The talk around LGDs is all hype

As a teenager, Luca Luterbacher began to design and manufacture single pieces and individual items for wealthy private family friends from Switzerland and Lichtenstein. In 2017, he finally invested in his own luxury trademark "Luterbacher."...

12 august 2019

Correct adjustment of advertising is the major challenge

At the recent Amberforum held in the Baltic city of Svetlogorsk, Andrey Yanchevsky, Head of the trade representation of the LA VIVION jewelery company shared his opinion with the correspondent of Rough&Polished on the state and prospects of the jewellery...

05 august 2019

Small-scale diamond mining is the future in Botswana – Leon Daniels

Pangolin Diamonds, which is currently the most active diamond exploration company in Botswana, has called upon authorities in the southern African country to include diamonds into the minerals permit for small scale mining operations. Pangolin chief...

29 july 2019

“There has been a strict policy in Israel against LGDs; have been forbidden on IDE trading floor for years.”: Aviel Elia, Managing Director- IDI

Aviel Elia, an attorney by profession, has served as Legal Adviser and Company Secretary of IDI since 2013. As a key member of the Israel Diamond Institute (IDI) management team, he has been involved in developing company strategy and negotiating...

22 july 2019

Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 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