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

33 alluvial diamond concessions open for investment, says Angola

06 february 2019

Angola said it has five primary diamond deposits and 33 alluvial concessions that are available for investment.
The country, which was rich in diamond deposits, had so far identified 65 concessions.
Mineral Resources ministry said in a paper seen by Rough & Polished at a mining conference in Cape Town that the secondary deposits open for investment included Luafo, Luma, Lozo, Cacola, Conjo  and Quitapazunzo.
The primary deposits included Cuanza, Longa, Cunene and Kuito.
Angola introduced a new diamond trading policy last year to boost transparency and revenue.
Diamond producers in Angola previously sold their rough to buyers selected by Luanda through an opaque government marketing system.
The new policy ensured that up to 60% of total diamond production was retained by the producers.

Mathew Nyaungwa, Editor in Chief of the African Bureau, from Cape Town, South Africa, Rough&Polished