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...

Yesterday

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

No date set for parly probing of Mugabe over Marange diamonds – report

11 may 2018
Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe will not appear before a parliament committee this week as the august house’s clerk is yet to write to the fallen leader.
A parliamentary committee on mines and energy resolved last month to summon Mugabe to answer questions on corruption in the diamond industry.
He claimed in 2016 that Zimbabwe only received $2 billion from about $15 billion obtained from diamond sales since 2006.
"The committee had already resolved to invite the former president to give evidence," AFP quoted committee chairperson Temba Mliswa as saying.
"It is the clerk of parliament who will write to him (Mugabe) to come to parliament."
The committee previously interviewed former ministers, police and intelligence chiefs to answer on diamond mining operations at the vast Chiadzwa gem fields.

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