Botswana Diamonds’ Campbell on Alrosa exit: no exploration JV lasts forever

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If real gems are replaced by artificial stones, it is not the difference in value that sellers may cheat you out, but the very idea that you are to obtain along with a jewelry piece made from a genuine stone

Elena Titova is the Director of the All-Russian Decorative Art Museum. The museum, which she heads, was founded fairly recently (less than 40 years ago), but it is one of the most popular and stylish museums of Moscow, famous, among other things...

12 november 2018

“We'll only work with mines and suppliers that can prove full and unquestionable traceability”, assures David Zabinsky, CEO, TRIGEM

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06 november 2018

The diamond market sentiment is cautious at the moment, especially in Europe

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29 october 2018

Zimnisky talks about pink diamonds, De Beers’ Lightbox

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22 october 2018

Stornoway Announces Board Appointment

15 june 2018

news_15062018_stornoway.jpgStornoway Diamond Corporation announced the appointment of Michele S. Darling to the Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Ms. Darling has over thirty years of global business experience with particular expertise in Human Resources Management and Corporate Governance. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Nickel Creek Platinum Corp., the Denihan Hospitality Group (New York) and Trillium Health Partners, and is a former director of Osisko Mining Corp. and Hewitt Equipment Ltd.
Ms. Darling joins the Stornoway board of directors as a nominee of Orion Mine Finance. In this capacity she replaces Mr. Doug Silver, who joined the board in 2014 and served through the construction and commissioning phases of the Renard Diamond Mine.

Alex Shishlo, Editor of the Rough&Polished European Bureau in Brussels