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

AGD Diamonds received 4 new exploration licenses

07 february 2019

agd_diamonds_logo_news.pngAGD Diamonds said that it was granted licenses for diamond exploration, including exploration and evaluation of diamond deposits, in the Mezensky District of the Arkhangelsk Province. These include Razlomnoe, Torfyanoe and Yuzhno-Verkhotinskoe targets. The company also received the exploration license for the Krugly area on December 5, 2018.
The areas where the company will conduct diamond exploration operations are located close to the Grib diamond deposit, which is being developed by the miner.
Vladimir Schukin, chief geologist of AGD Diamonds, said that the work on the discovery of deposits might take a lot of time, as the company intends to determine the most suitable exploration method in order not to miss the diamond deposits.
‘‘These areas for licensing were prepared by the geological service of our company. The exploration work on the sites had been previously carried out, so now a thorough analysis of the available geological materials is needed, and after that - the choice of an exploration method that will allow us not to miss the field. Then we need to go through the process of geological examination. There is a lot of work, these are geological, geophysical, geochemical, aerogeophysical methods, various types of testing, drilling, and a whole range of laboratory studies. We have five years from the acquisition of a licence to finish our work,’’ he said. 
AGD Diamonds develops the Grib diamond field in the Arkhangelsk Province. Last year, the company extracted 22,150,000 cubic meters of rock mass from the Grib diamond mine recovering 4.5 million tons of ore. 

Victoria Quiri, Correspondent of the European Bureau, Rough&Polished, Strasbourg