The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

Angola to offload share capital in 195 firms including Endiama

16 august 2019

The Angolan government is planning to offload share capital it wholly or partially holds in 195 different companies under the privatisation programme.

Gem Diamonds’ Letšeng achieves $1,697/ct in H1 sales

16 august 2019

Gem Diamonds said its 70%-owned Letšeng mine in Lesotho achieved $1,697 per carat in the first half of 2019, a 10% jump from $1, 537 per carat realised the previous period.

Stornoway reported 2Q 2019 financial results

16 august 2019

Stornoway Diamond Corporation reported its financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2019.

DDI appoints new executive director

16 august 2019

The Diamond Development Initiative announced the appointment of Ian Rowe as its new executive director, with effect from September 2, 2019.

PANDORA and Warner Bros. to launch Harry Potter inspired collection

16 august 2019

Pandora announced that it will work in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to introduce a collection of Harry Potter themed jewellery.

De Beers to allow sightholders reject more diamonds at next sale

15 august 2019

De Beers has told sightholders that they can reject half of the stones smaller than three-quarters of a carat ahead of a sale next week in Botswana’s capital, Gaborone, according to media reports citing people familiar with the situation.

Angola’s first public tender of mining concessions to start next week

15 august 2019

Angola is set to open the first public tender of five mining concession licenses end of this month up to the third week of September.

ALROSA’s 14.83 ct Spirit of the Rose may become one of the world’s most expensive diamonds

15 august 2019

Russian miner ALROSA intends to sell its 14.83 ct pink diamond «The Spirit of the Rose» in November this year, the company’s spokeswoman Evgeniya Kozenko was quoted by Bloomberg as saying.

Sarine Technologies’ revenue declines 35% in HI y-o-y

15 august 2019

Sarine Technologies Ltd’s financial results announced recently for half year ended 30 June 2019, reports total revenue of $ 11.597 mln for Q2 2019 against $ 17.959 mln recording a 35.4% decline.

Tiffany & Co. plans to bring Tiffany to India

15 august 2019

Tiffany & Co. and Reliance Brands Limited announced plans to enter the India market.

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