The Grib Diamond Mine: Geology, Ecology and Industrial Safety

Gennady Piven, First Deputy General Manager of AGD Diamonds JSC, talks about his work at the diamond fields in Yakutia and in the Arkhangelsk Province.

10 december 2018

I have a dream to see India become a world leader in high-end jewellery manufacturing - Sanjay Kothari

An industry leader who needs no introduction to the gem and jewellery industry is Sanjay Kothari…the former chairman of the GJEPC of India has held various positions in the Council including being Convener-Exhibitions for many years before becoming Convener-Promotions...

03 december 2018

Style always reflects culture

Reena Ahluwalia is a multifaceted artist …an award-winning jewelry designer, diamond painter, professor, speaker and a community builder and more. Recognized as one of the Top Masters of Jewelry Design and art in Canada, she has been creating jewelry...

26 november 2018

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

Botswana Diamonds is currently in talks with a major diamond producer interested in taking over a stake in Sunland Minerals previously owned by Alrosa. The Sunland joint venture was established in 2014 to test existing Alrosa exploration technology on...

19 november 2018

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

Pallinghurst changes name to Gemfields Group

28 june 2018
Pallinghurst Resources, a natural resources investment company, will soon be renamed as Gemfields Group, after investors voted Tuesday in favour of the name change.

Image credit: Pallinghurst Resources

The new name would be used on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) from July 11.
Pallinghurst had indicated plans to change its name last March due to the company’s increasing focus on coloured gemstones.
Company chairperson Brian Gilbertson said last April that they were planning to build their wholly-owned Gemfields into the “De Beers of coloured gemstones”.
He said then that they would support their mining operations with a “unique and industry-leading” auction platform, developments in proof-of-origin technology and have active marketing campaigns to drive demand for coloured gemstones.
Pallinghurst, said Gilbertson, had cut back on expensive international expansion ambitions to focus on optimising its two key mining operations, Kagem in Zambia and Montepuez in Mozambique.

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