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

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