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

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

Quantum diamonds found use in an undetectable navigation device

11 june 2019

Lockheed Martin, a contractor hired by the US defence division, and Element Six, a European diamond manufacturing venture owned by De Beers, are working on a navigation technology using quantum diamonds. The advantage of this device will be that it cannot be detected, according to 

Image credit: Element Six

“The technology is totally passive, it doesn’t signal or transmit anything. It can’t be hacked or jammed. A nuclear blast might jam it, but not a lot else,” the agency quoted Michael DiMario, principal engineer on the project at Lockheed Martin, as saying.
The team, reportedly, has already created a prototype device - a quantum magnetometer - the size of a box for shoes. The device, created with the help of LG diamonds, detects barely perceptible anomalies in the Earth’s magnetic field. If to impose these anomalies on the magnetic map of the planet, it is possible to get quite clear coordinates with an error of 50 meters.
According to the report, the project received the codename “Dark Ice’’.
Scientists have long found new uses for diamonds, including creating quantum computers.
It was reported previously that unique Arkhangelsk diamonds have a special feature – their crystal structure is perturbed, and this is why they can record quantum information. Such diamonds can become the basic element of a quantum computer processor.

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