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

Tsodilo president resigns

01 february 2019

Tsodilo Resources said Michiel de Wit has stepped down as the company president and chief operating officer.
The TSX-V-listed diamond and metals exploration company said Alistair Jeffcoate had replaced Wit.
Wit agreed to remain closely associated with the company in an ongoing role as a technical advisor.
Tsodilo managed to complete the first phase of the BK16 evaluation kimberlite project in the Orapa kimberlite field, in Botswana during the tenure of Wit.
An independent study of the BK16 kimberlite pipe released last November showed a modelled value of $710 to $386 per carat and a grade of 8 to 11 cpht.
BK16 contained high quality diamonds dominated by highly marketable shapes.
About 3.8% of the diamonds tested were identified as high-quality Type IIa diamonds consisting predominantly of D color stones.

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