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

Mountain Province to use CanadamarkTM certification program

05 june 2018
Mountain Province Diamonds Inc. reported that the company entered into an agreement with Dominion Diamond Mines, according to which Mountain Province can use CanadamarkTM certification program, says a press note from the company.
Dominion’s Canadamark verifies that the diamonds are natural and untreated, mined in Canada and confirms their compliance with social, environmental and ethical standards. Joining this initiative, Mountain Province is determined to assure the supply chain integrity of Canadian diamonds from mine to retail. 
Reid Mackie, Mountain Province’s Vice President Diamond Marketing, said that customers who were going to their share of the Gahcho Kué production would be able to apply for Canadamark™ certification.
Dominion’s CEO Patrick Evans said, “We are proud to partner with other diamond producers such as to promote the natural beauty of Canadian diamonds through the Canadamark program. Canadian diamonds are highly sought after by discerning buyers around the world who place special value on a product that has been responsibly mined, cut and polished.”
Mountain Province Diamonds is a 49% participant with De Beers Canada in the Gahcho Kué diamond mine located in Canada’s Northwest Territories.

Victoria Quiri, Rough&Polished