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“I am bullish on the future of the diamond business. Three reasons for this optimism... new discoveries, extending mine life and the increasing demand for diamonds”, says Martin Leake

Martin Leake is a PhD exploration geologist and Six Sigma black belt who has been involved in the rough diamond market since 2004. He worked for BHP Billiton for 22 years and recently left Grib Diamonds where he helped set up a world-class marketing...

18 september 2017

Diamond exploration junior obtained conclusive proof of diamond-bearing kimberlites in Russia’s North

OOO Proex Service, which is searching for diamonds in the Arkhangelsk Region of Russia, discovered seven kimberlite pipes in the Kozolsky license area having spent 15 months for the find. One of the pipes is very similar to the highly diamondiferous...

11 september 2017

People do not just make fun in the social media, they make purchases there

Oksana Senatorova has been famous in the jewellery world for a long time as a publisher of the ‘Navigator in the Jewellery Trade’ journal, organizer of the international contest ‘The Best Jewellery Store of the Year’, curator of professional events and...

04 september 2017

‘There is no illegal tanzanite mining in Tanzania’

Richland Resources, which wholly-owned TanzaniteOne until the Tanzanian government forced it to relinquish half of its stake to the State Mining Corporation (STAMICO), exited the country in 2015 to focus on its operations in Australia. The formalisation...

28 august 2017

David Block: “Intellectual property theft is not just Sarine's problem...whole industry should combat this phenomenon.”

For more than 15 years, David Block served in various senior positions at Sarine Technologies in Israel and India. From 2012 until his appointment as CEO in 2017, Block was Sarine's Deputy CEO and Chief Operating Officer, with responsibility for...

21 august 2017

Rapaport Magazine undergoes a comprehensive redesign

17 august 2017
In its 40th year, the iconic Rapaport Magazine, the primary source of diamond pricing and jewelry market information is relaunching after undergoing a comprehensive redesign.
The Press note from the company says that the reimagined print magazine has been developed with the needs of the reader at its core. The result is sharper storytelling and design, richer graphics and photography, and a more effective and enjoyable reading experience.
The content within the magazine is more accessible to readers, with infographics and panels providing quick snapshots of information, while feature-length articles provide deeper analysis and insight. The news section focuses on highlighting trends within the sector by linking together major announcements and events that occurred during the month, adds the company statement.
John Costello, Publisher of Rapaport Magazine says, “Rapaport has always strived to provide our industry with ‘information that means business.’ In these uncertain times, the newly redesigned magazine provides vital information while making the reading experience clearer and more enjoyable.”
“When revamping the publication, loyalty to the traditions of Rapaport Magazine was paramount, with all the long-standing contributors taking part into this exciting journey — along with some new names, all authorities within the industry,” says Sonia Esther Soltani, Editor of Rapaport Magazine.

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

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