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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

No date set for parly probing of Mugabe over Marange diamonds – report

11 may 2018
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a parliament committee this week as the august house’s clerk is yet to write to the fallen leader.
A parliamentary committee on mines and energy resolved last month to summon Mugabe to answer questions on corruption in the diamond industry.
He claimed in 2016 that Zimbabwe only received $2 billion from about $15 billion obtained from diamond sales since 2006.
"The committee had already resolved to invite the former president to give evidence," AFP quoted committee chairperson Temba Mliswa as saying.
"It is the clerk of parliament who will write to him (Mugabe) to come to parliament."
The committee previously interviewed former ministers, police and intelligence chiefs to answer on diamond mining operations at the vast Chiadzwa gem fields.

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

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