Diamex Lab: Our technology allows you to trace the history of the origin of each stone

Gleb Sverdlov, CEO of Diamex Lab told Rough & Polished in his interview below about the development of IT technologies for the market of rough and polished diamonds and jewelry.

17 february 2020

The future of the market goes hand in hand with gemology

After 2019, a challenging year for the global diamond industry, we asked Yuri Shelementyev, head of the Moscow State University (MSU) Gemmological Center and president of the National Gemological Association (NGA), to share his views...

10 february 2020

Diamond industry in healthier position going into 2020

The diamond industry is in a healthier position going into 2020 due to actions taken last year, according to De Beers. Group spokesperson David Johnson told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa that the actions taken included reducing rough diamond production...

03 february 2020

Ethical sourcing and Diamonds Standards Organization

The diamond sector is ready to embrace a new decade and overcome some of its historical challenges. Ethical sourcing has proven to be undoubtedly one of the main aspects that industry professionals need to address. Antonio Cecere, President of Geneva...

27 january 2020

Ali Pastorini: Challenges make us think out of the box and be closer to customers

Ali Pastorini is the co-owner of DEL LIMA JEWERLY and President of Mujeres Brillantes, an association which brings together more than 1,000 women working in the gold and diamond trading sector, mainly from Latin America, as well as from Turkey, Spain...

20 january 2020

BlueRock resumes operations at Kareevlei after accident

31 january 2019
blue_rock_logo.pngBlueRock Diamonds has resumed operations at its Kareevlei diamond mine in South Africa following an accident at the mine.
The accident saw South Africa’s Department of Mineral Resources temporarily suspending operations the mine.
The employee involved in the accident was said to be recuperating well.
BlueRock said the temporary suspension was not expected to dent production volume guidance for the year.
The company recently released an updated report on the inferred mineral resource for the Kareevlei kimberlite cluster.
The report, prepared by Z Star Mineral Resource Consultants, updated a 2013 report on the Kareevlei kimberlite cluster, which comprised of the KV1, KV2, and KV3 pipes at the site.
BlueRock said there had been a 3% reduction in tonnes at the Kareevlei kimberlite cluster as well as a 2.2% increase in carats and a 5.4% jump in grade.
The total tonnes at the Kareevlei kimberlite cluster were now estimated at 7.74 million with a grade of 4.7 carats per hundred tonnes and 367,000 contained carats.

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