“Only do business with clients who have impeccable integrity,” suggests Davy Blommaert, banker

Davy Blommaert heads the Diamond Business at National Bank of Fujairah, which falls under the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division. With nearly 10 years of experience in the diamond industry, he was tasked to establish a unit within NBF...

18 march 2019

Russia’s export legislation is like a log on the road making it difficult to drive through

Eduard Utkin, General Manager of the Russian Jewellers Guild Association, which is a member of the Russian Federation Chamber of Commerce and Industry, answers the questions from Rough & Polished regarding the activities of the country’s professional...

11 march 2019

Botswana mum on new demands as negotiations with De Beers draw closer

Botswana said it will begin new diamond marketing and sales negotiations with De Beers in June or July this year. Mineral resources minister Eric Molale told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa on the sidelines of a mining conference in Cape Town, South...

04 march 2019

DLX-jewellery will focus more on colour stone designed pieces as well as diamond jewellery sets going forward - Jack Chen, General Manager, DLX-Jewellery

Graduating in International Business from an Institute in Sydney, Australia, in 2015, Jack Chen returned to China to start managing his family-owned jewellery business. Besides holding a certificate in a practical diamond course at Gemological Institute...

25 february 2019

Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

Lithoquest begins 2018 drill programme at North Kimberley project

07 august 2018
news_07082018_lithoq.pngLithoquest Diamonds said it has commenced the 2018 drill programme at its wholly-owned North Kimberley Diamond Project in Western Australia.
It said in a statement that it recovered micro-diamonds from a small sample of outcrop last April and had deployed a truck mounted diamond drill rig to target area 702.
Drilling was also planned for target area 701.
Meanwhile, the company said three new high-priority kimberlite targets had been identified by field work currently being conducted at the property.
“These targets are supported by historical results which include kimberlite indicator minerals as well as diamonds,” it said.
“Through the month of August, field work will continue in order to identify additional targets.”

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished