Anglo American Platinum makes significant investments in SA’s hydrogen economy

Anglo American Platinum continues to make significant investments in South Africa’s hydrogen economy, according to a company spokesperson. The Platinum Group Metals (PGMs) miner’s external communication principal Nomonde Ndwalaza told Rough&Polished’s...

19 september 2022

Ellen Joncheere: I am launching a new initiative to support young designers globally

Ellen Joncheere, CEO of HRD Antwerp, in an exclusive interview with Rough&Polished told about the history of the HRD Design Awards and its new, 18th edition.

12 september 2022

Hari Krishna Exports eyes untapped diamond jewellery markets

Ghanshyam Dholakia, born in a farmers’ family in a remote village Dudhala in Gujarat was inspired along with his siblings by his father to follow their destiny and this led them to Surat city - a world of opportunities! In the early seventies, Ghanshyam’s...

05 september 2022

There truly is a shift of interest of the masses in LGDs

Shashikanth Dalichand Shah, Chairman of Lab Grown Diamond & Jewelry Promotion Council (LGDJPC), has been promoting the lab-grown diamond and jewellery sector for the past few years spreading awareness of lab-grown diamonds and helping and educating...

29 august 2022

De Beers steps up efforts to deliver net positive impact on biodiversity by 2030

Anglo American’s 85%-owned De Beers Group, which has operations across the diamond pipeline from exploration to retail, wants to protect the environment. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Mathew Nyaungwa’s Rough&Polished in an exclusive interview...

22 august 2022

India Gem & Jewellery Show is set to garner exponential sales this festive season

23 september 2022

The Diwali Edition of the Gem & Jewellery Show (GJS), to be held from 22 to 25 September was inaugurated on 22 September 2022, by the Guest of Honour Shri Rajeev Garg, Joint Commissioner of Income-tax at Bombay Exhibition Center (NESCO), Mumbai.

Cancel approval of Jagersfontein open-pit backfilling – geologist

23 september 2022

South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)’s decision to allow the backfilling of the Jagersfontein diamond mining pit with waste from a second compartment of the tailings dam to avoid another dam wall collapse has been opposed.

India’s C&P diamond export dips by 7.48% in Aug 2022; while rough import increases by 12.49%

23 september 2022

The gross exports of Cut & Polished diamonds at $ 1879.74 mn in August 2022 shows a decline of 7.48% as compared to $2031.64 mn for the same month of the previous year, according to data released by the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council of India (GJEPC).

BlueRock Diamonds board member resigns

23 september 2022

BlueRock Diamonds, which owns and operates the Kareevlei Diamond Mine in the Kimberley region of South Africa, has announced the resignation of David Facey as a board member with immediate effect.

DMCC to host the ICA Annual Congress in Dubai

23 september 2022

DMCC has signed an agreement with the International Coloured Gemstone Association (ICA) that will see the two entities hold the ICA Annual Congress 2023 in Dubai. The Congress, scheduled from 15 to 17 February 2023 at DMCC’s Almas Conference Centre, will witness hundreds of gemstone industry leaders converge to share opportunities and address the challenges facing the industry.

Bank issues force Grib to postpone rough auction

22 september 2022

Grib Diamonds says it's been forced to postpone its rough auction in Dubai next month after a correspondent bank blocked payments from some buyers. The Antwerp-based company, which sells diamonds from a Russian mine, told customers it had canceled viewings due to take place from 4th to 8th October and an auction on 12th October, idexonline.com writes.

Lucapa recovers 29th +100 ct diamond at Lulo

22 september 2022

Lucapa Diamond has recovered a 131-carat white Type IIa diamond at its 40%-owned Lulo diamond mine, in Angola. The stone is the 29th +100 carat diamond ever recovered from Lulo and the fourth +100 carat diamond recovered at the mine this year.

Jewellery sales in China rises up 5.4% in August 2022

22 september 2022

Jewellery sales in the China in August 2022 continued to perform positively like the previous month, as the Chinese government gradually moved to relax strict Covid regulations during the month.

UBS pessimistic forecast on the gold exchange rate

22 september 2022

The rise in the price of gold to 1,680 US dollars per troy ounce is a negative signal for both the yellow metal and silver, according to a report by UBS Group AG. One of the largest Swiss financial holdings, which provides a wide range of financial services to clients around the world, predicts the price of gold at the end of the year at $1,600 per ounce, while warning of its possible fall to $1,500.

Namdia unveils15.06-ct polished diamond

22 september 2022

Namibia’s state-owned diamond trading company, Namib Desert Diamonds (Namdia) unveiled a polished 15.06 carats diamond, dubbed the Eumbo Star, in Walvis Bay. New Era reports that the stone was named after the Namdia building where several Namibians found refuge in the building pre-independence.

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