“The industry is under some pressure, and as we all know, diamonds are formed under great pressure!”, says Dr Martin Leake

A veteran in the field of precious stones, Dr Martin Leake a doctorate geologist had worked for 22 years with BHP Billiton; and also set up a world-class marketing unit for Grib Diamonds in Antwerp. Later, as an Independent Consultant, Dr Martin Leake...

09 september 2019

Recovery of diamond industry within a year if end-consumer demand holds – Zimnisky

An independent diamond industry analyst and consultant said the natural diamond industry will be in a better position within a year time if end-consumer demand holds. Paul Zimnisky, CFA told Rough & Polished’s Mathew Nyaungwa in an exclusive interview...

02 september 2019

Working according to one’s weaknesses and strengths

Canon Jhaveri grew up watching his diamond-dealer father and uncle working with diamonds. The sparkles of the diamonds fascinated the young boy, who became more intrigued every time he visited his father’s office. After graduating in 2002, Canon Jhaveri...

26 august 2019

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

AGD Diamonds will take part in the Arctic Science Summit Week in Arkhangelsk

22 may 2019

agd_diamonds_logo_news.pngAGD Diamonds, which develops diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province, Russia, will take part in the Arctic Science Summit Week, which will be held in Arkhangelsk from May 22 to 30, according to TASS.
One of the objectives of the forum is to familiarize leading international experts with the Russian operations in the Arctic. They will be invited to visit the diamond deposits of the Arkhangelsk Province, which are unique in Europe, as well as learn more about the work of mining companies that mine diamonds in this region.
“[Representatives] of AGD Diamonds will participate in the forum, an excursion [to the deposits] will be organized, so that they can see that such activities are carried out in the European part of the country, many of them have not seen how diamonds are mined, they saw them only in jewellery,” the agency quoted Vladimir Pavlenko, Vice-President of the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC) - the organizer of the summit, as saying.
The topic of this year’s event will be climate change and the livelihoods of the Arctic population.
“Climate change affects the human condition in terms of habitat and affects the safety of infrastructure,” added Pavlenko.
The Arctic Science Summit Week will be held in Russia for the second time. According to the report, this year the event will be visited by more than 450 Arctic explorers from 28 countries of the world.

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