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

Angola courts De Beers

08 august 2018
De Beers, which has a residual presence in Angola since 2014, has been invited contribute to the country's diamond production.
Group chief executive Bruce Cleaver who met with the Angolan president João Lourenço, was quoted by EIN as saying he was pleased to receive the invitation to mine diamonds in the southern African country.
De Beers’ prospecting licences for the Mulepe-1 kimberlite cluster in Angola expired in 2012.
The group told Rough & Polished in 2016 that it still considers Angola to be highly prospective and was negotiating with Endiama for a mineral investment contract.
In light of this, it maintained a small representative office in Luanda.
EIN reports that there had been a lack of concessions for the exploration of the diamonds issued by Endiama.
Angola recently ended the sale of diamonds to preferential customers.
It now allows diamond companies in Angola to freely sell up to 60 percent of their production.
De Beers was currently mining diamonds in Botswana, Canada, Namibia and South Africa.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished