Palladium: a ‘bubble’ that is more expensive than gold

The palladium price surge in 2019-early 2020 sets it apart from the rest precious metals. Palladium mainly used in catalytic converters for exhaust gases has outstripped the most popular precious metals in 2019 having risen in price by $ 700, to $ 1,920...

17 february 2020

Mountain Province Diamonds company in 2016-2022 and its prospects for the development until 2030

Canada is in the pool of the top diamond-mining countries in the world ranking third in terms of the value of the diamonds mined. In 2018, according to the Kimberley Process, 23.2 mn carats of diamonds worth nearly $2.1 bn were mined in the country...

10 february 2020

It was 24 years ago, on February 19, 1996 that explorers discovered the diamond field now named after Vladimir Grib

Twenty-four years ago, on February 19, 1996, there occurred an event which later turned to be of key significance for the development of AGD DIAMONDS, JSC – explorers found a kimberlite pipe, which later was named after Vladimir Grib, an outstanding...

21 february 2020

Rio Tinto Argyle diamond mine's future may decide fate of Australian industry

( - The East Kimberley mine, 3,000 kilometers north of Perth, produces more than 90 per cent of Australia's diamonds and is one of the few known sources of pink diamonds in the world. Although it is not known exactly when Argyle will shut down, Rio Tinto's...

20 february 2020

Jeweller's Day held by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry

The International Jeweller's Day held by the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) was marked by the meeting of members of the Exporters Guild and the presentation of the winners of the Moscow international jewelry design contest...

19 february 2020

ALROSA unearths a yellow 17.4 ct diamond at its new Verkhne-Munskoye deposit

21 february 2020

ALROSA has recovered a 17.44-carat diamond at the Verkhne-Munskoye deposit for the first time since the beginning of its operations.

Star Diamond provides update regarding option to JV with Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc.

21 february 2020

Star Diamond Corporation announced that, following a review conducted by Star Diamond’s special committee with assistance from the special committee’s independent legal counsel, Star Diamond has notified Rio Tinto Exploration Canada Inc. (RTEC) that its purported exercise in November 2019 of its four options under the Option to Joint Venture agreement dated June 22, 2017 did not comply with the terms of the agreement.

Sergey Eroshkin appointed new CEO of Bourevestnik

21 february 2020

Sergey Eroshkin will become the new CEO of the Bourevestnik Innovation Center, ALROSA subsidiary, effective from February 15, 2020.

Star Rays aspires to become India’s first carbon-neutral diamond company

21 february 2020

Indian diamond manufacturer Star Rays may be the first India’s first carbon-neutral diamond company in the country, because of its commitment to sustainable business practices.

Young Indians embrace platinum as a symbol of modern love and self-expression

21 february 2020

While traditionally a market for gold jewellery, India has developed a strong appetite for platinum over the past decade.

GSI president emphasized the importance of grading reports from legitimate laboratories

20 february 2020

Debbie Azar, President and Co-Founder of Gemological Science International (GSI), emphasized the importance of grading reports from legitimate laboratories and buying diamonds and jewelry from reputable jewelry retailers.

India’s polished diamond exports down 6% y-o-y in January

20 february 2020

India’s exports of cut and polished diamonds declined by 5.67% during January 2020 registering $ 1.65 bln, against $ 1.75 bln during January 2019.

BlueRock raises £1.9m to “fast track” production at SA mine

20 february 2020

The AIM listed BlueRock Diamonds has raised £1.9 million through an oversubscribed placing and subscription to “fast-track” a doubling of production at its Kareevlei mine in South Africa.

Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020