An alliance between a diamond producer and a diamond manufacturer in Russia is simply inevitable and necessary

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15 october 2018

High technologies make it possible to create a product that can be obtained in natural stones only for very big money

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08 october 2018

The once unorganised domestic jewellery sector in India is now growing

A veteran businessman, former Chairman of Gem & Jewellery Council (GJC), Bullion Expert, a third-generation jeweller born with a silver spoon (or was it gold?) in his mouth, a perpetual optimist … yes, the list could go on. As the first...

01 october 2018

India is poised to become a major fine jewellery market in the near future - Pramod Agrawal, Chairman GJEPC

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24 september 2018

Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

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17 september 2018

Botswana Diamonds makes progress at Vutomi, awarded prospecting rights over 3 kimberlites

31 july 2018
Botswana Diamonds said chemical analyses of 3,100 garnets and spinels recovered from the eight kimberlites rediscovered by Vutomi within its Free State project, in South Africa has indicated high abundances of diamond inclusion type chemical compositions.
It said the kimberlites were, therefore, rated as being of high interest in terms of diamond bearing potential. 
The results, said Botswana Diamonds, also indicated a preponderance of G9 and a few G10 garnets, similar to the chemical signatures present in the neighbouring iconic mines at Jagersfontein and at Koffiefontein.
“Vutomi, our associate company in South Africa, is very active. The final analyses of samples from the 8 Free State kimberlites improves the prospects for the pipes containing diamonds,” said company chairperson John Teeling.
“A drilling campaign will follow.”
Meanwhile, Botswana Diamonds said Vutomi had been awarded a prospecting licence close to the famous Cullinan mine over three kimberlite pipes known to contain diamonds.
“This is a valuable addition to our portfolio of exploration assets,” it said.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished