An alliance between a diamond producer and a diamond manufacturer in Russia is simply inevitable and necessary

What is a diamond manufacturer’s margin composed of? What is the profession of diamond processing engineer about? How much time does it take to become a diamond cutter? How does a polishing factory work? The Russian Cut, is it alive? Lightbox from De...

15 october 2018

High technologies make it possible to create a product that can be obtained in natural stones only for very big money

Andrey Zharkov, having left the position of President at diamond mining company Alrosa, has established and headed the Ultra C company, which will be engaged in the production of diamonds from the reactor. In this interview with industry news agency...

08 october 2018

The once unorganised domestic jewellery sector in India is now growing

A veteran businessman, former Chairman of Gem & Jewellery Council (GJC), Bullion Expert, a third-generation jeweller born with a silver spoon (or was it gold?) in his mouth, a perpetual optimist … yes, the list could go on. As the first...

01 october 2018

India is poised to become a major fine jewellery market in the near future - Pramod Agrawal, Chairman GJEPC

Pramod Kumar Agrawal, the current Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India is a successful entrepreneur in his own right. Despite belonging to a jewellery business family, with his father dealing in gemstones...

24 september 2018

Color diamonds are more valuable and desirable and a better investment

In 1993, Eyal Cohen started his career as a diamond cutter, sitting by his father’s side as an apprentice. 4 years later, he was recruited by a jewelry firm, where he learned to appreciate natural colored diamonds. In 2003, Eyal opened his own company...

17 september 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