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

BlueRock H1 output up 81 pct y-o-y

09 july 2018

BlueRock Diamonds produced 2,438 carats in the first half of the year at its Kareevlei diamond mine, in South Africa compared with 543 carats, a year earlier.
Company chief executive Adam Waugh said 34,247 tonnes were processed during the second quarter with year-on-year H1 2018 production up 81 percent to 73,028 tonnes from last year’s 40,343 tonnes.
"Thanks to our experienced team on the ground, we have had a successful quarter, continuing to produce exceptional quality diamonds from our Kareevlei project, despite five weeks of downtime due to bad weather and a fault in our crushing circuit,” he said.
Meanwhile, BlueRock sold 875.31 carats in the second quarter, compared with 1,563 carats in the first quarter, at average revenue of $305.34 per carat.
Mining commenced at the company's second kimberlite pipe, KV1 in June 2018.
The pipe has an inferred grade of 6.3cpht and was anticipated to provide material contribution this year.

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