The diamond business is yet bright and has a good future in the coming days

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd., joined the family business in 1997 to help his father Laljibhai Patel, the founder of Dharmanandan Diamonds Pvt. Ltd. Egged on by its success, Hitesh set up the overseas presence of...

19 august 2019

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

Namibia diamond trading company appoints new CEO

21 january 2019

Namibia Diamond Trading Company (NDTC), a joint venture between the Namibian government and De Beers, has appointed Brent Eiseb as the new chief executive with effect from 1 January, according to local news reports citing the company’s board of directors.
Eiseb, who was the senior manager sales and marketing, took over Shihaleni Ellis Ndjaba who retired following 11 years at the helm of NDTC.
“The NDTC board of directors thank Ndjaba for his remarkable contribution to NDTC’s continued success,” NDTC board chairperson Paul Rowley was quoted as saying by the Namibia Economist.
“I wish him a wonderful and restful retirement and equally congratulate Eiseb on his new role and wishing him well as he takes on the leadership of NDTC.”  
Eiseb started his career in the diamond industry as a trainee sorter with De Beers 23 years ago.
He later joined the group’s rough diamond division and occupied several positions.
Eiseb also joined the sales team in London as a trainee key account manager after spending 10 years in the rough diamond division.
He returned to Namibia in December 2007 to take up the role of a key account manager and was in April 2010 appointed as the head of sales and marketing.
Eiseb relocated to Gaborone in 2011 to take up the role of vice president sales eastern hemisphere for De Beers global sightholder sales and he was responsible for leading the key accounts management teams for the Indian and the far east markets.
He returned home in May 2016 to take up the role of senior manager sales and marketing at NDTC and was said to be instrumental in the implementation of the new Namibian sorting, valuing, sales and marketing agreement.

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