Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

14 october 2019

Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

The VIIIth Ecological Forum: clean business means clean air


Despite the fact that greenhouse gas emissions in Russia have halved over the past three decades, the country’s business and government authorities still have a lot of work to do within the National Ecology Project. This was stated during the plenary meetings at the VIIIth Ecological Forum in Moscow.

Lulo diamonds sell for $2.6mln


Lucapa Diamond’s 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine in Angola, has sold 1,736 carats of diamonds for $2.6 million, representing an average price per carat of $1,530.

Firestone hires diesel generator units to keep mine's processing plant running


Firestone Diamonds said its Liqhobong mine, in Lesotho remains without sufficient power to operate the processing plant despite efforts over the past week to identify and to resolve the problem.

GJEPC hosts ‘India Diamond Week’ in Mumbai


The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) organized the India Diamond Week from 15th to 17th October 2019, which is aimed at creating an annual trading platform to increase communication amongst diamantaire,  and promoting the ‘Make in India’ diamond business globally.

BlueRock achieves record quarterly grades at SA mine


BlueRock Diamonds, which owns the Kareevlei diamond mine, in South Africa has achieved a grade of 4.3 carats per hundred tonnes (cpht) in the third quarter, compared with a grade of 3.13 cpht in the third quarter of last year.

ICA Congress sees largest ever turnout in 30 years


The 19th International Colored Gemstone Association (ICA) Congress, which took place in Bangkok from October 12-15, saw its largest ever turnout in its more than 30-year history.

The VIIIth Ecological Forum starts in Moscow

17 october 2019

The forum opened with a speech by Dmitry Pristananskov, Vice President of Norilsk Nickel, who read out a greeting from the Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Alexei Gordeev stressing the importance of the National Ecology Project and expressing confidence that the goals set under this project can only be achieved in close cooperation with science and business.

De Beers unveils new auction portal

17 october 2019

De Beers Group Auctions this week launched its new auction portal, which provides customers with an improved bidding experience through a range of enhancements to functionality and to the user experience.

ALROSA diamond sales continue to slow down in Q3

17 october 2019

ALROSA, a global leader in diamond production, reports operating results for the Q3 quarter and 9 months of 2019.

Israeli diamond export down 21.1 pct in first 3 quarters

17 october 2019

Israeli diamond export, one of the state's leading export branches, fell 21.1 percent year on year in the first three quarters of 2019, Hebrew-language news website "Ynet" reported Tuesday.

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