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...

Yesterday

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

Angola invites SA companies to invest in local diamond sector

06 august 2018

news_06082018_angola.jpgAngola has invited major South African diamond companies to invest in the country, according to a media report.
Mining Weekly quoted Endiama strategic planning and minerals operations bureau head Laureano Paulo as saying during a visit by a delegation of South African businesspeople that their participation in Angola’s diamond industry would add value to the resource.
He said South African companies, which had a “great” tradition in the diamond industry, would assist in the exploration for, and exploitation of, new kimberlites.
Angola’s current national development plan, which was approved last April seeks to boost production to 13.8 million carats a year.
Angola produced 9.4 million carats last year.
This increase will be driven by the commissioning of various new mines, but particularly by the start of operations at Luaxe.
Luaxe, which had a reported reserve of about 350 million carats in the Luele Kimberlite pipe, would be commissioned this year.
The operation was projected to have a life-of-mine of 29 years.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished