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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

India bans export of gold jewellery, medallion and coins above 22 cts

17 august 2017
In an amendment in the Foreign Trade Policy-2015-20, the Government of India has banned the export of Gold Jewellery (plain and studded), Medallions & Coins of above 22k from DTA and Export Oriented Unit (EOU) Scheme, Electronics Hardware Technology Park (EHTP) Scheme, Software Technology Park (STP) Scheme or Bio-Technology Park (BTP) units.
According to the Foreign Trade Policy, gold jewellery, including partly processed jewellery and articles including medallions and coins (excluding legal tender coins), whether plain or studded containing gold of 8 cts and above up to a maximum limit of 22 cts may still be exported.
An EOU unit may export all kinds of goods and services except a few items that are prohibited. However, export of gold jewellery, including partly processed jewellery, whether plain of studded and articles, containing gold of 8 carats and above up to a maximum limit of 22 carats only shall be permitted.

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

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