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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...

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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...

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ICEX introduces new 30-cents diamond futures contract

16 april 2018

India Commodity Exchange Ltd (ICEX), the India headquartered diamond trading bourse, has introduced a new 30-cents diamond futures contract, which will enable it to serve a larger chunk of the diamond industry in terms of providing direct hedging facilities.
ICEX said that it has launched the first three monthly contracts of 30-cents for July, August and September this year. The contracts will be for diamonds with quality parameters that include colour H, clarity VS2, a triple X cut with a pointed culet and negligible fluorescence.
Last month the exchange also began offering doorstep delivery to clients purchasing diamonds on its platform, with Malca-Amit as the logistics partner.

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

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