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...


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

The Gem Lab That Refuses to Grade Synthetics

( - The LFG in Paris has taken a stand against man-made diamonds. Its director, Aurélien Delaunay, explains why.


Diamonds: a girl’s best friend, but

( - A diamond is the hardest stone and can cut and scratch virtually anything. "A diamond is forever" was one of the most successful campaigns in history. But is a diamond financially durable? Contrary to what you may think, the gold in your engagement...

17 may 2019

Coming soon, synthetic diamond detection centres

( - The Diamond Producers Association (DPA) will soon be starting a project with the Gem and Jewellery Export Promotion Council in India to evaluate the feasibility of establishing regional detection centres to identify any synthetic or lab-grown...

16 may 2019

Unique Arkhangelsk diamonds may be used to create quantum computers

17 may 2019

Unique Arkhangelsk diamonds have a special feature – their crystal structure is perturbed, and this is why they can record quantum information. Such diamonds can become the basic element of a quantum computer processor.

ALROSA Q1 2019 IFRS results are down on a y-o-y basis

17 may 2019

ALROSA, the world’s leader in diamond mining, announces its IFRS financial results for Q1 2019.

Lab Grown Diamond Council formed in NY

17 may 2019

The Lab Grown Diamond Council (LGDC) was launched on 16, May 2019 in New York. The Mission of the LGDC is to develop and implement a multi-tiered, international communications program designed to increase the awareness of, knowledge about, and demand for Lab Grown Diamonds.

Lucapa, partners recover 130 ct diamond at Lulo

17 may 2019

Lucapa Diamond and its partners Empresa Nacional de Diamantes (Endiama) and Rosas & Petalas have recovered a 130 carat gem quality diamond at their Lulo diamond project in Angola.

BlueRock raises £982,000 to support expansion of Kareevlei

17 may 2019

BlueRock Diamonds has raised £982,000 through an equity sale to support expansion plans at its Kareevlei mine, in South Africa.

De Beers okays construction of new diamond recovery vessel for Namibia

16 may 2019

Debmarine Namibia, a 50:50 joint venture between De Beers and the Namibian government has approved the construction of a new custom-built diamond recovery vessel, according to Anglo American.

Russia to organise a jewellery hub

16 may 2019

During the Sakha-Japanese seminar, held on May 14 in Yakutsk, Anna Ivanova, Seybiem CEO, presented an infrastructure project to create a jewellery and cutting cluster in the Industrial Park Kangalassi.

SSEF performed first-ever radiocarbon age-dating procedure

16 may 2019

The Swiss Gemmological Institute SSEF has successfully age-dated the historic ‘Ana Maria Pearl’ using carbon-14 (14C).

“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...


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