The Last International

The best diamond deposit in the world - the International Diamond Pipe (Internatsionalnaya in Russian) containing more than 7 carats of diamonds per tonne, was discovered by Soviet geologists in 1969. It was put into operation in record time...

20 may 2019

The prospects of the development of the global top diamond mining companies

The 2009 economic crisis has dramatically changed the pre-crisis balance between diamond mining, cutting&polishing and diamond goods trading companies and the competition between them under these circumstances has sharply increased. As a matter of fact...

13 may 2019

Alrosa Seeking Evidence of $10M Embezzled from Catoca Mine

( - Russian diamond miner Alrosa believes that the former and current management of Angolan diamond mine Catoca - in which Alrosa holds a 41% stake - is responsible for secreting away nearly $10 million, and will call upon a U.S. court to obtain discovery...


From the 5th MGJC: how often can you sell a - different - diamond to the same consumer?

( - Roman Serov of Octonus (Finland, Russia), a leading diamond technology developer and Dr. Olga Okhrimenko, of, presented "Diamond Impression -The Key to Sustainable Competitiveness" Dr. Okhrimenko began by asking a set of...


So How Much Do We Spend on Jewelry and Watches?

( - Here’s a question to ponder: How much does the average US household spend on jewelry and watches per year? Does this spending differ by age group and, if so, by how much? Knowing how much different demographic groups spend can be very valuable to a business...


AGD Diamonds will take part in the Arctic Science Summit Week in Arkhangelsk


AGD Diamonds, which develops diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province, Russia, will take part in the Arctic Science Summit Week, which will be held in Arkhangelsk from May 22 to 30.

Macroeconomic uncertainty, Indian holiday force De Beers rough diamond sales downwards


De Beers, which is 85 percent-owned by Anglo American, said demand for its rough diamonds was weak during the fourth cycle of 2019, which raked in $415 million compared with $554 million, a year earlier.

Gemfields announces auction results held in Singapore


Gemfields announced the results of an auction of higher quality rough emeralds held in Singapore from 14 – 17 May 2019.

GSI conducted the Diamond Essentials Course for retailer Fred Meyer Jewelers  


Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, conducted the Diamond Essentials Course for retailer Fred Meyer Jewelers, a division of Kroger Co.

AWDC celebrates "100 years Brilliant"


On 27 May AWDC will celebrate "100 years Brilliant". 100 years ago, Marcel Tolkowsky, an Antwerp diamond polisher, made one of the greatest inventions in Belgian history.

Scientists invented a new tool to persuade consumers to buy more diamonds


Scientists from Octonus and have presented a Cutwise platform - a tool to present diamonds effectively, which is meant to create repeat sales among consumers.

Frederick Goldman launches new LGD facility


Frederick Goldman, Inc. announced the launch of its Jewelry Solutions Group, as well as a new facility dedicated to manufacturing of lab grown diamond jewelry.

Namibia’s controversial diamond valuation tender faces challenge – report


A N$300 million ($21 million) contract to valuate Namdeb diamonds over the next five years that was awarded to Gem Diamonds Namibia by Windhoek is set to be challenged by losing bidders, according to the local press.  

“We are building a new state-of-the-art tender facility,” says Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC

Ahmed Bin Sulayem certainly needs no introduction being widely popular globally as one of the leaders of modern Dubai. As the Executive Chairman of DMCC, Ahmed Bin Sulayem has played and continues to play a key role in establishing and positioning DMCC...

20 may 2019

De Beers scaling up Tracr ahead of formal launch

De Beers tracked 100 high-value diamonds along the value chain during the pilot of Tracr™, its industry blockchain platform, for the first time in May last year. A De Beers spokesperson Bianca Ruakere told Rough & Polished in an exclusive interview that...

13 may 2019

The perfect couple - platinum and diamonds

The Jewelry House of Leon Megé located in New York has long been firmly established in the jewelry market as a source of magnificent jewelry, in which platinum and diamonds often sparkle being married together and attracting everyone’s eyes, but are...

06 may 2019

The technology of growing single-crystal diamonds has now become industrial in nature

It is believed that the reserves of natural diamonds will be exhausted by the middle of the century, and therefore production of synthetic diamonds is rapidly gaining relevance. According to Business Insider India’s estimates, the global synthetic diamond...

29 april 2019

De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...

22 april 2019