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Zimnisky: Hard to protect lab-diamond price as production methods, economics improve

Paul Zimnisky, an independent diamond industry analyst and consultant, said it will be very difficult for the lab-diamond manufactures to protect price as production processes and economics improve. He told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive...

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James Campbell: Scoping study results for SA’s Thorny River due mid-year

Botswana Diamonds appeared to have expended most of its energy and resources last year on the new Thorny River project in South Africa as its Sunland Minerals joint venture with Alrosa, in Botswana takes long to find diamonds despite significant effort...

16 april 2018

MGCJ founder Branko Deljanin: Production of synthetic diamonds is still larger than consumption

Founder and Chairman of the Mediterranean Gemmological and Jewellery Conference, MGJC, Branko Deljanin kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished related to synthetic diamonds and the upcoming 4th session MGJC in May in Budva, Montenegro.

09 april 2018

There is some magic in a diamond

Alexander Gorynya is a Director General of the St. Petersburg-based Kongo jewellery company. He is a Chairman of the Union of North-West Jewellers. In 1978, he graduated from the North-Western Extramural Polytechnic University. Since 1983, he worked...

02 april 2018

Looking for the Kimberley Process achieving further and meaningful sustainable progress

On March 7, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly welcomed the progress made by the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme to break links between the diamond trade and conflict and adopted a consensus resolution aimed at intensifying that work aligning...

26 march 2018

Macau records 23% growth in Q1 2017 jewellery sales

19 june 2017
Macau’s retail sales of watches, clocks and jewellery recorded a year-on-year growth of 23.2 percent in the first quarter of 2017 as the market slowly recovers from economic uncertainties, says a report in JNA.
As per data released by the Statistics and Census Service of Macau (DSEC), jewellery retail sales rose to $478.88 mn from $388.64 mn during the same period in 2016.
The report attributes the stronger jewellery retail market in Macau to the positive situation in the greater China region, with markets in Hong Kong and mainland China both showing signs of improvement since the start of the year.

Aruna Gaitonde, Editor-in-Chief of Asian Bureau, Rough & Polished

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