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

RioZim takes Zimbabwe central bank to court over dollar payments – report

10 october 2018
RioZim, which operates three gold mines, a nickel refinery and holds minority shares in Murowa Diamonds mines, is set to take the country’s central bank to court to force it pay the company in U.S. dollars for part of its output, according to a news agency.
Reuters reports that the firm’s move showed impatience by mining companies over severe dollar shortages being experienced in the country.
RioZim said the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe had breached its own policy as it was failing to pay U.S. dollars to the miner.
Dollar shortages had deepened since 2016 and were the biggest fear for foreign investors after 20 years of economic hardship under former leader Robert Mugabe, Reuters reports. 

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, Rough&Polished