KP’

Non-diamond producing countries should not lead the Kimberley Process (KP) as was the case last year with the United Arab Emirates (UAE), according to the African Diamond Council and African Diamond Producers Association chairperson...

04 december 2017

Jewellers’ Guild of Russia sees its mission in creating highly developed national jewellery market

In recent years, the Jewellers’ Guild of Russia has noticeably stepped up its activities. Eduard Utkin, General Manager of this Association told Rough & Polished about what is happening in the country’s jewellery sector, the tasks facing the community...

27 november 2017

Any color diamond is a great investment

Bruno Scarselli belongs to the 3rd generation of the Scarselli family, which has for the last half-century been producing and selling some of the world’s highest quality yellow, blue and pink diamonds available on the market. Bruno heads the company...

20 november 2017

It’s crucial everybody feels confident that their suppliers use the System of Warranties - Stephane Fischler

The System of Warranties (SoW) in the diamond industry dates back to 2002, when the World Diamond Council (WDC) in team with the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) and the International Diamond Manufacturers Association...

13 november 2017

Lucapa, partners expedite Lulo kimberlite exploration

01 june 2017
Lucapa Diamond and its partners have managed to speed up the Lulo kimberlite exploration programme in Angola following the end of the wet season, which restricted work during the last two quarters.
The ASX-listed company said that the availability of additional drilling rigs had also helped improve drilling across its priority targets, including L13, e14, L15 and L242.
“The major objective for us is to locate the primary kimberlite source or sources of the exceptional alluvial diamonds we have been recovering at Lulo. While it is still early days, we are already seeing very encouraging results in the coarse material and contained indicator minerals,” said Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall.
“The preliminary analysis of the TDEM (Time Domain Electromagnetic) data has already resulted in the discovery of the L14 kimberlite pipe, within our high-priority area and just 2km upstream of Mining Block 8 on the Caculio River."
He said the final analysis and interpretation of the TDEM survey data was expected to further refine existing targets and identify new targets to be drilled this year.

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

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