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

Frontier intersects fresh kimberlite at SA diamond project

27 july 2018
Frontier Diamonds said it has intersected fresh kimberlite during blast hole drilling at its Bellsbank diamond project, in South Africa.
The uncalcretised kimberlite material was found at a depth of 27 metres and the exploration pit being mined was designed to extract a minimum bulk sample of 100,000 tonnes.
 “We are now in a position to rapidly access the primary ore body and conduct a proper bulk sample, followed by processing of this material at our new Sedibeng dual-purpose plant,” said Frontier chief executive Jan Louw.
“This will enable a detailed economic assessment of the Bellsbank pipe, with the CPR also allowing us to leverage all historic and current exploration data into this exercise.”
It said grade of the pipe was estimated between 10 and 30 carats per hundred tonnes.
The biggest stone recovered from a plant commissioning sample taken from shallower, calcretised Bellsbank material was 1.45 carats, said Frontier.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished