Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 2018

Debate on the main issues affecting the diamond business is absolutely critical - Ernie Blom

Having taken part in the fruitful discussions with the world leaders at the Asian Summit held recently in Vladivostok, Ernie Blom, President, World Federation of Diamond Bourses (WFDB) now looks forward to taking the worthy inputs received at...

10 september 2018

Reflecting the nature of the industry, US jewellery market is significantly seasonal with great ‘ebb and flow’ in demand, opines Vin Lee

Vin Lee, CEO of Beverly Hills-based Grand Metropolitan, a privately-held luxury goods holding company had migrated from Canada as a child. And one can see that it did not take him long to ascend the US luxury world, establishing himself as a formidable...

27 august 2018

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

North Arrow starts exploration drilling program at Loki diamond project in Canada

13 march 2018
North Arrow Minerals Inc has announced the start of an exploration drilling program at the Company's 100% owned Loki Diamond Project, in Canada's Northwest Territories,
It is located in the Lac de Gras region, approximately 30 km southwest, and 24 km west of the Ekati and Diavik diamond mines, respectively and immediately adjacent to the west of the Company's LDG joint venture property with Dominion Diamonds.
Field crews and a diamond drill have been mobilized to site and ground geophysical surveys have been completed.
Approximately 1,000 m of drilling is planned to evaluate the size potential and internal geology of the diamondiferous EG05 kimberlite and to test a number of new targets defined by ground geophysical surveys and having good kimberlite indicator mineral support.
Drilling is expected to continue through to the end of March 2018. Funding for the drill program is being supported, in part, by the Northwest Territories' Mining Incentive Program.