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

Lucapa’s Lulo to sell large diamonds through new marketing channels

18 september 2018

news_02072018_lucapa.pngLucapa said its 40 percent-owned Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML) in Angola is set to sell certain select large premium-value diamonds in what will be the first Lulo production to be sold through the new marketing channels.
The new marketing channels were being introduced as part of Angola’s diamond sector reforms.
The diamonds set to go under the hammer include six top-colour Type IIa white diamonds weighing a total of 449 carats, along with a 46 carat pink diamond.
Lucapa said the large and premium-value diamonds were excluded from recent sales of Lulo diamonds.
A parcel of 2,531 carats was sold for $2.5 million, representing an average price per carat of $985.
“The discussions with our Angolan partners regarding the policy changes taking place in the Angolan diamond sector have reached a stage where we are now able to plan for the sale of these large premium-value Lulo diamonds held over from previous sales,” said Lucapa managing director Stephen Wetherall. 
“We look forward to marketing these exceptional diamonds as soon as the necessary arrangements are put in place to continue showcasing Angolan diamonds to the world.”
Meanwhile, Lucapa said it made its first export of diamonds from the Mothae kimberlite diamond mine in Lesotho.
The parcel of about 2,500 carats of diamonds recovered from the ongoing bulk sampling programme was exported to the global diamond trading centre of Antwerp in Belgium for cleaning and valuation.
The parcel includes yellow diamonds weighing 89 carats and 25 carats, as well as special diamonds of up to 28 carats and small light pink diamonds.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Rough&Polished