ALROSA and Mugabe's legacy

Earlier this year, ALROSA announced a new testing ground for its activity in Africa. This testing ground, unexpectedly for market analysts and African experts, was Zimbabwe, the country that survived the fall of Robert Mugabe’s seemingly unshakable regime...

15 july 2019

The large diamond recovery technologies used at the national facilities and abroad and their development prospects

The technologies to recover large rough diamonds from the ore deposits both in Russia and abroad include the disintegration, classification and direct beneficiation according to size categories. The difference lies in the equipment and technological...

08 july 2019

The World’s Biggest Diamond Mine Is Closing

( - The world’s biggest diamond mine ⁠— famed more for the fistful of coveted pink and red gems it yields each year than being a major producer of lower-quality stones ⁠— is being shuttered by Rio Tinto Group after almost four decades. Rivals from Russia...


Stop Buying Rough

( - The prevailing panic surrounding the rise of lab-grown diamonds is overshadowing the bigger challenge facing the diamond market: There is no profit in the trade. This long-term challenge is reaching crisis levels, as manufacturers lack liquidity and...


World’s biggest diamond producer Alrosa hit by Sino-US trade war

( - The US trade war with Beijing has wiped out sales targets of the world’s largest diamond producer Alrosa in China and hit purchases by the country’s tourists in the west. “When there’s any political instability or tensions, luxury goods sales immediately...

15 july 2019

De Beers conducts second translocation of elephants to Mozambique


De Beers has carried out the second translocation of elephants from its Venetia Limpopo Nature Reserve (VLNR) in South Africa to Zinave National Park in Mozambique has taken place.

ALROSA, ZCDC ink JV agreement to develop Zim diamond deposits


Russian diamond giant, ALROSA has inked a joint venture agreement with the state-owned Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) to develop diamond deposits in Zimbabwe.

First Israel Diamond Week in Shanghai to embark on a new era of cooperation


When the first Israel Diamond Week opens in Shanghai today, a new era of cooperation between the Israeli and Chinese diamond industries will be launched, says a press release from IDI.

Mothae diamond output 36% ahead of H1 target – Lucapa


Lucapa Diamond said its 75%-owned Mothae mine, in Lesotho produced 6,349 carats in the second quarter of 2019, bringing the first half output to 13,267 carats.

Newfield seeks to increase Tongo resource


Newfield Resources has commenced further drilling and diamond assays on the Panguma kimberlite, which is located to the west of the Kundu and Lando kimberlites, in Sierra Leone.

New large diamond found at ALROSA’s Verkhne-Munskoye deposit


ALROSA, the world's largest diamond mining company, extracted a large rough diamond from the Zapolyarnaya pipe of the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit.

Baselworld signs agreement with CIBJO to become its member


Baselworld has become an official member of CIBJO -  the World Jewellery Confederation after having signed an agreement with the organisation, reported.

Unique diamond recovered at Grib mine

15 july 2019

AGD DIAMONDS’ mining and processing unit operating at the Grib diamond field recovered a gem-quality diamond weighing 47.61 carats on July 13.

Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki, PhD, Director of the Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF, in an interview with R&P told about the activities and plans of one of the world's leading Gemological laboratories specializing in scientific research of diamonds...

01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

Botswana mining industry players speak on speculative exploration licences

Speculative mineral exploration licences was a recurring theme from presentations made by three players in Botswana mining industry at a conference convened in Gaborone. The country has issued thousands of exploration licences, across the mining industry...

17 june 2019