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...


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

Pangolin recovers two diamonds at Malatswae project

11 may 2018
Pangolin Diamonds has recovered two diamonds and 100 positive kimberlite indicators from a 4-hectare soil sampling grid at the MAL 001 drill target located in its wholly-owned Malatswae project in Botswana.
The diamonds were both in excess of 1mm in long axis size, it said.
Pangolin also said that the majority of the indicators analysed were garnets and consist predominantly of peridotic garnets which include four G10 garnets and an additional 41 garnets consistent with a derivation from the diamond stability field.
Only two eclogitic garnets were recovered.
The company recovered a white diamond last month from a third phase soil sample grid at its wholly-owned Jwaneng south kimberlite project, also in Botswana.
The white diamond measuring about 1 mm in its long axis was a fragment of the original diamond.

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