Vladimir Zboykov: New times have come for jewelers

How a personal collection of minerals was thrown on the scrap-heap, who is behind the destruction of gemstone consumption culture in Russia and why jewelers will soon have to choose between business and prison – all this was told to Rough & Polished...

20 august 2018

Changing preconceptions in the diamond and financial markets

Eli Avidar is a man on the move…literally. In April, the former Israeli diplomat stepped away from the CEO’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange, a position he had held for more than two years, and from the Israel Diamond Institute, where he had been...

13 august 2018

Chasing a dream…

Elina Chan, MD of Shenzhen Shi Qing Yu Zhubao Ltd completed her higher education from Xiamen University and Master’s degree from Hong Kong University. To achieve her dream to start a business, Elina gave up numerous job opportunities in Hong Kong and...

06 august 2018

Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

It is not a secret that the rate of kimberlite discovery in Botswana has dropped considerably and research has shown that termites can help diamond explorers have an understanding of the transport mechanism of kimberlite indicator minerals from the kimberlite...

30 july 2018

In another fifty years, we’ll have a different scale of valuation, and all those items of natural origin – including diamonds – will sharply increase in price

Within the framework of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, the World Diamond Museum hosts an exhibition of the Qatar Museums at the State Historical Museum in Moscow – "Pearls: Treasures of the Seas and the Rivers," that opened on 11 July...

24 july 2018

TAGS sells $20mn rough diamonds at tender in Dubai

Today

Trans Atlantic Gem Sales (TAGS) sold $20.9 mn worth of rough diamonds during a tender it held in Dubai this month.

Lithoquest completes first phase of drilling at North Kimberley

Today

Lithoquest Diamonds said it has completed phase one of the 2018 drill programme at its wholly-owned North Kimberley Diamond Project, in Western Australia.

Rio Tinto celebrates opening of new diamond pipe at Diavik

Yesterday

Rio Tinto celebrated on Aug 20, the opening of a fourth diamond pipe, known as A21, at the remote subarctic Diavik Diamond Mine in Canada.

XI IJA Conference to gather the leaders of jewellery sector in Moscow

Yesterday

XI International Jewellery Academy Conference (IJA), the biggest business event for the heads of jewellery companies, will be held on September 24 in Moscow at the "Kosmos" Concert Hall.

Lucara subsidiary collaborates with diamond technology developer

Yesterday

Lucara Diamond said its subsidiary Clara Diamond Solutions has inked a collaboration agreement with Sarine Technologies, a diamond industry technology developer.

BlueRock secures loan to settle £230k claim made by ex-CEO

Yesterday

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine in South Africa, has entered into a loan with chairperson Paul Beck and chief executive Adam Waugh.

GJEPC to accept any role and shoulder any responsibility that the government gives it - Pramod Agrawal, Chairman, GJEPC

20 august 2018

Addressing the Press on the concluding day of IIJS 2018, Chairman Pramod Agrawal and Vice Chairman Colin Shah revealed that The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has begun multiple initiatives and is interacting with various industry stakeholders to build a global consensus on the industry response and decide on an action plan related to the FTC guidelines concerning marketing of diamonds in the USA.

Vladivostok to host WFDB Asian Summit-Executive Committee Meeting

20 august 2018

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) has announced that its Asian Summit/Executive Committee meeting, which will take place in Vladivostok, Russia, is set to be well attended, and will feature a wide range of representatives. The Moscow Diamond Bourse (MDB) will host the meetings on August 26-27.

Thailand's Ministry of Commerce to support 62nd Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair

20 august 2018

The Department of International Trade Promotion (DITP) of Thailand's Ministry of Commerce will be supporting the 62nd edition of the Bangkok Gems & Jewelry Fair (BGJF) under the theme of Heritage & Craftsmanship.

Gemfields’ Kagem mine accused of tax evasion

20 august 2018

Gemfields said the Zambian Revenue Authority (ZRA) is investigating its 75 percent-owned Kagem emerald mine for alleged tax evasion.

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