GJEPC will focus on demand generation for diamonds and jewellery in the next two years

Mr. Vipul P Shah, Vice Chairman, GJEPC and also CEO & Managing Director of Asian Star Co. Ltd. has a rich experience in the diamond industry. His business acumen and professional conduct have contributed significantly in transforming a diamond manufacturing...

13 july 2020

The need for significant capital investments will be the main trend in the diamond mining industry in 2021-2030

The prospects of the diamond industry in the post-crisis period are discussed by the Rough&Polished correspondent with Sergey Mityukhin, Candidate of Geological and Mineralogical Sciences, Honored Geologist of the Russian Federation.

06 july 2020

Young Diamantaires: We create initiatives for the benefit of diamond communities worldwide

The World Federation of Diamond Bourses recently launched its Young Diamantaires website. The organization has worked for the past four years with young members of the diamond community all over the world to create a platform through which they can express...

29 june 2020

Those who implement the right anti-crisis strategies have more chances

It is not surprising that because of the pandemic and the crisis, the most heated debate in the jewellery industry is about what is happening and the possible ways of survival. Irina Slesareva, an expert, art director of the Russian Diamond Line contest...

22 june 2020

The secondary diamond market in Russia is not mature although its prospects are huge

Pavel Barannik, the founder and head of the Moscow Gemological Laboratory, the founder of the Gemological Institute and President of the Moscow Diamond Club, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA). He is an expert and consultant...

15 june 2020

Lucapa, partners expedite Lulo kimberlite exploration

01 june 2017
Lucapa Diamond and its partners have managed to speed up the Lulo kimberlite exploration programme in Angola following the end of the wet season, which restricted work during the last two quarters.
The ASX-listed company said that the availability of additional drilling rigs had also helped improve drilling across its priority targets, including L13, e14, L15 and L242.
“The major objective for us is to locate the primary kimberlite source or sources of the exceptional alluvial diamonds we have been recovering at Lulo. While it is still early days, we are already seeing very encouraging results in the coarse material and contained indicator minerals,” said Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall.
“The preliminary analysis of the TDEM (Time Domain Electromagnetic) data has already resulted in the discovery of the L14 kimberlite pipe, within our high-priority area and just 2km upstream of Mining Block 8 on the Caculio River."
He said the final analysis and interpretation of the TDEM survey data was expected to further refine existing targets and identify new targets to be drilled this year.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished