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Despite the pandemic, the exhibition "Carl Fabergé & Feodor Rückert. Masterpieces of Russian Enamel” was successfully held at the Moscow Kremlin Museums where about 400 pieces of precious metal with enamel were displayed made by the Russian jewelry...

Yesterday

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

TAGS reports high-level uptake for second month in succession

Today

For the second consecutive month, Trans-Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) extended the event by 2 days to manage the considerable demand from companies seeking appointments, as per a press release from the company.

Christie’s announced global sustainability initiative

Today

Christie’s confirmed today its commitment to more sustainable operations, pledging to be net zero by 2030.

Petra sells 299 ct diamond for $12.18 mln

Yesterday

Petra Diamonds has sold a 299.3-carat diamond recovered at its Cullinan diamond mine in South Africa early this year for $12.18 million. The diamond was sold to Stargems DMCC.

Anjin targets diamond output of 900 000 ct in 2021

Yesterday

Anjin Investments, a joint venture between China's Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Company (AFECC) and Matt Bronze, an investment vehicle controlled by Zimbabwe's military, is planning to produce 900 000 carats this year, according to the state media.

Sarine to apply for Dual Listing on Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange

Yesterday

Sarine Technologies Ltd advised its investing public that the Board Of Directors of the Company has resolved to seek a dual listing of its shares for trading on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), as per a press release from the company.

Russia’s Krasnoyarsk Territory will be explored for gold

Yesterday

Geologists will explore the North-Yenisei District of the Krasnoyarsk Territory in Russia for ore gold in the course of three years, according to a press release from RosTender.info.

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.

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