Demand will pick up once the season starts

N Anantha Padmanaban took charge as the Chairman of the All India Gem & Jewellery Domestic Council (GJC) in January 2019. He has immense hopes and confidence in the Indian jewellery sector. His motto is to ‘ensure that after the day’s business...

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Prospects for discovering new diamond deposits in the Arkhangelsk Province are far from exhausted

ALMAZINTECH is engaged in technical auditing and comprehensive assessment of activities performed by exploration, diamond mining and gold mining businesses in Russia and other countries, as well as carries out research and development. It employs highly...

07 october 2019

Botswana Diamonds eyes expansion of Thorny River to include Marsfontein – Campbell

Botswana Diamonds, which has a 40% stake in Thorny River, through Vutomi, said there are plans to expand the project located in South Africa to include Marsfontein once a mining permit for the latter has been awarded. Company managing director James...

30 september 2019

Diamond knife and tender system: The tight-fisted paying twice?

LLC Kristalin is the only company in Russia that manufactures microsurgical diamond blades for domestic healthcare that meet international requirements and are used in ophthalmology, neurosurgery and plastic surgery. Mikhail Zhiltsov, the company’s Deputy...

23 september 2019

Didier Giard: Stiff competition among the diamantaires is one of the factors of the price war

On September 9, 2019, the French Association of Gemmology (l’Association Française de Gemmologie, AFG) held its regular Paris Gemmological Rendez-Vous. Its organizer, Didier Giar, the head of the AFG kindly agreed to answer questions from Rough&Polished...

16 september 2019

Lucapa’s Lulo alluvial mine to expand operations

05 june 2019

news_02072018_lucapa.pngLucapa Diamond said its 40%-owned Lulo alluvial mine, in Angola is set to reach a 50% expansion capacity in the second half of 2019.
The diamond company said Sociedade Mineira Do Lulo (SML) will self-fund a $12 million expansion of the alluvial mine this year.
“Expanded operations will accelerate dividend returns and return of about $30 million to Lucapa in investment loans provided to SML to explore for and develop the alluvial mining operations,” it said.
Lucapa said a third shift will be implemented on the plant.
Meanwhile, the ASX-listed mining company said Lulo is expected to register growth in sales prices following transformative Angolan diamond sector reforms, including access to international sales channels and cutting and polishing.
Lulo diamonds have so far this year generated $22.1 million, achieving an average price per carat of $3,668.

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