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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

IIDGR’s proprietary technology gives polished diamonds unique identity

The International Institute of Diamond Grading & Research (IIDGR), a unit of the global diamond giant, De Beers, grades natural stones and is also using its proprietary inscription technology to inscribe a unique identification on tables of each...

07 november 2017

In future, only those who offer innovative designs will survive

A science graduate from Madras University, Srinivasan's one-man venture with just 10 employees launched in 1984 has now grown into the present Emerald Group, in about 3 plus decades. The Group from Southern India is one of the largest jewellery manufacturing...

30 october 2017

Conditions are still very difficult - Ernie Blom

Ernie Blom, the President of the World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) for the third term, has served on a range of industry bodies as an executive as well as chairman for many years, including Chairman, Diamond Dealers Club of South Africa...

23 october 2017

Lulo partners find kimberlite targets in river tributaries feeding into Mining Block 8

02 november 2017
Lucapa Diamond and its partners – Endiama and Rosas & Petalas – are advancing a systematic drilling programme to test priority kimberlite targets identified near the high-value Lulo alluvial diamond mining operations, in Angola.
The partners, said Lucapa, were now focusing drilling on the cluster of kimberlite targets located along tributaries draining from the south west into and around the prolific Mining Block 8 area, from where they had recovered and sold alluvial diamonds worth $61 million to date and continue to regularly recover large and premium value diamonds.
“Kimberlite exploration is a systematic process and our drilling teams continue to logically work through the priority kimberlite targets identified at Lulo with the aim of extracting kimberlite drill core for mineral chemistry analysis,” Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall.
“It is very encouraging that we are discovering new kimberlite pipes in river tributaries feeding into our Mining Block 8 alluvial area...”
He said they would continue to assess options to expand the scope and scale of their kimberlite exploration programme and to reduce the turnaround times on mineral chemistry analysis of the core.

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

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