“The industry is under some pressure, and as we all know, diamonds are formed under great pressure!”, says Dr Martin Leake

A veteran in the field of precious stones, Dr Martin Leake a doctorate geologist had worked for 22 years with BHP Billiton; and also set up a world-class marketing unit for Grib Diamonds in Antwerp. Later, as an Independent Consultant, Dr Martin Leake...

09 september 2019

Recovery of diamond industry within a year if end-consumer demand holds – Zimnisky

An independent diamond industry analyst and consultant said the natural diamond industry will be in a better position within a year time if end-consumer demand holds. Paul Zimnisky, CFA told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview...

02 september 2019

Working according to one’s weaknesses and strengths

Canon Jhaveri grew up watching his diamond-dealer father and uncle working with diamonds. The sparkles of the diamonds fascinated the young boy, who became more intrigued every time he visited his father’s office. After graduating in 2002, Canon Jhaveri...

26 august 2019

The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

19 august 2019

The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Russia’s “Mingeo Siberia 2018” to promote innovative projects to invest in junior mining projects

16 may 2018

The 11th edition of “Mingeo Siberia 2018”, a Mining and Exploration Forum held on May 23-24 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, will serve as an international platform to discuss major issues in mining industry such as blockchain technologies, digital economy, new investment standards in junior mining projects.  

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The annual event is meant to gather leading international and Russian representatives of mining and geological communities, who will cover current problems of mining, innovative ways of industry development, new investment programs in junior projects. During the event the executives and representatives of the sector will take part in a number of plenary meetings and panel discussions where they will address the current situation of the industry and suggest new strategies for its further development.
The first online platform, ensuring the support for junior diamond projects and enabling to create a unified international mining projects database, will be presented to the participants. It is planned that by 2020 more than a thousand real projects with a transparent tracking system will be registered in the database. The key focus of the platform will be the primary expert assessment of the leading international and Russian geologists.   
By 2019 the service will be available for more than three thousand Russian and international miners, geologists and representatives of investment sector.
According to СRIRSCO's expert Grigoriy Malukhin, such platforms create healthier conditions to support geological projects for small and medium-sized businesses as well as the broad audience of investors.
Further information you can find at: http://www.mingeoforum.ru/programma/programma-2

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg