Growth Momentum in Recovery as We Review 2020

In the first half of 2020, the COVID-19 swept through the world against our expectations. In the second half of 2020, the market recovered faster and better than we thought. In the gloomy year of 2020, we do see the dawn of light and strength.

01 march 2021

Indian diamond industry: Looking forward

As of now, with the markets opening worldwide after the COVID-19 lockdown, the gems and jewellery industry seems to be in recovery mode and exports have begun to markets in the United States, China, Hong Kong, Europe and other countries. The Indian diamond...

22 february 2021

What History Says About the Current Diamond Battle

( - When Dan Scott, the founder and brand architect of Luxe Licensing, hears natural and lab-grown diamond sellers take shots at each other, it pains him. Because he has seen this movie before. In a late January webinar for Gemmological Research Indsustries...

05 march 2021

Place Vendôme Jewelers Offer Respite From Pandemic Gloom

( - The French capital may be empty of visitors, but the jewelers on Place Vendôme bustled with activity during couture week, polishing up collections to show in intimate settings, present on a screen and — most importantly — send to Asia. Traditional calendars...

04 march 2021

Stunning Canadian Diamonds — De Beers Taps Into Unexpected Natural Wonders For New Collection

( - In celebration of the natural beauty of the countries from which its diamonds are produced, De Beers Jewellers has introduced Reflections of Nature, the venerable house’s latest collection in the stratospheric world of high jewelry. The dazzling collection...

03 march 2021

WDC urges extreme caution when exporting diamonds from CAR

05 march 2021

The World Diamond Council (WDC) says the diamond industry should carry out enhanced due diligence when considering the purchase of goods believed to be emanating from the Central African Republic (CAR).

BlueRock raises £1.5 mln to complete expansion project at Kareevlei

05 march 2021

BlueRock Diamonds has raised £1.5 million through an oversubscribed subscription of 3,75 million new ordinary shares for 40 pence per share.

Hong Kong’s jewellery retail sales dip 31.7% in January 2021

05 march 2021

Due to the fourth wave of COVID-19 cases in Hong Kong, jewellery sales in the city dipped by 31.7 per cent in January 2021, but the pace of decline had eased slightly, as per the government data.

Rio Tinto to see Board changes after forthcoming AGMs

05 march 2021

Rio Tinto Chairman Simon Thompson has informed the Board that he will not seek re-election as a non-executive director at the 2022 Annual General Meetings of Rio Tinto plc and Rio Tinto. Sam Laidlaw, a senior independent director of Rio Tinto plc, and Simon McKeon, a senior independent director of Rio Tinto Limited, will now therefore jointly lead the search for Simon’s successor as Chair.

RZM Murowa earmarks $450 mln to expand Zim operations

04 march 2021

RZM Murowa (formerly Murowa Diamonds), a subsidiary of RioZim is set to invest $450 million to expand its operations in the Midlands Province, Zimbabwe, according to the state media.

Rockwell shareholders approve amalgamation agreement with Bristco

04 march 2021

Rockwell Diamonds' shareholders have approved the company's amalgamation agreement with Bristco, a company wholly owned by Mark Bristow who is the current chief executive of Barrick Gold.

Gem Diamonds' Letšeng rehabilitate, conserve wetlands in Lesotho

04 march 2021

Gem Diamonds' 70%-owned Letšeng Diamonds is rehabilitating and conserving wetlands as well as improve rangelands surrounding the wetlands in Lesotho where it is mining diamonds.

Diamcor Q3 revenue falls as COVID-19 takes toll

04 march 2021

Diamcor Mining says it generated revenue of about $138 000 from the sale of diamonds unearthed at Krone-Endora at Venetia project, in South Africa for the three months ended December 31, 2020, compared to about $1,9 million, a year earlier.

Botswana Diamonds deal with Diamexstrat, Burgundy more extensive than that with Alrosa – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds recently entered into a cooperation agreement with Diamexstrat Botswana and its partner, Burgundy to fund exploration of its prospecting licence assets in the southern African country. Company managing director James Campbell told Rough&Polished's...

01 march 2021

‘By democratizing luxury, lab-grown diamonds are heading towards opening the widest consumer base globally the diamond industry has ever experienced’, asserts Amish Shah, President, ALTR Created Diamonds

A third-generation diamantaire, Amish Shah, President of ALTR Created Diamonds and pioneer of the lab-grown diamond market has never been afraid to challenge the status quo. After gaining experience, through his family business in the diamond industry...

22 february 2021

Debbie Azar: “I believe that natural and laboratory-grown diamonds are two separate products that can complement each other through their unique features and benefits”

GSI is one of the largest gemological organizations in the world with 13 laboratories globally. GSI’s four pillars – integrity, innovation, professional service, and research & education – serve as the backbone of its business and provide a layer of...

15 february 2021

Consumer spending on diamonds exceeds expectations as rough demand outstrips supply – Zimnisky

Consumer spending on diamonds exceeded expectations in the fourth quarter of 2020 and has continued through early 2021, according to a top industry expert. Diamond industry analyst Paul Zimnisky told Rough&Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that a multi-year...

08 february 2021

Every crisis creates new opportunities

Pravin Shah has been in the business of diamonds for four decades; his technical expertise and thorough knowledge of the whole diamond manufacturing process sets him apart.
As a director, Pravin Shah is in charge of all the operations at two manufacturing...

01 february 2021