Ali Pastorini: “We have to change a little the way to sell the idea that buying jewelry is just for glamour”

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together approximately 1000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

18 february 2019

Indian gem and jewellery manufacturers have the skill and capabilities to cater to any market in the world

Besides spearheading the “White Paper” last year, Colin Shah, Vice Chairman of the Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) has been actively involved in the initiatives of the Council like MyKYCBank and many more… A first generation...

11 february 2019

The Indian gems and jewellery industry was progressing in the past and will certainly progress in the future

Dinesh Navadiya, the Regional Chairman (Gujarat Region) of The Gems & Jewellery Export Promotion Council (GJEPC) of India, is also the representative of the Gujarat G&J sector at various organisations as well as government authorities...

04 february 2019

The Russian Diamond Line: We do not believe that gifted persons would win through on their own

The Russian Diamond Line, a Moscow international jewellery contest of jewellery design, has been held for a decade already. At the end of the year, the results of the jubilee RDL-2018 contest were summed up, and on December 14, the prizewinners of the...

28 january 2019

New lending will have to be fully asset-backed with true provenance and transparency in the flow of goods and monies

After handling Gem & Jewellery (G&J) industry financing as a banker for many years, Erik A Jens sees an opportunity now that numerous banks are withdrawing from the sector. He is exploring opportunities to establishing a financing firm focusing...

21 january 2019

Debtech to export x-ray diamond recovery tech to Sierra Leone – report

17 january 2019

Diamond processing technology specialists De Beers Technologies (DebTech) has engaged Paradigm Project Management to supply its X-ray diamond recovery technology to the Tongo diamond mining project in Sierra Leone, according to news reports.
The Tongo project was currently being developed by the ASX-listed Newfield Resources.
“The appeal of the technology is its efficient diamond recovery with minimum gangue material, even at high feed rates,” Mining Weekly quoted DebTech products manager Gavin Alexander as saying.
“These rates can range from 825 kilograms per hour with material sized between 1 mm and 2 mm, to 4.5 tonnes per hour with material of 16 mm to 32 mm in size.”
He said the system was designed to enhance diamond security and the compact sorting modules can be configured for higher throughput or for a double-pass process as required.
DebTech’s “mature” sorting technology, according to Mining Weekly, was a “dependable” solution for high efficiency recovery of diamonds from a wide variety of kimberlite, marine and alluvial sources, capable of treating a material size range from 1 mm to 32 mm.

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