Vladimir Zboykov: New times have come for jewelers

How a personal collection of minerals was thrown on the scrap-heap, who is behind the destruction of gemstone consumption culture in Russia and why jewelers will soon have to choose between business and prison – all this was told to Rough & Polished...


Changing preconceptions in the diamond and financial markets

Eli Avidar is a man on the move…literally. In April, the former Israeli diplomat stepped away from the CEO’s office at the Israel Diamond Exchange, a position he had held for more than two years, and from the Israel Diamond Institute, where he had been...

13 august 2018

Chasing a dream…

Elina Chan, MD of Shenzhen Shi Qing Yu Zhubao Ltd completed her higher education from Xiamen University and Master’s degree from Hong Kong University. To achieve her dream to start a business, Elina gave up numerous job opportunities in Hong Kong and...

06 august 2018

Pangolin Diamonds using termites to find kimberlite indicators in Botswana

It is not a secret that the rate of kimberlite discovery in Botswana has dropped considerably and research has shown that termites can help diamond explorers have an understanding of the transport mechanism of kimberlite indicator minerals from the kimberlite...

30 july 2018

In another fifty years, we’ll have a different scale of valuation, and all those items of natural origin – including diamonds – will sharply increase in price

Within the framework of the Qatar-Russia 2018 Year of Culture, the World Diamond Museum hosts an exhibition of the Qatar Museums at the State Historical Museum in Moscow – "Pearls: Treasures of the Seas and the Rivers," that opened on 11 July...

24 july 2018

Lucapa Diamond makes board changes

30 july 2018
news_30072018_ross.jpgLucapa Diamond said Ross Stanley, who has an extensive background in the resources industry in Australia and Africa, has joined the company’s board as a non-executive director.
It also said that Gordon Gilchrist and Albert Thamm had stepped down as non-executive directors.
“Ross is a well-respected resources industry figure who brings an extremely valuable and complementary skill set to the Lucapa Board through his extensive and successful background in the global mining and exploration industries,” said Lucapa chairperson Miles Kennedy.
 “Gordon and Albert have been exceptional servants to Lucapa for many years and I express my heart-felt gratitude for the contributions both have made towards building Lucapa from a small exploration company to a growing producer of world class diamonds.”
Stanley was said to be the founder and managing director of Stanley Mining Services prior to its merger with Layne Christensen in 1997.
Lucapa had a portfolio of high-quality production, development and exploration assets in Angola, Lesotho, Australia and Botswana.
Its flagship asset was the Lulo Diamond Project in Angola, which had produced 11 +100ct diamonds to date.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished