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

Diamcor recovers six special diamonds

10 august 2018
news_10082018_diamcor.jpgDiamcor Mining said it recovered six rough diamonds in the special (+10.8 carats) category as a result of the limited processing completed in July and the first week of August at its Krone-Endora at Venetia Project, in South Africa.
The diamonds recovered include one high quality 18.45 carat gem octahedron rough diamond, two gem quality rough diamonds weighing 18.56 and 14.71 carats respectively, and three non-gem quality rough diamond weighing 21.92 carats, 17.32 carats, and 15.84 carats.
Diamcor said in addition to the recovery of these special category diamonds, about 2,400 carats of rough diamonds were recovered.
"We are very pleased with the results of the initial modifications made to the processing plants, as well as with the number of larger diamonds recovered on very limited volumes," said Diamcor chief executive Dean Taylor.
"With these initial modifications meeting or exceeding expectations, our focus will now shift to running increasing volumes in the coming weeks, and to completing the installation of the paste thickener system to allow for us to further increase processing volumes for the long term."

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished