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

Lucapa finds another big stone in Angola

12 july 2018
Lucapa Diamond said its 40 percent-owned Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo has recovered a 114 carat diamond from the Lulo diamond project in Angola.

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Image credit: Lucapa Diamond


Other Lulo shareholders were Endiama and Rosas Petras.
The stone, recovered from alluvial Mining Block 6, was the 11th +100 carat diamond unearthed to date and the third so far this year.
“The 114 carat diamond adds to a significant inventory of large diamonds currently held for a later sale by Lulo mining company Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo,” said the company.
Lucapa and its Lulo partners continue to advance their search for the primary kimberlite sources of the exceptional diamonds with three drill rigs available in the ongoing kimberlite exploration programme.

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