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Ali Pastorini: Selling just the idea of glamour is no longer enough

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

21 may 2018

Diamonds are shifting from occasional to daily wear

Joy Alukkas started his first jewellery showroom in UAE in the year 1987, and today the Joyalukkas Group is a multi-billion global conglomerate with varied business interests. Beginning with a single jewellery room in Abu Dhabi, Joy Alukkas has grown...

14 may 2018

GJC has played a crucial role in the last 10 years in improving the compliance level in the industry

Coming from a renowned family of jewellers based in Akola, Maharashtra, Nitin Khandelwal heads Khandelwal Jewellers (Akola) Pvt Ltd. He has interests in the Plastic industry, Real estate, Health & Recreation and Cold storage industries as well...

07 may 2018

Johnson: ASM diamond sector a potential new source of supply for De Beers

De Beers recently said that it is planning to pilot a programme called GemFair that will create a “secure and transparent route” to market for ethically-sourced artisanal and small-scale mined (ASM) diamonds. GemFair would partner with the Diamond...

03 may 2018

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...

23 april 2018

Pangolin recovers two diamonds at Malatswae project

11 may 2018
Pangolin Diamonds has recovered two diamonds and 100 positive kimberlite indicators from a 4-hectare soil sampling grid at the MAL 001 drill target located in its wholly-owned Malatswae project in Botswana.
The diamonds were both in excess of 1mm in long axis size, it said.
Pangolin also said that the majority of the indicators analysed were garnets and consist predominantly of peridotic garnets which include four G10 garnets and an additional 41 garnets consistent with a derivation from the diamond stability field.
Only two eclogitic garnets were recovered.
The company recovered a white diamond last month from a third phase soil sample grid at its wholly-owned Jwaneng south kimberlite project, also in Botswana.
The white diamond measuring about 1 mm in its long axis was a fragment of the original diamond.

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

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