Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

Mob disrupts Gemfields’ Ethiopian operations

04 july 2018
news_04072018_palling.pngPallinghurst, which will be renamed Gemfields next week, said a mob between 300 and 500 people overran the operations of Web Gemstone Mining (WGM), an Ethiopian company in which the emeralds miner holds a 75 percent interest.
WGM holds an emerald exploration licence with a total concession area of 200km2 with 27 kilometres of potential emerald-mineralised strike length.
It said while the motive of the mob remained unclear, it was believed that they may have been spurred by a faction seeking a portion of WGM’s licence.
“WGM is liaising with local and national authorities and has been advised that local authorities have since secured WGM’s residential camp and mine offices, as well as the camp used by WGM’s contractors,” Pallinghurst said.
“WGM understands that the bulk sampling operation is yet to be secured.”
Gemfields acquired its stake in WGM in February 2015.

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