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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...

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Unifying role is the main objective of the National Gemological Association

Yuri Shelementiev runs the Gemological Centre (GC) at the Moscow State University and is a president of the National Gemological Association (NGA) uniting the gemologists of Russia. The head of the MSU’ GC and the NGA answered the R&P’s...

15 july 2019

“Our goal is to bring clarity to the offering of Lab Grown Diamonds”, asserts Chris Casey, President, Lab Grown Diamond Council

Chris Casey is a 15-year veteran of the diamond and jewelry industry.  Chris also has extensive experience in market research as Founding Managing Director of the NPD Diamond and Diamond Jewelry Service where his responsibility included the...

08 july 2019

Dr. Michael S. Krzemnicki: Our dedication to scientific research is an important foundation to our expertise

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01 july 2019

“Lab-Grown Diamonds is probably the biggest scam this industry has ever seen,”: Leibish Polnauer, Founder-President, Leibish & Co.

An interesting story from the Leibish & Co takes you way back to the year 1979 when young Leibish Polnauer, then a diamond polisher, was travelling to London, having just found out that the factory at which he worked had been shut down. He found an advertisement...

24 june 2019

BlueRock unearths 16.28 ct diamond at Kareevlei mine

11 february 2019

bluerockdiamonds_logo.pngBlueRock Diamonds has unearthed a 16.28 carat diamond of gem quality from its 74 percent-owned Kareevlei mine in South Africa.
The diamond was 4.58 carats larger than the largest stone previously recovered from Kareevlei.
“The quality of these diamonds is a reminder of why we are so confident about the potential of the Kareevlei mine and the outlook for 2019,” said BlueRock chief executive Adam Waugh.
The latest discovery follows hot on the heels of the company’s recovery of an exceptional 8.97 carat diamond beginning of this month, which marked the third stone independently valued in excess of $50,000 mined from Kareevlei.
The two previous record value stones were a 7.76 carat stone recovered in 2017 and sold for $10,070 per carat and a 10.58 carat stone recovered in 2018 and sold for $7,047 per carat.   
The Kareevlei licence area covers 3,000 hectares and hosts five known diamondiferous kimberlite pipes. It was estimated that the remaining Inferred Mineral Resource from the four kimberlite pipes (KV1, KV2, KV3 and KV5) represents a potential in-ground number of 367,000 carats. 

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