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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...

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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

Global demand for polished diamonds will remain steady – Ali Pastorini

Ali Pastorini, senior vice-president of the World Jewelry Hub, answered questions from Rough & Polished concerning the world diamond market, preferences of consumers and role of bank crediting.

13 june 2017

Eternal values in Malaya Bronnaya Street

The assay supervision in Russia is 317 years old. Much younger is the Moscow Gemological Certification Centre (MGCC) established under the Assay Chamber and located in the same ancient respectable mansion at 18, Malaya Bronnaya Street. The MGCC employees’...

05 june 2017

Diamonds will have the greatest potential in 2017

Mumbai-based Rajesh Bhagat, India Consultant of Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) who oversees HKTDC’s operations across India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, has been assisting companies, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the...

29 may 2017

Jewellery, like Paris, should be considered symbolic of sustainability, says CIBJO President

19 june 2017
The jewellery industry's challenge in coming years will be to position itself as a model of sustainable development, thereby appealing to a new generation of consumers, said CIBJO President Gaetano Cavalieri, speaking at the 16th Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. The event was hosted by the Association Française de Gemmologie and chaired by its president, Didier Giard.
One of the reasons that CIBJO has been so firm in its support of the Paris Gemmological Rendez Vous is the commitment that the event has shown in promoting issues related to sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, and various initiatives such as the World Day of the Sustainable Management of Gems Mines and Pearl Farms, Dr. Cavalieri said.
"I would note that CIBJO strongly supports a vigorous carbon reduction drive in the jewellery and gemstone sector, and indeed for four years now we have been completely carbon neutral. Furthermore, we are operating a programme to promote carbon neutrality throughout our industry, and we will be happy to work together with any of you looking to make a similar move," the CIBJO President stated, in his address to the gathering.
"They say that in the 21st Century gemstone and jewellery market, millennial consumers want the products they buy to have social as well as monetary value. We are in a position to provide them with just that," Dr. Cavalieri noted.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels

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