Rare earth elements are strategic metals of the future

Rare earth elements (REEs), rare earth metals (REMs), rare earth metal oxides, rare earths - these are the names of 17 metals of the future the world powers are competing for. It is referred to, in particular, scandium, yttrium and 15...

19 september 2022

Prospects for platinum in geopolitics

Both production and demand for platinum were under pressure in the first half of this year. Supply has been hit by disruptions in South Africa, where major producers have adjusted production targets amid bad weather and drawdown of work-in-progress inventories...

12 september 2022

Diamonds are Forever

(blog.independent.org) - Forged miles beneath the earth’s crust. Eternal—or as close as we get in this vale of tears. Objects of endless fascination and avarice, the diamond is at times witness to bloody conflict in its production and exchange (more on that below). Diamonds...

23 september 2022

Shanghai's nickel twist risks more market fracture: Andy Home

(marketscreener.com) - The London Metal Exchange's (LME) controversial suspension of its nickel contract in March didn't just impact trading in London. In the immediate aftermath of the LME intervention, the Shanghai Futures Exchange (ShFE) was forced...

22 september 2022

Reduced Russia, scrap supply not enough to halt increase in platinum surplus for 2022

(miningmx.com) - The World Platinum Investment Council (WPIC) increased its forecast platinum surplus for 2022 to 974,000 ounces following a second quarter surplus of 349,000 oz. The deterioration in the forecast came despite declines in metal supply from Russia...

21 september 2022

India Gem & Jewellery Show is set to garner exponential sales this festive season

23 september 2022

The Diwali Edition of the Gem & Jewellery Show (GJS), to be held from 22 to 25 September was inaugurated on 22 September 2022, by the Guest of Honour Shri Rajeev Garg, Joint Commissioner of Income-tax at Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO), Mumbai.

Cancel approval of Jagersfontein open-pit backfilling – geologist

23 september 2022

South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)’s decision to allow the backfilling of the Jagersfontein diamond mining pit with waste from a second compartment of the tailings dam to avoid another dam wall collapse has been opposed.

India’s C&P diamond export dips by 7.48% in Aug 2022; while rough import increases by 12.49%

23 september 2022

The gross exports of Cut & Polished diamonds at $ 1879.74 mn in August 2022 shows a decline of 7.48% as compared to $2031.64 mn for the same month of the previous year, according to data released by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC).

BlueRock Diamonds board member resigns

23 september 2022

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa, has announced the resignation of David Facey as a board member with immediate effect.

DMCC to host the ICA Annual Congress in Dubai

23 september 2022

DMCC has signed an agreement with the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) that will see the two entities hold the ICA Annual Congress 2023 in Dubai. The Congress, scheduled from 15 to 17 February 2023 at DMCC’s Almas Conference Centre, will witness hundreds of gemstone industry leaders converge to share opportunities and address the challenges facing the industry.

Bank issues force Grib to postpone rough auction

22 september 2022

Grib Diamonds says it's been forced to postpone its rough auction in Dubai next month after a correspondent bank blocked payments from some buyers. The Antwerp-based company, which sells diamonds from a Russian mine, told customers it had canceled viewings due to take place from 4th to 8th October and an auction on 12th October, idexonline.com writes.

Lucapa recovers 29th +100 ct diamond at Lulo

22 september 2022

Lucapa Diamond has recovered a 131-carat white Type IIa diamond at its 40%-owned Lulo diamond mine, in Angola. The stone is the 29th +100 carat diamond ever recovered from Lulo and the fourth +100 carat diamond recovered at the mine this year.

Jewellery sales in China rises up 5.4% in August 2022

22 september 2022

Jewellery sales in the China in August 2022 continued to perform positively like the previous month, as the Chinese government gradually moved to relax strict Covid regulations during the month.

Anglo American Platinum makes significant investments in SA’s hydrogen economy

Anglo American Platinum continues to make significant investments in South Africa’s hydrogen economy, according to a company spokesperson. The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) miner’s external communication principal Nomonde Ndwalaza told Rough&Polished’s...

19 september 2022

Ellen Joncheere: I am launching a new initiative to support young designers globally

Ellen Joncheere, CEO of HRD Antwerp, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished told about the history of the HRD Design Awards and its new, 18th edition.

12 september 2022

Hari Krishna Exports eyes untapped diamond jewellery markets

Ghanshyam Dholakia, born in a farmers’ family in a remote village Dudhala in Gujarat was inspired along with his siblings by his father to follow their destiny and this led them to Surat city - a world of opportunities! In the early seventies, Ghanshyam’s...

05 september 2022

There truly is a shift of interest of the masses in LGDs

Shashikanth Dalichand Shah, Chairman of Lab Grown Diamond & Jewelry Promotion Council (LGDJPC), has been promoting the lab-grown diamond and jewellery sector for the past few years spreading awareness of lab-grown diamonds and helping and educating...

29 august 2022

De Beers steps up efforts to deliver net positive impact on biodiversity by 2030

Anglo American’s 85%-owned De Beers Group, which has operations across the diamond pipeline from exploration to retail, wants to protect the environment. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Mathew Nyaungwa’s Rough&Polished in an exclusive interview...

22 august 2022