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

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