“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

ADPA to discuss establishment of African Diamond Exchange

12 july 2019

The 6th meeting of the Council of Ministers of the African Diamond Producers Association (ADPA) is underway in Windhoek, Namibia where a proposal for the creation of the African Diamond Exchange will be considered, according to a news report.
The meeting will also analyse the declaration on the proposal for a new definition of conflict diamonds, ADPA declaration on synthetic diamonds, and the association’s budget for the period of June 2019 to June 2020. 
The meeting is further expected to discuss the report on the activities of the organisation's executive secretariat for the past two years, schedule of activities for 2019-2020, and financial report of the association’s financial year 2017.

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