ALROSA 2019 - Airports and Sales

At the end of last year, I was immersed in an exceptionally curious activity — the study of the updated strategy of the ALROSA Group. Let me remind you that the key issue I raised was the lack of recovery prospects for the Mir mine, along with a very...

18 march 2019

Imports from Hong Kong S.A.R. to Mainland China: Diamonds and Gems Dwarfed by Gold

Guangzhou Diamond Exchange recently analysed the newly released official trade data, it shows that commodities under the HS Codes of Chapter 71 contribute more than 31% of the total imports from Hong Kong S.A.R. to Mainland China in 2018, achieving...

11 march 2019

Needed: Real People

(idexonline.com) - (idexonline.com) - In February, the Diamond Producers Association (DPA) launched a new campaign entitled “For Me, From Me,” a campaign “inspired by the natural diamond industry’s strongest growth engine, women self-purchase, which today...

Yesterday

An Environmental Expert on the Ecological Impact of Lab-Grown Diamonds

(jckonline.com) - For the last few weeks, I have been researching the environmental impact of lab-grown versus mined diamonds for a future blog and article in JCK. And one of the people who I wanted to talk to was Dr. Saleem Ali. Ali, an environmental planner and a professor...

21 march 2019

De Beers VP Says Slowdown in Smalls is Largely Cyclical, Not Due to Impact of Lab-grown Diamonds

(gjepc.org) - The segment of the diamond industry dealing in lower-priced and smaller-sized stones has gone through a rather difficult phase over the last few months. While the most recent sales figures released by De Beers and Alrosa, as well as the trading statistics...

20 march 2019

Lulo diamond resource carats up 90% to 80,400 at modelled average of $1,420/ct –Lucapa

Yesterday

Lucapa Diamond said the in-situ resource carats at its 40 percent-owned Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola has leaped 90% to 80,400 at a modelled average price per carat of $1,420, a 17% increase on the previous modelled estimate of $1,215 per carat.

The list of nominees to the Supervisory Board of ALROSA approved

Yesterday

On March 21, 2019, ALROSA Supervisory Board considered by absent voting the nominees from the shareholders to the Supervisory Board and the Revision Committee.

Mountain Province Diamonds announced full year 2018 results

Yesterday

Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. announced its financial and operating results for the full year ended December 31, 2018.

Petra Diamonds chairperson survives vote of no confidence

Yesterday

Petra Diamonds said its board and nomination committee received a 22.12% vote against the re-election of Adonis Pouroulis as the company’s chairperson.

Dubai Precious Metals Conference to focus on driving industry growth

Yesterday

The Eight Edition of the Dubai Precious Metals Conference (DPMC) will be held on April 11, 2019 at the Atlantis-The Palm in Dubai.The annual conference is expected to have over 300 industry experts attending it and the theme of the conference is ‘Unlocking Growth in Global Precious Metals’, according to an announcement made by DMCC.

DPA announces a diamond E-Learning program

21 march 2019

The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) has announced the launch of a new e-learning program for diamonds, “Behind the Brilliance of Diamonds”.

Demand for lab-grown diamonds rises while prices fall

21 march 2019

The Gemmological Institute of America says demand for lab-grown diamonds has significantly increased due to active marketing campaigns, but the prices for lab-grown diamonds have fallen by 70% over the past two years.

WJA hosts Inaugural Women Executives Forum in NY

21 march 2019

The Women’s Jewelry Association (WJA) held the inaugural Women Executives Forum in New York City aimed at businesswomen across jewellery and watch sectors, according to the report in WFDB.

“Only do business with clients who have impeccable integrity,” suggests Davy Blommaert, banker

Davy Blommaert heads the Diamond Business at National Bank of Fujairah, which falls under the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division. With nearly 10 years of experience in the diamond industry, he was tasked to establish a unit within NBF...

18 march 2019

Russia’s export legislation is like a log on the road making it difficult to drive through

Eduard Utkin, General Manager of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association, which is a member of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, answers the questions from Rough & Polished regarding the activities of the country’s professional...

11 march 2019

Botswana mum on new demands as negotiations with De Beers draw closer

Botswana said it will begin new diamond marketing and sales negotiations with De Beers in June or July this year. Mineral resources minister Eric Molale told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of a mining conference in Cape Town, South...

04 march 2019

DLX-jewellery will focus more on colour stone designed pieces as well as diamond jewellery sets going forward - Jack Chen, General Manager, DLX-Jewellery

Graduating in International Business from an Institute in Sydney, Australia, in 2015, Jack Chen returned to China to start managing his family-owned jewellery business. Besides holding a certificate in a practical diamond course at Gemological Institute...

25 february 2019

Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

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...

18 february 2019