De Beers only selling Elizabeth Bay Mine in Namibia, move to sustain operations beyond 2019

Namdeb Holdings, a 50/50 joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers is not selling Daberas, Sendelingsdrift and Southern Coastal mines in the southern African country. It had been alleged that Namdeb was planning to close and offload...

Today

Colorless diamonds as an investment class are evolving beyond their traditional ability to preserve, relocate and pass on wealth

Antonio Cecere, the Founder & VP of Monaco Diamond Exchange dons many caps simultaneously. Currently, he is the President of Geneva Diamond Exchange, the President of Diamond Investment Club and the Principal of the Cecere Group. Antonio’s ability to...

15 april 2019

Jewellery with diamonds, even with small ones, sells better than without diamonds

The Yakut jewellery firm Kierge was set up 25 years ago on the basis of the jewellery workshop PKF Yakutrembyttekhnika which, in its turn, was founded way back in the 1970s. Over this period, Kierge turned into a well-established company successfully...

08 april 2019

Lucapa’s Wetherall on the past, present and the future

Lucapa Diamond chief executive Stephen Wetherall recently attended a mining conference, in Cape Town South Africa, where he met Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa and granted him an exclusive interview. They discussed Angola’s first international diamond...

01 april 2019

India’s gem and jewellery industry expects the government will consider its demand for lower import duty on raw materials

A go-getter at heart, with an attitude to match, Pramod Kumar Agrawal, Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a man in a hurry. He has not left any stone unturned to bring back the Indian gem & jewellery...

25 march 2019

AGD Diamonds celebrates 88 years since its foundation

Today

On April 22, 1931, in Arkhangelsk the Northern Geological Prospecting Trust (SGT) was organized, the successor of which is AGD Diamonds.

Russian jewelry, precious metals and gemstones will be subject to marking in 2020

Today

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation proposes to make the marking of jewelry, precious metals and precious stones mandatory from January 1, 2020.

Imperial provenance emerald will be auctioned off at Christie’s, Geneva

Today

Christie’s said that at its “Magnificent Jewelry’’ auction, which will be held on May 15, 2019, it will sell a historically significant emerald, the provenance of which can be traced back to Catherine the Great.

Vast Resources raises £600k as it focuses on Zim diamonds, Romania

Today

Vast Resources has raised £600,000 before costs through a placing and subscription of 444,4 million ordinary shares to fund exploration and mining of diamonds in Zimbabwe, maintain Baita Plai mine in Romania and for general corporate purposes.

Ministry of Finance to hold auction of diamonds from the State Fund of the Russian Federation

Today

The Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation announced a public auction of polished diamonds from the State Fund of Russia.

Petra on a roll, recovers another big stone at Cullinan

19 april 2019

Petra Diamonds has recovered a 209.9 carat D colour Type II gem quality diamond at its Cullinan diamond mine, in South Africa.

International Diamond Council elects new leadership

19 april 2019

The International Diamond Council (IDC) has elected Julien Drybooms as its new Chairman, while Pol van der Steen is the new Vice-Chairman.

Botswana unveils oval-shaped 20-carat blue diamond

19 april 2019

Botswana's state-owned Okavango Diamond Company (ODC) has unveiled a rare 20.46 carats blue diamond named "The Okavango Blue" in honour of the Okavango Delta, the country's wildlife-rich world heritage site.

Four up for diamond ore theft in Marange

19 april 2019

Four suspected armed robbers facing accusations of stealing diamond ore belonging to the Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in Marange on March 24 last year, were remanded in custody to April 17 for trial.

Stornoway announced changes to senior management

19 april 2019

Stornoway Diamond Corporation announced the appointment of Dino Rambidis as Chief Financial Officer of Stornoway, effective immediately, replacing Orin Baranowsky.

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