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Vallabhbhai Shamjibhai Patel tells about the ongoing construction of the Surat Diamond Bourse

The under-construction Surat Diamond Bourse (SDB) is India's second diamond trading hub based at Surat, Gujarat, spread across 35.54 acres with more than 4,000 offices for national & international traders. On the onset, the project which...

18 june 2018

The strategy of regulating the Russian jewellery industry

At the General Meeting of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association held in April, two principally important documents were adopted: The Strategy of Regulating the Jewellery Industry of Russia and The Charter of a Good Faith Taxpayer. Besides, the issues...

13 june 2018

Our first priority is to better understand artisanal and small-scale mining - Elodie Daguzan

The Diamond Development Initiative (DDI), the organization dealing with the traditional diamond mining, recently announced the appointment of Élodie Daguzan as its first Goodwill Ambassador. Ms. Daguzan, who currently works as head of communication...

04 june 2018

Zimnisky on De Beers’ Lightbox: It’s a strategic, bold move that will benefit the entire natural diamond industry

De Beers shocked all and sundry end of May when it announced the launch of a new company called Lightbox Jewelry, which will market a new brand of laboratory-grown diamond jewellery in September. This effectively meant that the group had departed from...

01 june 2018

Tracking the provenance and lifecycle of a product is a natural and necessary evolution in our industry

A senior executive with a demonstrated history of working globally at management and board levels, Marcus ter Haar has been the Managing Director at Okavango Diamond Company (ODC), Botswana for about 10 months now, prior to which he held the...

28 may 2018

Tsodilo takes BK16 diamond parcels to Lucara for cleaning

08 june 2018
Tsodilo Resources said it has delivered the first two parcels of diamonds from its BK16 kimberlite project, in Botswana to Lucara Diamond for cleaning.
The parcels included 101 diamonds weighing 18.57 carats and 130 diamonds weighing 17.79 carats.
The two parcels consist of diamonds recovered as of May 4, it said.
Tsodilo said the diamonds would after cleaning be stored at I Hennig & Co. secured facilities located at the Diamond Technology Park (DTP) in Gaborone.
The diamondiferous BK16 kimberlite pipe was approximately 6 hectares in size at surface and is known to contain rare and valuable Type IIa diamonds.
BK16 was located within the Orapa Kimberlite Field area, which produced 11.07 million carats in 2017.

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

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