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.

Yesterday

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

Debswana procurement system goes digital

22 august 2018

news_22082018_debswana.jpgDebswana Diamond Company, a joint venture between De Beers and the Botswana government, has migrated from manual paper-based procurement process to an online procurement system for its suppliers.
It said in a statement that the online procurement and sourcing system would commence in November this year.
The end-to-end automated system known as the SAP Ariba network would remove complications and allow Debswana and its suppliers to manage all processes from contracts to payments, proposals, purchase orders and invoices in one platform.
Debswana project manager of the online procurement system, Tshepo Mokgethi said that the platform would also make it easy for the company to speed up sales cycle while reducing the cost of sales, finding new suppliers and buyers.
“SAP Ariba will be the only gateway to do business with Debswana for both existing and prospective suppliers after the implementation in November 2018,” he said.
Debswana registered a 6 percent increase in production to 6.3 million carats in the second quarter of the year.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished