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

De Beers to host Botswana diamond conference, officially open Africa’s first Forevermark store

11 october 2018
news_26072018_debeers.pngDe Beers and Botswana's ministry of mineral resources, will host a diamond conference on 13 November in Gaborone as well as officially open Africa’s first Forevermark strategic store.
The invite only conference would be convened under the theme 'Leading Business for Social Capital'.
De Beers said more than 500 corporate leaders, government officials, thought leaders and globally recognised experts would join the country’s mineral resources minister and group chief executive Bruce Cleaver at the conference with the goal of creating real plans for action for the diamond industry.
“The format of the conference will welcome leading voices from Botswana, the southern African region and, internationally, from government, the private sector, the diamond industry and the financial sector,” it said.
“These thought leaders will take part in interactive discussions and high-level networking engagements.”
Meanwhile, De Beers said it would officially open the first Forevermark strategic store in Africa at the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, in Gaborone.
Every Forevermark inscribed diamond was natural, hand-selected and comes with a promise that it was rare and responsibly sourced.

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