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

The majority of women don’t care whether their diamonds are mined or lab grown - Alex Popov, CEO of Âme

Alex Popov, President of the Moscow Diamond Bourse and former Chairman of the World Diamond Mark Foundation (WDMF) launched a new jewelry brand under the name of Âme focused on design and using lab grown diamonds to produce jewelry meant to meet...

14 january 2019

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