Lucara’s Karowe underground project on track

In 2014 I spoke with the then Lucara Diamond chief operating officer, Paul Day on the sidelines of the Botswana Resource Sector Conference. He said at the time that enhanced contained value per tonne at Karowe mine in Botswana provided an opportunity...

05 june 2023

Norilsk Nickel: Priority to sustainable development

At the presentation on May 23 in Moscow, the management of Norilsk Nickel presented the main results in the field of sustainable development for 2022, which were discussed by representatives of the company's regions of presence, the scientific and...

01 june 2023

Visionary Cutter Gabi Tolkowsky Dies

( - Sir Gabriel “Gabi” Tolkowsky, the legendary craftsman whose skill at cutting diamonds was matched only by his passion extolling them, died on May 29. He was 84.


Clock Ticking for De Beers and Botswana

( - Twenty per cent of the world’s diamonds are up for grabs. The clock is ticking on the De Beers rough sales agreement with the government of Botswana. And both sides are under increasing pressure, with less than a month before it's due to be renewed...


Is it too late for the diamond industry to connect with Gen Z?

( - They have high expectations, little money, and quite a few contradictions. Tempted by lab-grown diamonds’ affordability and sustainability claims, can this generation fall in love with natural diamonds?

05 june 2023

Hari Krishna Group joins Watches & Jewellery Initiatives 2030 to empower communities and preserve the environment


India's Hari Krishna Group, a leading diamond and jewellery manufacturing company, has joined the Watches & Jewellery Initiatives 2030 (WJI 2030), a global sustainability initiative launched by Kering and Cartier in 2021, according to a press release from the company.

The Copper Plant is the first to receive tokens under the Digital Investor program of Norilsk Nickel


Norilsk Nickel has started the active phase of the implementation of the unique corporate program "Digital Investor", the pilot enterprise for the implementation of which is the Polar branch (PB) of the company.

HRD Antwerp certifies the first commercial lab-grown “full diamond” ring


In 2017, in celebration of the 1O-year anniversary of Dutch Diamond Group, CEO Ton Janssen and his team, attempted and succeeded to create the first full diamond lab-grown ring. At that time, it was an innovative and experimental process to show the unique abilities of the DD Group and not made for commercial use.

ALROSA new head does not rule out possible diversification


Diversification of ALROSA into other types of minerals and industries is one of the ways to ensure long-term development, believes Pavel Marinychev, the new CEO of the diamond miner.

Mantengu to produce first chrome concentrate this month


Mantengu Mining has commissioned the first of three chrome processing plants at its Langpan mining operation, in South Africa’s Limpopo Province.

Anglo American Platinum appoints two non-executive directors


Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Themba Mkhwanazi and Matt Daley as non-executive directors of the company with effect from 1 June 2023.

Nornickel presents metals market review


Nornickel, the world’s largest producer of palladium and high-grade nickel and a major producer of platinum and copper presents the eleventh review of the nickel and platinum group  metals (PGM) markets based on the fundamental analysis of world economic and industry data.

Gemfields posts record revenue from the latest emerald auction


Gemfields has posted record revenue of $ 43.7 million from the sale of 35 high-quality rough emeralds produced at its 75%-owned Kagem mine, in Zambia.

“Telling the people about the beauty and value of the Baltic gem”

The Kaliningrad Amber Integrated Plant belonging to the State Corporation “Rostec” is the world leader in mining amber (90% of the world’s reserves of the Baltic gem are concentrated at the Primorsky Quarry). The Moscow Representative Office...

29 may 2023

TaTe Diamonds: "Our goal is to successfully complete the Enterprise Development Program and work towards achieving Sightholder status in the shortest time possible"

taShi Shiimi-ya-Shiimi is widely and rightly known as the 1st Namibian diamantaire. As Founder / Managing Director of TaTe, his primary focus is centred on growing and diversifying TaTe Group’s portfolio.
The company’s current holdings span a wide...

22 may 2023

Philosopher’s Stones by Viktor Tuzlukov

Viktor Tuzlukov is a recognized master in the art cutting of top-quality gemstones, an honored worker of gemstone cutting art, and a member of the US Faceters Guild. He is on the award panel at the international jewellery design and cutting excellence...

15 may 2023

Botswana, De Beers relationship ‘too big to fail’ – Zimnisky

The government of Botswana and De Beers are currently negotiating mining licences at the same time they are negotiating a new marketing and sales agreement. The marketing agreement has already been postponed three times, amid speculation that Gaborone...

08 may 2023

India's gem and jewellery industry is all set to race ahead...

This is the second tenure for Vipul P Shah as Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC). During his term from October 9, 2012, to October 16, 2015, he was at the forefront to drive export demand and was successful...

01 may 2023